In a city like Santa Cruz, where neighborhoods are built outwards instead of upwards, finding a walkable place to live can be difficult.
Our city is sprawled out from the redwood forests to the oceanside, meaning it can be difficult to get around without a car.
But this doesn’t mean that Santa Cruz doesn’t have its pedestrian-friendly areas.
In fact, it has a ton! Here’s a guide to Santa Cruz’s most walkable neighborhoods:
Downtown Santa Cruz
As with most cities, downtown cores are typically the most walkable areas in town. Santa Cruz is no different.
With a fantastic Walk Score of 96, downtown Santa Cruz takes the cake for the most walkable neighborhood.
The area is filled with over 130 restaurants, bars, and coffee shops…