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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
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
The dream of waking up to ocean front views and coastal living comes alive at this West Cliff Drive home.  Whether it be refreshments on the balcony or a sunset stroll to Natural Bridges beach every day will be a new adventure.  The reverse floor plan enhances an already spectacular view.   Your living room, kitchen and dining are all oriented to take maximum advantage of the southern exposure and natural light. This iconic Santa Cruz location pulls you into the world of seaside living.  You will count the Santa Cruz Wharf, the Beach Boardwalk, Lighthouse Point and world class surf spots, including Steamer Lane, as your neighbors.  Westside restaurants, UCSC and the vibrance of downtown Santa Cruz add to the local atmosphere.  This is the first time on the market, for this home, in 28 years.  Three generations have enjoyed a lifetime of memories in their hideaway at the coast.  Are you ready to create yours? Then Let's Cruz!
2240 W Cliff DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,735 SqFt
  • 0.113 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
One house back from West Cliff Drive with all the views but none of the human and vehicle traffic! For 20 years, the current owners have been upgrading this beautiful 4 bedroom home. Exclusive white water views of three surf spots and is situated on the landscaped Bethany Creek with daily visits from herons, egrets, and other rare birds. A 2 bedroom mother-in law suite or tenant portion is conveniently located with a separate entrance  Not to mention, the 550 square foot loft that is not included in the square footage which brings the total square footage up to 3,072 Sq. Ft.! Currently being used as the master suite, you will enjoy this usable space while taking in the sprawling white water views.  Ocean views can be seen from the second and third floors of the property. Ample Storage space for recreational equipment or a man cave in garage or shed. Enjoy the hot tub, outdoor shower, in privacy after a long day surfing!
127 Bethany CURV
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,522 SqFt
  • 0.151 Acres
Spacious contemporary with open split floor plan featured on the 2008 Architects Tour. Perfect for entertaining large groups on large sunny lot with a second kitchen plus veranda, fire pit and spa to enjoy the downstairs environs, and an upstairs with a grand deck and sweeping ocean views. The home enjoys a prime location with a long and successful successful vacation rental history, just a few quick steps to West Cliff, with unobstructed ocean views, and a short beach cruiser ride to the shops, brew pubs and restaurants of the burgeoning West End! Visit www.115Swift.com for more
115 Swift ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,241 SqFt
  • 0.172 Acres
Opportunity to purchase 13.23 acres located in the city of Santa Cruz with two remodeled homes.  Lower house is a 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,232 sf farmhouse with an outdoor shower and additional storage.  Ocean peeks from the outdoor deck great for entertaining.  Upper house with ocean and city views is a gardener's paradise with 2 bed, 2 bath and 1,730 sf.  Fenced yard with large deck   Open floor plan with chef's kitchen including double ovens, farmhouse sink, prep sink and stainless steel appliances.  Approved tentative map to split the property into four parcels with each existing home on its own parcel, coupled with two ocean view lots on the upper portion of the property.  Third home on property is currently unhabitable but could be remodeled/rebuilt.  Redwood strewn lower portion of property runs along Pogonip Creek and has direct access into the city owned Pogonip.  Possibilities abound!!!
600 Encinal ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,962 SqFt
  • 13.230 Acres
Equal parts Santa Cruz, Napa and the Hamptons, this modern farmhouse evokes a sense of a simple life with nourishing connections. Expansive wrap-around porch, shuttered windows, shiplap siding, grape-vine covered arbors, and gourmet country kitchen w/ a river rock fireplace. The modern additions of pool, spa, sauna, and an outdoor kitchen complete the effortless mix of sophisticated and down-to-earth.   Configured for the modern family w/ room for multiple generations to work and play from home. Lives like a 6 bed w/ 6 baths (3 full / 3 half). Includes: 3rd floor office/guest room/sanctuary, and a huge community room that would make a perfect second unit; w/ a wet-bar, refrigerator, full bath and a separate entrance.   Ready for impromptu dance parties, al fresco candlelight dinners, moon-light swims, and mid-night snacks? Pool House, Outdoor Shower, 3-Car Garage, Solar Panels, Electric Car Charger, Pool, Spa, Sauna, Fire-Pit, Raised Garden Beds, 15,000 sq.ft. lot w/Room for Chickens.
1025 Western DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 3,279 SqFt
  • 0.346 Acres
Price Reduction!!! A wonderfully Unique Property..1/2 Block from the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz..Located in the Beach Hill area..Superb location..Built in 1916 with charm and personality. 2800 Square feet with 6 bedrooms and 6 1/2 Baths..There are some guest cottages for friends and/or family..6 fireplaces.Lovely sitting areas in the rear yard. Nice views from some of the rooms. A truly beautiful piece of property.  This is an as-is sale.
118 1st ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 7 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 2,800 SqFt
  • 0.118 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
118 Bradley DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,516 SqFt
  • 0.226 Acres
Fall in love with this well-appointed Mid-Century Modern Upper Westside home! Located in the coveted Westlake School District this 4 Bedroom + office, 2.5 Bathroom home has been meticulously maintained and features designer finishes throughout. Enjoy the spacious, open gourmet kitchen with granite counters, 9x5 island, stainless steel appliances, beautiful lighting, and custom built-in seating area. The living and dining room feature hardwood flooring, cozy wood stove insert, in-ceiling premium audio, and original boho mural. The two-and-a-half baths are updated with gorgeous European tile and top-of-the-line fixtures. Step outside where you will find two sunny patios, space to garden, fruit trees, privacy landscaping, and a detached office offering additional space with flexible use. Fast available internet feeding cat 5 wiring in the house and office makes this a beautiful escape ready for work at home. Don't miss this remarkable home on one of the Upper Westside's best streets!
239 Ross ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,848 SqFt
  • 0.176 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
WESTLAKE.. PRICE REDUCTION.. Warm and inviting  single level home, 3 bedroom, 1 & 1/2 bathrooms.  Attractive dining room.  And above the garage , is a newer (2009),  permitted,  1 bedroom, 1 bath  nicely designed attached unit with a separate entrance..(can enter from the main home as well) . 2 car garage with driveway parking for 2 vehicles. NIce, private back yard.  WALK OR BIKE to UCSC and 2 blocks (+) to Westlake Elementary School.
314 Moore ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,037 SqFt
  • 0.196 Acres
On the market for the first time in 44 years, this home is in a prime lower westside location a block from Westcliff Dr. The footprint of the original home (circa 1950) was increased with an addition in the back, and a hint of Mediterranean revival styled exterior facelift in the early 80's. Entering through the front, you have an ample sized living room with a gas fireplace and newly refinished original oak floors. The kitchen is to the left and through the kitchen you have access to the garage/laundry and the outside workshop. Past the kitchen is a full bathroom and bedroom. From the living room it opens up to a formal dining room and a door which leads to the addition space. A tiled foyer with vaulted ceilings leads to two bedrooms on the first floor which share a jack and jill bath. Upstairs is the spacious master suite which features an office, rear balcony, and en suite bath. The outdoor space is efficiently designed with ample space for gardening. Great value & won't last long.
610 Lighthouse AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,935 SqFt
  • 0.130 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.  Large lot is an open canvas awaiting your creativity.
Address not disclosed
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,037 SqFt
  • 0.217 Acres
Desirable West Side Santa Cruz location. Custom homes in the neighborhood. Convenient access to Hwy 1, Hwy 17, shopping, services, 45 min. commute to the Silicon Valley and Bay Area. Schools nearby: UCSC , Santa Cruz High, Mission Hill Middle School, Bay View Elementary. Home has 3 Bed, 3 Bath and Office w/ closet. Ocean peek views from balconies. Yard low maintenance mature landscaping. New roof 2012, paint inside and out. Repiped plumbing throughout and new sewer to street.
520 Escalona DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,112 SqFt
  • 0.188 Acres
This gorgeous lower west side home was built in 2001 and is move-in ready! Walking distance from West Cliff Drive walking paths, shops, restaurants, and some of the best surf spots in town, this home has it all. Inside you will find trendy tile floors, stainless steel appliances, spacious closets and modern bathrooms.  The sun-filled upstairs master suite has 3 skylights, a soaking tub, and a darling little sitting area.  The single car garage shop is as clean and perfect as they get, with room for all of the toys. This property has ample room for parking and even an oversized vehicle in the second driveway area.  The mature foliage was carefully selected by a professional landscaper to be drought resistant and low-maintenance.  Close to the best west side beaches, Boardwalk, and the wharf, while still being in a very convenient commute location for Silicon Valley.
212 Walk CIR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,365 SqFt
  • 0.085 Acres
This is a rare four bedroom Santa Cruz house with a deep yard, gated to one of the best parks in the county. This tri-level home has been well maintained and largely remodeled by the current owners. The Chef's Kitchen features custom cabinets with brushed nickel hardware, Caesarstone countertops, GE Profile refrigerator and a Blue Star 6 burner Heritage Classic Premium range (25,000 BTU center burner, flanked by 22K, 18K, and 15K) all topped by a master class overhead hood. The bathrooms are done with Caesarstone also, with subway tiles in the shower. The cherrywood vanities add a richness to these creatively designed rooms. Two bedrooms upstairs have decks accessed from heavy double paned sliders, and the master bedroom slider opens to a private deck with a stairway to the backyard. Through your gate University Terrace Park is part of your space. It is one of the Westside's favorite spots for recreation and relaxation. This house embraces from both its outside decks and inside rooms.
238 Northrop PL
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,112 SqFt
  • 0.160 Acres

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