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East Santa Cruz Homes for Sale

East Santa Cruz, California is the district of the city located east of the San Lorenzo River. The community includes the various neighborhood between the river and the towns of Live Oak and Twin Lakes. Neighborhoods in the region include Lee Street, Prospectors Heights, Ocean’s 11, Grant Park, Villa De Branciforte East, East Morrissey, Central Park, Branciforte Avenue, Arana Gulch, Nolo, and Seabright. The district also includes the eastern part of the downtown area of the city lining the east side of the San Lorenzo River.

East Santa Cruz is composed of suburban neighborhoods in the upper and lower parts of the district and commercial developments along Soquel Avenue and the East Downtown neighborhood. Real Estate in the region like other parts of the city is diverse. There are several suburban single-family homes in many areas in the city. There are also various apartment and condominium developments, mobile home parks, golf communities, beach homes, and many more.

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  • Branciforte Plaza Shopping Mall

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Homes for Sale in East Santa Cruz

This is the one that "every one knows",the one that everyone stops to gaze at, and wonder how it would be to live there. Now is your chance to own a slice of heaven.This 2+ bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom home is now being sold separate from rear property. The home boasts of a state of the art kitchen, complete with imported marble counters, a Rumford fireplace,custom tile in both bathrooms with radiant heat floors and attention to detail that is apparent in all rooms with the touch of a true designer's eye throughout. Relax with a nice cup of coffee and enjoy the Harbor views from you brick front patio or living room. Now, let me take you outside.The owners spared no expense installing a true cobblestone driveway, brick patios, outdoor fireplace, and privacy walls.This fantastic property can be purchased with rear separate parcel priced at $1,500,00 (APN # 010-301-10) or by itself, but both the house and the lot need to close simultaneously. Now is the time. Make all your dreams come true...
528 Atlantic AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,802 SqFt
  • 0.124 Acres
Sweet Seabright Done So Right "In a Cottage by the Sea is where I want to BE !" How about 3 COTTAGES ! 3 Detached Homes on 12,589 Sq Ft Garden Parcel in most coveted Santa Cruz area.Easy commute yet still Private.Get away to the Lifestyle so many Dream of  "And to the Ocean I go to lose my mind and Find My Soul !" HERE you can enjoy the Healing Salt Air & listen to the Birds Singing in your trees.Slip into shorts & flip flops,walk/bike to pristine Beaches,Boardwalk, just blocks away,stroll back thru the village for coffee,a burger,or a brew.Try a Sunset Sail or an early morning Fishing trip ? Surf's Up ! its all just a few blocks! All Updated ! Fresh paint, restored Hardwood floors,new carpet,new Windows,new Quartz Counter tops,Sinks,Furnaces,so much more! Cottage A is Single level 2 bed/2 bath w/basement & laundry,Cottage B is ground floor 1 bdrm/1 bath,inside laundry,gorgeous loft bedroom Cottage C is renovated Studio. Fenced yards,Fresh Asphalt Driveway,Detached Garage/workspace.
509 Buena Vista AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,372 SqFt
  • 0.289 Acres
Thinking of Beach Living?  Look no further than to 409 Mott Avenue.  This custom craftsman style home has it all...Meticulously maintained, outstanding location, size, amenities, walking distance to "All things Santa Cruz", and on a quiet street.  The home was thoughtfully conceived with designer touches throughout.  For those with toys to store, or a yen for a fabulous workshop, add an over sized garage to the list of desired features.  A sense of casual elegance greets you at the front door, and continues on through the entire home.  Beautifully appointed bedrooms; two en-suite and one on the first floor, offering a great separation of space. This open concept floor plan features a gourmet kitchen with granite counters and custom cabinetry.  Just imagine for a moment living a short stroll to Seabright Beach, Yacht Harbor, Walton Lighthouse, and of course outstanding dining.  Make your dreams come true at 409 Mott Avenue.
409 Mott AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,250 SqFt
  • 0.100 Acres
A Silicon Valley Commuters Dream Home: Built in 2018, 127 Prospect Court is the only available newly built home in the City of Santa Cruz. This custom 3-bedroom/3.5 bath home is filled with modern amenities providing the perfect blend of mountain + sea. Perched atop a quiet cul-de-sac allows for walking to redwood-canopied trails, top-rated schools and the areas coveted outdoor Shakespeare amphitheater. The Seabright & Mid-Town districts are easy bike rides where craft breweries, beaches, restaurants & shopping boutiques are a 5-10 minute pedal away. When not telecommuting from your home office, enjoy an easy Silicon Valley drive as this neighborhood avoids timely Santa Cruz traffic and places you five minutes from Whole Foods, Staff of Life and Shoppers Corner, Chaminade Resort & Spa and two great golf courses. Start & end your day stress free as you take in views of soothing Monterey Bay from your creek-side, wrap- around deck and fire pit-heated patio. Live the Santa Cruz lifestyle.
127 Prospect CT
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,366 SqFt
  • 0.157 Acres
This beautiful Victorian is a legal triplex and centered in the highly desirable Seabright Beach neighborhood. With 3 kitchens, 3 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 living spaces and a very large lot, you have endless options for making the most of this amazing property. Bring your entire family together for a barbecue on the huge deck, then retreat to a private unit to enjoy a book after a long day at the beach. Or rent out a unit or two and keep one available for your family to use whenever you want! Now thats a savvy way to vacay! Develop the expansive lot into additional units to accommodate a larger family or gain more rental income. Walk or bike to local favorite hotspots such as Verve Coffee, Java Junction, La Posta, Tramonti, Lindas Seabreeze Café, and the Arana Gulch trail, which provides lovely views and easy access to the Santa Cruz Harbor and, of course, Seabright Beach!
615 Seabright AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,071 SqFt
  • 0.276 Acres
Own a piece of Santa Cruz History! Originally built in 1893, Villa Perla boasts 5-bedrooms, 4-bathrooms, and 3,994sf. The downstairs has been beautifully remodeled with exquisite oak wainscoting, handcrafted woodwork, and decorative plaster ceilings. The five bedrooms are located on the second floor with three en-suite bathrooms. A finished attic on the third floor provides a great opportunity for a game room, office or additional storage. Situated between Downtown Santa Cruz and Seabright, this luxurious property is close to restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. Don't miss this opportunity to own your very own piece of Santa Cruz history!
520 Soquel AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,994 SqFt
  • 0.227 Acres
Centrally located at the end of cul-de-sac, this innovative 2 story home was designed & built to encompass Family Living, Technical Integration, & the Conservation of Resources throughout. Large open Great Room includes living & dining area & kitchen. Oversized French doors open to large redwood deck & fenced yard inviting the outdoors in. Kitchen is complemented with custom Kraft Maid Cabinets & tile. Stainless professional appliances-Fisher Paykel Induction Range & large  Efficient Refrigerator. Granite Countertops, farm sink, coveted walk-in pantry & breakfast bar. Den/office has private entrance. Secret Kids Cave, Laundry Area & direct access to 2-car garage. Wooden staircase to the Master en-suite. 3 more bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Master features private porch, large en suite bathroom & walk-in closet. Close to a variety of markets, the famous bakery The Buttery, schools, downtown, & easy access to the freeway. Lots of light & energy efficient makes this home perfect for you!
138 Dake AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,377 SqFt
  • 0.155 Acres
Clean! Clean! Clean! Most assuredly one of the best, well maintained, and thoughtfully lay-ed out tri-plex's in desirable Seabright. All units have been updated over the years with durable high end materials including a 40 yr roof completed in 2010. Along with new roof there has been new dual pane windows installed, new water line, and newer appliances throughout each unit, new flooring, decks, and many more. Two of the units have a attached single car garages while there is a storage shed for the 3rd unit. Each unit consist of 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom with large living room and eat in kitchen. Great for an investor or owner occupied with additional rental income. Tremendous opportunity for long term investment! Please allow 24-48 hrs to coordinate showings.
1517 Broadway
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,706 SqFt
  • 0.146 Acres
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION, THIS GREAT HOME BOASTS 4 BEDROOMS 3 BATHS, WITH APPX. 2,334 SQUARE FEET OF LIVING AREA (PER COUNTY RECORDS), WITH STEP DOWN LIVING ROOM WITH WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE, BRAND NEW CUSTOM KITCHEN WITH ALL NEW STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES AND ELEGANT CORIAN COUNTERTOPS, CUSTOM KITCHEN AND DINING AREA TILED FLOORING, ALL 3 BATHROOMS WERE COMPLETELY REMODELED WITH MODERN TOUCHES AND CABINETRY AS WELL ALL NEW PLUMBING FIXTURES AND LIGHT FIXTURES, OVERSIZED 2 CAR GARAGE  AND HUGE BACK YARD.
613 Park WAY
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,334 SqFt
  • 0.196 Acres
Beautifully updated home behind the gate at the end of Frederick St with direct access to the Yacht Harbor, Aldos and Seabright Beach. Designed in a warm Mediterranean style, the kitchen has been recently updated w/ newer appliances, custom cabinets, granite countertops and large Italian ceramic tiles. The Living room w/ fireplace, Dining, & den/office open out to a huge deck that overlooks a private parklike setting; perfect for entertaining, barbecues and sunsets! Upstairs the exotic Cherry hardwood floors accent the Old-World plaster finish throughout, w/ vaulted ceilings, custom fans and light fixtures. The Master Suite with fireplace and seating area overlooks the quiet lush gardens and green space and opens on to a 2nd story deck. The bathroom master en-suite is luxuriously designed with a Micro Silk Hydrotherapy tub, walk-in shower, double sinks and vaulted ceilings. In addition there are 2 more bedrooms, a large bathroom, a large bonus storage room & a separate laundry room.
93 Frederick ST A
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,006 SqFt
  • 0.055 Acres
Easy Beach Living in Seabright! Rare find just 12 houses from the sand & a stone's throw to the SC Beach Boardwalk. Classically & tastefully updated to include all the modern conveniences. Bamboo floors, tiled radiant heated floors in both bathrooms, double paned windows & 3 skylights. Cozy living room has surround sound and a custom wood built-in entertainment center & shelving for all your treasures. Kitchen features granite counter-tops & stainless appliances. Breakfast bar too! Dining area perfect tor 2 or a group of friends & family. Glass sliders open to a beautiful side garden. Open wooden staircase to 2 bedrooms, multipurpose room & office. Inside Laundry room, 1 car garage & street parking too.  Live in the most sought after neighborhood in the County. The Verve, Betty's Burger, Seabright Brewery, Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor & Seabright Beach are minutes from your home. Now is the perfect time to secure your niche in Beautiful Santa Cruz as spring approaches & days are longer.
308 Cypress AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,257 SqFt
  • 0.041 Acres
We are thrilled to be showcasing this beautiful home in the Prospect Heights neighborhood next to Delaveaga Park and Elementary! There is way more than the average ho hum house here, and that is why we love it.  With a main house of 3/2 and a fully detached (separate yard and access) guest unit of 1/1, the options of use are plentiful.  The current owners have meticulously maintained this home and updated it over the years by renovating the bathrooms, modernizing the kitchen, adding designer lighting, and updating the appliances throughout.   It does not stop there, this single level living beauty offers low-maintenance urban gardens and hardscaping, great entertaining spaces, spacious living and family rooms, and uncommon privacy for City living.  Located conveniently close to the golf course, schools, restaurants, shops, within a few minutes of the beach and in a great commute location; this home offers a tremendous value.
634 San Juan AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,293 SqFt
  • 0.165 Acres
Spacious well constructed home with ocean peeks, prominently sits on a quiet Cul-De-Sac, within a short walking distance to great schools, bordering renowned hiking and biking trails, golf course and world class frisbee golf. Re-built from ground up in '91 after '89 EQ, mostly original, generously sized home has a lot to offer. The reverse floor plan takes advantage of great views across Santa Cruz across the bay. 2200sf upper main living area, consists of 3 beds/ 2 baths with great separation of space, Large chefs kitchen w/double freezer, formal dining room, plus a separate 642sf downstairs family room with wet bar, full bath and separate entrance. Large 1700sf wrap around deck, with wheelchair access + detached 576sf 2 garage with workshop and loft, PLUS a legal ground floor 507sf 1 bed 1bath ADU, for extra guests or supplemental income, as well as a 811sf basement with 8' ceilings for additional storage, perfect for multigenerational living or a large family, lots of potential.
129 Prospect CT
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,351 SqFt
  • 0.280 Acres
Elegant custom home offers unparalleled craftsmanship and exceptional amenities! This Spanish inspired design located in the Prospect Heights neighborhood is truly remarkable inside and out. Features include open concept living/kitchen and dining area, cozy fireplace, beautiful wood and tile flooring, custom cabinets, concrete counter tops, open beam ceiling, gourmet kitchen with island (great for entertaining), 6 burner Wolf stove and wine refrigerator.  Custom windows provide plenty of natural lighting throughout the home.  Expansive decks and patio, tropical landscaping throughout,  pool has solar for heating. The balcony has peeks of the ocean complete many wonderful exterior features of this home.  The beautiful home is located close to the beach, shopping and dining.  This home was remodeled to perfection!!!! The location is perfect for commuting.
123 Lance CT
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,886 SqFt
  • 0.116 Acres
Stately Victorian Farmhouse features original Redwood flooring, High ceilings, original pocket doors separating the living room / family room, and new kitchen appliances. Master suite has a private porch and sunny office space. Beautifully maintained garden and deck area are perfect for entertaining. Separate guest house has private garden area, entry & access.
519 Poplar AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,750 SqFt
  • 0.173 Acres
This Seabright Penthouse Suite comes with nearly 360 Panoramic Bay & Mountain views with the sound of crashing waves only 100 yards away. Perfectly located, only steps from Seabright Beach, Aldos, La Posta, the Harbor, and the Boardwalk  live the walkable-lifestyle youve been dreaming of. Completely renovated and professionally designed in a modern style. It is equipped w/ a top of the line gourmet kitchen and bar w/ breathtaking views from the 2 terraces for entertaining guests. Lush vertical grain White Oak cabinetry is paired w/  Quartz countertops. Living space is framed by huge picture windows. There are smooth wide planked Maple floors throughout and 9' ceilings. The Master Suite offers patio decking with an Ocean breeze with city and ocean view like no other and affords you the opportunity to awake each day w/ a Bay view. The bathroom wardrobe areas have floating vanities w/ quartz linen counter tops and ample closet space Enjoy the heated pool year-round. Underground parking
220 Atlantic AVE 402
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,387 SqFt
This home is the Perfect 10! Built in 2012, this was the model home of the development with a ton of upgrades including: solar power, air-conditioning, a tile roof, travertine flooring, extended cabinets in the kitchen, beautiful metal balusters in the stairway, wood accent walls and more. The owners have continued to upgrade the home and have added wide plank wood flooring, a gorgeous barn door in the family room, window shutters, California Closets in the master bedroom closet and pantry. The backyard is a dream with a fire pit, a water fountain and your own sports bar with BBQ and TV. This home has a wonderful floor plan with a bedroom and full bath downstairs, a kitchen that is open to the living room,a separate family room upstairs and a large master suite and bath. Located just minutes to Downtown Santa Cruz and beaches, De Laveaga Golf Course and Park and an ideal commute location. Welcome Home!
205 Fieldcrest LN
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,225 SqFt
  • 0.101 Acres
This classic 3 BR/2 BA bungalow sits on a large lot. The front door opens to a living room with beautiful hardwood floors, sash windows, & a cozy fireplace with a custom tile hearth. A graceful arched opening leads to a formal dining area with wood floors. The adjoining kitchen has Formica counters, plenty of modern white Euro style cabinets, recessed lights, a gas range, & enough space for a breakfast nook. A laundry room off the kitchen offers additional storage space. All bedrooms have hardwood floors & lots of windows. The master suite has a French door leading out to the back deck. A second bath has a tub/shower combination. The back deck has a seating area & steps leading down to a spacious back yard with low-maintenance features. Raised beds make the most of the sunny spot, & a flagstone area offers more space for outdoor dining & entertaining. A detached garage across the back yard has alley access.
224 Pacheco AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,287 SqFt
  • 0.155 Acres
Located in the coveted Seabright area of Santa Cruz, this turn key home is in one of the most desirable Eastside neighborhoods! perfect for the beach lovers lifestyle!so close to Seabright State Beach, Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, the Arana Gulch, Frederick Street park, Restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, entertainment and easy access to major commute routes. It was completely rebuilt in 2016 featuring vaulted ceilings, Acacia hardwood floors, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, copper plumbing, skylights, front and back yard landscaping, Ground floor master suite, 2 bedrooms upstairs and plenty of space in the front yard for an ADU or garage complete with Permitted Plans! Whether its your weekend beach bungalow getaway or a place to call home, you'll be happy here!
336 Frederick ST B
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,369 SqFt
  • 0.132 Acres
Perched well above a beautiful creek this wonderful family home offers a tremendous bang for the buck.  Do you have a large family, work over the hill or are you working at/ going to UCSC?  Well, if so, this house could a great fit for you!  Located on a private cul-de-sac conveniently close to Downtown Santa Cruz and freeway access the natural light flow and privacy will be very difficult to replicate in this price range.  Recently upgraded with new lighting, hardware and carpetthe canvas is blank and ready for the next owner to add their own color!
365 Lee ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,639 SqFt
  • 0.165 Acres

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