For those looking to live near the popular community of Santa Cruz, the neighborhood of Soquel is a great choice. With a low crime rate and relatively inexpensive housing options, this neighborhood is great for families looking to live close to some of the most beautiful areas in California. 

Read on below the listings to see what makes Soquel homes popular in the Santa Cruz community!

Life in Soquel

Soquel is located just north of the popular thoroughfare of Cabrillo Highway, connecting it to the other popular areas of Aptos and Rio Del Mar to the east and Santa Cruz to the west. 

Soquel is just 45 minutes away from Silicon Valley, making it a great place to live for those who work in the area to have a short commute. 


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Santa Cruz is home to an impeccable public school system and a highly rated health care system to boot, making it an ideal location for family life.

Before you embark on your real estate search in Santa Cruz, check out this list of Santa Cruz neighborhoods for growing families - and gain insight on the best communities to suit your family's needs.

Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley  is currently experiencing rapid development in regards to new construction homes and retail opportunities. Located just 6 miles from the iconic beaches of Santa Cruz, and 30 minutes from San Jose’s Silicon Valley, this family-oriented neighborhood offers a substantial assortment of single-family homes to discover.

Ample lots, freshened up mid-century moderns,…

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Now that we’re in the midst of summer, it’s a popular time for homeowners in Santa Cruz and across the country to be selling their homes. However, before listing your home it’s important to do everything you can to make it as desirable as possible to potential buyers. 

To help you out, we’ve come up with 6 tips for getting your home ready to sell. Read on to find out more!

1. Ensure your home has enough light

One of the first steps in the process is to stock up on lightbulbs, since not only will you want to make sure all of your lights are in working order, but you’ll also want to make your home as bright as possible. 

Ensuring your property is well lit is essential for making the most appealing pictures for your listings. 

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2. Deep…

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Named for the massive natural arch in the rock formation just off the waters of the Monterey Bay, this popular Santa Cruz attraction is one of the most iconic (and most photographed) areas in the state of California. 


But what else can you expect besides this popular landmark when you make a trip to Natural Bridges State Park? Keep reading to find out!

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Discover Natural Bridges Park

Both a beach and a park, this area is a wildlife lovers paradise.


From the sandy shores, take advantage of the perfect location for watching whales, spotting seals & sea otters and viewing birds as they soar overhead. 


As you wander further along the beach, discover tidepools and the various creatures within – you’ll find crabs, sea stars,…

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A great way to discover the Santa Cruz coastline is by making a trip to the Wilder Ranch State Park. 


Nestled on the Pacific Ocean coast, just north of Santa Cruz and spanning over 7,000 acres, you can just imagine all the adventure that awaits!


From fun park events, to hikes fit for all skill levels, and learning the area's history, the park certainly has it all. 

Wilder Ranch State Park beach near Santa Cruz real estate

Your Adventure Awaits

Enjoy a blast from the past and take a step back in time to the ranching days of the late 1800’s. You’ll learn all about California’s early ranching history while also getting the chance to experience for yourself what life was like all those years ago working on a dairy ranch. 


In fact, there’s several buildings for you to explore as…

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