The Santa Cruz area is probably most well-known for its beautiful beaches, exciting parks and attractions, and gorgeous properties. While “young professional” is a relatively broad term, more and more ambitious, career-driven individuals are now making their move to Santa Cruz County.


This area offers residents a high quality of living, a vibrant atmosphere, and a plethora of outdoor opportunities. Here are our picks for the top three places to live if you’re a young professional!

Figures atLighthouse Field State Beach in Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz

Although this recommendation might seem obvious, Santa Cruz is undeniably a big draw for young professionals. A cultural hub, this coastal city is where you’ll find some phenomenal beaches and a multitude of entertainment opportunities. From…

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Forest view at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park near Zayante, California

Tranquil mountain living at its finest! Zayante is a census-designated place located eight minutes north of Felton, in the San Lorenzo Valley area. This beautiful community is known for its quiet, winding streets surrounded by giant redwood trees and its peaceful atmosphere.


A hidden gem of Santa Cruz County, Zayante is not a large community by any means, but its gorgeous location offers residents privacy and exclusivity away from the lights and sounds of the big cities.


Read on to find out more on why we think Zayante is such a great community to live in!

Escape From It All 

The community of Zayante is located right on Zayante Creek, which runs from the area of Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve, all the way down to Felton,…

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Kids in Halloween costumes reaching out their hands for candy

It’s almost time for scares and frights! October means that Halloween is fast approaching—and no one is more excited than the kids. What’s more fun than carving pumpkins, dressing up, and (of course!) getting lots of candy? Celebrate the spookiest time of year with our picks for the top family-friendly Halloween events in the Santa Cruz area!

Halloween At The Boardwalk: 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz’s beachside amusement park just ramped up the thrills! Come on down for their Halloween event, happening October 30 from 12pm-7pm. Purchase a Trick-or-Treat package the day of, or order in advance. Ticket holders will receive a candy bag for trick-or-treating all around the area and a $10 MyBoardwalk Card for the park (which can be used on…

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