Santa Cruz, CA (Live Oak)




THIS IS A LIMITED PREVIEW OF THE

Live Oak

NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT
b

Have an Account? Log In

Need More? See Subscription plans


640 Vital Statistics. 14 Condition Alerts found.

Real Estate alerts

Real Estate


44

Statistics

alerts 4 Alerts

Found
Demographics alerts

Demographics


136

Statistics

alerts 0 Alerts

Found
Crimes alerts

Crimes


67

Statistics

alerts 0 Alerts

Found
Schools alerts

Schools


65

Statistics

alerts 2 Alerts

Found

328

Statistics

alerts 8 Alerts

Found


About Santa Cruz, CA (Live Oak)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Live Oak median real estate price is $741,006, which is more expensive than 74.9% of the neighborhoods in California and 94.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Live Oak is currently $2,273, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 76.9% of the neighborhoods in California.

Live Oak is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Santa Cruz, California.

Live Oak real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Live Oak neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Live Oak, the current vacancy rate is 2.4%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 90.6% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Live Oak is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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 Live Oak neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Live Oak neighborhood, analysis shows that 13.8% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 97.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.0% of residents in the Live Oak neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 96.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Live Oak neighborhood has more Swedish and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry and 2.9% have Arab ancestry.

Notable & Unique: People

The Live Oak neighborhood stands out within California for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 5.8% of college-friendly places to live in CA.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Live Oak neighborhood in Santa Cruz are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 60.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 32.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 75.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Live Oak neighborhood, 41.0% 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 31.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (16.4%), and 11.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Live Oak neighborhood in Santa Cruz, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (19.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (16.2%), and residents who report English roots (15.5%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (8.5%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (6.6%), among others. In addition, 12.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Live Oak neighborhood is English, spoken by 79.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (15.3%).

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 Live Oak neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (84.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.8%) . 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

44 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
Locked

Median Real Estate Taxes:
Locked ( effective rate)

Neighborhood Home Prices

Nhoodhomepriceslocked
Nhoodhomepricesplot

years of average rent needed to buy average home in this neighborhood
years and months

Average Market Rent

 

Average Market Rent:
/ per month

MEDIAN MONTHLY RENT BY NUMBER OF BEDROOMS

Nhoodmonthlyrentlocked
Nhoodhomepricesplot

Setting

 
Nhoodsettinglocked

Neighborhood Look and Feel

Nhooddensitylocked

Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Santa Cruz, CA (Live Oak) HOMES

Nhoodageofhomeslocked

TYPE OF Santa Cruz, CA (Live Oak) HOMES

Nhoodtypeofhomeslocked

SIZE OF Santa Cruz, CA (Live Oak) HOMES

Nhoodhomesizelocked

SIZE OF Santa Cruz, CA (Live Oak) HOMES

Nhoodspecialhomeslocked

homeownership

 
Nhoodonwershiplocked

Neighborhood Demographics Data

136 Vital Statistics. 0 Condition Alerts found.

Lifestyle

 
Nhoodlifestylelocked

Special character

 
Nhoodspecialcharacterlocked

Age / Marital Status

 

Age

Nhoodagelocked

Marital Status

Nhoodmaritallocked

Gender Ratio

Nhoodgenderlocked

Military & College Status

 
Nhoodcollegelocked

Household Types

 

One person households

Nhoodhouseholdtypes2

Same Sex Partners

Nhoodhouseholdtypes1

Married Couple with Child

Nhoodhouseholdtypes1

Single Parent with Child

Nhoodhouseholdtypes2

Employment Industries in Live Oak

 
Nhoodindustrieslocked

Commute to work

 

Average One-way Commute Time

Nhoodcommutedlocked

Means Of Transport

Nhoodtransportlocked

Vehicles Per Household

Nhoodvehicleslocked

Migration & Mobility

 
Nhoodmigrationlocked

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
Diversity Index

(100 is the most diverse)


More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Nhoodracelocked

Occupations

 
Nhoodoccupationlocked

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (top 20)

Nhoodancestrylocked

Languages Spoken (top 20)

Nhoodlanguageslocked

Unemployment Rate

 
Nhoodunemploymentlocked

Average Income

 

Per Capita Income

Nhoodcapitaincomelocked

Median Household Income

Nhoodhouseholdincomelocked

Education

 

Percent with College Degree

Nhoodcollegedegreelocked

Percent with Advanced Degree

Nhoodadvanceddegreelocked

income & education

 
Nhooddemoplotlocked

Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 0 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
total Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total
Number of Crimes
Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type
Murder
Index
Rape
Index
Robbery
Index
Assault
Index

100 is safest

100 is safest

100 is safest

100 is safest

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Live Oak 0.101011101001110
Santa Cruz 0.101011101001110
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in

in Live Oak

1 in

in Santa Cruz

1 in 235

in California
Santa Cruz VIOLENT CRIMES
Population:
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total
Rate per 1,000
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population:
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total
Rate per 1,000

Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
Burglary
Index
Theft
Index
Motor Vehicle
Theft

100 is safest

100 is safest

100 is safest

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Live Oak 0.101011101001110
Santa Cruz 0.101011101001110
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in

in Live Oak

1 in

in Santa Cruz

1 in 38

in California
Santa Cruz Property CRIMES
Population:
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total
Rate per 1,000
United States Property CRIMES
Population:
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total
Rate per 1,000

Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Live Oak 0.101011101001110
Santa Cruz 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 
School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that your children would be exposed to if you lived in this neighborhood. Info

Schools In This Neighborhood *

Locked

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

SANTA CRUZ CITY HIGH


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to California

(10 is best)

Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

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

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures
Support Expenditures
Student
Staff
General Administration
School Administration
Operation
Transportation
Other
Total Support
Non-instructional Expenditures
Total Expenditures

LIVE OAK ELEMENTARY


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to California

(10 is best)

Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

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
Green Acres Elementary
966 Bostwick Ln.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-05
Live Oak Elementary
1916 Capitola Rd.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-05
Del Mar Elementary
1959 Merrill St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-05
Ocean Alternative Education Center
984 Bostwick Ln., Ste. 6
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-08
Special Education Preschool
984 Bostwick Ln., Ste. 1
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
M-M
Cypress Charter High
2039 Merrill St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
09-12
Tierra Pacifica Charter
986 Bostwick Ln.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-08
Shoreline Middle
855 17 Th Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
06-08

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures
Support Expenditures
Student
Staff
General Administration
School Administration
Operation
Transportation
Other
Total Support
Non-instructional Expenditures
Total Expenditures

comparable neighborhoods nearby Icon info alt