Capitola

WELCOME TO CAPITOLA

A charming coastal destination

 

In 1949, Capitola incorporated as the third city in Santa Cruz County, a testament to the resilience of its community. From its Native American origins to a bustling seaside resort, Capitola's history reflects its evolution into a charming coastal destination.

 

Today, Capitola represents a harmonious blend of coastal living, historical charm, and modern amenities. Whether enjoying a day at the beach, exploring the eclectic shops, or savoring culinary delights, visitors and residents alike revel in the unique and enduring appeal of this coastal haven.

 

WHAT TO LOVE

  • Relax on the sandy shores with colorful waterfront views

  • Explore charming shops, cafes, and boutiques in this quaint village setting

  • Take in scenic ocean views and try some fishing on the historic wharf

  • Enjoy outdoor activities and picnics in a green oasis near the beach

 

LOCAL LIFESTYLE - LIVING IN CAPITOLA

Capitola's local lifestyle embodies a relaxed and coastal charm, inviting residents and visitors to savor the beauty of the surroundings. Bike riding is a popular activity, with scenic paths offering a leisurely way to explore the area. Strolls along the beach are a common pastime, allowing individuals to absorb the soothing sound of the waves and the picturesque views of the ocean. The community embraces a laid-back atmosphere, fostering a sense of ease and tranquility. Whether it's enjoying a peaceful afternoon by the water or taking a leisurely walk through the village, Capitola provides a welcoming environment for those who appreciate a slower pace and a connection with nature.

 

DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING IN CAPITOLA

Capitola boasts a diverse array of dining, entertainment, and shopping options, creating a lively and engaging atmosphere for both residents and visitors. For those seeking a memorable dining experience, places like Shadowbrook Restaurant offer not only delicious cuisine but also a picturesque setting, while Paradise Beach Grille specializes in coastal-inspired dishes with stunning ocean views. Along the beachfront, Zelda's on the Beach stands out for its seafood and American cuisine, providing a delightful dining option.

 

Capitola hosts various events organized by the Art & Cultural Commission, including art shows, music festivals, and cultural gatherings. Additionally, the Capitola Venetian Hotel Summer Concert Series at Esplanade Park offers a chance to enjoy live music against the backdrop of the ocean. Capitola Mall, located a short drive away, features a mix of well-known retail stores. These diverse offerings contribute to a well-rounded lifestyle in Capitola, catering to a range of tastes and preferences.

 

THINGS TO DO IN CAPITOLA

In Capitola, California, there's a delightful array of attractions to explore. The inviting Capitola Beach beckons with its sandy shores and vibrant waterfront houses, creating a perfect setting for relaxation. A stroll through Capitola Village reveals charming shops, cafes, and boutiques, adding a touch of quaintness to the experience. For those seeking scenic ocean views, the historic Capitola Wharf offers both a visual feast and opportunities for fishing. And if you're in the mood for outdoor activities, Esplanade Park provides a green oasis near the beach, ideal for picnics and leisurely enjoyment. Capitola encapsulates the essence of a coastal retreat, blending natural beauty with a charming village atmosphere.

 

SCHOOLS

 

Overview for Capitola, CA

21,486 people live in Capitola, where the median age is 42.7 and the average individual income is $47,859.28. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,486

Total Population

42.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$47,859.28

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Capitola, CA

Capitola has 8,944 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Capitola do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 21,486 people call Capitola home. The population density is 6,071.15 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,486

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.7

Median Age

46.13 / 53.87%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
8,944

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$47,859.28

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Capitola, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Capitola. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available

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