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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

Secure, private, family compound, consisting of 3 parcels totaling 5.7 acres. Stunning ocean view estate overlooks open space on the western edge of Santa Cruz in one of the areas most sought after locations. High ceilings and walls of windows flood every room with natural light and provide the feeling of serenity while living elevated among the treetops. Radiant floors, a chefs dream kitchen with a labradorite center island, hydraulic elevator, and video security system are just a few of the notable features. The gated entrance opens to beautifully landscaped park-like acreage including areas of undisturbed habitat frequented by deer, turkeys, and hawks. The property has a private well, PV solar array and natural gas generator. This one of a kind property also features an amazing fully equipped one-bedroom guest house, as well as a bunker like separate office space. Relax by the solar heated infinity edge pool. 3 adjoining parcels are offered separately or combined. MederStreet.com
635 Meder ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,493 SqFt
  • 2.525 Acres
Stunning custom-built Rennie Boyd designed contemporary home in the highly desirable 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 bed 3.5 bath Green home with Durisol block construction (555 Meder St). Horse facilities include a 6 stall barn with wash rack, kitchen, bathroom, tack room, and hay room. There is also an arena, paddocks & round pen. The salt water pool is solar heated. Koi pond that sits next to a beautiful meditation room. In addition to the main house, there is a 2,750+ sqft 4 bed 3 bath guest house with studio adjacent to the primary residence on a separate parcel. 10 minutes to the beach and downtown and 13 minutes to Highway 17. Guest house with studio rents for $60,000 a year. This is a link to the Coldwell Banker Realty COVID-19 Prevention Plan for In-Person Visits: https://bit.ly/CBPrevPlan .
555 & 541 Meder ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 7 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 7,034 SqFt
  • 7 Acres
The Golden Gate Villa sits perfectly perched in the iconic Beach Hill neighborhood above the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk overlooking the Monterey Bay coastline and out across the city lights and sunsets over downtown Santa Cruz. Designed by Thomas Welsh in Queen Anne Victorian style built-in 1891 much of its original character is preserved to this day. One of the rooms is modeled after the Palace of Versailles with a pure Onyx-faced fireplace and gold-plated chandelier. There are 20 museum grade Tiffany quality stained glass windows throughout the house along with much attention to intricate details. Currently set up as a rental income property offering 10 Suites, 11.5 Bathrooms, including a penthouse overlooking the ocean and the city, and guest carriage house. There is beautifully landscaped grounds & ample off-street parking. It would also be the perfect set up for a grand estate, family compound, corporate housing, bed & breakfast, etc. An incredible opportunity to make this yours!
924 3rd ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 10 Beds
  • 12 Baths
  • 10,500 SqFt
  • 0.476 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.   See disclosure pkg link for in-person visit rules.
2020 W Cliff DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,727 SqFt
  • 0.132 Acres
ZenBeachPad.com for Video Tour, 3D Tour, Floorplans & Pictures.  Newer Mediterranean Dream Home 2 houses to the Pacific Ocean.  Completed by 2017, this breathtaking custom home was built as a getaway by a Silicon Valley Home Builder for his family's private use.  No expense was spared in the design, materials or craftsmanship that lovingly crafted this rare masterpiece.  Located on a private, dedicated street for the exclusive use of this and NO other home.  All the benefits of a West Cliff Dr., Ocean facing location without the beach goers blocking your parking, parading, partying and disturbing your Zen.  Soaring 10+ feet ceilings greet you as you open the solid steel door.  Soak in the gleaming hardwood floors with inset cherry borders, custom finishes, crown molding, recessed LED and custom lighting.  A solid stone center island accentuates an over-sized kitchen crafted with Cherry Wood Cabinets and Stainless designer appliances.  Location, Privacy and New Home Vibe, welcome home!
130 Bethany CURV
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,656 SqFt
  • 0.138 Acres
Fourth of July....Look No More!!!  Your oceanfront dream and home office awaits... Once in a lifetime opportunity to live on the premiere street in Santa Cruz. Views from Mitchell's Cove to Monterey, dolphins, migrating whales and sunsets; incredible! Please view tour online. Located on a rarely available double 13,000+ sf  professionally landscaped lot with space to expand or for a cottage (buyer to verify) or pool. Custom built with flexible floor plan that includes a guest suite with separate entrance & balcony. The remodeled kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and breakfast nook; perfect for morning coffee while watching the dolphins & whales. There are formal dining and living rooms with refinished hardwood floors & gas starter fireplaces overlooking the Pacific Ocean.   *Furniture Negotiable* With an over-sized 2 car garage & 300 sq ft. finished basement you will have room for all your bikes, boards & beach toys; the epitome of California Coastal Living!
950 W Cliff DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,732 SqFt
  • 0.307 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
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
Major Price reduction on this beautiful home with peaks of ocean, Just steps away from West Cliff Drive and a block from the famous Cowells beach stairs; Cowells has perfect waves for learning to surf.  The location of the house is this amazing Westside neighborhood Mediterranean beach house boasting 2,923 SF with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a large detached 552 SF garage in a 8,014 SF lot. It was designed and built in 2002 as a family dream house for a beach life. This open-structured beautiful two-story Spanish-stucco home offers welcoming soaring high ceilings and hardwood floors throughout with an individually controlled radiation heating system throughout critical for air quality. The house has three master bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and walk-in closets. Large wide-open front and back balconies. Steps to world class beaches, waves at Steamers Lane, Wharf and the world famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
105 Manor PL
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,923 SqFt
  • 0.184 Acres
California living at its finest tucked away in one of the most sought-after locations in Santa Cruz! Manor Place exemplifies relaxation while being steps away to the Pacific Ocean where you can surf at Cowells or Steamer Lane, walk your dog to Lighthouse Field, enjoy the Santa Cruz Wharf or  Beach Boardwalk. The interior was recently updated and has many features such as open floor plan, spacious living room with picturesque windows & fireplace with brick surround, hardwood flooring, updated bathrooms, crown molding, arched doorways, spacious kitchen with sit-up bar, Corian counters, breakfast nook, plus a two car garage with additional parking. The elegantly appointed front yard carries over to the backyard which is a tropical oasis. As you take a deep breath of the fresh ocean air you notice the large decks, stamp concrete, 2 outdoor showers, fire pit, sink, and surf shack. This is the perfect place to call home and enjoy the lifestyle that Santa Cruz offers.
111 Manor PL
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,999 SqFt
  • 0.172 Acres
Remodeled upper west side home! High point on premier street. Filtered Ocean Views! Sought-after Moore Creek Estates. 2 stories, 4 beds, 3 baths, over 3,200 sf. Beautifully landscaped. Winding driveway to 3.5 car attached garage with Tesla charger. Open floor plan. 2 fireplaces. Throughout this spacious and bright home are gleaming hard wood floors, modern paint schemes, wainscoting, custom woodwork, and dramatic coffered ceilings, and ceiling fans. Enormous living room/dining area is perfect for entertaining! Featuring 2 fireplaces, inviting wrap-around deck, patio and lush, fenced backyard. Huge, bright kitchen/dining area offers sub-zero fridge, gas range, Gaggenau double ovens, pantry, dumbwaiter brings groceries from garage!  The big master retreat features: artistic ceiling, sliders to romantic balcony with spiral staircase, walk-in closet, dual vanities, soaking tub.  Please follow the guidelines listed on the Posted Rules for Entry Form at https://tinyurl.com/yauvyc75
124 Moore Creek RD
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,217 SqFt
  • 0.237 Acres
Energize & uplift your soul in this energy modeled solar efficiency design comfort home steps to the invigorating West Cliff Drive promenade along the sparkling waterfront of the Monterey Bay ocean. Located across from Lighthouse Field state park, a welcoming tranquil escape among manicured gardens with indoor-outdoor connection from all rooms offering deck or garden access & optimal privacy. An abundance of natural light & warmth greets you at the solarium entry with cedar wrapped high ceilings & custom woodwork throughout with bamboo & doug fir floors, natural wood windows, & numerous built-in design qualities can be found throughout. Oceanview living area has kitchen with visually vibrant concrete inlaid counters, LED lighting, & newer appliances. Finished 2 car garage perfect for entertaining or hobby enthusiasts offering extra storage. Built with rare residential 8.0 commercial grade earthquake engineering. Enjoy local convenience to Farmer's markets, stores, schools & services.
103 Eucalyptus AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,045 SqFt
  • 0.134 Acres
One of a kind Hot spot Tri-level home, Facing Immaculate Ocean-view, Surrounded by Decks & Balconies, Private lush garden with many varieties of trees, This lovely 4 Bedroom/3 full bath located in spectacular Upper Westside of Santa Cruz, Close to Beach, Downtown, UCSC, Shopping & Restaurants. Completely remodeled in 2016 with 400 Sq Ft Addition, All permitted.Two Master Suites, High Ceiling in Family R & Main Master R, Corner Jacuzzi Tub, Gas Fireplace, Separate Outside Entrance from Downstairs bedroom & living Room,  Engineering hardwood Floor Throughout, Crown Molding , Wains Coating, Semi-Custom Cabinets, Thermador Appliances Including Refrigerator, Wine Cooler, Steam Oven, Cook Top, built in Microwave, Elegant Peninsula Island, Granite Counter tops, 300 Sq Ft Theater room with the potential of being converted into in-law suite behind the garage, Private & quite, Ring Camera security system, 220 amp Car Charger Outlet, Vacant & Staged! Checkout a 3D Tour & Visualized floor plan.
538 Escalona DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,600 SqFt
  • 0.224 Acres
Stroll the Greenbelt from 302 Plateau Avenue to the breathtaking bay views and beaches of West Cliff Drive - a leafy 5 minute walk or a minute by bike. In this verdant setting is a fresh contemporary home offering a casual, elegant lifestyle. The bright living area flows to sunny decks, yard and garden for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. A chef's kitchen, dining area and 1/2 bath complete the 1st story. Upstairs, a serene master suite boasts a stylish ensuite bath. There are 2 other bedrooms and a 2nd full bath on the 2nd story. Included is a spacious 2 car garage and an abundance of off street parking. An 8KW solar array on a newer roof is tied to PG&E with net metering. Swift Street Courtyard's restaurants, wine tasting rooms, tap rooms and specialty shops is walking distance from here. Don't miss this home - only 2 Greenbelt homes have sold in the past 10 years! It's not just a remarkable West Side property in a unique location; it is a lifestyle choice.Choose la dolce vita.
302 Plateau AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,896 SqFt
  • 0.161 Acres
This is a rare opportunity to own a property on a wide, quiet street just four houses in from the beach and West Cliff Drive. Because it is located across from two empty lots, the house has stunning ocean views without the busyness of being on the main thoroughfare. The kitchen is large and open with a bar and eating area plus charming built-in shelving. A separate living room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms are on the main floor along with a large laundry room with a sink.   Upstairs is the master suite with a full bath, large closet, and balcony with cable railing to maximize the views of the nearby ocean. There is ample storage in the upstairs cabinets and attic space as well. The backyard is ideal for beach-goers with its outdoor shower and hot tub. The two-car garage has shelving and a peg board wall to help keep things organized. With the many windows and close proximity to the water, the home stays cool with a fresh breeze all year round.
122 Merced AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,084 SqFt
  • 0.115 Acres
Meticulous single level home recently renovated with high end modern upgrades throughout.  This property checks all the boxes; seamless open floor plan, gorgeous natural light, chefs kitchen, indoor/outdoor living, extensive space for entertaining, considerable yard space, all in a premier location.  This is an entertainers dream home with a wow worthy kitchen, formal dining area opening onto a large deck with built in seating and BBQ.  Third bedroom features barn doors allowing for multiple uses. Grounds include mature modern landscaping, secret garden with raised garden beds, intimate fire pit table, ample off street parking and room for an ADU. Oversized sheetrocked garage with finished floor and double pane windows. Close to Westlake Elementary, UCSC, and downtown Santa Cruz with easy access to Hwy 17 and the many wonderful things Santa Cruz has to offer.
448 Van Ness AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,795 SqFt
  • 0.215 Acres
Priced to sell...This home sits in an excellent West Side location within steps to WEST CLIFF DRIVE.  Offering a turnkey home with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and plenty of parking. Many upgrades with too many to list.  You will not find a better priced home with this location. Bring your walking shoes, bikes, surf boards, kayaks and enjoy the Monterey Bay surroundings with its abundance of marine life, or just relax and get away from it all. Enjoy, unwind and take a deep breath of Santa Cruz living. You deserve it!  A must see!  More pictures to follow when available.
135 Liberty ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,200 SqFt
  • 0.138 Acres
Uniquely hand-crafted home on one of our upper west side's finest streets!  Views of Monterey Bay from hilltop perch. Exotic hardwoods are showcased with accents of copper, tiles, and a variety of stonework.  A hacienda style floor plan provides plenty of room to move.  Features include hardwood floors, radiant heat, open-beamed and cove ceilings, wainscoting, elegant mahogany doors and trim, teak decking, and much more.  Accessory Apartment is fully permitted with one bedroom, living room, kitchen, parlor, and bath.
Address not disclosed
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,037 SqFt
  • 0.217 Acres
Welcome to the home you have dreamed of for years. Prime West side Santa Cruz location. 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! A grandiose living room with nine-foot ceilings is the central point of the home, excellent for top-notch social gatherings. 3 generous bedrooms with gleaming cherry-lined hardwood flooring on the ground floor, 2 of which are master suites. 1 has its own covered porch and separate entrance. 1 shared full bathroom is also on this level. Beautiful bright eat-in kitchen with views out the windows. Upstairs find another full bath and bedroom with architecturally pleasing ceiling. Spacious garage for all of your beach sporting goods. PLUS, YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BUILD AN ADU ABOVE THE GARAGE AS PER THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ!  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
Fully upgraded, spacious, four bedroom, two bath, single story bungalow with sunroom. Located just blocks from West Cliff Drive. Turn key and ready to make your new home. One car garage with windows and double doors which could serve as an artist studio or full workshop. Large, sunny back yard, prepared for you to customize your outdoor space. Fabulous coastal neighborhood. Walk to beaches and the Coastal trail via Bethany Curve walkway. Ride your bike or walk to grocery stores, breweries, restaurants, Natural Bridges and Steamer Lane. Easy access to Highway 17, Highway 1, downtown Santa Cruz, the harbor and UCSC. Perfect family home, retirement home, investment home or beach home. The best of the Westside. Located just blocks from West Cliff Drive.
343 Plateau AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,779 SqFt
  • 0.144 Acres

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