7.2 out of 10

San Andreas Rd, Rio del Mar

36.9604542491274 -121.862758253215
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5

"Very nice and well-developed"

San Andreas Road is the perfect, new, modern, development community, with one extra bonus that differentiates it from similar, more culturally void areas in other parts of the nation: it is near the beach. Seascape Village is right around the corner, and the Pacific Ocean is less than a five-minute drive away (depending on where you are coming from). With the 1 right there, it is almost as easy to get to hip and happening Santa Cruz as it is to get to the lovely, seemingly remote beaches in Aptos.

The down side, of course, is that large, modern homes in affluent beach communities are going to be expensive. San Andreas is certainly no exception. While nearby Seascape Village is cool, with a couple of great food options and delicious margaritas at the Mexican restaurant, it is no substitute for the nightlife of other nearby towns. I could see kids here being bored if they do not go to the beach all the time, and young adults being even more bored unless they choose to go into Santa Cruz. But if nightlife is what you are seeking, why not just live in the thick of it? There are plenty of people who would kill to live here.
  • Near beach
  • Near major highway
  • Gorgeous homes
  • No true nightlife
  • Not for those seeking history and charm
  • Very expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers

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