Neighborhood at Pacific Shores

Welcome to Santa Cruz

Explore Your City

Located between the sea cliffs of the Pacific and the forested coastal mountains, with a rich counterculture history, Santa Cruz is always a fresh experience.

Unparalleled surfing, mind-blowing mountain biking, and near-endless hiking trails offer an outdoor lifestyle like no other, every day.

The city beats to the drum of a diverse population of artists and free spirits. Feel the rhythm at Kuumbwa Jazz Center. See the latest indie film at The Nickelodeon or The Del Mar. Or just enjoy the local flavor of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, with its entertainment and eclectic dining.

Pacific Shores lays the fabulous, funky city of Santa Cruz at your feet.

Pacific Shores

(831) 431-8005

1240 Shaffer Road Santa Cruz, CA 95060 US

Eat & Drink

  • West End Tap & Kitchen
  • Café Gratitude
  • Laili
  • Zachary’s Restaurant
  • Betty’s Eat Inn
  • El Palomar Restaurant
  • Hula's Island Grill
  • Stagnaro Bros
  • Verve Coffee
  • Hoffman’s Bakery Cafe
  • Marianne’s Ice Cream

Out & About

  • Wednesday & Saturday Farmers' Markets
  • New Leaf Community Markets
  • Logos Books & Records
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz
  • Sockshop & Shoe Company
  • The Pogonip
  • Wilder Ranch State Park
  • Natural Bridges State Beach
  • The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Downtown Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
  • Santa Cruz Wharf
  • The Nickelodeon & The Del Mar Theaters


  • University of California Santa Cruz
  • County of Santa Cruz
  • Plantronics
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Costco
  • Community Bridges
  • Threshold Enterprises
  • Straight Route via Rte-17 to South Bay Tech Firms


  • Bay View Elementary
  • Spring Hill School
  • Mission Hill Middle School
  • Pacific Collegiate School
  • Santa Cruz High School
  • University of California Santa Cruz
  • Five Branches University
  • Cabrillo College
Neighborhood at Pacific Shores

Access it All

Cook up something spectacular with local delicacies from the area’s two ongoing farmers markets, or head out for a bite at one of the city’s many exciting dining destinations.

Dig into a juicy burger at Rosie McCann’s Irish Pub & Restaurant or sip a certified-organic pint at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. The speakeasy vibe at the Redroom Cocktail Lounge sets the tone for a lively evening out.

Live between the mountains and the sea, with all the cultural opportunities in a luxury 1 or 2 bedroom apartment near University of California Santa Cruz.

Contact the office to schedule a tour of our family friendly apartments today.