Whatever draws them here, a common interest is to research the various cities and the neighborhoods that make up Santa Cruz County. Fortunately, there are a lot of tools these days for checking out Santa Cruz on-line. Although the only way to truly get to know a neighborhood is to come and spend some time in it, if that’s not very practical for you, there are alternatives. … The Ask City tool is pretty cool – you can draw a shape on a map of a given area and ask to find businesses, events, movies, etc. that fall just in that area – good for researching neighborhoods. … Google Maps : Google Maps is a fantastic tool, and they have now built into it a system for reviewing the businesses and other points of interest that you can find on the map.