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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

Santa Cruz beach living at it's BEST! This 2 level, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is a rare find with unobstructed breathtaking views overlooking the Monterey Bay. Originally built in 1946, it has recently been re-done top to bottom, complete with Seawall, brand new gourmet kitchen & appliances featuring marble countertops. Beautiful flooring upstairs & complete privacy with the downstairs boasting it's own entrance, wet bar, bedrooms, & lower deck. Low maintenance landscaping. Every room is light & bright & affords magnificent views from sunrise to sunset. If you enjoy the sound of surf & sea lions, watching whales migrate, or just the simple joy of rolling out of bed for a stroll along the beach, this is the property for you! Who needs to drive when you can walk to nearby breweries, charming restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, & boutiques. This happy home won't last long as California coastal property like this doesn't often become available. No need for vacation when you live here!
105 Seabright AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,579 SqFt
  • 0.242 Acres
This fabulous Yacht Harbor view home and adjacent parcel (APN#010-301-10) has been reduced by $500,000,making this the chance of a lifetime to own the most iconic property in Seabright.  The home boasts of designer touches throughout including marble counters, imported bath fixtures, original hardwood floors, and so much more.  The owners spared no expense with the "true" cobblestone driveway, imported brick patios, wood burning fireplace, outdoor kitchen AND a regulation size Bocce Ball court. Feel free to entertain large groups, or cozy up on your private courtyard.  What an opportunity!
528 Atlantic AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,322 SqFt
  • 0.264 Acres
Welcome home to the 100 block of Fourth Avenue, one of the most desirable locations in Santa Cruz with OCEAN VIEWS! This rare property has TWO separate homes & is only one lot from the sand making the possibilities endless. The original 1926 front home has been completely remodeled with new plumbing, electrical, windows, doors, bathroom & kitchen while keeping with the 1920's charm. The yards include picturesque gardens, multiple sitting areas & mature plants. Each home has a separate entrance, yard, parking & utilities. The front home has a very large master bedroom that can easily be converted back into 2 bedrooms. The rear home is a two-story 3 bedroom with 1 full bath and 2 half baths. This property was featured in a national Home & Garden publication and receives an abundance of admiration from passerby's who stroll by enjoying the experience of visiting this special beach side location. Literally feet from Seabright Beach.
113 4th AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,658 SqFt
  • 0.134 Acres
Every visitor agrees this IS an AMAZING property !3 Detached Homes (Multi Use) on breathtaking 12,589 Sq Ft Garden Parcel in coveted Santa Cruz area.It's not too late to make this your "Summer Vacation Location" and then enjoy the Endless Summer lifestyle all year long ! Easy commute (approx 1 hour from Apple & Google) yet still Private. Truly Sweet SEABRIGHT beach town lifestyle "In a Cottage by the Sea is where I want to BE !" How about 3 COTTAGES ! This is the Lifestyle so many Dream of !!! Slip into shorts & flip flops,walk/bike to pristine Beaches,Boardwalk,Harbor,stroll back thru village for coffee,burger,or a brew.Walk to Harbor for Sunset Sail,Fishing, or Surfing ! Beautiful Hardwood Floors,New Carpet,Paint,Windows,Quartz Counters,Sinks,Furnaces,Cottage A is Single-level 2 BED/2 BATH w/basement/laundry,Cottage B designed by UCBerkeley 2 BED/1 BATH & laundry, Cottage C is Light-filled Studio w/basement .Fenced yard, Fresh Asphalt Driveway, Detached Garage.Sewer Laterals DONE !
509 Buena Vista AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,372 SqFt
  • 0.289 Acres
Prepare to be impressed...Located on one of the most coveted streets in all of Seabright, this quintessential beach house is just waiting for the lucky new owner to create their own lasting memories.  Rarely does an opportunity like this come along.  Every detail of the home has been painstakingly designed to embrace beach living at it's finest.   Find yourself just steps to Seabright Beach, Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and many fine restaurants.  Relax and enjoy the sights and  sounds living in this unique area of Santa Cruz bring alive.
229 2nd AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,026 SqFt
  • 0.086 Acres
NEW DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE COME TOGETHER TO MAKE THIS UNIQUE SANTA CRUZ HOME. USE AS A LEGAL DUPLEX OR LIVE IN ONE UNIT AND HAVE A GUEST HOUSE OR A RENTAL. WOOD, STEEL AND STUCCO EXTERIOR, NEW WINDOWS AND DOORS, ALL NEW KITCHENS AND BATHS, TOP QUALITY APPLIANCES, FIXTURES, STONE WORK, FLOORING. NEW PLUMBING, ELECTRIC, INSULATION, DRYWALL, ROOFING, DECKING, FENCES, LANDSCAPING. BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM WORK THROUGHOUT. ALL WORK HAS BEEN COMPLETED WITH PERMITS. WALK TO BEACHES, ENTERTAINMENT, SHOPPING. EASY FREEWAY ACCESS. VERY QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD.
608 Pine ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,650 SqFt
  • 0.115 Acres
Live the coastal life in this near-new custom craftsman home that is bursting with so many features you will need to see it for yourself! Let your inner chef loose in the uber stylish kitchen, which boasts Soapstone counters, Dolomite backsplash, custom cabinetry, and stylish Sub Zero and LaCornue France appliances. The bathrooms feature a number of finer touches, including Calcutta marble counters with radiant heat and heated flooring, Moen Bronze fixtures, and limestone tile, rainfall showerhead, and a relaxing soaking tub in the master suite. One of the best features of this home is it's smart home capabilities - everything can be controlled by an app. Outside, the backyard is an entertainer's delight - host epic barbeques and gatherings on the covered decking, or polish up your putting game on the green.  ***Home also features an artist studio/bedroom with full-bath & kitchenette inside the detached garage.***  3D Matterport tour of the home & backyard are on the property website.
211 Harrison AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,910 SqFt
  • 0.165 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
Seabright Sweetie--- 3br/2ba home loaded with old world charm and warm wood finishes located on a quiet street just blocks from the beach. Lovely handcrafted southwestern style touches throughout. Cozy wood stove in the family room with a lovely view into the landscaped backyard. Large sunny lot with a wide stamped concrete driveway with plenty of room for a boat or RV. Oversized garage with high ceilings can easily fit 2+cars. Plus a bright, sunny legal 1 br ADU above the garage with a private entrance. The ADU features open beam ceilings, wood laminate floors, private deck and great views. House is 1553 sf. ADU is 640 sf.
916 Windsor ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,193 SqFt
  • 0.181 Acres
YOUR FUTURE HOME TODAY  Nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac, you'll find the home you've been looking for. This innovative, 2 story, spacious, all-electric home was designed & built to encompass the best of Modern Living, Technology, & Energy Efficiency.  Smart Technology from the industry's leading brands are included in this newly constructed home. From the solar panels & windows, to the thermostats, you can enjoy the peace of mind that your new home is working hard & efficiently to save energy, costs, & promote healthy living.  High-performance All Electric energy-efficient appliances, Dual-glazed windows with low-e glass & Argon, Water-wise landscaping, LED lighting, Hybrid HP Water Heater, rooftop Solar Panels (owned, not leased),Bryant Heating & Cooling System, Electric vehicle charging conduit in garage.  According to Walkscore.com, 138 Dake Avenue has a walkability score of 87, meaning that Groceries, errands, dining, shopping & schools are all easily walkable.
138 Dake AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,377 SqFt
  • 0.155 Acres
Gorgeous Ocean AND Mountain View Cabonera Estates Home! Spacious 3 bed home plus office and library w/great reverse floor plan. Large open gourmet kitchen with Granite tile, JennAir electric oven/convection microwave with downdraft gas stove top, Sub-Zero built-in fridge, and updated Bosch stainless steel dishwasher. Elegant separate dining room; every room in the high ceiling home is drenched in light from large windows; custom shades from Hunter Douglas. Large master suite has walk in closet, huge travertine bathroom with over-sized shower, double sinks and designed for privacy. Throughout the home you will find an abundance of build-ins, closets, book shelves and display spaces. Many updates, lightly lived in, and well maintained. Located perfectly in hill top Carbonera Estates; commuter-ready access to Hwy 17 with convenient access to downtown, harbor, beaches and other Santa Cruz local favorites. Views from spacious decks all around this beautiful home!
435 Isbel DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,582 SqFt
  • 0.149 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
Custom 4br, 2.5ba, 2,771 sq ft single level on lush half acre garden parcel , completely flat and useable in the heart of the desirable Carbonera Estates neighborhood.  Mid-century architecture and design along w/recently renewed interiors. Light, livable, airy & accessible. Graciously warm & refined. Casually charismatic w/comfortable, tranquil ambiance. Contemporary lines. Floor to ceiling glass windows looking out on surrounding gardens. Access to magical exteriors from every room. Classic 60s low-walled courtyard w/collonade approach. Serene sitting spots. Interiors blend intimate scale w/soaring ceilings that open to nature and  park-like setting. Flowing single level floorplan without steps. Great separation of space. Updated open kitchen/great room. Nice amenities throughout. Lots of flexible options for multi-gen and live-work lifestyles.  A fantasy yard for the future. One of the best commute locations on Santa Cruz side of the hill.  Three minutes to Pasatiempo on-ramp.  .
533 Isbel DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,774 SqFt
  • 0.483 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
This gem was one of the first grand homes erected in what was originally known as the Vista Del Mar neighborhood in the Banana Belt zone of Santa Cruz. Built of clear heart redwood in 1924, this magnificent Colonial Revival style home features old world sophistication & elegance, yet is warm and inviting. Lovingly restored and updated in 2015, this gorgeous abode is in absolute pristine condition and features modern amenities including  an updated kitchen and bathrooms, updated electrical and plumbing systems, a Nest home system and a security system. The spacious and level parcel, with mature trees and a lush English country garden landscape, creates an estate-like feeling. This is a rare offering. See it before it's gone!
114 Wendell ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,100 SqFt
  • 0.206 Acres
Spectacular in every way, this home transcends expectation and has been adorned with high-end touches throughout! Central to everything yet in a world removed on a quiet, invisible section of Lee Street that ends in a cul-de-sac. Upon entering the gated front courtyard, you are greeted by a Koi pond waterscape with natural stone features, while a whimsical settee swing and beautifully crafted solid wood door signals the quality and care that lies within. The indoor environs are splendidly appointed with designer tones adorning the walls, and are served by the full complement of modern technologies, including free and clear solar power, audio/video security, Nest-enabled dual zone HVAC climate control, plus much, much more. All of this looks out upon an enchanting creekside environment with free-form concrete hardscape, concrete bench and gas fire pit, while ambient speakers concealed amidst the water features and vegetation add music to the enchanting sights+sounds of Carbonera Creek.
337 Lee ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,603 SqFt
  • 0.158 Acres
A terrific floor plan and a terrific yard make this a wonderful home. Living/dining/family/guest rooms downstairs; three bedrooms and two more baths upstairs. Recently updated kitchen is a dream to cook in and has a serving bar with its own sink. The master suite has views of the ocean. Family room has a fireplace. The backyard features a big deck, raised beds, a koi pond, a swim spa, and a greenhouse. Solar PV panels (8kV) owned (not leased).
126 Wendell ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,244 SqFt
  • 0.138 Acres
Charming single level Mid-Century Modern home focused on bringing the outside in. A wisteria wrapped trellis invites you to the home which sits above the street. Inside the home you will find a combination of simplicity w/great attention to detail. Beautiful craftsmanship can be found in the vaulted wood carved ceilings in the dining & living rooms, fireplace surrounds & crown moldings. The kitchen is spacious w/expansive counter space, walk in pantry, laundry area & informal dining area. Throughout the home there are many windows, skylights & doors to the outside to bring in natural light & views of the patios or lawn. The master bedroom & bath open to a private interior courtyard with fountain. A storage space in between the master bedroom & guest bathroom offer possibilities to create a larger walk in closet or perhaps your own sauna. Many recent upgrades include new siding, roof, paint, flooring, windows & more. A fantastic commute location, a close distance to town & beaches.
126 Goss AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,257 SqFt
  • 0.169 Acres
Exceptional Value in Carbonera Estates featuring a beautifully remodeled Chef's kitchen equipped with the finest Thermador appliances.  Both the living room and kitchen are accented with gorgeous hardwood floors. The BBQ deck is directly off the kitchen with views which over look the surrounding mountains. The home is built on a huge lot in one of the finest neighborhoods in Santa Cruz. This home is a rare treasure.
231 Esmeralda DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,777 SqFt
  • 0.278 Acres
Beautiful single family home on a large lot. Fantastic commuter location! With 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, this house can easily accommodate a large family or rental. Sleek kitchen with gorgeous glass backsplash, stainless steel appliances and recessed lighting. Large master overlooking backyard with walk in closet and double sinks. Contemporary bathrooms with suspended vanities and glass shower doors. Detached 2 car garage at the end of a long driveway. The home has lovely touches: a private office, indoor laundry hookup, gas fireplace, crown molding, ample closet space, and more! Close to Highway 17 and walkable to downtown Santa Cruz, the beach, the boardwalk, and the San Lorenzo bike path. On a residential street, yet around the corner from restaurants and local businesses. Come and see this gorgeous home!
127 Blaine ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,654 SqFt
  • 0.185 Acres

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