Santa Cruz is located in the western-central part of the state of California and a city and seat of Santa Cruz County. It stretches at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, along the northern shore of Monterey Bay, and is in the southern part of San Francisco. In 1769, the area was explored by the Spaniard Gaspar de Portola, who named the hills located above the river that runs through the city, Santa Cruz. The area became the site of Mission Santa Cruz and was on the 12th in the California chain of the 21 mission, and has also become the model Spanish village of Branciforte. The site was under Mexican control during the 1820s, and soon after, the Americans arrived. When the area was under the power of the Americans, the settlement then progressed as a lime-processing, fishing, and agriculture center.

Home Prices

AVERAGE
1,595,170 +10%
MEDIAN
1,225,050 +10%

Relative Price (per sqft.)

PRICE
752 -0%

Listings

ACTIVE
20 -35%
NEW
12 +50%

Market Duration

DAYS
47 -51%
Population 62,864 (12.50%)
House Size (sqft.) 1,458 (10.45%)

Santa Cruz, California Houses for Sale

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$7,000,000

Residential / Single Family Residence For Sale

555 & 541 Meder ST
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

3.0 Bedrooms

4.0 Bathrooms

Nestled into the sought after Upper West Side of Santa Cruz, a short walk to the trailhead of Moore Creek Preserve (246-acre greenbelt). This magnificent estate & the surrounding environment are a nature lover's paradise. The pristine and gated 7+ acres feature ocean views, rolling meadows, a gorgeous, custom-built contemporary main home with green features designed by William Rennie Boyd. Plus a second home (split into…

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$4,950,000

Residential / Single Family Residence For Sale

62 Pasatiempo DR
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

5.0 Bedrooms

7.0 Bathrooms

This estate is a masterful combination of timeless architecture designed by the renowned William Wurster and an extraordinary, private setting overlooking the 17th green of the internationally acclaimed Alistar McKenzie Pasatiempo Golf Course. Enjoy spectacular, panoramic views of Monterey Bay, fairways, the mountains and city lights. The 5548 Sq ft home with 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, office, library was built circa…

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$4,500,000

Residential / Single Family Residence For Sale

924 3rd ST
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

10.0 Bedrooms

12.0 Bathrooms

The Golden Gate Villa sits perfectly perched in the iconic Beach Hill neighborhood above the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk overlooking the Monterey Bay coastline and out across the city lights and sunsets over downtown Santa Cruz. Designed by Thomas Welsh in Queen Anne Victorian style built-in 1891 much of its original character is preserved to this day. One of the rooms is modeled after the Palace of Versailles with a pure Onyx-faced…

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$4,495,000

Residential / Single Family Residence For Sale

23471 E Cliff DR
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

4.0 Bedrooms

4.0 Bathrooms

This is it! A once in a lifetime legacy property in the heart of Pleasure Point, a world-famous surf destination along California's Central Coast offering jaw-dropping vistas overlooking the Second Peak surf break. There's primetime viewing all day long: sunrises, sunsets, Moss Landing, the city lights of Monterey and the long white ribbon of sand that traces the curve of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary. All that and front row…

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$3,999,000

Residential / Single Family Residence For Sale

1151 E Cliff DR
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

5.0 Bedrooms

6.0 Bathrooms

SPECTAULAR panoramic views from Lighthouse Point to Moss Landing and across to Monterey! Watch the rides on The Boardwalk while taking in the sights and sounds of beach fun! Relax on the 3rd floor rooftop deck with an umbrella drink, enjoy the double fire-pit table, listen to the sounds of the waves breaking and sea lions under the pier. Beach access is just steps away! This spacious 2471SF home has been fully renovated from…

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$3,895,000

Residential / Single Family Residence For Sale

475 Brisa Del Mar
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

5.0 Bedrooms

6.0 Bathrooms

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…

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$3,875,000

Residential / Single Family Residence For Sale

115 Monterey ST
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

3.0 Bedrooms

4.0 Bathrooms

This home is the ideal beach house, vacation getaway. The view from the 2nd story will rock your boat and so will the open floor plan. Nanna doors open onto a large deck with views of the Bay, Wharf, and Santa Cruz Mnts beyond. Great for big gatherings, it lives like a 5 BR, 4 BA home. Gourmet kitchen w/ all Viking appliances, 6 burner+griddle/double oven~range, an amazing eat around island w/ a stunning Sea Green granite slab and…

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$3,800,000

Residential / Single Family Residence For Sale

528 Atlantic AVE
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

2.0 Bedrooms

3.0 Bathrooms

Vacation paradise! Charming beach cottage located steps to the Yacht Harbor and beach has been lovingly remodeled to embrace historic architecture with state of the art top quality features with designer touches. Property includes two parcels, home on one parcel and entertaining area on second parcel (see plot map). Live in home while you build your dream home. Highlighted by white picket fence and shiplap siding, the…