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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 Upper Westside. This estate offers ocean views, rolling meadows and oak trees. It is a short walk to Moore Creek Preserve. This truly is a nature lovers paradise. This incredible gated property sits on 2 parcels totaling 7+ acres. It features a 4,284+ sq. ft. 2 story Green home with Durisol block construction (555 Meder St APN#002-312-14). The entire property benefits from the bank of solar panels on top of the barn and 3 car detached garage. The 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. There is a koi pond that sits next to a beautiful freestanding meditation room. In addition to the main house, there is a 2,750+ sq. ft. 4 bedroom 3 bath guest house with studio (541 Meder St) adjacent to the primary residence on a separate parcel APN#002-312-18.
555 & 541 Meder ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 7 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 7,034 SqFt
  • 7 Acres
With Views from Mitchell's Cove to Monterey, here is a once in a lifetime opportunity to live on the premiere ocean front drive in Santa Cruz!  This remodeled 2800 sf home has 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 half baths and is located on a double rarely available 13,000 sf lot.  Currently the utility poles are being put underground for unobstructed views!!!  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. The professionally landscaped lot has space to expand or for a cottage (buyer to verify) or pool.  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
This magnificent, one-of-a-kind, custom masterpiece was built in 2007 and has been impeccably maintained in pristine condition. Renowned architects, Gary Garmann + Thatcher Thompson, designed this awe-inspiring abode. Builder, Jon Badeaux, added a level of quality rarely seen in construction today. This ridge top oasis in the sought after upper West Side is set back from the street, hidden in a private enclave which makes it a rare offering. This spectacular home with sweeping views of the bay and city lights is truly impressive & perfect for entertaining.  The many private spaces are ideal for tranquil & comfortable living. Some of the many remarkable features include, but are not limited to, a cherrywood elevator, limestone floors throughout much of the home, walls of windows showcasing breathtaking views, high ceilings, 9' solid wood doors, top of the line kitchen amenities, a huge pantry, radiant heat and much more. See the home brochure for a complete list of special features.
130 Bayona DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,545 SqFt
  • 0.341 Acres
In the heart of Santa Cruz, one block from the Lighthouse, discover this unique and brand new Mediterranean masterpiece finished  to perfection in July 2019*This brand new custom home is approximately 3,904 SQFT w/ five enormous bedrooms, four interior designer bathrooms, a spectacular open floor plan, & a separate guest house w/ kitchen & living room*This very rare new estate is only 1-2 minute walk to the ocean & world famous Steamers Lane surf break*Complete gated privacy*Every attention to detail includes superior custom interior designer contributions, custom doors & windows, contemporary/antique light fixtures, top appliances, hardwood floors, custom marble tile & countertops* Enormous three car garage, private front office, mud room, & the 5th bedroom could be a 2nd family room/bonus room*Master suite includes a tall glass steam shower & soaking tub*Radiant floors & abundant closets throughout*Expansive courtyard, gardens, patios, BBQ Area, gated privacy, and excellent parking!!
111 Laguna ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,904 SqFt
  • 0.137 Acres
Exquisite modern spanish style  home designed by a local architect(Derek Van Alstine) lavish use of color enhances every space, both inside and out. The home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac, with views, stylish gardens and outdoor entertaining areas. An EPS foam block residence,this stunning home is perfectly climate controlled and serenely quiet.  Every room opens onto separate balcony, deck or courtyard with established mediterranean plantings; many of the views include pastures and distant redwood ridge lines. The large sandstone deck off  the living room has sweeping ocean views, perfect for entertaining a group or intimately viewing sunsets. A private  courtyard oasis showcases the strikingly  designed lap pool and incorporated water feature wall. An elegant outdoor fireplace nook keeps it perfectly inviting  on the cooler nights here in Santa Cruz. This home is tranquility, nestled in one of the most desirable locations in Santa Cruz! Come see for yourself.
122 Penguin CT
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,922 SqFt
  • 0.230 Acres
REDUCED! 450K reduction from original asking price! BEST QUALITY and VALUE HANDS DOWN!  This is a must see property. It's at the top of its class with the perfect combination of curb appeal, quality craftsmanship, and Panoramic Ocean views. The home features a recent 1.35+ million dollar renovation and expansion. The exterior details of this home are elegant yet contemporary; from its distinguished front porch and high roof lines, to its grand upper deck and copper details.  The interior is featured by a stunning Great Room with soaring ceilings, a Chefs Kitchen and two Master Suites (one on each floor). And the ocean views are so magnificent, that they must been seen to be fully appreciated. In this price range, Nothing Compares!
220 Wavecrest AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,800 SqFt
  • 0.151 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.
880 W Cliff DR 12
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,242 SqFt
  • 0.689 Acres
Built in 1883 by the McPherson family, this well cared for home is approximately 3000 sqft and has 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, large kitchen, formal dining room, formal living room with a fireplace, family room, office/library, laundry room and a mud room. Once used as a boarding house, this home showcases old world charm combined with modern amenities. The downstairs rooms have high ceilings, luxurious wood trim and built in shelving throughout, with an updated kitchen featuring sparkling white cabinets and modern appliances. Upstairs is where most of the bedrooms, and features angled ceilings and skylights. Each bedroom has a sizable closet and a hand-washing sink. The spacious back patio is fully fenced and well shaded underneath a massive avocado tree. All this AND located within walking distance to downtown shops, restaurants, & entertainment. Don't miss out on your opportunity to own a piece of Santa Cruz history!
236 Walnut AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,985 SqFt
  • 0.112 Acres
Ocean views! Wonderful Thatcher Thompson built west side home with ocean views from main living area and turret room.This home is move-in ready with its walls of new windows, newly refinished hardwood floors, fresh paint and carpet, turret room which can be used as 4th bedroom, office or artist studio, French doors, garage not convertedjust a false walls--easily removed. New furnace, roof clearance, will be fumigated before COE, most section one completed
125 Clark AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,004 SqFt
  • 0.115 Acres
Rare 2 bedroom, 2 bath ocean front condo that is a five-year-old modern European style condo on West Cliff Drive. Spacious, open plan ideal for casual living and entertaining with ocean views. Nine-foot ceilings and high windows bathe the entire home in light and fresh air. Split bedroom floor plan for privacy. Many luxury features include imported Scavolini custom kitchen, high-end stainless steel appliances, smooth wall plaster finishing, cream-colored limestone floors throughout, marble walls in bathrooms, extra-tall 1¾ solid wood interior doors, FontanaArte Italian chandelier, Julien stainless steel kitchen sink, modern German FSB door levers, and Duravit wall-hung toilets. Limestone floor of the great room continues out onto the deck through 21 wide bifold doors for an additional 234 sq of indoor/outdoor living.
890 W Cliff DR 3
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,355 SqFt
  • 0.024 Acres
Believe it; you live here.Its gorgeous.Wake up looking out at fabulous Monterey Bay.Walk across the street;take a morning stroll along one of the most sought after views in the world.Take in a surf competition at Steamers Lane.Listen to sea lions; smell clean,sea air, feel the break of waves beneath your feet. Return to your luxury single level ocean condo w/sweeping ocean views. Lots of light, open spacious great room, set slightly back from WCliff,avoiding being in the fish bowl but still maintaining expansive views. Extensive remodeling includes radiant hydronic heating w/independent room control thermostats, updated wiring, surround sound audio, HD tv distribution system w/audio rack control, security alarm,quartz countertops, new appliances, automated blinds, new cabinetry, in-wall toilet, glass enclosure shower.The Carmel is a landmark on WCliff. This  2 bdrm/1 bth unit provides charm of the classic with the new; unique, exquisite,impressive.HOA pays unit & common area utilities.
880 W Cliff DR 10
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,050 SqFt
  • 1.375 Acres
Amazing sunsets from this Upper Westside home!  Serene and peaceful setting with views of the arroyo.  I love the vaulted ceilings, walls of windows, fireplace, awesome sunny deck and large bedrooms.  The kitchen has granite counter tops, brand new gas stove and skylight.  Master bedroom suite with walk in closet, slider to deck, views of the canyon, large bathroom with double sinks.  Downstairs is separate dining room, or it could be a family room area as well.  The upstairs living room has ton of light pouring in from the windows that overlook the arroyo, vaulted ceilings and fireplace.  Outside you can enjoy the views and sun from the deck.  This home is located in an excellent neighborhood in Santa Cruz and in Westlake Elementary school district.  Welcome home!
625 Miramar DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,804 SqFt
  • 0.115 Acres
This fantastic lower westside location is only blocks from the beach, West Cliff and world famous surf breaks.  Whether you enjoy ocean adventures or just a peaceful evening stroll, there are few places like West Cliff to take in the fresh ocean air or colorful sunsets.  The full sized lot has a large covered side-patio and backyard, great for entertaining, gardening or possible home expansion.  This original bungalow has hardwood floors, spacious bedrooms, two full baths, and is also near to all the shopping, restaurants and amenities that Santa Cruz has to offer.  Bring your vision for updating and making it your own!
124 Plateau AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,197 SqFt
  • 0.144 Acres
Location, Location, Location!  Walk to West Cliff and enjoy the most spectacular beaches, cliffs and wave action.  You would be minutes to the Library on the corner! This home is on a lovely avenue with a center island.  It is a prime location in Santa Cruz County. How about a second home where you can walk to the Wharf for dinner, Natural Bridges State Beach, surf in the ocean, watch the surfers,  Lighthouse Field State Beach, and bike to UCSC.  Oh, let us not forget Long Marine Lab, Seymour Marine Discovery Center and Natural Bridges Monarch Trail.    Also enjoy a short day trip on Highway 1 to Davenport and Wilder Ranch where you can observe the sea lions.  It does not get any better.  Or you can buy 607, 611, and 615 Woodrow Avenue and develop your own compound. What a fabulous opportunity!.
607 Woodrow AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,257 SqFt
  • 0.117 Acres
Enjoy this one level home with two bedrooms and one bath, bay window in dining area, wood floors and only a short walk to the library!   There is an extra large lot with plenty of area for a garden, pool.  Garage is detached.  Location, Location, Location!  Walk to West Cliff and enjoy the most spectacular beaches, cliffs and wave action.  You would be minutes to the Library on the corner! This home is on a lovely avenue with a center island.  It is a prime location in Santa Cruz County. How about a second home where you can walk to the Wharf for dinner, Natural Bridges State Beach, surf in the ocean, watch the surfers,  Lighthouse Field State Beach, and bike to UCSC.  Oh, let us not forget Long Marine Lab, Seymour Marine Discovery Center and Natural Bridges Monarch Trail.    You can buy 607, 611, and 615 Woodrow Avenue and develop your own compound. What a fabulous opportunity!.
615 Woodrow AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 926 SqFt
  • 0.189 Acres
Over 5% price reduction. Seller will credit $5000 toward repairs/upgrades. This home's prime location is just blocks from the West Cliff Promenade and doors away from the Bethany Curve trail to the ocean cliffs. The house has been completely painted in and out, and features hardwood floors, a fully remodeled bathroom, and original retro tile in the other bathroom and in the kitchen. The over-sized picture window in front awaits your decorative coverings and brings light in a from a the front yard. The back yard runs deep. Zoned R2 this is an exceptional opportunity for an investment rental, a primary residence, or as a coastal retreat with half the home rented. Pears and a prominent Magnolia grace the backyard, and a private wrap-around deck gives peaceful access to the yard. The master suite has both a slider to the outside and a separate door to a private entrance, and a door to the rest of the home. The property was used as a second residence and as a rental for the past 20 years
1513 Delaware AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,292 SqFt
  • 0.144 Acres
Welcome to this light filled single level westside bungalow. This quintessential Santa Cruz Bungalow home features remodeled bathrooms, hardwood floors, an open and airy floor plan plus a 1 car garage and ample storage. Complete with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms this home has the right amount of space for anything your heart desires. The master suite, family room and dining area have just recently been added, thus creating additional living space that is contemporary, light bright, airy and new! The spacious front and backyards with garden beds, grass, and trees, are a gardeners dream. There are large windows and sliding glass doors that bring the outside in. Granite countertops and a brick fireplace add to the property's charm and character.  Close proximity to: restaurants, shops, bus lines, beaches, University of California Santa Cruz, world renowned surf spots, West Cliff Dr., Natural Bridges State beach, and Wilder Ranch State Park and so much more... This home has it all!
311 Younglove AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,560 SqFt
  • 0.144 Acres
Charming one level home with arched doorways, formal separate dining area, hardwood floors, and three bedrooms, with one and one half baths.  Location, Location, Location!  Walk to West Cliff and enjoy the most spectacular beaches, cliffs and wave action.  You would be minutes to the Library on the corner! This home is on a lovely avenue with a center island.  It is a prime location in Santa Cruz County. How about a second home where you can walk to the Wharf for dinner, Natural Bridges State Beach, surf in the ocean, watch the surfers,  Lighthouse Field State Beach, and bike to UCSC.  Oh, let us not forget Long Marine Lab, Seymour Marine Discovery Center and Natural Bridges Monarch Trail.    Also enjoy a short day trip on Highway 1 to Davenport and Wilder Ranch where you can observe the sea lions.  It does not get any better.   Or you can buy 607, 611, and 615 Woodrow Avenue and develop your own compound.
611 Woodrow AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,152 SqFt
  • 0.112 Acres
This historic 130 year old Victorian home has been divided into triplex, consisting of a 2 bedroom, 1 bath unit ... a 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit and a studio w/bath unit. All units have separate electric meters. Property is vacant and part of an estate that has no income or expense information. May be possible to revert back to single family residence. This is a probate sale subject to court confirmation and possible overbid.
440 Locust ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,108 SqFt
  • 0.091 Acres
Just four blocks from West Cliff beaches and right next door to the walking and biking trails of Bethany Curve Park, sits this comfortable single-level rancher. A place where memories begin, in a home owned by the same family for many years. Light-filled rooms w/dual pane windows, all new floor coverings and fresh paint welcome you inside. Three bedrooms w/large closets, two full baths, an over-sized Costco closet and separate laundry/utility room. Ample counter and bar top seating for friends, a dining area that fits a nice-sized table and deck space for your morning coffee. Attached garage w/cabinets and overhead storage. Fenced 6750+ sq ft parcel sheltered fr the street by mature hedges and trees, w/roses, fruit trees and untapped garden space on two sides. From this centrally located, Lower Westside neighborhood, in five to ten-minutes you can be enjoying West Cliff beaches and Natural Bridges, New Leaf Market, Verve Coffee, local wineries and bakeries.  It's where the fun begins!
1501 Delaware AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,484 SqFt
  • 0.155 Acres

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