.Best of Santa Cruz County 2023: SHOPPING & SERVICES 

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Hardware Store

Ace Hardware
1214 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 457-2222;
72 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos, 662-0222;
849 Almar Ave., Santa Cruz, 426-7650

RUNNER-UP Outdoor Supply Hardware, San Lorenzo Lumber


1130 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz,

RUNNERS-UP KindPeoples, Treehouse

Home Decorating

Home By Zinnia’s 
262 Mount Hermon Road, #102, Scotts Valley,
201-4906, homebyzinnias.com

RUNNERS-UP Rootstock Collective, Warmth Company


Dream Inn  
175 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz,
740-8069, dreaminnsantacruz.com

RUNNERS-UP Chaminade Resort & Spa, Hotel Paradox

House Cleaner

First Class Cleaning Service
429-2225, firstclasscleaningservices.business.site

RUNNERS-UP Dynamic House Cleaning, Gloria’s Cleaning Services

House Painter

Pepe Lopez Painting

RUNNER-UP Brent Garvey

Hydroponic Supplier

Grow Generation
2450 17th Ave., #100, Santa Cruz,
475-9900, growgeneration.com

RUNNER-UP GrowGeneration Hydroponics Store


Lydia Harville, State Farm 
2222 E. Cliff Drive, Ste. 200, Santa Cruz,

RUNNERS-UP Edna Vilozny – Farmers Insurance, Laureen Yungmeyer – State Farm

Interior Design

107 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz,
421-9252, stripedesigngroup.com

RUNNERS-UP Lori Hannum – SC41 Furniture, Coastal Oak Interiors


Dell Williams  
1320 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz,
423-4100, dellwilliams.com

RUNNERS-UP Peripheral, Mark Areias Jewelers

Jewelry Repair

Dell Williams 
1320 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz,
423-4100, dellwilliams.com

RUNNERS-UP Mark Areias Jewelers, Stephan’s Fine Jewelry

Kids’ Clothing

Mini Mint 
808 41st Ave., Santa Cruz,
600-8587, minimintstudio.com

RUNNERS-UP Hope’s Closet, Hopscotch

Kitchen Store

Toque Blanche 
1527 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz,
426-1351, mytoque.com

RUNNER-UP Outside-In


Terra Nova Ecological Landscaping
425-3514, terranovalandscaping.com

RUNNERS-UP Quilici Gardening, K&D Landscaping

Laser Hair Removal

Pacific Coast Aesthetics
28 Seascape Village, Aptos,
208-5153, pacificcoastaesthetics.com

RUNNERS-UP Jody Work – Beauty Lounge Med Spa, Rejuvenate Medi-Spa & Wellness


Fine Point Law
113 Cooper St., Santa Cruz,
471-5293, finepointlaw.com

RUNNERS-UP Dina C. Hoffman, Pascha Rose

Life Coach

Jaimi Jansen Coaching
317 Potrero St., #2742, Santa Cruz,
313-4884 jaimijansen.com

RUNNERS-UP Camille Ellis, Monarch Pathway 





Riverside Lighting & Electric
300 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz,
423-7411, riversidelightingandelectric.com

RUNNER-UP Illuminée


1329 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz,
423-7613, shopcamouflage.com

RUNNERS-UP Romantic Nights For Two Boutique, Amoureuse


Tracy’s Nails
1440 41st Ave., Capitola,
462-2292, tracysnailspa.com

RUNNERS-UP Opal Spa & Boutique, Rejuvenate

Massage School

Cypress Health Institute 
1119 Pacific Ave., #300, Santa Cruz
476-2115, cypresshealthinstitute.com

RUNNER-UP Five Branches University, Santa Cruz; Myofascial Release Practitioner – Jenny Call, CMP

Men’s Clothing

Patrick James
7538 Soquel Drive, Aptos,
688-2105, patrickjames.com

RUNNERS-UP Berdels, Stripe

Men’s Shoes

Sockshop & Shoe Company 
1515 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz,
429-6101, sockshopandshoeco.com

RUNNERS-UP Old School Shoes, Beck’s Shoes 

Mortgage Brokerage

CrossCountry Mortgage – Brian Dean
1981 N. Broadway, Ste. 275, Walnut Creek,
600-4706, crosscountrymortgage.com/brian-dean

RUNNERS-UP Santa Cruz Lending Group, Peter Gaeckle Home Mortgage

Music Instruction

Mountain Music School
216 Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley,
201-9605, mountainmusicschoolsv.com

RUNNERS-UP Sylvan Music, Community Music School 

Musical Instruments

Best Of SHOPPING - Musical-Instruments - Starving Musician

The Starving Musician
1003 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz,
426-1975, starvingmusician.com

RUNNERS-UP Sylvan Music, Steve Gray 

Outdoor Furniture Dealer

American Leisure Patio Furniture 
1118 Ocean St., Santa Cruz,
423-2425, americanleisurepatio.com

RUNNERS-UP Dig Gardens, Illuminée

Pet Grooming

Bed & Biscuits/Groomingdales
2625 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz,
475-1580, bedandbiscuits.com

RUNNERS-UP Pawsitive Styles Mobile Grooming, The Whole Kitten Capoodle

Pet Sitting

Bed & Biscuits/Groomingdales
2625 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz,
475-1580, bedandbiscuits.com

RUNNER-UP Woofpack 831

Pet Store

Pet Pals
3660 Soquel Drive, Soquel,&
464-8775, epetpals.com

RUNNER-UP Wishbone Pet Company


Horsnyder Pharmacy
1226 Soquel Ave., #A, Santa Cruz,
458-1400, horsnyderpharmacy.com

RUNNERS-UP Frank’s Pharmacy, Westside Pharmacy

Photo Developing

Bay Photo Lab
715 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 425-1100;
2959 Park Ave., Soquel, 475-6090;
920 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, 475-6686;

Piercing Studio

Amory Body Arts
1720 Brommer St., Santa Cruz,
600-7801, amorybodyarts.com

RUNNERS-UP Mission Street Tattoo, Staircase Tattoo


  1. just wanted to say santa cruz has the best laundryroom with so many that are not good tithe laundryrom on seabriĝht is the best has ozone wash its clean staff always available friendly has a free transfer service will transfee from washer to dryer so when u return your clothes are dry I love this laundrymat owners are often tthere working which u see all the attention they give to the laundry room. and customer’s they also have a wash n fold service this little laundryroom is the best I wish they made best of santa cruz

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