Capitola by the Sea

Capitola

Idyllic coastal community with the charm of a Mediterranean village, this seaside community is reminiscent of a European town on the coast, with its restaurants, boutiques, bakeries and art galleries. The colorful homes and buildings of Capitola have made this community well known for its unique style. The charms of Venice were certainly brought to these beach homes on the gorgeous shores of Monterey Bay. Read more about Capitola real estate.

Capitola homes for sale near the beautiful waterfront

Capitola Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $1.9M
Lowest Priced Home $725K
Highest Listing Price $6.3M
Total Property Listings 13
Avg. Price/SQFT $1.3K

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Homes for Sale in Capitola CA

Capitola homes for sale are found in great locations, boasting lovely views and often within walking distance to plenty of local shops and amenities.


The area includes stunning coastal properties and houses sitting atop bluffs as well as houses found in traditional family-friendly neighborhoods. Mature homes have been modernly updated to reveal chic interiors, and there are also some quaint Victorian homes for sale.


Capitola condos are also available, and these attractive properties offer a maintenance-free lifestyle and some of the best views in town. 


Capitola, CA real estate is found in a charming seaside community reminiscent of a Mediterranean village with its restaurants, boutiques, bakeries and art galleries.


This community is perfectly conducive to enjoying a delicious beverage or meal on one of the local outdoor patios offering picturesque ocean views.


Whether you’re looking to spend time here for a vacation or a lifetime, you’ll fall in love with Capitola by the Sea— the area’s prime coastal setting, inviting climate, and rich architectural history make for a truly remarkable community.


Capitola homes for sale are found in a collection of different neighborhoods, each having their own individual ambiance to appeal to a variety of different home buyers.


The area began as a small tourism hotspot, home to just under 80 cozy rental cottages. Eventually, the tourists began to realize they didn't want to just visit Capitola, they wanted to enjoy the great coast lifestyle all year-round.


The area blossomed in the 1970s when it grew by roughly 150% in the span of 10 years, which is why so many of the homes here were originally built around then as well.


From single-family homes to well-equipped townhome communities and condos, there's a little bit of everything for everyone in Capitola. 


Interested in learning more about Capitola, California real estate? Contact us online or call 1-831-345-0338 for more information about buying and selling a home in Capitola and other communities in the Santa Cruz area.

Things to do in Capitola

There are plenty of things to do in Capitola, regardless of your interests. This community is home to the area’s only major shopping mall, featuring dozens of large national retailers and restaurants.


Residents and visitors alike look forward to a variety of events and festivals each year, including the Begonia Festival, the Art & Wine Festival and the Capitola Twilight Concert series.


The Capitola City Beach has been a choice beach destination for over 140 years; swimming, surfing, and beach volleyball are some of the favorite activities.


Fishing and boat rentals are available at the Capitola Wharf, while the New Brighton State Beach, located adjacent to Seacliff Beach, is also a popular locale for day trips.


This park offers miles of beaches, and includes campsites and picnic facilities, found amongst an urban forest of native Monterey Pines and Coastal Live Oaks.

FAQs About Capitola

Q: What is Capitola known for?
A: Located in the Monterey Bay area, Capitola is known for being a beautiful beachside town in central California, as well as for being the first beach resort in the state.

Q: Why is Capitola called Capitola? 
A: Capitola was reportedly named after one of the main characters in a series of popular novels when it started in the late 1800s.

Q: Is Capitola a nice place to live?
A: 
For those looking to live in a small, beautiful seaside town, Capitola is the perfect place. And with plenty of shopping and restaurants, residents of Capitola are never bored. 

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If you would like to learn more about Capitola’s real estate market, please give Lauren Spencer a call at 1-800-226-4717, or contact us online. We’re happy to help you find the perfect property in Capitola, CA or sell your home quickly and profitably.



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