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West Santa Cruz, CA Homes for Sale

West Santa Cruz is the land area covering the many neighborhoods located west of the San Lorenzo River in the city of Santa Cruz, California. This includes the Downtown neighborhood of Santa Cruz and many parts of the city east of Wilder Ranch State Park. Neighborhoods in the western part of the city include Westlake, Escalona, Laurel, Beach Hill, Bay Laurent, Alta Vista, Moore Creek, Garfield Park Circles, Wrigley Plant, Lower West Side, Lighthouse Cowell, and more. The University of California Santa Cruz campus also covers a good portion of West Santa Cruz in the northwestern region of the city.

Real Estate in West Santa Cruz is spread throughout the many suburban neighborhoods and residential developments built to house a good majority of the population in the city. These include single-family homes, condominiums, apartments, townhouses, luxury properties, and more. Residential areas are primarily in the western and central part of the district while Downtown Santa Cruz and the areas close to the river are mostly commercial and business districts.

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  • Natural Bridges State Beach

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Homes for Sale in West Santa Cruz, CA

Stunning custom-built Rennie Boyd designed contemporary home in the highly desirable and rarely available Meder Street Upper Westside neighborhood. This estate offers ocean views, rolling meadows and oak trees. Truly a nature lovers paradise. Incredible gated property on 2 parcels totaling 7+ acres. 4,284+ sqft  3 bedroom 3.5 bath Green home with Durisol block construction (555 Meder St). The entire property benefits from a bank of solar panels on top of the barn and 3 car detached garage. Horse facilities include a 6 stall barn with wash rack, kitchen, bathroom, tack room, and hay room. There is also an arena, paddocks and round pen. The salt water pool is solar heated. Koi pond that sits next to a beautiful freestanding meditation room. In addition to the main house, there is a 2,750+ sqft 4 bedroom 3 bath guest house with studio (541 Meder St) adjacent to the primary residence on a separate parcel. 10 minutes to the beach and downtown and 13 minutes to Highway 17.
555 & 541 Meder ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 7 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 7,034 SqFt
  • 7 Acres
Fabulous remodeled contemporary home, right on the cliff with amazing ocean views. Open floor plan, high ceilings, light and bright with walls of windows.  Kitchen has high end Viking stainless steel appliances, opens to family room, and has ocean views as well.  Three bedrooms, plus an office and media room.
2020 W Cliff DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,727 SqFt
  • 0.132 Acres
Rare two adjacent parcels in desirable Upper Westside. Situated on a sunny open hilltop, this amazing property has two beautiful homes on two separate parcels, with landscaped gardens on the other. Entering through the private gate, a smooth winding drive leads you to the homes at the rear of the property overlooking redwoods,& parkland. City park space surrounds the property on two sides, offering a beautiful view and privacy. The home at 526 highland is a 4 bedroom 3 bathroom house that is 2700 sqft the other home at 524 highland ave is 2500 sqft home that was built in 1970 contains many original fixtures and modern upgrades. it has 2 bd 2.5 bathrooms,  with formal dining and living rooms,  fireplaces, utility room and kitchen with attached workshop. while the recent addition of a finished detached garage adds storage. Kitchen garden has raised beds, potting shed, fruit trees and a large paved area for RV, boat parking etc. Once in a lifetime does something like this comes to market.
526 Highland AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,400 SqFt
  • 2.300 Acres
Immaculate 3BR/3BA, 2,847 SF modern home w/ Sep. 1BR/1BA, 437 SF guest house; custom-built by James Lloyd Design in 2019 w/gorgeous top tier finishes. Every facet of this private gated property exudes excellence & pride of ownership. Open, flexible floor plan w/highly efficient radiant bamboo flooring & custom windows & doors. Step inside the beautifully restored antique entry door to a large LR w/10' ceilings and old-world hand textured walls. A chef's quality kitchen awaits w/large center island, Carrera marble counters, tasteful paneled appliances, & La Cornue 36-inch oven/range. Office, BR, full bath & bonus room complete the 1st floor. Upstairs to a study/office, roomy back BR & a graceful master suite, His/her sinks, soaking bathtub &  elegant glass-enclosed steam shower. French doors & a fantastic Saltillo tiled balcony create a light-filled & airy feel with views of the ample courtyard, 3 car garage, guest house, & gardening below. A beautiful place to call home!
111 Laguna ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,284 SqFt
  • 0.137 Acres
4.05 Acres upper Westside. One of the last large sites in near University.  Approx 1.97 acres nearly level, remainder slopes toward Harvey West with oaks/other trees. Home looks to large open field w/privacy. 2480 SF home built in 1950s, designed by renowned architect Joe Esherick. 5 br/3ba, living room, dining area, kitchen + laundry room. Living rm has lofty ceilings + expansive windows looking onto greenery + acreage beyond 1090 SF of decking. Features include wide plank hardwood floors in living room, brick fireplace, broad eve overhangs.Quality was good for the era. The house needs major renovations, but stands the test of a timeless design. Zoned R-1-10 DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY. SEE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LAND in MLS for info and/or contact agent.
118 Ortalon CIR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,476 SqFt
  • 4.005 Acres
Front and center at Mitchell's Cove is a home where the ocean inspires a natural design. Charming and cute, this house exudes a character of both the modern day as well as times past with ocean views from every room. The fireplace, front patio and front exterior evoke the ocean's flow with dramatic custom rock work by local artist/mason Michael Eckerman. Custom cut Alaskan yellow cedar frames the windows and ceiling in the upstairs living room and kitchen, which are wrapped on three sides by large picture windows giving stunning views of the Monterey Bay. Watch otters, dolphins, sea lions, and whales from inside or move through the sliding door to the outside glass-sheltered deck with electric heating for your comfort. Also upstairs are a family room, large bathroom and bedroom. Enjoy your favorite morning or afternoon drink and ocean views from the downstairs rock patio that sits tucked privately behind the artistic rock wall. Come take a look and see the amazing views for yourself.
1122 W Cliff DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,942 SqFt
  • 0.121 Acres
High Quality Craftsman style home only 3 houses away from West Cliff Dr. and Mitchell's Cove beach stairs! Built all new in 1998, High Ceilings, Lots of windows, open and flowing plan oriented to the sunny backyard. Low maintenance, drought proof turf front and rear, mature landscaping, fenced and gated in front, owned solar, split system heating, hardwood floors, Lots of storage, sunny master deck, detached garage building could be studio or office, this home has something for everyone! See walkthrough featuring Osckie the Tortoise at    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdvg4-we5lo&t=17s    3D interactive tour https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=Qr2ZGZ9mS9T&mls=1
409 Oxford WAY
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,697 SqFt
  • 0.143 Acres
You're already here! Welcome to the home you have dreamed of for years. This gorgeous home offers a prime West side Santa Cruz location. From Steamers Lane, go to the surfer statue, turn away from the ocean and take your first right. You're home! Want to catch sunset? How about a 1 minute bike ride? Heading to surf? Five minute stroll across lighthouse field. Sunrise your thing? You're a stone's throw away from seeing it every day. This is the it! Three generous bedrooms with gleaming cherry-lined hardwood flooring on the ground floor, two of which are master suites. One has its own covered porch. One shared full bathroom is also on this level. A grandiose living room with nine-foot ceilings is the central point of the home, excellent for top-notch social gatherings. Upstairs find another full bath and bedroom with architecturally pleasing ceiling. Spacious garage for all of your beach sporting goods. Are you ready to live the lifestyle your hard work has imagined? You're already here!
111 Eucalyptus AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1,888 SqFt
  • 0.135 Acres
Next to Lighthouse State Field, custom remodeled home has sweeping ocean views from every room. No expense was spared starting at the dramatic custom front door with inlaid glass panels, gourmet kitchen and luxurious master suite. Once inside, you  are greeted by a wall of glass with stunning views. Enjoy the breathtaking ocean views or walk along the cliffs on the West Cliff walking path. Top Floor Penthouse with no common walls, lie in bed and look at the unobstructed ocean view. Large secret garden area in the rear with fire pit, horseshoe pit and mature fruit and veggie crops. HOA fee is all inclusive and covers everything except Internet.  See 880WC.com
880 W Cliff DR 12
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,242 SqFt
  • 0.689 Acres
2 homes! Detached 2 car garage.  Big lot. Main home 5 bedrooms, 2 baths.  An amazing property offering walking or biking to all of the fun the Westside has to offer.  Always feel like you are on vacation with the close proximity to the beach path, surf and Natural Bridges. Keep the newly remodeled, spacious 1 bedroom cottage for yourself and enjoy the main home rental income.  Main house is always rented in advance for past 10 years, currently at $5900 + utilities. Leased until 7/31/20.  Cottage could probably rent for $2500 +. It features quartz countertops, tile backsplash, wood lam floors, new water heater.  Existing 2 car garage could possibly be converted to a studio renting for a possible additional $1800 + per month.  Walking distance to everything from your morning coffee at Verve to wine tasting, breweries, New Leaf Market and much more.  Close proximity to UCSC means the highest rents in the County and the Westside location offering walkability everyone is looking for.
1011 Fair AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,683 SqFt
  • 0.230 Acres
Location location location! Great Opportunity to embrace all that the West side Santa Cruz has to offer on a desirable quiet & friendly neighborhood. Short Step to the Beach, Beautiful Pacific Ocean and amazing West Cliff Drive. This single level 3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Home Offers partial Ocean View. One house away from West Cliff. Close proximity to Natural Bridges Park, wine tasting, shopping and schools. It is a true paradise for surfers, mountain bikers, hikers, adventure seekers or beach lovers. This is not just a home it's a LIFE STYLE. Ride your bike or Surf the waves. Enjoy the Sunsets or just breath in the clean Ocean Air.
118 Sacramento AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,176 SqFt
  • 0.115 Acres
Modern Bohemian vibe to this magical combination of places to live, work and play in this classic upper west side property. Light filled main house with hardwood floors, ceiling relief detail & arched interior walls. Skillfully landscaped yard includes lemon, mandarin, pear, apple, persimmon & fig trees.Studio space overlooks an enchanting back garden with private hot tub area, covered cabana style seating with nearby fountain & detached, rustic but charming & usable "cottage" space. Entrance to studio which has vaulted ceilings is flanked by shutters from Crawford's Antiques.Fireplace surround is also from Crawford's. House has solar panels: owned.Sewer lateral has been replaced & signed off. New gutters.There is a long south facing vegetable bed that is easy to miss: it is accessed by neighbor's driveway. A lot of love and care has been put into this unique property. An oasis in the city. View this magical property at https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=SVZ1dBzZXsk
1506 Laurel ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,500 SqFt
  • 0.143 Acres
Enjoy dazzling panoramic ocean & bay views, awe-inspiring sunrises, & passion filled sunsets, in absolutely every room of this delightful home. The architectural design & builders placement maximize views, utilizes passive solar, & creates a private sanctuary above it all. Aesthetically inviting open beam ceilings & wood accents compliment all living areas & the master suite with private deck, walk-in closet, and oversized ocean view shower. The first floor includes 2 large bedrooms, walk-in closets, a full bath, interior laundry, and outdoor seating area. Owner upgraded with double pane windows, designer ceiling fans, a new roof, exterior paint and lights, & sewer lateral upgrades/clearance. There is an abundance of parking, super low maintenance yard, & drought tolerant landscaping.Coveted West Lake School District, walk to Farmers Market, Coffee, dining, Groceries, Bakeries, Breweries, Wine, Yoga, Gym, Wilder Ranch Trails, or a quick jog to Natural Bridges Beach & West Cliff Drive.
222 Beachview AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,986 SqFt
  • 0.367 Acres
Westside beach home just 2 blocks to the cliff. Check it out; Natural Bridges, the ocean breeze surf, Swift Street shopping & super cool restaurants. This home has been a student rental. Seller prefers to sell home "As Is." Call Brenda for details. Priceless location. Master bedroom on upper level. Three bedrooms on the main floor. Quiet street and sunny yard. Come Home to the beach.
143 Sacramento AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,387 SqFt
  • 0.106 Acres
In the heart of westside Santa Cruz, step into a gem of architectural style and sophistication. This beautifully revived mid-century modern home is a work of art, a delicate balance of form and function offering clean lines, an open floor plan, and floor to ceiling windows, marrying indoor and outdoor harmoniously. With 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms on a 7,013 SF lot, the home has been impeccably remodeled, featuring soap-stone countertops, high end stainless steel appliances, stained concrete flooring, soaring ceilings and oversized windows, flooding the house with bountiful natural light. The enchanting garden is composed of a meditation space with a soothing water feature and mature lemon and orange trees, steps from the living room and kitchen. There is luxury in every detail, a place where the architecture is a projection of life itself.   View this property virtually at www.149Kenneth.com- 3D walk through tour, property video and floor plan available.
149 Kenneth ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,429 SqFt
  • 0.161 Acres
Paradise found!  In prestigious Westlake neighborhood, youll fall in love with this beautifully updated traditional Westside home.  Priceless location with great proximity to excellent schools, University of Santa Cruz, restaurants, retail and best of all, the beach!  Fresh paint inside and out, gleaming hardwood floors make this home move in ready.  Living space is downstairs with spacious kitchen including newer appliances.  All 3 bedrooms are upstairs with abundant light and good storage throughout.  Master suite has a large walk-in closet, large bath with glass door out to the private deck.  Bright and sunny backyard has large teak deck, manicured palms, quiet and private space for entertaining, gardening and BBQ for a crowd!  Take this opportunity to live in the neighborhood youve always dreamed of.
104 Westmoor CT
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,633 SqFt
  • 0.124 Acres
Here is your once in a lifetime opportunity to own the most enchanting view of Westlake Park! Centrally located yet tucked away in this dreamy fairytale setting is 140 Bradley Dr. This home is an entertainers delight. It features breathtaking views from the family room and kitchen which makes doing dishes a breeze. The open concept living/dining area opens up to the patio and into the sprawling backyard with plenty of room and sunshine to garden next to the enclosed pool/spa. This 3b/2b home offers hardwood floors throughout , walk in closets and a large master bedroom with en suite bathroom. Other features include a sunroom/den , a sewing nook, as well as a bonus room and full bath in the garage (permits unknown-buyer to verify).  A true diamond in the rough waiting for your vision to come to life. Come get it before it's gone.
140 Bradley DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,759 SqFt
  • 0.238 Acres
Step into nature in this Upper Westside home with a stunning panoramic view of the Arroyo Seco Canyon. The bright and light, move-in ready 1658 SF home sits on a 13,809 SF lot. The home is well-maintained and features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and formal dining plus kitchen dining. A sliding door takes you to an expansive private backyard with multi-level decks ideal for outdoor play, dining and entertaining. The large, vaulted-ceiling master bedroom, and the master bath, complete with an antique claw-foot tub, are perfect for relaxing. There are plenty of extras including both gas and electric laundry hook-ups, an oversized garage, and landscaping by gardeners. Located in the Westlake Elementary School District. Feel as though you are in the mountains while only a short distance from downtown, UCSC, local beaches, shopping, popular eateries, wineries, brew pubs, and hiking. This is a perfect place to call home.
104 McMillan DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,658 SqFt
  • 0.317 Acres
Charming Victorian Bungalow on a huge, sunny, flat 12,000+ square foot lot.  Opportunity for a lot split, expansion, to build an ADU or you can have the largest garden on the Westside. Quiet location just a short distance to many amenities, West Cliff Drive and the beach. Includes a large barn/garage and outbuildings.  Rail trail is only one block away and will soon provide convenient access to New Leaf, Humble Sea, Santa Cruz Mounting Brewing, Verve, Cat and Cloud, West Cliff Wellness, Stockwell Cellars, Bantam, West End Tap Room, CrossFit, Downtown Santa Cruz, the Boardwalk, Main Beach and Cowells. UCSC, world class surfing and mountain biking are all nearby.
231 Surfside AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,095 SqFt
  • 0.294 Acres
Dramatic price reduction of $200,000! Now is your chance! Fantastic Westside home close to the beach! 3 Bedroom & 2 baths with a large sunny backyard. Wonderful location on a quiet street.  Listen to the surf, smell the ocean, and enjoy everything Santa Cruz has to offer. Walk to coffee, restaurants & shopping.  Homes next to Westcliff Dr. are rare and valuable. They do not come up often & when they do, they go fast!  Loan interest rates are very low.  Consider moving your money to a safer place.
117 Plateau AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,457 SqFt
  • 0.143 Acres

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