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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

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
Rare opportunity to live in a front row home! Views of surf break & beaches, California Coastline & sea life. Turnkey condition & contemporary architecture has been remodeled providing gorgeous amenities. Perfect floor plan allows rooms to share views of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary, Capitola & Privates. Living & dining rooms & kitchen have multiple French doors that lead out to oversized backyard. Fireplace in living room for those foggy nights.Kitchen has beautiful granite counters, abundant cabinets & drawers + island. All stainless appliances + 2 ovens. Family room is perfect location to chat. Upstairs - A large sun warmed balcony with magnificent views of the swells, surfers & City Lights from 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a walk-in close too. This sensuous home has a curved wall, custom signed Noguchi Lighting, Custom lights in kitchen & upstairs bathroom. Radiant & hydronic heat, allergy free improvements, Solar heating. Yet an easy-care simplicity so in tune in a beach home.
4440 Opal Cliff DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,400 SqFt
  • 0.234 Acres
NEW PRICE...THIS ONE OF A KIND FAMILY COMPOUND/RETREAT 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 houses, cabana style pool, palms, lawns and ornamental trees privately surrounded by magnificent redwoods. The Event Barn is complete with, dance floor, bar, extensive 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.
1690 Glen Canyon RD
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,000 SqFt
  • 62.977 Acres
Gorgeous Ocean View. If you are looking for a home along the coast with unobscured views of the Monterey Bay, put this property on your radar. This 1,500 sq. ft home has 3 bedrooms that can accommodate several people and 2 new full bathrooms. An open concept living space next to the kitchen is ideal for indoor entertainment. Gather around the kitchen island or cozy up on the couch next to the gas fireplace to enjoy the ocean view through two incredible, massive windows. Prefer to breathe in the ocean breeze, watch the surfers, or entertain outside? Lounge under the veranda or on the open cement patio lined with a glass enclosure. If you would rather have your toes in the sand, there is a staircase only a few feet outside of the gate of the home. Other highlights include private, guaranteed gated parking, paver driveway, brand new copper roof and downspouts, stainless steel appliances, and stackable laundry. An epic and swell beach abode to consider! Staged by Coastal Oak Interiors.
101 26th AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,454 SqFt
  • 0.217 Acres
Epic Views from this Modern Masterpiece capturing the awe inspiring unobstructed panoramic views of the entire Monterey Bay! Total remodel/addition completed in 2019. 3300 Sqft of exquisite living space. Open floor plan with glass walls that bring the outside views in!. Foyer with floating stairs that lead up to Living Area, Dining Area, Gourmet Chefs kitchen with Butlers Pantry. Master Suite offers ultimate dream closet, private deck with hot tub & spa like bath! Entire upstairs wrapped by decks with eagle nest views. Family room, Guest suite with private outdoor shower area & 3rd Bedroom all have walls of glass leading pool side. Fully equipped Laundry room completes this floor. Salt Water Solar Heated Pool with resort style atmosphere. 3 car garage with built ins, power for Tesla. Smart phone can control heating, AC, security, entry gate, lights & shades! Generator & Solar Panels! Great commute location with San Jose Airport only 30 minutes away! Go to www.360BeelDr.com to see more!
360 Beel DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,378 SqFt
  • 2.154 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
Looking for privacy surrounded by 700 ac of preserved open space with gorgeous ocean views?  Welcome to exclusive Redwood Meadows Ranch, a gated enclave of 12 homes, minutes away from all of the amenities Santa Cruz offers and offering close proximity to Silicon Valley as well as San Francisco.  Architecturally significant, 475 Brisa del Mar has expansive floor to ceiling windows and multiple open spaces with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean on 4 1/2 ac.  Entertain friends and family by the home's  pool/spa.  Hike or mountain bike the nearby trails, or surf/paddle board the local beaches.  The compound consists of the main home and two separate cottages for a total of 5 bds. 4 full baths,  2 half baths and 3 car garage.   Easily create mulitple home offices! After working all day view the sun descend over the ocean from the terrace surrounding the pool and spa.  It is certain that you will find this the perfect place to call home!
475 Brisa Del Mar
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,000 SqFt
  • 4.618 Acres
New Price on this absolute 10 location. This waterfront property in the World Famous Pleasure Point area is one of the few homes in Pleasure Point with beach access out your back door with spetacular breath taking unobstructed and panoramic ocean views.  World famous for surfing and many other aquatic sports. Walk from your backyard to the beach below, grab your surf board and go!
2870 S Palisades AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,053 SqFt
  • 0.187 Acres
One of the best oceanfront locations in Santa Cruz with direct views of the Yacht Harbor, West Cliff Drive & the Boardwalk. Located in a private gated enclave next to Black Pt nestled between Twin Lakes Beach & Sunny Cove with quick beach access. One of the few premier locations along the Santa Cruz coastline w/almost 1/2 AC flat bluff top lot on a cul de sac. Incredible ocean views out almost every window. The single-level cottage has 2BRs w/hardwood floors, gas fireplace in dining/living area, cozy office nook, updated baths & kitchen. There is also a separate 2BR guest suite, 1 car garage & a large parking area. Plenty of room for entertaining w/multiple patios, decks, & lawn w/built-in BBQ & hot tub. One of the few original homes left on the street. A wonderful place to watch spellbinding ocean sunsets, sea life, entertain & unwind. You may never want to leave home, but if you do, you are a short distance to restaurants & activities at the Yacht Harbor & the popular Pleasure Point.
90 Geoffroy DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,520 SqFt
  • 0.404 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
@thebeachhousebuyer @bestofsantacruz You might have to read this description three times to recognize the unusually spectacular beach property you have just discovered! First, this home has panoramic views of the ocean, & it owns a large section of the sand. Yes, this parcel extends onto the beach. Imagine what you can do w/ your chunk of the beach. Second, the house was constructed as two separate units, so two families can stay here in separate spaces. Third, this home was extensively upgraded & renovated including extensive structural improvements from the house to the bluff plus an overhaul of almost the entire interior. Fourth, this home sits right above one of Santa Cruz's crown jewels, Seabright Beach (aka Castle Beach), one of the most expansive beaches in the County. No car needed here; bring your sand toys, paddleboards, sailboat, and bike -- you will never be bored. Owned by the same family for fifty-plus years, this property is an heirloom. #leaveittothekids #asgoodasitgets
105 Seabright AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,320 SqFt
  • 0.242 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
Extraordinary hilltop home in the gated community of Pasatiempo Estates, with stunning ocean and sunset views. The solar heated pool is surrounded by an expansive patio and pergola. The rear yard features a fabulous outdoor kitchen with BBQ & smoker. The community features the world class MacKenzie designed golf course, a community pool, tennis courts, and club house. This two-story home has a unique design in its floor plan to take in the beautiful views. The large freshly updated kitchen is a gourmet chef's dream with butcher block island, top of the line appliances, wine fridge, and walk in pantry. The master bedroom has views of the ocean, wood floors and a luxurious remodeled bath. The downstairs family room and pool lounge is equipped with a full bathroom, sauna, and fireplace. There is a bonus craft/hobby room, laundry on both levels, an EV charger in the garage. Pasatiempo is minutes to Santa Cruz beaches, and has easy access to Hwy 17 and Silicon Valley!
1 Kite Hill RD
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,553 SqFt
  • 0.430 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
Welcome to the brand new luxury Benson Avenue Subdivision, located on a sunny secluded cul-de-sac adjacent to 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
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

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