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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
1 of 2 New 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
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
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
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
First time on the market in almost 50 years! Perfectly situated between the Harbor and East Cliff Dr, with walking distance to Santa Cruz's iconic Crows Nest. Offering 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and approximately 1500 Sq feet of living space. Enjoy the panoramic views of world-class waves and Wednesday sailboat races, all while sitting in your hot tub on your back deck or while enjoying your morning cup of coffee from your living room.
131 12th AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,475 SqFt
  • 0.066 Acres
Rare opportunity to own an oceanfront Seabright home with unobstructed breathtaking ocean views of the Monterey Bay! Built in 1946, this home has been recently remodeled with gourmet kitchen, new bathrooms and floors.  The lower floor has it's own entrance, wet bar, bedrooms and deck for complete privacy. Enjoy peace of mind with a new Seawall.  The yard includes low maintenance landscaping, an outdoor shower and multiple decks & sitting areas to enjoy the sound of the surf and to watch the waves crash as you drink your morning coffee or afternoon libation. Walk to nearby restaurants, shops and many wonderful amenities that Santa Cruz has to offer.
105 Seabright AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,620 SqFt
  • 0.242 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
With Views from Mitchell's Cove to Monterey, here is a once in a lifetime opportunity to live on the premiere ocean front drive in Santa Cruz!  This remodeled 2800 sf home has 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 half baths and is located on a double rarely available 13,000 sf lot.  Currently the utility poles are being put underground for unobstructed views!!!  Custom built with flexible floor plan that includes a guest suite with separate entrance & balcony. The remodeled kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and breakfast nook; perfect for morning coffee while watching the dolphins & whales. There are formal dining and living rooms with refinished hardwood floors & gas starter fireplaces overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The professionally landscaped lot has space to expand or for a cottage (buyer to verify) or pool.  With an over-sized 2 car garage & 300 sq ft. finished basement you will have room for all your bikes, boards & beach toys; the epitome of California Coastal Living!
950 W Cliff DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,732 SqFt
  • 0.307 Acres
AUCTION: November 4 to 7. Previously Offered for $3.699M. No Reserve.   This grand house along Auburn Avenue, just 100 from the Pacific Ocean on the corner of West Cliff, is reminiscent of a lighthouse with its glowing cupola atop an elegant, nautical-craftsman style beach home. Boasting a sculpted front lawn, expansive back recreation area, several balconies, fireplaces to cozy up around, its a haven by the sea. For the gourmet cook, an expansive upstairs bleeds seamlessly into the kitchen, with an open-floor plan and vast counter space, walk-in pantry, and state-of-the-art European appliances. Ocean views from almost every room, with balconies and bay windows, custom stained-glass features in the kitchen and bathrooms, gleaming marble and walnut, all centered upon a dramatic staircase. A reverse floor plan offers optimal views for you, whether entertaining or just relaxing. The palm leaves fanning, the sea breeze invigorating, the sun illuminating.
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
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, Jon 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
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
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.
32 Moran WAY
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,764 SqFt
  • 0.205 Acres
Extensively remodeled Mediterranean Estate with sweeping Views of the Ocean, canyon & city lights. It sits on a peaceful & tranquil setting on 5.4 acres of rolling greens, lush landscaping & mature oak trees, with all day sunshine. Only minutes to downtown & Santa Cruz beaches, and easy commute to Silicon Valley. There is an abundance of natural light filtering each room with an open floor-plan & 2 stunning fireplaces. The chef's kitchen has waterfall countertops, a huge island, and close access to a romantic wine tasting room. The Master Suite is the ultimate retreat with sitting area, private balcony, his & hers walk-in closet & Jacuzzi tub overlooking the Ocean. It offers beautiful hardwood floors, high ceilings, custom-built cabinetry, & gorgeous views from every room. Plenty of room for entertaining with 3 large balconies and ample parking. With quality construction and stylish attention to detail, this Luxury home is sure to impress.
500 Beel DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,053 SqFt
  • 5.432 Acres
A TRUE HIDDEN GEM! This elegant custom home looks across the ever-changing Moran Lake to a stunning ocean view. The private 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
The price has been improved!!! Come see this Santa Cruz architectural gem with panoramic bay & city views!à This light-filled & charming Colonial Revival home near UCSC and downtown has many possibilities. Uses in recent years includeàprivate residence, work/live space, & a long/short term rental.àThe intelligent floor plan has an updated kitchen that opens to the DR with stainless steel appliances, white cabinets and butcher block countertops; there is a formal entry w/ grand staircase, and LR w/ arched fireplace. The house is spacious.ààAll 5 bedrooms have high coved ceilings and bay, city, or courtyard views; a soaring bonus attic space has w/even more elevated ocean views! Very private, tucked off of High Street on a large ý acre lot,  w/ a cottage-like garage, carport, and meditation room, and two view decks. Also includes an amazing attic space with vaulted ceilings and loads of potential!
410 High ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,334 SqFt
  • 0.498 Acres

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