It can be difficult to try new things and to meet new people! However, Santa Cruz County is known not only for its beautiful landscapes and numerous activities, but also for its welcoming community. It’s always a great idea to put yourself out there and meet your neighbors.

If you’re new to the Santa Cruz County area, or if you’d just like to get out and try something different, there are many clubs—for any taste!—that you could consider joining. From sports to gaming, here is our list of the cool local clubs you may want to try out!


Silhouettes of volleyball players on beach


One of the most popular sports—with another coming up below!—in Santa Cruz County is volleyball. With a multitude of indoor facilities and outdoor opportunities on the many area beaches,…

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Boy at sunny beach in Santa Cruz County


The area of Santa Cruz County is known for its beautiful beaches, outdoor recreation opportunities, and fun and exciting attractions—which is why people love to visit! But what is it like to live here? And how ideal is it for families?

We’ve crunched the numbers and have compiled a list of the best family-friendly neighborhoods, based on the following criteria: safety and security of each community, quality of schools, available properties, accessibility and number of local amenities, and general satisfaction of residents in the area. 

For new families thinking of moving into the Santa Cruz County area, but don’t know where to start, here is our list of the best places to live!


Aptos, located east of Santa Cruz and Capitola,…

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As the seasons begin to change (and the weather cools down a little bit!), you might find yourself longing for a bit of a change. Clearing out some of the clutter or moving things around can be a great way to refresh your space—but what if you want a more dramatic change? 

Updating your bedroom is sometimes considered low-priority, however there are still some quick, easy, and budget-friendly ways to change the look of this space. Whether you’re thinking of moving within the Santa Cruz area and giving your bedroom an upgrade before listing, or if you just want to switch things up a bit, here are five simple tips and tricks to achieve a fun new look!

White and brown blankets and pillows

Pillowcases and Throw Blankets

Changing the entirety of your bedding can become expensive…

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