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Santa Cruz

Aptos

Capitola-Soquel

Davenport

San Lorenzo Valley

Watsonville

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Mountains, Redwoods, Sand and Sea

Location: Santa Cruz County is on California's Central Coast, approximately 65 miles south of San Francisco, 30 miles southwest of San Jose, 35 miles north of Monterey and 375 miles north of Los Angeles.

Population: 264,125

Incorporated Cities:
City Population Area/Square Miles
Capitola 9,960 2.00
Santa Cruz 57,553 12.00
Scotts Valley 11,615 5.00
Watsonville 51,258 5.75
College & Universities
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA. 95060
(831) 459-0111
Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA. 95003
(831) 479-6100
Industries
Tourism, agriculture, manufacturing and high-tech
Climate:
Mild with summer temperatures average in the mid-70s, and winter temperatures average in the mid-50s. Humidity is low for a coastal area. An average of 31 inches of rain falls annually, primarily between November and April. Occasional fog due to changing Pacific currents.
Transportation:
Santa Cruz County is served directly by bus. Three airports serve the surrounding areas: San Francisco (50 miles away), San Jose (30 miles away) and Monterey (30 miles away). Highways 1, 9 17, 129 and 152 traverse Santa Cruz County
For additional visitor information contact:
Santa Cruz County Conference & Visitors Council
1211 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 425-1234 - Toll Free: (800) 833-3494 - Fax: (831) 425-1260
Email: comments@santacruzca.org

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