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Real Estate Guide in Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz in California, the biggest city in the state with an area of 15.6 sq. mi. and a total population of 56,124 as of 2008. Seeing it for the first time, you might, more often than not, give you the impression that you’ve wandered into some Mediterranean setting because of its mild weather all year round. Fast becoming one of the best places to visit in the United States, this is a concoction of historical sites and modern hobbies. If you plan to invest in real estate, don’t miss to check this location.

Water Sports

These days it is famous for diving, sailing, swimming and is best known as a reputable spot for diving. In fact, the first diving event in California took place here, which was attended by three princes of Hawaii. The reputation is also evident on the city’s number of world class surf breaks reaching to 11. To celebrate such credential, a surfing event called O’Neill Cold Water Classic is being held every year.

Schools

If one decides to settle in a place for good, one of the important criteria to consider is education. Visit some of its popular educational institutions like Pacific Collegiate School, Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School, Santa Cruz High School, the University of California – Santa Cruz and Cabrillo College.

Historical Landmarks

Despite the damage taken by most of its historical landmarks due to the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, its natives still takes a lot of pride of the places reflecting its rich history. These includes the site of Mission Santa Cruz, the Felton covered Bridge and the Big Basin Redwoods State park.

Festivals

This lovely place holds interesting festivals annually such as the Shakespeare Santa Cruz every summer. This event features three plays – two of it from Shakespeare. Meanwhile, the Santa Cruz Film Festival recognizes the city’s film makers by having their works viewed by movie enthusiasts. The Santa Cruz Pride, on the other hand, is a yearly parade that celebrates the gender diversity of this place.

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