Santa Cruz Communities
The real estate market in Santa Cruz County is diverse and varied, from small beach towns to rural communities in the mountains. Here you’ll find a combination of homes for sale, from gorgeous beachfront homes, to ocean view estates atop bluffs, and even expansive country estates and ranches on acreage within the Santa Cruz foothills. Whether you’re looking for a luxury oceanfront property in Seabright, Santa Cruz, a beach bungalow in Seacliff, Aptos, or a rural retreat in Scotts Valley, we’re here to help you find your dream home.
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Classic Beach Community
A classic beach community stretching from the sea to the redwoods and featuring a boardwalk and university.
Capitola by the Sea
Idyllic coastal community with the charm of a Mediterranean village, this seaside community reminiscent of a Mediterr…
Commute to Silicon Valley
Framed by the Santa Cruz Mountains, Scotts Valley offers a warmer climate, just 5 miles inland from Santa Cruz.
Historic and Charming
Characterized by the towering Redwoods of Nisene Marks Park, the historic and charming Aptos Village, miles of beache…
Apple Orchards & Vineyards
The small town of Corralitos is tucked away in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and features large lots and lovely views.
Small Beach Community
La Selva Beach
Popular coastal activities in La Selva Beach, include swimming and sunbathing, beachcombing, clamming, and surf fishing.
San Lorenzo Valley
A diverse mix of neighborhoods is found here with attractive homes boasting fabulous views.
Old World Village
Immerse yourself in Soquel's old-world village featuring antique shops, coffeehouses and wineries.
Located in a beautiful valley, this community is a bustling agricultural hub with coveted equestrian properties.
Country Views of the Bay
Aptos Hills commands fabulous views of the ocean and Monterey Bay
Tranquil rural community
Bonny Doon is a tranquil mountain community known for its towering Redwoods, productive vineyards, and unaltered countryside.
Charming seaside resort
A charming seaside resort community featuring a beachfront esplanade, distinct shops, and delicious restaurants
High Quality Life
A traditional neighborhood with a high-quality of life close to popular points of interest
Quaint Coastal Community
A quaint coastal community nestled amongst untouched natural surroundings, farmland, and the sea.
Coveted and Charming
These homes are situated on the bluff overlooking Capitola Village, and feature expansive ocean views
East Santa Cruz
Warmer weather, spacious lots, wider streets, and convenient access to the freeway.
A local gem
An assortment of historic cottages & modern houses with streets named after precious stones.
Surfing at Pleasure Point
Live Oak community stretches along the coastline & includes the picturesque choice surf spot, Pleasure Point.
Loch Lomond Reservoir
This community is found east of the Felton area near Loch Lomond Reservoir, and homes are found within the Redwood forest.
Pot Belly & Las Olas Beaches
This on the sand & bluff-top neighborhood community featuring scenic views of New Brighton State Park.
beautiful coastal community
Rio Del Mar
Often compared to Carmel by the Sea, it features world-class golf and attractive streets lined with Cypress trees.
Charming, upscale California beach bungalows to spectacular ocean view estates situated on the bluffs of Santa Cruz.
Seacliff State Beach
This is a popular vacation community, located on top of the bluffs overlooking the ocean.
Seascape Golf Resort
This residential neighborhood surround the Seascape Golf Course & Resort.
Scenic Pedestrian Pathways
West Santa Cruz
Homes in West Santa Cruz neighborhoods vary widely in price and property style.
a pocket of paradise
Zayante is a pocket of paradise located in the San Lorenzo Valley area of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Browse Neighborhoods Of Santa Cruz, CA
Below is a quick overview of some of our favorite areas. If you'd like a tour of any of the communities below, please don't hesitate to call Lauren Spencer at 1-800-226-4717.
Santa Cruz County Cities & Communities
Aptos- The community of Aptos is characterized by the towering Redwoods of Nisene Marks Park, the historic and charming Aptos Village, and the desirable neighborhood of Meadow Ranch.
Bonny Doon- With proud Scottish roots, the rural community of Bonny Doon is found in the hills, just west of Santa Cruz.
Capitola- Capitola by the Sea is an idyllic coastal community with the charm of a Mediterranean village full of restaurants, bakeries, shops, and artist galleries.
Corralitos- The small town of Corralitos is tucked away in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and features large lots and lovely views.
Davenport- This quaint oceanside town is surrounded by beautiful greenspaces and farmland, just 15 minutes from Santa Cruz.
La Selva Beach- This coveted area features expansive sandy beaches, gated communities, and a quaint main street village.
Live Oak- The oceanfront Live Oak neighborhood stretches along the Santa Cruz coastline from the yacht harbor to the exclusive Opal Cliffs neighborhood.
Lompico-Zayante- This community is found east of the Felton area near Loch Lomond Reservoir, and homes are found within the Redwood forest.
Rio Del Mar & Seascape- These residential neighborhoods surround the Seascape Golf Course & Resort. Here you'll find some of the most desirable homes in the county.
San Lorenzo Valley- A diverse mix of neighborhoods is found here with attractive homes boasting fabulous views.
Santa Cruz- A classic beach community stretching from the sea to the redwoods and featuring a boardwalk and university.
Scotts Valley- Framed by the Santa Cruz Mountains, Scotts Valley offers a warmer climate, just 5 miles inland from Santa Cruz.
Seacliff- This is a popular vacation community, located on top of the bluffs. The beach is just a short walk away.
Soquel- Immerse yourself in Soquel's old-world village featuring antique shops, coffeehouses and wineries.
Watsonville- Located in a beautiful valley, this community is a bustling agricultural hub with coveted equestrian properties.
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