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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

One of the best kept secrets in Santa Cruz Mountains, a unique, private, gated compound and custom built event center, w/beautifully manicured gardens with SU zoning (Special Use) includes 'RA' = Residential Agricultural, home occupations, small-scale agriculture, greenhouses, wineries, private stables and paddocks, schools, community facilities, open space and recreational uses". An entertaining sanctuary & retreat, provides a safe haven for wedding celebrations, family & friends. A chapel overlooks Monterey Bay, a replica of one in the hills above Genoa, Italy. Conveniently located with vineyard, pond, tennis court, bocce, horseshoes, pool & spa, barbecue built-ins. Featuring estate home, guest house, bridal cottage, wine grotto. Event Barn w/banquet room, dance floor, bar, commercial kitchen, game room, feature stone fireplace, charming aviary, windmill, all surrounded by palms, enchanting ornamental gardens, fairy tale lawns & magnificent redwoods. Close in, private and serene!
1690 Glen Canyon RD
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,000 SqFt
  • 62.977 Acres
Not just ocean views, but oceanfront, with no streets, houses, or steep coastal bluffs separating you from the mesmerizing views of Monterey Bay. This first time offering is a front row seat at Santa Maria Cliffs, one of the most sought-after beach communities Santa Cruz has to offer. A prime location w/the less-traveled Sunny Cove Beach on one side, and the vibrant sights and sounds of Twin Lakes Beach and Harbor on the other. Impressive, bright and airy, 4BR, 3K sq ft home built in 1997, w/10' ceilings and a light color palette to give it a warm and inviting opulence. Walls of glass provide 24/7 enjoyment, w/breathtaking surises and sunsets, the moon and lights of Monterey shimmering above the water. Standout features include master suites on each level, flexible BR/office spaces, a walled front entry for privacy fr the street, sheltered brick patio in back, plus a 2-car garage w/attic storage above. A captivating, one-of-a-kind location for the relaxed beach lifestyle you deserve
220 Geoffroy DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,008 SqFt
  • 0.197 Acres
1 of 2 modern homes Located on the beach in the sought after Sunbelt of Santa Cruz. 12 years in the making to receive approval & be built. Developed by well-known developer, Howell Development. These homes sit at the end of a small quiet road & are exquisitely designed w/ 30+ feet of Fleetwood sliding doors and windows (think Malibu homes) that slide all the way open to bring the outside in. Feels like you can reach out & touch the sand! Well-appointed kitchen w/ Thermador appliances. Elevator for easy access. Radiant heat throughout. The master suite encompasses the top flr which has 180-degree views of sand & white water. Beautifully appointed master bath includes steam shower w/ rain shower & soaking tub positioned below picture window w/ views of Monterey Bay. Enjoy SPECTACULAR sunsets! Coastal approval to build new ocean front homes is time consuming, expensive and emotionally draining; forgo all that! 2 lucky buyers will get the home of a life time.
80 23rd AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,100 SqFt
  • 0.080 Acres
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST OCEANFRONT PROPERTIES IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY!  PERMITTED SEAWALL, GABION BASKETS AND SITTING ON TOP OF A LIMESTONE ROCK FORMATION.  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.
101 18th AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,480 SqFt
  • 0.176 Acres
Stunning 5br, 5.5ba retreat on quiet cul-de-sac bordering Blacks Beach, steps to the finest stretches of surf & sand along the California Coast. Built in 2004 as private beach residence for noted Silicon Valley pioneer. Seamlessly nestled into neighborhood w/arched roof, sweeping curvilinear design & dramatic light-filled interiors giving artistic expression to intricate high-tech vision & sophisticated engineering. Exceptional use of natural materials: stone, stucco, copper, glass, stainless steel, Venetian plaster & rare hardwoods. All beautifully oriented to sun & views. Contemporary yet timeless and an intimate scale that feels eminently liveable. Master suite on main floor. Four additional en suite brs w/custom detailing. Sep. family room, play & office areas. State-of-the-art media room w/audio visual options. Wraparound decks & exterior entertainment spaces. Elevator, generator, radiant heat, custom sound engineering, water purification, LiteTouch shade & lighting controls.
330 15th AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 4,027 SqFt
  • 0.195 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
This fabulous Yacht Harbor view home and adjacent parcel (APN#010-301-10) has been reduced by $500,000,making this the chance of a lifetime to own the most iconic property in Seabright.  The home boasts of designer touches throughout including marble counters, imported bath fixtures, original hardwood floors, and so much more.  The owners spared no expense with the "true" cobblestone driveway, imported brick patios, wood burning fireplace, outdoor kitchen AND a regulation size Bocce Ball court. Feel free to entertain large groups, or cozy up on your private courtyard.  What an opportunity!
528 Atlantic AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,322 SqFt
  • 0.264 Acres
Just Reduced $350,000! Front row oceanfront among prestigious enclave of properties w/commanding Monterey Bay views next to Black Pt 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 AC 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 & activities at the Yacht Harbor & the popular Pleasure Pt area.
90 Geoffroy DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,520 SqFt
  • 0.404 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
Everything you imagined a beach house would be and more! This incredible home is one of a kind and properties like this dont come on the market every day. Located at the end of 21st Ave, right on the sand with immediate beach access this home offers the exclusive opportunity to experience true coastal living. There are ocean beach views from almost every room in the house. The open floor plan is excellent for entertaining or relaxing with family. All 3 bedrooms are en suite plus there is an extra room that is great for play room or storage. The peaceful pergola is a private hideaway that is a beautiful space for gardening or sitting back with a good book. The large back deck gives you a front row seat to the gorgeous beach and calming waves as well as active sea wildlife.including some of the area's premier surf spots. Enjoy all the benefits of the Santa Cruz lifestyle from one of the most sought-after destinations on the Central Coast. You cant get any closer to the beach than this!
110 21st AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,361 SqFt
  • 0.053 Acres
This stunning oceanfront 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. Major $500K+ Price Reduction!
103 Auburn AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,620 SqFt
  • 0.185 Acres
The best of ridge top living in full sun on one of the most sought-after roads in Santa Cruz. Situated on 26 acres of redwood forests and oak meadows with outstanding valley and ocean views in a completely private and peaceful setting, yet only minutes to town or beach. Truly a unique custom home using only the finest materials and craftsmanship: handcrafted doors, solid wood floors, handmade tile, plus many more distinctive finishes. Large indoor and outdoor living spaces are ideal for entertaining. The heart of the house features a serene landscaped courtyard. With its seclusion, restful views, and careful attention to every detail, this house offers a sense of tranquility amidst exquisitely crafted style. The original home is a completely separate, charming 2BD/1BA cottage with recent upgrades, located in a wooded streamside setting with plenty of sun, trees, and a fenced garden. Other structures include a small horse barn on the ridge and a large workshop near original home.
4260 Paul Sweet RD
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,500 SqFt
  • 25.939 Acres
Welcome home to the 100 block of Fourth Avenue, one of the most desirable locations in Santa Cruz with OCEAN VIEWS! This rare property has TWO separate homes & is only one lot from the sand making the possibilities endless. The original 1926 front home has been completely remodeled with new plumbing, electrical, windows, doors, bathroom & kitchen while keeping with the 1920's charm. The yards include picturesque gardens, multiple sitting areas & mature plants. Each home has a separate entrance, yard, parking & utilities. The front home has a very large master bedroom that can easily be converted back into 2 bedrooms. The rear home is a two-story 3 bedroom with 1 full bath and 2 half baths. This property was featured in a national Home & Garden publication and receives an abundance of admiration from passerby's who stroll by enjoying the experience of visiting this special beach side location. Literally feet from Seabright Beach.
113 4th AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,658 SqFt
  • 0.134 Acres
This magnificent, one-of-a-kind, custom masterpiece was built in 2007 and has been impeccably maintained in pristine condition. Renowned architects, Gary Garmann + Thatcher Thompson, designed this awe-inspiring abode. Builder, John Badeaux, added a level of quality rarely seen in construction today. This ridge top oasis in the sought after upper West Side is set back from the street, hidden in a private enclave which makes it a rare offering. This spectacular home with sweeping views of the bay and city lights is truly impressive & perfect for entertaining.  The many private spaces are ideal for tranquil & comfortable living. Some of the many remarkable features include, but are not limited to, a cherrywood elevator, limestone floors throughout much of the home, walls of windows showcasing breathtaking views, high ceilings, 9' solid wood doors, top of the line kitchen amenities, a huge pantry, radiant heat and much more. See the home brochure for a complete list of special features.
130 Bayona DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,545 SqFt
  • 0.341 Acres
In the heart of Santa Cruz, one block from the Lighthouse, discover this unique and brand new Mediterranean masterpiece finished  to perfection in July 2019*This brand new custom home is approximately 3,904 SQFT w/ five enormous bedrooms, four interior designer bathrooms, a spectacular open floor plan, & a separate guest house w/ kitchen & living room*This very rare new estate is only 1-2 minute walk to the ocean & world famous Steamers Lane surf break*Complete gated privacy*Every attention to detail includes superior custom interior designer contributions, custom doors & windows, contemporary/antique light fixtures, top appliances, hardwood floors, custom marble tile & countertops* Enormous three car garage, private front office, mud room, & the 5th bedroom could be a 2nd family room/bonus room*Master suite includes a tall glass steam shower & soaking tub*Radiant floors & abundant closets throughout*Expansive courtyard, gardens, patios, BBQ Area, gated privacy, and excellent parking!!
111 Laguna ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,904 SqFt
  • 0.137 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
THE PRICE INCLUDES APN 095-201-54 (8 ACRES WITH HOUSE),+ APN 095-201-48 (8 ACRES VACANT) ADJACENT TO PARCEL 54, AND THE PRICE INCLUDES A 44 ACRE PARCEL AT THE END OF TELFORD ROAD IN CORRALITOS.  THE 44 ACRE PARCEL HAS 180 DEGREE OCEAN VIEWS AND 180 DEGREE VIEWS OF THE MOUNTAIN TO THE EAST. HAS WATER, PAVED ROAD, AND WATER ON SITE.  HAS ABOUT 15 ACRES OF OPEN MEADOWS.  THE 255 JUPITER TERRACE HOUSE HAS ABOUT 10 ACRES OF OPEN MEADOWS WITH FULL SUN AND PANORAMIC DISTANT VALLEY AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS.  THE PROPERTY BORDERS VINE HILL ROAD FOR ABOUT 1 MILE.  PARCEL #48 HAS ABOUT 1 MILE OF FRONTAGE ON JUPITER TERRACE ROAD AND HAS LOTS OF REDWOODS. THERE IS A VERY CONVENIENT AREA TO BUILD A HOUSE WITH UTILITIES NEAR BY.  THE SELLER WOULD LIKE TO SELL ALL 3 PARCELS AS ONE TRANSACTION.
255 Jupiter TER
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,522 SqFt
  • 7.948 Acres
Custom Hawaiian-style with unobstructed views of the bay and the premier surf break at the Hook and just 200 feet from the beach.  This beautiful 3 bedroom 2 ½ bath offers a  formal entry, gourmet kitchen with custom maple cabinets, Brazilian hardwood floors, stainless steel upgraded appliances, wine refrigerator, granite countertops and large eat at kitchen island, reverse floor plan so that you main living area and large master suite offer large ocean views, deck with outdoor living space and ocean views.  Large bedrooms with walk-in closets, separate family room downstairs, plantation shutters throughout,  single car garage with additional parking behind private gate,  shed for additional storage.
460 Larch LN
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,051 SqFt
  • 0.096 Acres
Front Row Harbor Location. Steps to the Ocean, Twin Lakes State Beach & he Crows Nest. Sailboat, Lighthouse & Sunset Views. 5th house from The Beach on 5th Ave. Basically Brand New. High Quality Remodeled Duplex with 2 Bedroom &  2 Bath plus Separate 1 Bedroom & 1 Bath. Live in One and Rent the Other To Help with the mortgage - Vacation Rental/ Airbnb!  Enjoy The Best Of Santa Cruz Lifestyle. Steps to Beach, Volleyball, Boating, Fishing, Restaurants, Coffee & Entertainment. Across From Crows Nest. Parking For Up to 4 Cars. Light and Airy with Picture Windows. Custom cabinets, Johnson Lighting. 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
This elegant custom home looks across Moran Lake to a stunning ocean view. The zen-like setting is tucked away in a peaceful Pleasure Point neighborhood bordering a protected sanctuary. A few minutes stroll to fine stretches of surf & sand. The interior sports a sumptuous great room with Brazilian cherrywood floors, state-of-the-art kitchen with imported Italian marble, a dining area looking through expansive windows to the secluded outdoor patio. The generous upstairs master suite expands the spectacular ocean views with a deck and hot tub, and two large walk-in closets. The master suite is to-die-for! All this is beautifully oriented for a perfect vantage to view the whale migration, frolicking dolphins, tumultuous winter white water, and spectacular sunsets while safely situated across the lake. Pleasure Point is the place to be and this home is close to all the vibrant local activities yet tucked away in a secret peaceful neighborhood.
195 Moran WAY
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,418 SqFt
  • 0.144 Acres

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