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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

Stunning custom-built Rennie Boyd designed contemporary home in the highly desirable Upper Westside. This estate offers ocean views, rolling meadows and oak trees. It is a short walk to Moore Creek Preserve. This truly is a nature lovers paradise. This incredible gated property sits on 2 parcels totaling 7+ acres. It features a 4,284+ sq. ft. 2 story Green home with Durisol block construction (555 Meder St APN#002-312-14). The entire property benefits from the bank of solar panels on top of the barn and 3 car detached garage. The horse facilities include a 6 stall barn with wash rack, kitchen, bathroom, tack room, and hay room. There is also an arena, paddocks and round pen. The salt water pool is solar heated. There is a koi pond that sits next to a beautiful freestanding meditation room. In addition to the main house, there is a 2,750+ sq. ft. 4 bedroom 3 bath guest house with studio (541 Meder St) adjacent to the primary residence on a separate parcel APN#002-312-18.
555 & 541 Meder ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 7 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 7,034 SqFt
  • 7 Acres
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
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
Once in a long while a very special home becomes available for sale...welcome to  475 Brisa del Mar aptly named Sea Breeze Haven..  The enclave is situated in a unique setting with only twelve homes that share an additional 150 acre redwood forest with ocean views.  A 700 acre preserve surrounds Redwood Meadows Ranch creating a remarkable oasis from the hustle and bustle while remaining  a convenient distance to abundant amenities.   A truly magical place, the architecture is of the English Arts and Crafts style reminiscent of times past.  Sea Breeze Haven encompasses a separate guest house, charming studio apartment over the garage and cherished privacy.  With a total of five bedrooms and four full and two half baths, there is ample room for family and friends.  View the sun descend over the ocean while enjoying  the scent of the old growth redwood forest surrounding the sanctuary.  Gated access and proximity to Silicon Valley make Sea Breeze Haven the perfect place to call home!
475 Brisa Del Mar
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,016 SqFt
  • 4.618 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
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
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
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
Welcome to the brand new luxury Benson Avenue Subdivision, located on a sunny secluded cul-de-sac near 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
The perfect blend of country and city living, where the entrepreneur, entertainer and rancher at heart can spread out and lay down roots. South-facing, 5.8 acres w/top-of-the-road privacy and sparkling ocean vws, in-town, w/easy access to Hwy 17 and Scotts Valley shops. Quality craftsmanship, vltd ceilings, view-catching windows give this home a comfortable, welcoming feel. The great room design easily accommodates all your family and friends. Over-sized living rm, formal and informal dining and roomy chefs kitchen w/butlers pantry. 4BR's, 4BA's, conveniently on this same level, plus lndry rm & kids computer rm. Master retreat w/gas FP and ocean vws, soaking tub and steam shower, plus attached office. Downstairs, a family/media rm, half BA, wet bar, separate entrance. Solar, radiant, FA heating, 2-car garage w/Tesla charger. pool, hot tub, multiple patio and seating areas, vegie garden, greenhouse & chicken coup. Even a lower meadow for your horse and goats. This is what I call home!
420 Oak Acres
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,146 SqFt
  • 5.851 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
A dream is a wish your heart makes & if your wish is to live w/in the gates of fantastic Pasatiempo then this clean, vintage, 1977 rancher w/a mediterranean flair is your dream come true! Set on a .6 acre sunny parcel, this 3 bedroom/4 bath 3,933 sq ft home has some terrific features, good bones as well as ocean/city lights & Boardwalk views! Features on entry level include: formal living & dining room w/fireplaces; immense kitchen; warm family room w/open beam ceilings & wet bar & FP; master suite w/spa type bath & guest suite; 2nd level features: huge 3rd bedroom; 4th bath; kitchenette w/dining & spacious home office- potential 4th bedroom or living room for guest quarters! Plenty of room for a pool, sport court or? Other features: 500 sq ft unfinished basement possible home theater or wine cellar; truly stunning lights/chandeliers + a generator to eliminate pesky outages! This home is ready for your personal touches to shine like one of the brightest stars in coveted Pasatiempo!
35 Hollins DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,933 SqFt
  • 0.604 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. Vacation Rental Applications are available for this address.
32 Moran WAY
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,764 SqFt
  • 0.205 Acres
Situated In the most coveted neighborhood in all of Santa Cruz County, 4755 Opal Cliff Dr. exemplifies the beach lifestyle. Only a short walk to Capitola Village where you can enjoy the sand, surf, shopping & restaurants. Or for more intimate setting, nearby Privates Beach offers a protected cove perfect for mellow water activities. Pleasure Point is just up the road where you can surf in front of the famed Jack ONeill house. The home exhibits classic features from the 1940s combined with picturesque windows with natural light and beautiful views of the Monterey Bay. Hardwood floors, open floor plan, living room complete with fireplace, upstairs balcony, 1-car garage and plenty of off-street parking make this the ideal place for friends and family. Both the front and backyards have been meticulously maintained with lush landscaping for those who wish to come home and relax. Rarely do opportunities like this become available to live on the Street of Dreams in Santa Cruz County
4755 Opal Cliff DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,168 SqFt
  • 0.126 Acres
Newly updated Pasatiempo classic! this single level home is located in the Prestigious Pasatiempo gated community. with its world-renowned Alister MacKenzie designed golf course  This 3600+ square foot four bedroom three/half bathroom home is perfect for someone looking for upscale living. Home features a  recently remodeled kitchen with granite countertops, tiled bathrooms as well as rose hardwood floors and a concrete tile roof with a lifetime warranty. Perfect commuter location just 10 minutes from the beach 25 minutes from (SJO) Airport and 50 minutes to (SFO) Airpot. Great for the CEO looking for a vacation home or a family wanting to live in a safe neighborhood. This home has it all.
9 Hollins DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,661 SqFt
  • 0.656 Acres
TWO PARCELS!! TWO HOUSES!! 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
Upscale french country farmhouse sitting on a flat, sunny lot of nearly 5 acres. This home and land have been noticeably loved and cared for. An effortlessly easy flowing floor plan, high vaulted ceilings, large windows, brick work highlights, hardwood floors, gorgeous wood paneled doors, and an exceptionally keen understanding and eye for tonality. An Impressive and updated kitchen is a chef's dream, equipped with high-end appliances including built-in double ovens and Wolf cook top. Family room has an oak and brick bar. With 4 fireplaces throughout there is an element of coziness you can't miss. Large master suite has a gorgeous wood burning fireplace and a pristine bathroom with Americh jetted chromotherapy tub. There is plenty of outdoor space including multi level decks with a heated saltwater pool! Glass greenhouse and vineyard or other farming potential for those with botanical interests. Wine cellar, large attic for storage, shed, 2-car garage and electric car plug in.
133 Rustic LN
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,746 SqFt
  • 4.613 Acres
Exquisite modern spanish style  home designed by a local architect(Derek Van Alstine) lavish use of color enhances every space, both inside and out. The home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac, with views, stylish gardens and outdoor entertaining areas. An EPS foam block residence,this stunning home is perfectly climate controlled and serenely quiet.  Every room opens onto separate balcony, deck or courtyard with established mediterranean plantings; many of the views include pastures and distant redwood ridge lines. The large sandstone deck off  the living room has sweeping ocean views, perfect for entertaining a group or intimately viewing sunsets. A private  courtyard oasis showcases the strikingly  designed lap pool and incorporated water feature wall. An elegant outdoor fireplace nook keeps it perfectly inviting  on the cooler nights here in Santa Cruz. This home is tranquility, nestled in one of the most desirable locations in Santa Cruz! Come see for yourself.
122 Penguin CT
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,922 SqFt
  • 0.230 Acres

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