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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.
635 Meder ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,037 SqFt
  • 3.352 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
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
An absolute 10 location! This unsurpassed waterfront location with direct ocean access from your backyard in the World Famous extremely desirable Pleasure Point area. This location has spectacular breathtaking unobstructed and panoramic ocean views from sunrise to sunset.  World-famous for surfing and many other aquatic sports. Walk directly from your backyard to the surf below, grab your surfboard, and go!
2870 S Palisades AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,053 SqFt
  • 0.187 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
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
WOW! A coastal lovers dream... this mid-century modern style home is truly one of a kind, situated on one of the most desired streets in all of Santa Cruz. Upper level great room features 180 degree views of the ocean, wharf, beach, and boardwalk. Open floor plan w/ expansive upper level deck, truly an entertainers delight. Completely remodeled kitchen and bathrooms w/ high end finishes throughout. Owners suite features an oversized shower, walk in closet, and the luxury of enjoying the sunrise over the ocean upon waking up. Lower level flex space perfect for a game room, secondary family room, gym, or home office. Courtyard area is an ideal setting for a fire pit, as well as an ample sized backyard w/ hottub. Experience all the luxuries of living on W Cliff Drive without the nuances. Easy access to Approx 20 of the most desired surf locations in North America. Easy stroll to the beach, the wharf, and the boardwalk. Close to Hwy 17 and Hwy 1, convenient for commuters.ONE OF A KIND!
415 Manor AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,227 SqFt
  • 0.132 Acres
The Hinds House is living history designed by John Williams and built by Col. Alfred Hinds in 1888 and 1889.  With 11 bedrooms, 6 baths, 6600 sq ft of living space, It is the best example of Stick Eastlake Victorian Architecture left in the City combining the spindle work of eastlake w/classical revival style in its central alcove entrance & soaring 2nd floor gabled porch.  Interior finishes are a remarkable display of carved & turned redwood, cedar, sycamore, oak and pine. Notable features include: cathedral & tinted stained glass, lincrusta wall coverings, three fireplace hearths embellished with fine art tiles.  Restored in 1981 and recognized by the SC Historical Society and the National Register of Historic Places, it has been meticulously maintained and used as a profitable historic inn for business travelers, visiting faculty and those relocating to Santa Cruz.  Comes with special use permit for weekly/monthly lodging and has AirBnB Superhost Account with 5 star rating.
529 Chestnut ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 11 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 6,600 SqFt
  • 0.138 Acres
Live the perfect California dream in this well-appointed 3/2 home. This Live Oak masterpiece is situated just 1 block from the beach, the open-concept reverse floor plan offers stunning ocean and lagoon views. Recent upgrades include brand new white oak hardwood floors,new designer carpet and fresh in/ext paint,stainless steel appliances granite coutertops,designer tile.Roll up glass door offers a wonderful indoor-outdoor entertaining space leading a landscaped patio with epic ocean views.The upper level features an open-concept chefs kitchen formal living room w/fireplace. An entertainers paradise, this home boasts 2 balconies with ocean views and a sunny rear deck that overlooks a private, landscaped yard.Master bedroom features vaulted ceilings, recessed lights and 3 closets.The third floor offers sunny bonus room for office or a 4th bedroom.Build family memories, just steps to world class surfing, walkable location close to Twin Lakes, Sunny Cove, Farmers Market and restaurants.
237 21st AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,790 SqFt
  • 0.087 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
Woods Cove! A truly unique & quality custom built home & just 3.5 yrs old! Attention to detail throughout w modern design in one of Santa Cruz's finest gated developments. Access to best school districts in the county. Private, quiet, secure & sunny 1/2 acre nestled amongst a redwood forest! Open & spacious floor plan with vaulted ceilings,skylights, & full of light! Ready to move in! Good separation for work from home/4th bedroom/office. Surrounded by the best of everything including Pasatiempo Golf Course, Steamers Lane, Henry Cowell Park State Park,Theater /Arts,& all just minutes to Bay Area & Silicon Valley. Expansive forested views from every room,wide plank floors,large gas fireplace,large sunny decks off livingroom,familyroom,&master bedroom w views.Ground level bed w bath. Smart home technology w data infra-structure,wireless cams,on-demand water,& more. A chefs kitchen w gorgeous Cambria slab counters and professional appliances,center island w sink,&built-ins! Truly Special!
341 Henry Cowell DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,310 SqFt
  • 0.480 Acres
This craftsman foursquare is part of a unique 3 legal parcel configuration that has its roots in Santa Cruz history. Two-story home, built in 1917 of old growth redwood, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths; the adjacent lot has a newer oversized 2-car garage with a loft that is used as an office; and the third lot contains the original carriage house/barn with room for multiple vehicles, art studio, exercise room and more. Hardwood floors and beautifully crafted built-in cabinetry, custom wood fireplace, crown molding that continues into a formal dining room with wood wainscoting. Updated kitchen with breakfast nook, high ceilings with crown molding. Pride of ownership is evidenced by the many original architectural details and fixtures, along with modernization and complimentary updates throughout the home. Mature trees and landscaping, this corner lot combination, which includes alley access, creates a private enclave in the city limits.
817 Morrissey BLVD
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,782 SqFt
  • 0.558 Acres
Are you ready to live at the beach? Then welcome to this completely remodeled, single level Opal Cliffs beach house thats only a one minute walk from Privates Beach.  Renovated from the studs out, this lovely home sits on an almost 10,000 square foot lot.  Soak up the sun in the massive back yard with mature fruit trees, play area, two board sheds, chicken coop, outdoor shower and covered patio.  Dutch entry doors, natural light throughout and new, dual-pane windows. Solid Oak flooring, remodeled bathrooms and a custom fireplace surround.   Entertaining friends?  Have them take a seat at the bar while you prepare their meal in the new kitchen with its stunning counter tops, ss appliances & multiple prep areas.  Are they staying the night? The 3rd bedroom has a murphy bed!   Numerous SmartHome features. 200 AMP service, electric car hookup, solar ready and pre-wired for hot tub.   Walk to Privates, The Hook, Capitola Village, Pleasure Point and All the Cool Shops on Lower 41st Avenue!
185 Adrienne WAY
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,354 SqFt
  • 0.228 Acres
Stunning craftsman style Victorian located in the desirable lower Escalona Neighborhood. This home features, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus a legal attached one bedroom accessory dwelling unit, for a total of 2,571 sq ft, plus a carriage house and detached artist studio. A major renovation in the 1990s upgraded the foundation and systems but preserved the original details: fir floors, coffered ceilings, wainscotting, five panel doors, trim, hardware, enclosed sun room and porch. 6.2 Kw owned solar installed by Alterra in 2016. Huge attic space for storage with dormer and basement storage area. The lush landscaping, stamped walkways, flagstone, rock wall and grounds on this large south facing lot maximize the benefits of this warm micro climate tucked just out of the prevailing sea breeze. Incredibly convenient location is only minutes to Downtown Santa Cruz, UCSC, beaches and Highway 17. This home is ideal for large families, multi-generational living or working from home.
416 Escalona DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,571 SqFt
  • 0.168 Acres
Remodeled upper west side home! High point on premier street. Filtered Ocean Views! Sought-after Moore Creek Estates. 2 stories, 4 beds, 3 baths, over 3,200 sf. Beautifully landscaped. Winding driveway to 3.5 car attached garage with Tesla charger. Open floor plan. 2 fireplaces. Throughout this spacious and bright home are gleaming hard wood floors, modern paint schemes, wainscoting, custom woodwork, and dramatic coffered ceilings, and ceiling fans. Enormous living room/dining area is perfect for entertaining! Featuring 2 fireplaces, inviting wrap-around deck, patio and lush, fenced backyard. Huge, bright kitchen/dining area offers sub-zero fridge, gas range, Gaggenau double ovens, pantry, dumbwaiter brings groceries from garage!  The big master retreat features: artistic ceiling, sliders to romantic balcony with spiral staircase, walk-in closet, dual vanities, soaking tub.  Please follow the guidelines listed on the Posted Rules for Entry Form at https://tinyurl.com/yauvyc75
124 Moore Creek RD
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,217 SqFt
  • 0.237 Acres
One-of-a-kind 12.8 acre estate on Branciforte Creek featuring the original 7 BR 6000+SF Mediterranean villa "Casa de Montgomery" built in 1932, with attached guest unit plus an 8000+SF wing built in 1972 that added 17 BR with commercial kitchen, dining hall, high ceilings & ADA hallways, for total 13,955 SF, 26 BR, 6 full baths & 14 half baths. There are engineering, plans & former application to demo everything & rebuild as a 100-bed senior assisted living facility, OR SIMPLY UPDATE THE VILLA AND RE-ENGINEER THE 8000+SF WING FOR GIANT HOME SHOP, STUDIO OR 30+CAR/TOY BARN! Other Level 5 Use possibilities include renovating in place as a school, religious or retreat center, corporate compound or subsidized housing. Main water source is well with poly tanks. Also has water rights & pumps at creek that once fed a large tank for the fire sprinkler & irrigation systems, plus 5 dry ponds from a now-defunct treatment system that can become scenic water features once a new system is installed.
4573 Branciforte DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 7 Beds
  • 20 Baths
  • 6,391 SqFt
  • 12.680 Acres
Like-New Beach Home! Just a 3 minute walk to beach and surf on the Corcoran Lagoon path, this well-built home with open kitchen-living area features all-new kitchen with Granite island, full wall glass tile backsplash plus all-new custom kitchen cabinets and upscale appliances including subzero fridge. And don't miss the large walk-in pantry and separate walk-in wine closet! The open living dining area with fireplace is open yet cozy with double French Doors and windows opening to a private rear yard finished with pavers and a hot tub. A sweeping hardwood stairway with large, usable landing area opens to the Master Suite with vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet and gas fireplace. The bath has an oversized tub, and walk-in marble shower. There are two more bedrooms and a full bath upstairs plus separate laundry. And a two car garage too!  All conveniently located on a private cul-de-sac in easy walking or biking distance to Starbucks, restaurants and other great beach getaways. Come enjoy.
170 Clearwater CT
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,564 SqFt
  • 0.127 Acres
Seabright Beach home. On a large size lot. Owner has put a lot of love into this home. Updated Kitchen, Large Dinning room. enjoy all the natural light from the French doors, that give you the indoor and outdoor feeling. yard is nice and private for friends to enjoy a BBQ you can do after a day at the beach. There is a little bungalow in the back non conforming. Castle beach (Seabright ) is the best. walk to Museum, boardwalk or over to Seabright for stores, restaurants and more. Live on the street where the movie The Entertainer was filmed in the 1974, Released in 75. With Jack Lemon and Ray Bolger & Sada Thompson. Just houses from the Beach and Boardwalk is across the famous Trussell that was used in Lost Boys movie.
Address not disclosed
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,729 SqFt
  • 0.143 Acres
An incredible opportunity to own 3 floors of stunning views of the Monterey Bay, in the most spectacular section of Seabright. A sophisticated 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo that sits above the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor with commanding views. The home features 1,732 sq. ft. of living space that is spread across 3 floors plus 2 car parking and huge storage beach toys area! Each floor has a set of large sliding glass doors that leads private terraces for a perfect indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Watch as yachts leisurely sail by and entertain friends and family with a dinner of fresh caught seafood. This light-filled home offers great separation of space with two bedrooms and a bath on the bottom level and Captain's bedroom suite on the top level. Neat the most spectacular beaches Santa Cruz has to offer and the Seabright neighborhood local restaurants, bars, gourmet coffee and fish markets. This is a small unique complex with super low maintenance meaning your weekends are for you again!
268 4th AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,732 SqFt

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