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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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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