Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB+
- Crime & SafetyNG
- Good for FamiliesB+
- Cost of LivingD
- Health & FitnessA
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Rio del Mar is a town in California with a population of 9,775. Rio del Mar is in Santa Cruz County. Living in Rio del Mar offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rio del Mar there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Rio del Mar and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Rio del Mar are above average.
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Rio Del Mar is a small town with a strong sense of community. Everybody knows everybody, and the town is quiet with fantastic neighbors. There is a range of things to do, such as surfing at the beach, shopping at the mall, or going hiking in the redwoods. At Rio Del Mar there is a hobby for everyone, and you will never get bored. Located in Santa Cruz County, there are big events such as the Arts and Wine Festival, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and the Wharf to Wharf race. This town is perfect to start a family, or even just to enjoy life on your own.
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