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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

BECOME PART OF THE CALIFORNIA COASTLINE LEGACY WITH ~175 ACRES THAT OFFERS PRISTINE WILDERNESS, ORGANIC FARMLANDS, SECLUDED BEACHFRONT, AND A 19TH CENTURY FARMHOUSE. JUST ONE HOUR FROM HUSTLING SILICON VALLEY AND FIVE MILES NORTH OF SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA. THIS UNIQUE PIECE OF PRIVATE COASTLINE PROVIDES AN EXCLUSIVE RETREAT, YOUR VERY OWN ORGANIC FARM, ORCHARD, OR VINEYARD, AND AN UNRIVALED ENTERTAINING VENUE. (There are 3 parcels included in this sale: 059-023-05-00, 059-023-04-00 and 059-161-05-00 for at total ~175 acres)
5021 Coast RD
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,200 SqFt
  • 176.790 Acres
Known as  the Crown Jewel of Santa Cruz; this one-of-a-kind Villa was exquisitely designed by Thomas Welsh in Queen Anne Victorian style. The Golden Gate Villa was completed in 1891 with its original character immaculately preserved to this day, a monument to the lavish era of elegance and craftsmanship in which it  flourished. With over 10,500 square feet of living space, this magnificent residence features 10 Suites, 11.5 Bathrooms, including a penthouse overlooking the ocean and the city, a turreted carriage house, beautifully landscaped grounds & ample off  street parking. A Gold Parlor modeled after one of the rooms in the Palace of Versailles with a pure Onyx-faced fireplace and gold-plated chandelier, speaks well of the rest of the Villa. The grand entry with the sweeping stairway, intricately carved mantels of exotic woods, high ceilings with plaster rosettes, 20 museum grade Tiffany quality stained glass windows throughout the house, gilded ornamental detailing throughout.
924 3rd ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 10 Beds
  • 12 Baths
  • 10,500 SqFt
  • 0.476 Acres
Calling a home iconic is a bold statement from a confident real estate brokerage knowing they're offering one of the most alluring whimsical architectural homes seen in Santa Cruz County. Designed in 1926 by Clarence Tantau of San Francisco the same architect who designed the Del Monte Hotel (now the Post Naval Grad School in Monterey), the Pasatiempo Golf Course Clubhouse and the Monterey Peninsula Country Club Clubhouse this Home quite possibly could arguably be his best feat. This Cape Cod beauty is elegantly perched on the limestone cliffs looking back onto the sandy beaches between 20th-26th Avenues and northward onto the picturesque rocky shores of Santa Maria Cliffs and Sunny Cove. Every window frames dramatic views looking over epic surf, fishing holes and an abundance of wildlife from birds, otters, dolphins, and whales. Not all houses are on par in design and location; there will only be one family lucky enough to call this iconic masterpiece, home!
101 18th AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,480 SqFt
  • 0.176 Acres
Private 5.500 sq.ft hilltop estate, designed by SF architects Wurster and Hinds, with sweeping view of the Monterey Bay. High in prestigious Pasatiempo Estates gated community, with MacKenzie designed golf course, the dramatic double door entry opens to breathtaking views of the ocean. Nowhere in Santa Cruz County will you find this extraordinary vista. Open floor plan is designed for regal galas and indoor-outdoor entertaining, whether for a comfortable family get together or a wedding! Pool is surrounded by bluestone patios, bougainvillea, fern, palms ,sweeping pergola , natural gas BBQ and gazebo. Every room in the house enjoys a jaw dropping 180 degree view of the Monterey Bay ,City lights. all framed by the impressive 11 foot coved ceilings. All bedrooms are en suite with extensive built in custom cabinets. There is a ground floor guest suite privately situated with its own patio area.The master bath has double vanities, walk in cedar lined closets, spa tub with bay views.
14 Kite Hill RD
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,435 SqFt
  • 0.842 Acres
4.05 Acres in upper Westside. One of the last large sites in westside and near the University. At the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Approx 1.97 acres nearly level, rear half slopes toward Harvey West by terrain heavily wooded with oaks/other trees. The home looks onto large open field w/complete privacy. 2,480 SF home built in 1950s, designed by internationally renowned architect Joe Esherick. 5 br/3ba, living room, dining area, kitchen + laundry room. Living room has lofty ceilings + expansive windows looking out onto greenery and acreage beyond the 1,090 Square feet of redwood decking. Features include wide-plank hardwood floors in the living room, brick fireplace, broad eve overhangs.Quality was good for the era, with wood shake siding and a crafted porch connecting the open-air carport and the home.The house is in need of major renovations, but still stands the test of time of a timeless design.The site is a zoned R-1-10, Single Family Residential 10,000 square feet minimum lot size.
118 Ortalon CIR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,476 SqFt
  • 4.005 Acres
Front row oceanfront property among prestigious enclave of properties w/commanding Monterey Bay views next to Black Point privately nestled between Twin Lakes Beach & Sunny Cove. Rare opportunity to own one of the premier locations along the Santa Cruz coastline w/almost 1/2 acre flat bluff top lot on a cul de sac. Single level cottage has 2BRs/2BAs w/hardwood floors, gas fireplace in dining/living area, cozy office nook w/outstanding views, newer windows & doors, updated baths & kitchen. There is also a separate 2BR/1BA guest suite, 1 car garage & large parking area. Plenty of room for entertaining w/multiple patios, decks, & lawn w/built in BBQ & hot tub. Under built for the over sized lot, this offers the new owner the ability to add on or rebuild the house of your dreams w/a place to watch spell binding ocean sunsets. You may never want to leave home, but if you do, you are a short distance to restaurants & many activities at the Yacht Harbor & the popular Pleasure Point area.
90 Geoffroy DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,520 SqFt
  • 0.404 Acres
Oceanfront and restored to new in 2018, this stunning home built by Meschi Construction in 2008 is truly one of a kind. 103 Auburn Avenue is an architectural masterpiece, an ode to classic elegance and a nautical craftsman aesthetic. Expansive windows offer sweeping ocean views and sparkling lights of the expansive Monterey Bay. Experience a daily display of sea life, from otters, seals, dolphins and humpback whales, from the luxury of this unique home. Bordered by the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf and Natural Bridges State Beach, and fronted by the Monterey Bay, West Cliff is an oasis within the city.
103 Auburn AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,620 SqFt
  • 0.185 Acres
PEOPLE SAY, WITHOUT A DOUBT, THIS PROPERTY FEATURES THE BEST VIEWS OF SANTA CRUZ AND THE MONTEREY BAY!.  Five minutes to HWY 1, seven minutes to HWY 17, or 40 Minutes to the Santa Clara Valley, by car, is all it might take for you to enjoy these panoramic ocean views of the entire Monterey Bay, or from Davenport to Aptos locally, on a clear day. This luxurious, executive estate boasts two homes on a private, 6.2 acre property that is located above the Chaminade Resort and only five minutes from HWY 1. Custom home #1 is an abundant 5,127 sq. ft. Many amenities are included in the 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom home, including a Japanese 100-year tile roof, a gourmet chefs kitchen with a sub-zero refrigerator and granite counters, a traditional Japanese tea room with 300-year-old priceless wood carvings, an outdoor kitchen, a Koi pond, a Brazilian Ironwood deck, and so much more. The second home is 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and is located on the property so that you cant see it from the main home.
260 Castle DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 7 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 7,067 SqFt
  • 6.200 Acres
The best of ridge top living on one of the most sought after streets in Santa Cruz. Situated on 26 acres w/ southern exposure, outstanding valley, mountain, and ocean views in a completely private, peaceful and tranquil setting, yet only minutes to town or the beach. Truly a unique/custom home using only the finest materials and craftsmanship: amazing woodwork throughout, custom steel windows, coved ceilings, handmade tiles, color infused plaster w/ sound insulation, exterior wall material is fire/termite proof, and much much more. This is a very impressive build throughout with every attention to detail. Views extend all the way to the ocean with no structures visible, except for a sliver of Chaminade resort on the adjacent ridge...beautiful setting! Original home is a charming 1,237sf 2BD/1BA set in an equally pleasant creekside setting with plenty of sun, trees, and usable land. Other structures include a small horse barn on the ridge and a large barn and workshop near creek home
4260 Paul Sweet RD
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,500 SqFt
  • 25.939 Acres
This is the one that "every one knows",the one that everyone stops to gaze at, and wonder how it would be to live there. Now is your chance to own a slice of heaven.This 2+ bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom home is now being sold separate from rear property. The home boasts of a state of the art kitchen, complete with imported marble counters, a Rumford fireplace,custom tile in both bathrooms with radiant heat floors and attention to detail that is apparent in all rooms with the touch of a true designer's eye throughout. Relax with a nice cup of coffee and enjoy the Harbor views from you brick front patio or living room. Now, let me take you outside.The owners spared no expense installing a true cobblestone driveway, brick patios, outdoor fireplace, and privacy walls.This fantastic property can be purchased with rear separate parcel priced at $1,500,00 (APN # 010-301-10) or by itself, but both the house and the lot need to close simultaneously. Now is the time. Make all your dreams come true...
528 Atlantic AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,802 SqFt
  • 0.124 Acres
Situated on ~25 acres on a sunny ridgetop with breathtaking Monterey Bay views! The impressive gated estate with shingle style main residence is approached by a long driveway between sunny pasture & expansive lawn. Main house comprises 3 stories plus cupola (lookout tower). Generous farmhouse kitchen with island, breakfast nook, cozy den with gas stove. Formal living room features impressive Rumford fireplace, raised music alcove, pool table area plumbed for wet bar. Family/recreation rm on the lower level with full bath - ideal au pair or in-law quarters. 3 car garage with workshop, possible wine cellar. Uniquely charming outbuildings include the 'Tea House', 2 stall barn with hay loft/workshop, chicken coop/dog kennel, rustic log cabin hideaway/man cave, community library. Usable land for horses or vineyards. Fenced pasture, meadow, hiking/riding/biking trail through private woodland. Solar power, excellent shared well, high speed internet. Happy Valley elementary!
570 Rider Ridge RD
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,570 SqFt
  • 24.662 Acres
Contemporary beach house at Pleasure Point! Unique industrial design with reverse floor plan features panoramic views of the surf and ocean. 4 8' sliders open to huge entertainment deck. Dramatic open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, I beams, mitered windows. Deck features bbq and spa and several areas to enjoy the outdoors. Easy beach living with 3 suites downstairs each with designer bathroom, cozy family rm and den with window seat. 2 out door showers for just off the beach cleanup. Walk to surf and Pleasure Point path nearby. Indoor outdoor living with fun in the sun!
36 Rockview DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,780 SqFt
  • 0.090 Acres
Do you dream of living where you can hear the ocean?  Does your perfect morning start by taking a walk on the beach?  If yes, here is your chance to live just steps away from Twin Lakes Beach and the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor.  Enjoy the views while relaxing on the private deck off your master bedroom suite.The top floor master bedroom offers its own private deck with views of the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, Santa Cruz Wharf, and Lighthouse Point.  A second deck off the kitchen and living area will satisfy the entertainer in you.  This house is just 6 homes from East Cliff Drive and all of the summer activities that the Crows Nest beach offers.  Dont miss the additional unfinished room off the garage for your specialized needs .First time on market
120 6th AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,566 SqFt
  • 0.070 Acres
The property is being sold with an adjoining parcel which has the same address. Both parcels are being sold as one transaction. The vacant parcel (MLS 81736114) is approximately 25,962 square feet, APN 029-391-05.  Both parcels exceed the parcel minimum required by zoning, it may be feasible to subdivide one or both parcels. Parcel 029-391-04 has frontage on both Mattison Lane and Maciel Avenue, which could prove helpful for future parcel divisions or development. The parcels are zoned R-1-6. Both dwellings were built prior to County requirements for building permits (1956). There are two houses on the property. Both homes are on one of the two properties. The front house has 3 bedrooms and 1 bath, with approximately 1,500 square feet. The back house is 4 bedrooms and 2 baths with approximately 1,600 square feet. Great Opportunity!
2526 Mattison LN
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 8 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3,240 SqFt
  • 0.399 Acres
Pasatiempo living at its finest. Stunning Mid-Century Modern single-level home overlooking MacKenzie's signature 16th hole. This timeless piece of architecture features an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, dramatic lighting, and floor to ceiling windows that encourages natural light to pour into every room. The exclusive Deer Path neighborhood offers a gated entrance leading to a private cul-de-sac location. The suspended wrap around deck gives you stunning views of the Pasatiempo golf course, lush trees and a gorgeous creek. The updated chef's kitchen offers stainless steel counters, top grade appliances and ample cabinetry. The all seasons indoor pool features walls of windows that open up to the beautiful atrium courtyard. Other home highlights include newer floors, a vineyard, updated Master Bath, newer French drains, newer septic, resurfaced pool, solar panels and radiant floors. Rare opportunity to live in a beautiful single-level home right on the famed Pasatiempo golf course.
12 Deer Path RD
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,400 SqFt
  • 0.814 Acres
Stunning BRAND NEW Pasatiempo Custom Modern Farmhouse!  Bordering a peaceful & serene creek, 3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bath (2504 sq ft) home w/ Guest Cottage (616 sq. ft.) with full bath and washer/dryer hook-ups designed by local Architect, Thomas Rahe. Imagine Napa meets Pasatiempo!  Beautiful 16 ft Vaulted Wood Ceiling, High End Kitchen Appliances (48" Commercial Style Range, 42" Built-in Refrigerator, Beverage Center), Du Chateau Hardwood thru out, Gorgeous Master Bedroom Ensuite w/ Free Standing Tub, Carrera Marble, Italian tile shower.  The 1 Bedrm / Half Bath Guest Cottage features Du Chateau flooring and cozy Gas Fireplace for your guests to enjoy.  4 Fireplaces thru out the home, sunny Porch w/ fireplace, Large Dining Area, Sonos wiring, Marvin Alum Clad Wood Windows, 8 FT French Doors, Standing Seam Metal Roof with a beautiful Skylight to capture light of the trees and sky on this dreamy parcel. Pasatiempo is truly Santa Cruz's best kept secret.. swimming, tennis, restaurants & golf!
8 Ridge LN
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,120 SqFt
  • 0.450 Acres
From the moment you approach this magnificent Home, you will know you have arrived somewhere special.  The setting is truly one of a kind! With Henry Cowell State Park as your Neighbor, you will enjoy the Majestic Redwoods, Grand Oak trees, and miles of hiking and biking trails.  As for the home, it is absolutely amazing, from its Spanish/ Mediterranean influence to its resort style rear yard... dreams do come true.  Additional features include - 5 bedrooms , 4.5 bathrooms , 3 car garage, long driveway for extra guest parking, courtyard entrance, formal living room and dining room, upstairs and downstairs family-rooms, ground floor guest suite, gourmet kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, refinished hardwood and travertine tile floors throughout, crown molding, and New Solar that pays for a majority of the electrical bill!
660 Henry Cowell DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,301 SqFt
  • 0.480 Acres
Price just reduced by $200,000!!! This property is now priced SIGNIFICANTLY below the comparables. The seller is open to the possibility of trading properties or offering owner financing - willing to look at ANY and ALL offers! This extensively remodeled five bedroom is an ideal blend of elegant and classic design with modern updates. This home has seen recent designer upgrades valued at over $450,000!!! It boasts expansive views of the Monterey Bay all the way to Pacific Grove. This nearly 5,000 square-foot home sits on just over an acre and offers an excellent blend of indoor and outdoor entertaining space. The home is situated in the prestigious gated golf community of Pasatiempo. The home was designed by famed architect, William Wurster. There is an attached secondary living space with a private entrance that makes for excellent guest quarters or an ideal set up for a multigenerational living situation. Excellent commute location with easy access to Silicon Valley.
23 Hollins DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,995 SqFt
  • 1.135 Acres
Ideally located Beach Home in Santa Cruz, just steps to the sand with Ocean Views!  Built in 2003, this spacious and well kept home has ocean views from the living room, kitchen, master bedroom suite and deck.  You can walk to the beach in less than 1 minute and you are in Pleasure Point with world class surfing, eateries, coffee shops and more.  This home features 2 master suites, one on the ground floor and it has a reverse floor plan to take advantage of the views.  The hardwood floors were recently refinished.  The living room has a vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace, and skylight.  Spacious kitchen has an island with sink, granite counter tops and gas range.  The upstairs master bedroom suite has 3 closets, including 2 walk in closets and jetted tub.  There is a separate dining area and a laundry room.  With quality trim throughout, this home was built with attention to detail.  Large attached garage has room for all of your beach toys, bikes and surfboards.  Sold furnished.
22811 E Cliff DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,850 SqFt
  • 0.168 Acres
Amazing newer home perched above the boats on the upper harbor with views to die for. This large home is nearly 4,000sq ft and boasts high ceilings, an open floor plan, wood floors, copper gutters and nice stainless appliances. Great cul de sac location with a walkway/steps on the property down to the boats and within easy walking distance to the beach, surfing and Crows Nest Restaurant. Two master suites, one on each level and the family room downstairs would make an amazing living space for family or friends. It's vacant and super easy to show so call your agent and take a look.
465 Mello LN
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,943 SqFt
  • 0.318 Acres

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