East Santa Cruz

The Eastside of Santa Cruz, CA is a neighborhood located east of downtown Santa Cruz.

Welcome to Eastside of Santa Cruz

The Eastside of Santa Cruz, CA is a neighborhood located east of downtown Santa Cruz, extending from Ocean Street to Soquel Avenue. The area is home to a diverse community, including families, students, and young professionals.
 
One of the defining features of the Eastside is the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, which is located at the western end of the neighborhood. The Boardwalk is a popular tourist destination, featuring a variety of amusement park rides, games, and attractions. The Boardwalk also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including concerts, festivals, and firework displays.
 
The Eastside is also home to several parks, including San Lorenzo Park, which is located along the banks of the San Lorenzo River. The park features picnic areas, playgrounds, a skate park, and a dog park. The nearby Arana Gulch Open Space is a nature preserve with hiking and biking trails.
 
The neighborhood has a mix of residential and commercial areas, with many small businesses located along Soquel Avenue. The area is also home to several schools, including Harbor High School, Santa Cruz High School, and DeLaveaga Elementary School.
 
Like much of Santa Cruz, the Eastside has a laid-back, beachy vibe and a strong community spirit. The neighborhood is known for its colorful, eclectic architecture, with many homes and businesses featuring bright colors and unique designs.
 

Housing:

The Eastside of Santa Cruz is primarily residential, with a mix of single-family homes, apartments, and townhomes. Many of the homes in the neighborhood were built in the 1950s and 1960s, and there are also some newer developments. Housing prices in the area are relatively high due to the desirability of the location and the strong local economy.
 

Community:

The Eastside of Santa Cruz has a strong sense of community, with several neighborhood organizations and events that bring residents together. The Eastside Neighborhood Association is an active group that advocates for the interests of the neighborhood and organizes events like the Eastside Block Party, which takes place every summer. Other events in the area include the annual Eastside Garden Tour, which showcases the community's many beautiful gardens.
 

Education:

The Eastside is home to several schools, including Harbor High School, which is one of the largest high schools in Santa Cruz County. The school offers a variety of academic programs and extracurricular activities, including a popular surf team. Other schools in the area include Santa Cruz High School, DeLaveaga Elementary School, and the Branciforte Small Schools Campus.
 
Overall, the Eastside of Santa Cruz is a vibrant, diverse community with a strong sense of community spirit and a laid-back, beachy vibe. It's a great place to live if you're looking for a relaxed, welcoming neighborhood with plenty of amenities and a strong connection to the natural beauty of the area.
 

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Overview for East Santa Cruz, CA

36,413 people live in East Santa Cruz, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $49,899. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

36,413

Total Population

41 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$49,899

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for East Santa Cruz, CA

East Santa Cruz has 15,250 households, with an average household size of 2.33. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in East Santa Cruz do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 36,413 people call East Santa Cruz home. The population density is 5,760.76 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

36,413

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41

Median Age

47.98 / 52.02%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
15,250

Total Households

2.33

Average Household Size

$49,899

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in East Santa Cruz, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby East Santa Cruz. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Santa Cruz City Elementary Alternative Education-Monarch
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Green Acres Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Tierra Pacifica Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Santa Cruz Childrens School
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Alternative Family Education
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Ocean Alternative Education Center
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5

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