Empire Grade Road Real Estate

Hiking Near Empire Grade RoadEmpire Grade Road, also referred to as just Empire Grade, is an area named in the mid 1800’s that was the site of a mining operation. This area, tucked in the hills behind the University of California, Santa Cruz, is known for its steep roads, hiking trails, and beautiful scenery. The road itself travels up Ben Lomond Mountain, on the ridgeline between the Coast Road and the San Lorenzo Valley. The Empire Grade Road real estate market features acreages and homes on large lots featuring mature Redwood trees in a wide range of prices. Some properties even include ocean and mountain views.

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9 Properties Found.
Photo of Listing #ML81678355
  • MLS® #: ML81678355
  • 2215 Empire Grade
  • SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060
  • $1,895,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 3118 SqFt, 13.66 Acres
  • Single Family Residential
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Photo of Listing #ML81677571
  • MLS® #: ML81677571
  • 9760 Empire Grade
  • SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060
  • $1,895,000
  • 4 Bed, 5 Bath, 6844 SqFt, 4.34 Acres
  • Single Family Residential
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Photo of Listing #ML81674941
  • MLS® #: ML81674941
  • 407 Sunlit Ln
  • SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060
  • $1,450,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 3487 SqFt, 2.5 Acres
  • Single Family Residential
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Photo of Listing #ML81677547
  • MLS® #: ML81677547
  • 5715 Empire Grade
  • SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060
  • $1,399,000
  • 5 Bed, 4 Bath, 3743 SqFt, 10.46 Acres
  • Single Family Residential
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Photo of Listing #ML81683323
  • MLS® #: ML81683323
  • 180 Braemoor Dr
  • SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060
  • $1,289,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2531 SqFt, 1.89 Acres
  • Single Family Residential
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Photo of Listing #ML81675739
  • MLS® #: ML81675739
  • 2785 Smith Grade
  • SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060
  • $1,195,000
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2305 SqFt, 7.64 Acres
  • Single Family Residential
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Empire Grade Road Homes & Properties

Empire Grade Road homes vary in size and style from expansive luxury estates, to cozy ranch-style homes. These properties are found within the Redwood forest, and the large lots and acreages offer residents great privacy and beautiful yards. Empire Grade homes include a variety of features and amenities for enjoying the outdoors, including expansive decks and patios, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, swimming pools, gardens, and ponds. Some properties even have their own equestrian facilities.

Empire Grade Road is a popular hiking and biking area, and it is known locally for its challenging uphill climbs in a beautiful natural setting. Fall Creek Unit (part of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park) is a popular nearby hiking destination, and those with a historical interest will love hiking the long-standing wagon roads to old lime kilns and a millsite.

Interested in a private property in Empire Grade? Be sure to contact Realtor® Lauren Spencer who will be happy to help you find that perfect home in the mountains.

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