5.3 out of 10

Soquel Dr, Live Oak

36.9885386213377 -121.978005450373
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5

"Through Street"

Soquel Drive is a decent street in Santa Cruz, but by no means is it a cultural hub of the city. Rather, it is more of a main drag with some auto shops, a nearby hospital, and a couple of deli-style eateries. Traffic never seems to get too bad here, even during rush hour and with such close proximity to the 1. The gas station right off of the exit seems to be a little bit cheaper than some of the other area options, at least on the other side of the hill.

My personal favorite standout here is Garden Deli, a mom-and-pop sandwich shop that serves mediocre coffee and GREAT breakfast sandwiches, subs and wraps. The veggies are fresh and the portions are abundant. It's not much in terms of fine dining, but it is the one family-owned establishment on this drag that is worth supporting, in my opinion.
  • Decent traffic for a major road
  • Good deil
  • Not far from beach
  • Kind of void of culture
  • Not very residential
  • Far from SC nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers

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