.Best of Santa Cruz County 2023: SHOPPING & SERVICES 

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Plumbing Company

Expert Plumbing
2551 S. Rodeo Gulch Road, Ste. 7, Soquel,
316-7338, expertplumbingca.com

RUNNERS-UP Bellows Plumbing, Heating & Air, Duncan Plumbing

Portrait Photographer

Devi Pride Photography
1060 River St., Studio #103, Santa Cruz,
600-6055, devipridephotography.com

RUNNERS-UP Kendra Stone-Hinds, Jana Marcus


Shopper’s Corner 
622 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz,
423-1398, shopperscorner.com

RUNNERS-UP Staff of Life, New Leaf Community Markets

Real Estate Agency

David Lyng Real Estate
55 Penny Lane, #102, Watsonville,
763-6700, davidlyng.com

RUNNERS-UP Sereno Group, Inc., Strock Real Estate

Real Estate Agent

Shemeika Fox – Fox Realty Group
588-2334, yoursantacruzrealestate.com

RUNNERS-UP Thomas Brezsny – Sereno Group, Lauren Spencer – Coldwell Banker

Real Estate Team

GRO Real Estate
387-6237, gro-realestate.com

RUNNERS-UP Brezsny Associates, David Lyng Real Estate

Record/CD Store

Streetlight Records  
939 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz,
421-9200, streetlightrecords.com


Turk The Roofer
3330 Gross Road, Santa Cruz,

RUNNERS-UP Knox Roofing, Alameda Roofing

Seafood (market)

The Fish Lady
700 Bay Ave., Capitola,
475-6044, places.singleplatform.com

RUNNERS-UP Stagnaros on the Wharf, H&H Fresh Fish

Senior Home Care

600 Frederick St., Santa Cruz,
469-4900, lifespancare.com

RUNNER-UP Safe at Home Senior Care 

Senior Residential Community

Dominican Oaks
3400 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz,
462-6257, dominicanoaks.com

RUNNERS-UP Aegis, Sunshine Villa

Solar Company

Solar Technologies
705 N. Branciforte Ave., Santa Cruz,
425-9431, solartechnologies.com

RUNNERS-UP Allterra Solar, Day One Solar

Tattoo Studio

Mission Street Tattoo
1515 Mission St., Santa Cruz,
466-9417, missionstreettattoo.art

RUNNERS-UP F U Tattoo, Freedom Tattoo

Thrift Store

8047 Soquel Drive, Aptos,
662-0327, carolinesnonprofit.org

RUNNERS-UP The Abbot’s Thrift, Grey Bears


Lloyd’s Tires
303 River St., Santa Cruz, 219-4122;
311 Capitola Road, Santa Cruz, 346-1897;
5310 Scotts Valley Drive, Unit C, Scotts Valley, 777-5711;

RUNNERS-UP Prior’s Tires, Big O Tires

Toy Store 

Wonderland Toys 
19 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos,
316-7261, wonderlandsantacruz.com

RUNNERS-UP Childish Santa Cruz, Mini Mint


Adobe Animal Hospital of Soquel
1600 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz,
462-5293, adobevets.com

RUNNERS-UP Westside Animal Hospital, Aptos Creekside

Video Game Shop

Level Up Video Games
113 Locust St., Santa Cruz,
295-6329, levelupvideogames.com


Vintage Clothing

Moon Zoom
813 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz,
423-8500, facebook.com/moonzooom

RUNNERS-UP The Closet Shopper, Virgo


European Wax Center
1955 41st Ave., Ste. B7, Capitola,
477-9331, waxcenter.com

RUNNERS-UP WAX By Coco, Simply Skin Esthetics – Sue Bell

Women’s Clothing

Pacific Trading Company
1224 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-3349;
504 Bay Ave., Capitola, 476-6109

RUNNERS-UP The Closet Shopper, Stripe

Women’s Shoes

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

RUNNERS-UP Bunny’s Shoes, Shoe Fetish


  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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