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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
Find your Zen Beach Home steps from the Pacific Ocean.  Masterfully crafted in 2017, no expense was spared in the design and buildout of this stunning, Modern Mediterranean Dream Home.  2 Master Suites, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, expansive entertaining area upstairs, oversized kitchen with breakfast bar family room area, separate living room, finished garage, out door bbq area, outdoor shower, front yard seating area, large rear patio area and all the glorious benefits that come with living on the Santa Cruz Coast.  Designer features include 10 foot ceilings, custom hardwood floors, extensive use of granite, marble, massive slab breakfast bar with room for 6, oversized center island, stainless appliances, LED lighting, crown molding, finished garage complete with Italian Slate stamped concrete driveway.  No crowds, nuisance, traffic or headaches associated with living on West Cliff but the same convenience steps away from the ocean along the manicured pathway in front of your home.
130 Bethany CURV
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,656 SqFt
  • 0.138 Acres
Relax in your bay window and watch the crashing surf and the moon rising over the water. 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 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, dining and home office or study 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. The Wharf, Beach Boardwalk, Lighthouse Point and world class surf spots, including Steamer Lane, are your neighbors. Enjoy the West Cliff promenade. Leave your car in the garage and spend the day at the beach. Westside restaurants and the vibrance of downtown SC add to the atmosphere. 3 generations have enjoyed a lifetime of memories in their coastal hideaway. 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
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
Exceptional home and property with stunning views that open up to the Monterey Bay, city lights, sunsets and surf.  The comfortable, single level home oozes pride of ownership.  The kitchen opens up into the family room that features gas fireplace and access to the back yard.  The primary suite, living, dining, and family rooms have floor to ceiling windows, all providing sweeping view opportunities.  The grand living room has vaulted ceilings, and sliding doors allowing seamless access to the sunny pool deck and hot tub.  Enjoy updated flooring, windows, furnace, and air conditioning! The attached garage is generously sized and has a workshop area. Additional parking available for recreational vehicle(s) tucked behind fencing. Raised garden beds, pool, hot tub, lawn and patio areas complete the back yard.  THIS will be the place your friends and loved ones gather!  A nice neighborhood in close proximity to UCSC, Pogonip, Westlake Elementary, Downtown Santa Cruz, and an easy commute!
113 Longview DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,652 SqFt
  • 0.253 Acres
This is a rare opportunity to own on one of the most desired streets at the beach on the West Side!   Tropical Hawaii atmosphere in Santa Cruz!  It is located about 100 yards from Cowells stairway to surf! This home is just under 2200 sq ft and  has 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths.  The Kitchen is a spacious u shape and has Viking Professional Refrigerator and gas oven/range.  The beautiful living room has an 8 ft by 8 ft picture window and 10 foot coffered ceilings.  There are wood floors throughout and brand new wool Berber carpeting.  2 of the 3 baths have been newly updated.  The backyard was just completely updated with new TREX decks and stairs that lead to the upper deck with ocean views to the Wharf and Harbor.
103 Manor PL
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,136 SqFt
  • 0.164 Acres
Just steps to West Cliff Drive and Mitchells beach this updated 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom property has space for everyone! The versatile downstairs floor plan offers options for you to create the space you need.  Downstairs, enjoy the functional kitchen with breakfast bar, separate eating area, cozy built-in window seat, pine cabinetry, and a separate pantry. The kitchen opens up to a well-sized family room for easy conversation; complete with built-in cabinets and a gas fireplace.  You will also find a separate dining room and formal living room and one of the four bedrooms on the first floor along with a full bathroom.  Upstairs, the large master suite features a fireplace, balcony, and perfectly sized walk-in closet. Outside youll enjoy the mature landscaping, fenced-in yards in both the front and back, a cozy front porch, and a large patio. You dont want to miss this opportunity to own a great and well-cared-for family or vacation home centrally located on the Lower Westside!
402 Oxford WAY
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,427 SqFt
  • 0.143 Acres
Discretely nestled at the end of a long driveway in Santa Cruz's prestigious Upper Westside, sited on a nearly half acre of flat, usable land, sits a once-in-a-generation legacy property that exudes casual elegance and sophistication. An exceedingly private and gated oasis of lush landscaping reminiscent of Sunset Magazine, the myriad outdoor entertaining areas include a full-size bocce ball court, gourmet outdoor kitchen, outdoor dining area w/ overhead heaters, a gas fire pit, an orchard of mature fruit trees, raised garden beds, an aviary, chicken coop, hot tub deck, and more. The 2,400 square foot contemporary home is punctuated by soaring ceilings in the great room, an open cook's kitchen with professional-grade appliances and a light-filled living room with midcentury influences. A primary suite and guest suite upstairs and 2BR/1BA downstairs with a direct access 2-car garage create a well-balanced separation of space. Located in coveted Westlake Elementary School district.
541 Highland AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,390 SqFt
  • 0.486 Acres
Enjoy the Santa Cruz lifestyle in this fabulous home on the Westside. Ocean views, just two homes from West Cliff & the walking path. Newly refreshed beach home featuring high open beam ceilings, newly refinished hardwood floors, Roy Johnson light fixtures, & amazing direct views of the ocean. Walk into the entry & up the stairway to the great room which includes the living & dining room & gourmet kitchen. The living room has two sets of sliding glass doors to the ocean view wrap around deck. The gourmet kitchen has corian counters, custom wood cabinet w/an island, built in china cabinet, new stainless appliances, & a garden window. The master suite is adjacent to the ample two-person study/office with built in bookshelves & recessed lights. Downstairs are two bedrooms, bath and laundry room &  attached two car garage. Located just off West Cliff Drive, a prime spot on Santa Cruz's famous coastline.
207 Chico AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,297 SqFt
  • 0.108 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
Fabulous Mediterranean Home only 6 years new! Gated property, two blocks to West Cliff Drive with front courtyard patio & a wonderful Heritage Cedar. Polished patina concrete, hydronic heated flooring downstairs with an open floor plan, fireplace setting, dining area, solid bamboo cabinets, top of the line Thermador stainless appliances, built-in microwave drawer, granite counters, breakfast bar island! Upstairs Master suite with walk-in closet & wall of closets, Classic bathroom with double sinks, plus two more bedrooms and additional bathroom.  Green award building construction, hot tub and one car garage. Start 2021 living in this custom home situated in a Sweet Spot in the lower Westside, close everything!
608 Laguna ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,314 SqFt
  • 0.117 Acres
What better street to live on than Santa Cruz St on the Westside of Santa Cruz.  This is a fun and exciting Westside SC location.  The home was extensively remodeled and has been well maintained with pride of ownership.  The home is on a long large lot just 2 blocks from West Cliff where you can hear the ocean.  Be a part of the Santa Cruz vibe and partake in watching world-class surfers, stroll along West Cliff, enjoy dining, beaches, the wharf, the Boardwalk, and more.  This property has an open floor plan, open kitchen concepts, vaulted ceilings, a large master suite, hot tub, gas fire pit, outdoor bar, horseshoes, and more.  The property can be sold furnished. Great home for a primary or vacation home.
301 Santa Cruz ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,641 SqFt
  • 0.118 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
Well-maintained, desirable single level 3-bed, 2-bath home, with garage. As a bonus, there is an amazing detached, 450 Sq Ft double office area behind the main house with a patio that joins the two units. Ideal for work at home, remote learning or use as an artist's space. High speed internet and fiber optic available. The house has a living room for relaxing, along with a separate family room off the kitchen. The kitchen is great for entertaining, counter top seating with large dining area and a cozy gas fireplace. Backyard is ideal for outdoor entertaining, rain or shine, day or night. Easy to maintain landscaping. Home is equipped with a 4.48 kW solar electric system along with a high efficiency furnace. You will have the conveniences of the Westside including walking/biking to the beach and wharf. Close to the new Rail Trail, and walking distance to fine restaurants, wineries, breweries, entertainment and the Farmers Market on the weekend. This home has it all.
531 Bellevue ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,618 SqFt
  • 0.147 Acres
Upper Westside classic home on an incredible 11,064 sf lot at the end of a cul-de-sac.  This home features hardwood floors throughout,, fireplace in the living room with large picture windows that invite you to experience this remarkable setting. Formal dining room opens up to the spacious living room. Galley kitchen includes a sunny breakfast area, wood block countertops and stainless steel appliances.  Master bedroom has view of the flower garden, master bath newly remodeled.  Separate laundry room, attached garage and outdoor storage shed.  The amazing private sunny backyard backs up to Rittenhouse pond and includes a detached studio room which is a office or art studio.  The yard and spacious deck is easily accessed through the dining room to enjoy indoor/ outdoor living.   Lots of birdsong and quiet. Lovely trees including, a cork, olive, magnolia, fruit and redwood.   Easy commute location. Close to Downtown Santa Cruz, beaches, hiking trails, UCSC and Westlake Elementary School.
248 Ross
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,342 SqFt
  • 0.254 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
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,112 SqFt
  • 0.188 Acres
Classic Santa Cruz home with extra unit in a terrific location,nestled above downtown on a quiet street, close to schools and the university. with great walkability and excellent commute location. This handsome home is light and bright inside, terrific floor plan, some historic original light fixtures, stained glass and hardware. Downstairs features, living room and fireplace, separate sitting room, one bedroom and bath and a light open kitchen and dining area facing backyard. Upstairs 3 bedrooms  and 1 bath.  Back Carriage house offers flexible living space with many possibilities. currently 1 large bedroom upstairs plus 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and large storage room  downstairs. City of Santa Cruz RL Zoning low rise multi residential. This is a great opportunity in a wonderful historic neighborhood above downtown Santa Cruz!
427 Locust ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,640 SqFt
  • 0.138 Acres
Exceptional Opportunity to own Your Dream property on West Cliff.Designer home/Turnkey with furnishings.Just bring your clothes/towel to the beach.New flooring/carpet/interior painting.Work remotely from this unit with a upper floor set up for media room/office/Playroom for large family gatherings.2 Bedroom with bathroom.Large family/dining and kitchen with balcony off kitchen with 1/2 Bathroom.2 car garage and privacy gate/fenced complex.2 car garage parking.Laundry in garage but ample room for cars/storage. Extra parking for guest close to townhouse. Pool to relax or exercise.Green Belt area for family BBQ. Rarely available units in this complex.Steps to Boardwalk/Steamers Lane or dining.Stroll W Cliff/Sunsets. Perfect 2ND HOME BEACH GETAWAY or full time rental. Walk West cliff/ride your bikes or surf the waves steps from townhouse.Hear the waves and smell the ocean.Park your car and walk to all entertaining events or restaurants walking distance.Lg coffee table not included in sale.
200 W Cliff DR 39
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,200 SqFt
  • 0.011 Acres

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