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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 a Kind Contemporary Oceanfront Luxury Home on over 500 linear feet of beach front w/breathtaking 240 degree views from expansive floor to ceiling windows. This home has been completely remodeled & is truly one of the finest beachfront properties in all of Santa Cruz! Situated on ¾ acre private point location with remarkable beach & lighthouse views from nearly every room! The spacious floor plan offers something for everyone -  an incredible gourmet kitchen, an atrium style game room, connecting to an outdoor BBQ area, & relaxing oceanfront hot tub. Each bedroom has an attached bathroom, along with surf & sand views! The suite downstairs has its own private entrance w/ 2nd kitchen, LR, bedroom & bathroom. Outside, your own private sandy beach area. A Locked gate conveniently allows easy access to the surf & sand of the public beach. Unbeatable location! The harbor fun is just a beach stroll away. Enjoy all that Santa Cruz has to offer, in the most amazing home in Santa Cruz!
2900 E Cliff DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,200 SqFt
  • 0.690 Acres
One of the best kept secrets in Santa Cruz Mountains, unique, private, gated compound and custom built event center, beautifully manicured gardens on extensive acreage. An entertaining sanctuary and retreat, provides safe haven for celebration & traditions of entertaining family and friends. A chapel overlooks the ranch & Monterey Bay, a replica of one in the hills above Genoa, Italy. Conveniently located with vineyards, pond, tennis court, bocce court, horseshoe pit, swimming pool & spa, barbecue built-ins, guest house, bridal cottage, wine grotto. The Barn has banquet room, dance floor, professional bar, commercial kitchen, game room, large stone fireplace. Like a country picnic with aviary, windmill & all, surrounded by landscaped enchanted gardens, ornamental trees, redwoods, palms & oaks. The estate home, chefs kitchen & great room, grand fireplace, old world bar/cantina, 3 en suite bedrooms & 2nd great room. One of a kind family compound exudes possibilities. Unique in every way.
1690 Glen Canyon RD
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,700 SqFt
  • 62.977 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
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
Santa Cruz beach living at it's BEST! This 2 level, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is a rare find with unobstructed breathtaking views overlooking the Monterey Bay. Originally built in 1946, it has recently been re-done top to bottom, complete with Seawall, brand new gourmet kitchen & appliances featuring marble countertops. Beautiful flooring upstairs & complete privacy with the downstairs boasting it's own entrance, wet bar, bedrooms, & lower deck. Low maintenance landscaping. Every room is light & bright & affords magnificent views from sunrise to sunset. If you enjoy the sound of surf & sea lions, watching whales migrate, or just the simple joy of rolling out of bed for a stroll along the beach, this is the property for you! Who needs to drive when you can walk to nearby breweries, charming restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, & boutiques. This happy home won't last long as California coastal property like this doesn't often become available. No need for vacation when you live here!
105 Seabright AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,579 SqFt
  • 0.242 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
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
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
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
On one of most coveted streets in Santa Cruz, this ultimate beach home is a stand out, perfectly positioned to take in incredible ocean views. The modern craftsman was rebuilt in 2009 with the finest updates & details including programmable & adjustable lighting & sound, radiant heat flooring, NanaWall sliding glass, marble & granite finishes, & dumbwaiter. The upper level features an expansive gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances adjacent to a great room with high ceilings, fireplace & double NanaWalls which offers a compelling venue for entertaining & gatherings on the ocean view deck. The master retreat has a private balcony & bath with marble heated floors & dual head steam shower. The lower level has 3 bedrooms, a second master suite & another used as an office with Murphy bed, & an additional sitting room opening to a back patio with hot tub, gated parking & access to the garage. Enjoy all the benefits of the Santa Cruz lifestyle with the Ocean in your front yard.
2210 West Cliff DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,936 SqFt
  • 0.144 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
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
Completely remodeled in spectacular setting on the prestigious Pasatiempo golf course. This showcase property features masterful finishes & amenities. Gorgeous family room with Marvin bifold patio doors that open to an incredible wrap around deck. Gorgeous chef's kitchen with premier appliances, Natural quartzite stone countertops and large center island. Inviting living room with leathered granite fireplace surrounds. Retreat to the luxurious master suite w/ spacious sitting area, built in office, walk in closet and spa-like bath featuring  Bain Ultra tub & steam shower. Master balcony has seemingly endless views of the Monterey Bay. Guest suite. Wide expanses of glass fill the home with natural light. Entertain in the picturesque backyard with flag stone steps & two fire pits. Exceptional outdoor kitchen featuring Lion Grill, wood burning pizza oven & BBQ rotisserie. Lutron lighting system, indoor/outdoor audio, Whole House WiFi, Smart Doorbell & security cameras. No Expense Spared.
5 Bird Hill LN
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,624 SqFt
  • 0.225 Acres
Dream Big then Tap into your creative side to design and finish your own Matson Bridges Architectural masterpiece.The Three story design is Perched Above Pasatiempo Golf Course-designed by the famous English architect Alister MacKenzie, Panoramic views await!! We will provide the infrastructure and shell along with the installed, McKinley clear Elevator and you take the Fully approved project with current building permits to finish your home, your way. Build to the existing plans or adjust and customize all finishes of the 3250 sq ft home that includes 2200  sq ft of convertible  space. Come July 2019  Full exterior  including all 2400+ sq ft of waterproofed decking and the Advantex septic system will be completely installed,
12 Panorama LN
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,256 SqFt
  • 0.567 Acres
Open Sat 5/25 + Sun 5/26 1-5pm . What an amazing lifestyle you can have living in this magnificent contemporary masterpiece with unobstructed views of the bay, peninsula, mountains, sunset & city lights. This one-of-a-kind abode received the Green Building Award. Nestled into the quiet upper Westside, this hilltop retreat is ideally situated for sun exposure & jaw-dropping views. The floor plan features a smooth transition from indoor to outdoor & spacious entertaining spaces for enjoying the California lifestyle. Designed for elegant entertaining & comfortable living, this home features  tranquil & calming ocean views from most of the living environment. The home is drenched in natural sunlight as a result of the orientation to the sun+the walls of 6 ft tall wood windows. The home lives large with massive rooms+high ceilings. The spacious property includes 145+149 Scenic. Come see this amazing home & you will never want to leave.
145 Scenic ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,890 SqFt
  • 0.446 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

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