7.0 out of 10

West Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz

36.953299099116 -122.039852447327
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers


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

"Ritzy Santa Cruz"

While Santa Cruz is not inherently known for its sprawling mansions so much as its hippie, student, stoner and surfer residents in this beachside town, West Cliff Drive is about as close to Malibu beaches as one will get around here. The entire road runs along the ocean, and many of the houses here absolutely qualify as mansions and resembles the ones that one would see closer to Los Angeles (or on the other side of the hill, for that matter).

The Spanish-style layout homes are closer together but still offer their share of well-manicured lawns, swimming pools, and of course, beachfront property. They don't exactly fit in with the rest of the town culture, but every beachfront city in California needs a place like this, for those who can afford it.
  • Beachfront!
  • Nicest houses in Santa Cruz
  • Nice parks in the area
  • Very expensive
  • Indirect driving route
  • Paid parking in some spots
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers

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Chestnut St

"Very Nice and Residential"
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Cowell St

"Beachfront Living"
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Encinal St

"It has...stuff..."
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Everson Dr

"Great Condo Complex"
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Front St

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