Santa Cruz, CA (Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy)




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About Santa Cruz, CA (Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy median real estate price is $759,287, which is more expensive than 73.1% of the neighborhoods in California and 93.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy is currently $2,055, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 61.3% of the neighborhoods in California.

Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Santa Cruz, California. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.4% in Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 59.7% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Santa Cruz, the Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer. But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that the Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 7.5% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, in the Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 14.1% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 96.2% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Finally, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy neighborhood has more Swiss and Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 1.1% have Croatian ancestry.

Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

An extraordinary 24.2% of the residents of the Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

In addition, laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy has the amazing distinction of housing more same sex couples living together than 97.0% of neighborhoods in the U.S. If you are seeking such a neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that this is one place that you should consider.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 97.0% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy neighborhood in Santa Cruz are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 89.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 44.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 87.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy neighborhood, 42.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 32.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (13.6%), and 11.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy neighborhood in Santa Cruz, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (24.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (14.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.4%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (7.1%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (6.5%), among others. In addition, 22.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy neighborhood is English, spoken by 67.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (44.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (15.4%) and 14.1% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy 0.101011101001110
Santa Cruz 0.101011101001110
California 4.26

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Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy 0.101011101001110
Santa Cruz 0.101011101001110
California 26.18

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Laurel St / Cabrillo Hwy 0.101011101001110
Santa Cruz 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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SANTA CRUZ CITY HIGH


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Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Sequoia Academy School
319 La Fonda Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
07-12
Ark Independent Studies School
840 N. Branciforte Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
09-12
Alternative Family Education School
840 N. Branciforte Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-12
Delta Charter School
6500 Soquel Dr. Bldg. 1190
Aptos, CA, 95003
09-12
Soquel High School
401 Old San Jose Rd.
Soquel, CA, 95073
09-12
Santa Cruz High School
415 Walnut Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
09-12
Mission Hill Middle School
425 King St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
06-08
Costanoa Continuation High School
840 N. Branciforte Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
09-12
Harbor High School
300 La Fonda Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
09-12
Branciforte Middle School
315 Poplar St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
06-08

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SANTA CRUZ CITY ELEMENTARY


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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Santa Cruz City Elementary Alternative Education-M School
840 N. Branciforte Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-06
Westlake Elementary School
1000 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
KG-05
Gault Elementary School
1320 Seabright Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-05
De Laveaga Elementary School
1145 Morrissey Blvd.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95065
KG-05
Bay View Elementary School
1231 Bay St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
KG-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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