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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

Iconic Retreat on the Beach. Sited above the pristine waters, overlooking the lighthouse and half-mile long Seabright beach, this one-of-a-kind oceanfront compound has been meticulously crafted to provide a quality of living impossible to recreate. Enjoy the majestic views and reset with every sundown from the spacious ocean-facing yard with a variety of seating areas, fire pits, and hot tubs, with the sunny, south-facing beach always just steps away. A selection of autonomous homes designed by Eric Beckstrom and associates offers elegant yet casual coastal living grounded with natural materials, featuring stunning clear heart redwood, oak, and stone all carefully woven together and combined with modern amenities and infrastructure. The result is a property of incredible lifestyle, comfort, luxury, and quality with easy access to the area's most popular amenities. Built to last generations, the chance to live the ultimate California coastal dream is here.
2030 E Cliff DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 8 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 4,156 SqFt
  • 0.405 Acres
No need for vacation when you live here! This two level, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is rare amongst the California Coast, with unobstructed breathtaking views overlooking Monterey Bay. Originally built in 1946, it has recently been re-done top to bottom, complete with Seawall, brand new gourmet kitchen appliances and marble counter-tops. Beautiful flooring upstairs and complete privacy downstairs with its own entrance, wet bar, bedrooms and lower deck. Every room is light, bright and affords spectacular views from sunrise to sunset. The yard includes low maintenance landscaping, an outdoor shower and multiple decks and sitting areas to enjoy the beauty of the beach. If you enjoy the sound of the waves, or just the simple joy of rolling out of bed for a stroll along the beach, this is the property for you! Walk to nearby breweries, charming restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, boutiques and more! This beachfront beauty won't last long, California coastal properties like this are rare.
105 Seabright AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,620 SqFt
  • 0.242 Acres
Welcome home to the 100 block of Fourth avenue, one of the most desirable locations in Santa Cruz with OCEAN VIEWS! Price range is $2,999,000-$3,500,000 bring your BEST OFFER. This rare property has a beautiful main home in addition to the 3 bedroom guest house. It 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 structure has a separate entrance, yard, parking, & utilities. The main home has a very large master bedroom that can easily be converted back into 2 bedrooms. The rear guest home is a two-story 3 bedroom home with 1 full bath and 2 half baths. This property was featured in a national Home and Garden publication. Literally feet from Seabright beach you will not want to let this opportunity get away.
113 4th AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,658 SqFt
  • 0.134 Acres
Welcome Aboard ... to a distinguished Seabright locale where you will race to drop your anchor and enjoy the three terraces of marvelous vistas soaring over the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, beaches and Monterey Bay Sanctuary! Privately  Enjoy the maritime adventures happening all around you in this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home in a unique, small complex with two car parking and a storage area. Be the Captain of this 1,732 square foot beacon overlooking the salty, sea-loving society! Chart the ample options to upgrade this well separated space to your exact specifications. Navigate the Seabright neighborhood for some of the most sought-after establishments in Santa Cruz within walking distance. The local crew enjoys amazing breakfasts, Italian neighborhood nights, fresh pizza, craft cocktails and coffee, seaworthy sandwiches, a long awaited new social hot spot, gyms, burgers and a Yacht Club or two!
268 4th AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,732 SqFt
TWO 3 bed 2 full-bath homes on large 6,970 sq ft lot in the heart of Seabright! Go to www.911-913Seabright.com to schedule a private showing & see property info, video, virtual tour. The 1208 sq ft single story front house is the quintessential California bungalow with beautifully redone floors, bathrooms, kitchen, forced air, new electrical/plumbing, & more. The two-story 1251 sq ft back house was built in 1991 & has a functional floorplan, forced air, & covered parking. The property has several landscaped outdoor spaces, 2 storage sheds, & ample parking. Perfectly located:1/2 mile walk to Seabright Beach, stone's throw away from the Harbor, two nearby parks (Frederick & Ocean View) & a short stroll to bars, restaurants, coffee shops & stores. The possibilities are endless - live/work in one house & rent the other, rent both, or use the property as a family compound. Located in one of Santa Cruz's favorite neighborhoods this property has a 99.9% occupancy rate & is move-in-ready!
911/913 Seabright AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,459 SqFt
  • 0.160 Acres
Charming Seabright duplex with architectural flair and an excellent rental history. Located in a fantastic neighborhood, the front unit is approximately 1200 sq.ft. with two bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, a bonus room, and an indoor laundry room. The gorgeous family room offers a lovely fireplace and lots of light. The rear unit is 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, plus a bonus room and laundry area. The rear unit features a large living room with a gas, brick fireplace and sky lights. Both units have new kitchens (as of 2018) featuring quality quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. This property offers off-street parking, storage areas, and a comfortable back yard for BBQing and enjoying the Santa Cruz evening weather. A few added plusses are newer paint, carpeting, tile flooring, plumbing, window coverings, and a security system. Live in one and rent the other or rent the entire property. The location cannot be beat. *Pics are from 2 yr ago- not reflective of current furniture.
908 Cayuga ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,414 SqFt
  • 0.176 Acres
The Beach Haven at Seabright is located on a quiet tree lined street just steps to one of the best beaches in Santa Cruz, close to the Yacht Harbor, restaurants, coffee shops, the Boardwalk and Downtown Santa Cruz. Imagine walking down to the dog friendly beach just over a block away for sunset, enjoying a bonfire, walking to dinner, coffee or the climbing gym. Spacious & bright home w/ 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, living room, dining area and family room with gas fireplace. I love the architecture with the high ceilings in the living room, tall windows, skylights & exposed beams. Upgrades include: remodeled kitchen w/ quartz countertops, cabinets & stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, updated bathrooms, new deck in the backyard w/ outdoor dining & hot tub. There is a 2 car garage w/ room for all of your beach toys. Sold fully furnished, this is a home where you can move right in as a vacation home or full time residence and enjoy living the relaxing Santa Cruz lifestyle.
214 Brook AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,638 SqFt
  • 0.042 Acres
This special Townhouse with its beautiful harbor and ocean views is 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, with corner lot in the wonderfully maintained and serene gated community of Heritage Landing. You have direct access to the Yacht Harbor and a short walk to the beach. This property is clean and livable with a new deck (40k) all new windows and blinds plus new exterior doors (80k) this property has huge potential for you to make it your own. Master suite  has ocean views and deck for your enjoyment. Deck upstairs needs to be repaired and seller will fix it prior to close of escrow. Listing Broker is related to the sellers.
98 Frederick ST D
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,032 SqFt
  • 0.055 Acres
This beautiful Victorian is a legal triplex zoned low-density multi-family centered in the highly desirable Seabright Beach neighborhood & recently designated Opportunity Zone! Spectacular development opportunity! 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 that's 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, Linda's Seabreeze Cafe, 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
HUGE PRICE IMPROVEMENT! Located on the corner of Cayuga Street and Buena Vista Avenue. Near Seabright Beach and everyone's favorite Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This charming property is like living on an island with no adjoining neighbors, no houses in the front, back or either side of the house.  Now is your opportunity to make it your own. Truly a builder's dream with the huge lot and potential of adding an ADU.  There is almost 1,000 square foot attic space. You will be amazed with the amount of storage space there is in the house. This house truly lives large. Needs a lot of TLC but the location makes it a one of a kind property. Truly a diamond in the rough. Call for a private showing.
534 Buena Vista AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,390 SqFt
  • 0.166 Acres
Sol Property Advisors is thrilled to introduce you to this charming and perfectly appointed craftsman-style home. Situated in Santa Cruz's desirable Banana Belt neighborhood walking and biking distance to Midtown amenities, Arana Gulch trails, the yacht harbor & Harbor High. Step inside onto the hardwood floors, past the formal living room with gas fireplace and into the open family room & kitchen. The custom kitchen opens into a fully enclosed solarium with built in sofa perfect for enjoying your morning coffee. Upstairs you'll find the three bedrooms. The master suite features dual sinks, large tub and shower with stone detail and beautiful tile. Save on energy bills with owned solar panels and cut back on water with an artificial lawn that is green all year long. There are so many details to love about this wonderfully maintained home, be sure to watch our video to see with your own eyes.
512 Park WAY
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,904 SqFt
  • 0.120 Acres
Rarely does a property that shares both a country & suburban setting in the banana belt of Santa Cruz become available for sale. Combine that with a single level remodeled home, & an opportunity of a lifetime, is a reality. Sits on a 8,015 sqft lot & provides 1,260 sqft of meticulously remodeled living space with 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths on 1 level. Starting with upgrades to the electrical, gas & plumbing systems in the kitchen, the current owners have transformed this home. Custom kitchen, hardwood flooring, new interior doors, tankless hot water heater, recessed lights, new double paned windows & skylights. Shaker style cabinets with glass door uppers.They are capped with beautiful slab quartz countertops. All new KitchenAid stainless steel appliances. Master bedroom is spacious with oak hardwood flooring Outside, new roof & gutters protect the homes interior. Oversized 2 car garage. Backyard has a fort for the kids with a sand box but also room for a playground. So much more!
119 Prospect CT
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,260 SqFt
  • 0.184 Acres
Harbor Village prime end unit located at the back of the community off small cul de sac overlooking greenbelt with creek. The only unit of its kind with 2018 addition of almost 500sf to include additional family room & bonus room/office with 9ft ceilings, hardwood floors, private deck & over 100sf storage room. The main floor offers a recently updated kitchen that looks out to the dining & living room with hardwood floors, central rock surround fireplace, high vaulted ceiling, many windows & a deck connected to a guest bedroom & full bath. The entire upstairs is the master suite with high ceilings, gas fireplace, private deck & lots of natural light opening to a bathroom with large dressing room, double closets & sinks, soaking tub with jets & stall shower. A rooftop patio is a perfect place to unwind & relax in the sun. A desirable Seabright location across the street from Frederick Street Park, minutes to the Harbor, Arana Gulch, Seabright restaurants, Verve coffee, & local Beaches.
137 Southampton LN A
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,870 SqFt
  • 0.041 Acres
Imagine your life at the shore. Whether full-time or as a 2nd home, this clean and tidy property features a 2-3 bedroom home w/ a flexible floor plan.  The coastal modern interior is bright, open and recently updated w/ wide plank laminate flooring. The floorpan provides room for dining, gathering & cooking together! The kitchen glistens like the beach w/ new quartz counters & Pacific blue cabinetry. Two full baths and separate laundry area allow for lots of guests as you walk & cycle back and forth to nearby Seabright Beach, Boardwalk, Verve Coffee, Seabright Brewery, Yacht Harbor, La Posta & DT Santa Cruz.  Enjoy the backyard space for BBQs, hobbies, or just a sunny spot to read a good book!   For future income, or future generations, there are plans & approvals to rebuild a 2nd unit!   Parcel has street & alley parking, w/ room to expand onsite parking or add a garage.  Come live the Santa Cruz lifestyle. That means getting to the beach before everyone else, because YOU live here!
103 & 107 Park AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,250 SqFt
  • 0.055 Acres
This Santa Cruz 1910 beach cottage is ready to be pristine and pretty once again! Located in the highly sought after Seabright neighborhood, the floorplan is a raised single level consisting of 3+ bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The garage at the rear of the property has been used as a non-habitable studio and would be an amazing work from home office, kids playroom, meditation studio, or a yoga/fitness room! Seabright is known for its vibrant restaurants and amenities along with the incredible walkability to attractions such as the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and of course...the BEACH!! Cayuga Street is one of the widest in all of Santa Cruz and was an original street in the old streetcar system from over a century ago. The street block has very few driveways and conventional garages and the 100 block of Cayuga is only accessible one way. Living the beach town lifestyle is here and waiting for you!
130 Cayuga ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,128 SqFt
  • 0.083 Acres
Looking for a detached home office or private place for family/friends when they come into town or extra income (rental restrictions apply) to help with the mortgage? This home offers this with a private 500 sq foot apartment over the detached garage. The main home is steps away. A rare find in an urban oasis located downtown in a small charming enclave built-in 2004 on a cul de sac, close to downtown shopping, restaurants, beaches, midtown, Whole Foods, nature, hiking, and a great Silicon Valley commute location. The sweet 3 bedroom,  2.5 bath home enjoys loads of light, an open living, kitchen & dining space with private south facing spacious deck for easy entertaining and al fresco dining. Beautiful new hardwood floors throughout, plus interior laundry. The large detached two-car garage has elec car hookup & private paved guest parking just for this home in front of the garage.  A perfect in-town home to live the SC lifestyle!  MATTERPORT 3D TOURS.
20 Victorian CT
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,002 SqFt
  • 0.088 Acres
Classic 1888 Victorian. This home was remodeled in 2008 to add 400+ square feet and upgrade the plumbing and electrical all done with permits. This is an opportunity for someone to redesign the home to their specific taste. High ceiling with lots of natural light on a large sun-drenched parcel in the upper Seabright neighborhood. Within walking distance to Whole Foods Market and downtown and easy access to highway 17. Home sits on a 6,075 square foot lot that might have development possibilities, buyer to verify with the county.
818 N Branciforte AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,098 SqFt
  • 0.138 Acres
This Charming and Sunny Banana Belt Bungalow will have you instantly falling in love. Imagine yourself soaking up the sun in the spacious and enclosed yard or saying hello to your friendly neighbors as you relax on your covered front porch. You may find yourself emerging in an indoor/outdoor shower setting after surfing or from a sundrenched day at one of the nearby beaches. Afterward, enjoy the open kitchen and dining area with special touches such as an antique redwood fireplace wall imported from a Pennsylvania railroad station. The chandeliers throughout the house will have you boasting a 1950s feel along with the hand-painted accents on the doors, these unique touches are unlike anything you see in your everyday home. Situated within walking distance to local boutiques, shopping, and the Rio Theatre you will be able to walk or bike to all your necessities. The garage needs TLC but is full of potential.
203 San Juan AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,000 SqFt
  • 0.135 Acres
If you are looking for a private setting yet close to everything Santa Cruz has to offer, this is your opportunity. Features include beautiful granite slab countertops in kitchen, 5 burner gas stove, eating bar with bar stools, hot tub, double pane windows, sun drenched deck off living room (4 decks in all). Attached 2 car garage, separate bedroom with private entrance, half bath off entry on main level. This is a 2 bedroom 2.5 bath/office that could be 3rd bedroom. Possible RV parking. City water, sewer and natural gas.
314 Tanner Heights DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,110 SqFt
  • 0.525 Acres
Sweet Vintage Classic California Bungalow just a few blocks to the beach and located in the wonderful Seabright neighborhood.  This incredibly sunny retreat home is full of light home is bright and shows the charm of the era it was built in over 100 years ago. Solid hardwood floors, two fireplaces, open living space, storage shed for bikes and everything beach with a private backyard and gated access for rinsing off after time spent on the on the Seabright beach. This superb location is just a few blocks to time spent on Santa Cruz's best beaches with incredible days and perfect sunsets.  Close to the Harbor for Wednesday Night Boat Races, beach parties and bon-fires. Shop at the local Farmers' Markets  and come to the beach and begin the lifestyle of surfing, volleyball, mornings on the sand and relax with a good book in your new home.
107 Cayuga ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 948 SqFt
  • 0.047 Acres

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