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Live Oak,California

Santa Cruz County

Live Oak is a beach town located in Santa Cruz County in between the cities of Santa Cruz and Capitola. It is suited north of the former Union Pacific railroad. Live Oak is quite densely populated as compared to other neighboring cities, including Lakes and Pleasure Point; the total population bar crosses 27,000+. Moreover, Sacramento is just a few miles away from Live Oak, so it is not your typical downtown.


From the climatic and geographic side, it is a perfect place to raise your kids. In between 17th Avenue between Highway 1 and East Cliff Drive, you can find multiple educational centers here. From the pristine clear beach to the widespread farmlands, you can find various styles of natural realms in Live Oak, which makes it a beautiful residential town. 

  • Area8.399 km²
  • Population17158
  • WeatherHigh 24°C low 13°C
Tourist Places

1.Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 2.Mystery Spot, 3.Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 4.Rio Del Mar Beach

What Local says

Lovely market in Live Oak - great produce from local/regional farms, usually accompanied by live music. You can also enjoy coffee (Lilly Carpenter) and munch on crêpes while you stroll - the perfect Sunday outing!

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of housing options are available in Live Oak?

Live Oak is a place to settle down, raise your family, and grow old. Thus, Live Oak offers various housing options such as ranch-style houses, townhome condominium complexes, and single-family homes included backyard. Live Oak housing options are very wide. 

What is the average home price in Live Oak?


To buy a medium-size home in Live Oak, you have to spend around $775K. Some properties are even more expensive as compared to the location and size of the house. Average property rates are quite moderate in Live Oak. 

How is real estate appreciating in Live Oak?

The real estate market in Live Oak is very well appreciated and growing gradually. In the past few years, 23.6% price per square has increased in Live Oak that shows how well the real estate sector is performing here. 

What are some of the most popular areas to live in Live Oak?

Live Oak has numerous popular residential areas where you can buy your next home. But, some of the hot areas to live in Live Oak are - Seabright, Upper Seabright, Banana Belt, 41st Avenue, Clares Street, Soquel Dr, Carl Ave, and Loma Vista.

How is life in Live Oak?

Live Oak is a typical beach and ranch town where you can take a morning stroll around the beach and buy fresh produce directly from the farm. Many outdoor recreational activities and schools are available in Live Oak, which makes it a perfect family town. For a simple yet functional lifestyle, you can expect in Live Oak.