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Santa Cruz, CA Homes for Sale

The city of Santa Cruz is the county seat and largest population center in Santa Cruz County, California. Based on the last census of the city, there are over 60,000 current residents living in the community. The city is known for its beautiful beaches, moderate climate, surrounding forested regions, and the campus of the University of California. The land area of the town is approximately 12.7 square miles that include a combination of well-developed commercial areas, community center, outdoor parks, and various residential neighborhoods. There are numerous historical landmarks, restaurants, cultural centers, bars, shopping centers, hospitals, museums, art galleries, and many other attractions throughout Santa Cruz. The city is a cultural melting pot with fantastic beaches perfect for families looking for a home in the Pacific coastline.

If you plan to move into Santa Cruz, you have a wide variety of selection for housing options within the city limits. There are many suburban neighborhoods with single-family homes, gated communities, luxury properties, apartment complexes, mobile home parks, and much more residential real estates. If you plan to buy a home in the area, our team can help schedule a visit so you can check out the available properties for yourself.

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Homes for Sale in 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
THIS ONE OF A KIND FAMILY COMPOUND has it all! Set in beautiful Santa Cruz, the 63 acres of breathtaking beauty is ready for the next generation of stewards to enjoy. The expansive gated estate property features a main home, Chardonnay and Pinot vineyard, guest house, bridal cottage, cabana style pool, palms, lawns and ornamental trees privately surrounded by magnificent redwoods. The Event Barn is complete w/banquet room, dance floor, bar, commercial kitchen, game room, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a charming aviary, a windmill and an enchanting wine grotto. A chapel overlooks Monterey Bay, a replica of one in the hills above Genoa, Italy. For activities, there are tennis and bocce courts and horseshoe pits, all set up for private events and parties. Zoning is SU and allows for wineries, small AG use, home occupations and community gathering. Bring your imagination and bring your family friends! Close in, private and serene, NEW PRICE!
1690 Glen Canyon RD
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,000 SqFt
  • 62.977 Acres
Nestled into the sought after and gated Pasatiempo community, this impressive estate on the 17th green is a rare offering. The enchanting home is set back far from the road, situated at the end of a long  driveway, making it one of the few truly private properties within the Pasatiempo community. This magnificent estate fronts the world-class Pasatiempo Golf Course boasting expansive views of the golf course and of the Monterey Bay. If you admire beautiful architecture then you will be mesmerized by this lovely home which was designed by William Wurster. This grand abode is rich with history and features a floor plan which is ideal for entertaining as well as for comfortable living. The serene setting provides a tranquil environment for escaping the hustle & bustle of the outside world. On the market for the first time in 24 years, this one-of-a-kind coastal estate is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity!
62 Pasatiempo DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 5,548 SqFt
  • 0.852 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
Once in a long while a very special home becomes available for sale...welcome to  475 Brisa del Mar aptly named Sea Breeze Haven..  The enclave is situated in a unique setting with only twelve homes that share an additional 150 acre redwood forest with ocean views.  A 700 acre preserve surrounds Redwood Meadows Ranch creating a remarkable oasis from the hustle and bustle while remaining  a convenient distance to abundant amenities.   A truly magical place, the architecture is of the English Arts and Crafts style reminiscent of times past.  Sea Breeze Haven encompasses the main home and two separate guest cottages all with cherished privacy.  With a total of five bedrooms and four full and two half baths, there is ample room for family and friends.  View the sun descend over the ocean while enjoying  the scent of the old growth redwood forest surrounding the sanctuary.  Gated access and proximity to Silicon Valley make Sea Breeze Haven the perfect place to call home!
475 Brisa Del Mar
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,000 SqFt
  • 4.618 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
BREATHTAKING PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS! Welcome to this one of the kind, luxurious elegant estate which sits on a 6.2-acre private property consisting of two homes. Main is a custom built modern Japanese house overlooking 180 degrees of ocean view with many Japanese features; 100 year lasting roof-tiles, entertainment rooms with amenities for tea ceremony - tatami-mat, hinoki & kokutan woods, a recessed floor horigotatsu and 300-yr-old antique wood carvings ranma all imported from Japan. Master suite and two additional suites with lofts are on the 2nd floor overlooking the ocean and additional guest suite is on the 1st floor. Property also offers radiant floor heating, built in vacuum system, gourmet chef's kitchen with subzero refrigerator, bar with entertainment system, a Koi pond, Brazilian Ironwood deck, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and more. 1940 sqft 2nd house is tenant occupied. 5 minutes to HWY1, 7 minutes to HWY17, and under 40 minutes to Silicon Valley. VR tour: www.260castledr.com
260 Castle DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,127 SqFt
  • 6.200 Acres
This is a rare and spectacular offering with multiple uses; though what makes this property so special is its A+ location. The property is literally adjacent to Wilder State Park! This property is literally adjacent to Wilder State Park! This means you have direct access to nearly 11 miles of park land that travels from forest to the oceans front. And if that was not enough, you are only 4.8 miles to UC Santa Cruz and 6 miles from Shopping and Restaurants. The property is currently being used to board horses, though the potential uses seem so abundant that the end user will have much to dream about. Currently only about 3+ acres are reserved for equestrian facilities, though the property is also suitable for a large vineyard, an Estate quality ranch, and for those that desire to own their own 144+ acre Utopia.  including: 5 meadows that range from 1 to 4 acres of flat to gently sloped open space. And two ocean view building sites make this the perfect opportunity to have it all!
831 Smith Grade
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 768 SqFt
  • 144.030 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
Welcome to the brand new luxury Benson Avenue Subdivision, located on a sunny secluded cul-de-sac near Santa Cruz gardens. Sweeping Monterey Bay ocean views, and green belt access await, along with miles of different hiking trails and serene landscape. This is a new, custom built home, with tasteful finishes and thoughtful amenities to match. Master suite has walk in closets and a luxury soaking tub. Enjoy radiant heat flooring throughout, custom closet systems, smart wiring, central vac system, surround sound, hardwood floors, quartz countertops, chefs kitchen, thermadore appliances and so much more! This home has a beautiful covered patio with accordion doors that look out to an unobstructed green belt. This is a great family home with easy access to an amazing school district, excellent commute location, downtown Santa Cruz shopping and restaurants, or just across the way beautiful Capitola and Pleasure Point beach neighborhoods. This stunning property is a must see!
2545 Benson AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,480 SqFt
  • 0.200 Acres
Welcome to the new luxury Benson Ave Subdivision, located on a sunny secluded cul-de-sac near Santa Cruz Gardens. Sweeping Monterey Bay ocean views, & green belt access await, along with miles of different hiking trails & serene landscape. This Spanish-style 4 bedroom home includes a 5th bonus den on the 1st floor and a downstairs bedroom that opens to the beautifully landscaped backyard. Master suite has his & hers walk-in closets plus luxury soaking tub. Thoughtful amenities abound: radiant heat flooring, closet systems, smart wiring, central vac system, surround sound, hardwood floors, quartz countertops, chefs kitchen, Thermadore appliances & so much more! Beautiful covered patio that looks out to an unobstructed green belt, & full ocean views. A Great family home with easy access to everything, amazing school district, easy commute, downtown Santa Cruz shopping & restaurants, and Capitola & Pleasure Point beach neighborhoods. This stunning property is a must see!
2525 Benson AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,621 SqFt
  • 0.210 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
Your PRIVATE & SECLUDED Tahoe Dream House in Bonny Doon - Santa Cruz, just minutes from the beach, highway 17 and Silicon Valley! One word... EXQUISITE! In every way from the setting, to design, the quality material and incredible workmanship is what dreams are made of. Over 2.6 acres, FULLY FENCED and adjacent to the private sections of state park. There's a private well, propane and automatic full house generator. Private gate opens to a long driveway, exterior features clear Western Red Cedar. Perfectly placed redwoods throughout yet PLENTY of sunshine everywhere, and perfect for solar. Beautiful wood stained porch & sitting area in front. Walk in to DRAMATIC wood ceilings & STUNNING river rock fireplace with plenty of sitting area for family & friends. Incredible kitchen with granite counters, large breakfast sitting area and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. 2 master suites have their own outdoor patio area and balcony with beautiful master baths!
285 Summit DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,721 SqFt
  • 2.622 Acres
Large home on Moran Lake with views of the lagoon and bits of ocean and the beach is just steps away.  Enjoy the trails around the lagoon and walk or bike to the Point for surfing, food, and fun. Tuesday evenings walk to the end of Rockview Drive for a sunset celebration with your neighbors. The home features a spectacular great room with a circular fireplace the home feels like your on vacation. There is a ground floor bedroom, separate sitting room, wide staircase, 2 bedrooms on the second floor. Vacation Rental Applications are available for this address.
32 Moran WAY
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,764 SqFt
  • 0.205 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
Quality of life by design. 4br, 3ba, 3,444 sq ft custom home in the exceptional park-like environs of Woods Cove - an upscale, gated community of 30 homes nestled next to 4,000 acres of State Park w/hundreds of miles of hiking & riding trails & stunning groves of ancient redwoods plus adjoining equestrian facilities at Graham Hill Showgrounds.  Equal distance to Santa Cruz or Scotts Valley.  Close to Schools, Beaches & Pasatiempo Golf course.  Great on/off to Hwy 17 & perfect commute location.  Timeless, gracious, comfortably warm interiors. Designed for casual family living & more formal entertaining. Huge private parcel w/serene forested views.  Thoughtful detail & custom amenities throughout: Cat 5 wiring, LED lighting, audio and security systems, art niches. Custom built-ins, walk in pantry, oversized soaking tub, kayak lift in garage, large attached workshop plus sep. storage room not reflected in sq ftage.  Dedicated office and hobby room. Expansive decks & entry courtyard.
353 Henry Cowell DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,444 SqFt
  • 0.469 Acres
Front Row Harbor Location. Steps to the Ocean, Twin Lakes State Beach & The Crows Nest. Sailboat, Lighthouse & Sunset Views. 5th house from The Beach on 5th Ave. Basically Brand New. High Quality Remodeled Duplex with 2 - 1 Bedroom & 1 Bath units plus downstairs 1 Bedroom & 1 Bath. Live in One and Rent the Other To Help with the mortgage - Vacation Rental/ Airbnb! Can easily be converted to 2 Bedroom and 2 Bath single family home plus 1 Br and 1 Bath unit. Enjoy The Best Of Santa Cruz Lifestyle. Steps to Beach, Volleyball, Boating, Fishing, Restaurants, Coffee & Entertainment. Across From Crows Nest. Unheard of by Harbor Parking For Up to 5 Cars. Light and Airy with Picture Windows. Custom cabinets, Johnson Lighting, marble counters. Large Entertaining Patio Areas for those beach Barbecues and parties. Storage For All those Beach Toys. Rare gem in a sought after neighborhood. Good commute location. Beach Rental, Family Compound.
110 5th AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,278 SqFt
  • 0.059 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
www.133rusticln.com 3D Virtual Walk-Tour Upscale french country farmhouse on a flat,sunny nearly 5 acres.This home has been elegantly updated and features an easy flowing floor plan,high vaulted ceilings, brick work highlights,hardwood floors and gorgeous wood paneled doors.The impressive and updated kitchen is a chef's dream,equipped with high-end appliances including built-in double ovens and Wolf cooktop. With 4 fireplaces throughout the home there is an element of coziness you can't miss. Large master suite has a gorgeous wood burning fireplace and a pristine bathroom with Americh jetted chromotherapy tub.Multi-level decks and a heated saltwater pool! Glass greenhouse, and vineyard or other farming potential for those with botanical interests.Wine cellar,large attic for storage, shed,2-car garage and electric car plug in.Located in the beloved Bonny Doon Elementary school district.Close to Davenport beaches on the coast,20 min to downtown Santa Cruz and 20 min to Felton.
133 Rustic LN
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,746 SqFt
  • 4.613 Acres

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