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About Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz overlooks the Monterey Bay from the foothills of the forested mountains to the north. The narrow winding streets of the two hundred-year-old city line the coast while newer development extends along the coast and into the mountains. The San Lorenzo River flows into the ocean at the heart of the city and cliffs line the beaches. The west coast's last remaining seaside amusement park sits next to the river.

Spanish explorer Don Gaspar de Portola discovered the site of Santa Cruz, naming both it and the San Lorenzo River. In 1791 Father Fermin de Lasuen established the Mission Santa Cruz. Villa de Branciforte was settled across the river. When the territory passed from Mexico to the United States in 1849, Santa Cruz became the county seat of its county, which has the same name.

Because of the beautiful scenery, mild climate and sandy beaches, Santa Cruz has grown into a resort city. Traditional-style shops still line the downtown streets.

54,593 people live in Santa Cruz, as of the year 2000. California Highway 1 passes through from east to west, following the coast, and California Highway 17 leads north through the mountains to San Jose.

For More Information:
See the Santa Cruz official site, or Wikipedia's Santa Cruz article.

Street Index

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a street
Alhambra Avenue
Alta Avenue
Alta Street
Atlantic Avenue
Barson Street
Bay Street
Bellevue Street
Bixby Street
Blackburn Street
Brook Avenue
Buena Vista Avenue
Buena Vista
California Avenue
Campbell Street
Canfield Avenue
Cathcart Street
Cayuga Street
Ceder Street
Centennial Street
Center Street
Chestnut Street
Clark Avenue
Clay Street
Clinton Street
Columbia Street
Continental Street
Cypress Avenue
Delaware Avenue
Deleware Street
Doane Street
Dufour Street
East Cliff Drive
Elm Street
Errett Circle
Eucalyptus Avenue
Felix Street
First Street
Forbes Avenue
Front Street
Gharkey Street
Graham Avenue
Harvard Street
Hiawatha Avenue
Hill Street
Idaho Avenue
Jessie Street
Laguna Street
Laurel Street
Lemos Avenue
Liberty Street
Lighthouse Avenue
Lincoln Street
Logan Street
Maple Street
Marine Parade
Monterey Street
Mott Avenue
Mountain View Avenue
Murray Street
Myrtle Street
Naglee Avenue
National Street
Navada Street
New Street
Ocean Street
Oregon Street
Oxford Way
Pacific Avenue
Palm Street
Palmetta Street
Park Avenue
Pearl Street
Pelton Avenue
Pendegest Avenue
Phelon Court
Pilkington Avenue
Pine Street
Plateau Avenue
Plateau Street
Princeton Street
Rankin Street
River Street
Riverside Avenue
Riverview Avenue
San Lorenzo Boulevard
San Lorenzo River
Santa Cruz Street
Seabright Avenue
Seabright Beach
Seaview Avenue
Soquel Avenue
State Street
Taylor Street
Walk Circle
Walnut Avenue
Walnut Street
Walti Street
Washington Street
Watson Street
West Cliff Drive
Wilkes Circle
Wood Street
Woodrow Avenue
Younglove Avenue

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