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Depot Hill

The homes in Depot Hill are situated on the bluff overlooking the visually captivating Capitola Village, with expansive ocean views beyond it. This is an upscale neighborhood that’s safe, quiet, and extremely desirable for home buyers in the Santa Cruz area. Read more about Depot Hill homes for sale.

Staircase leading to Capitola Village homes from Depot Hill, CA

Depot Hill Home Statistics

Average Home Price $4.7M
Lowest Priced Home $1.5M
Highest Listing Price $8M
Total Property Listings 4
Avg. Price/SQFT $1.7K

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There's always a great mix of Depot Hill homes for sale, from charming bungalows to elegant estates and uniquely designed single-family homes.

Along Grand Ave is where you'll find the desirable oceanfront houses in Depot Hill. Here, the atmosphere is quiet and very walkable, as most of the roads are dead ends and the avenue is closed to traffic.

Houses in Depot Hill are typically found on spacious lots with picket fences enclosing stunning mature gardens in both the front and back. If you're searching for a peaceful place to retire, it's hard to top this welcoming neighborhood!

Surprisingly enough, residents of Depot Hill enjoy more sunshine than other nearby areas, as the bay provides protection from fog and high winds normally found along the coast.

This storm protection combined with an absence of major development has helped the area maintain a very lush appearance. Thick shrubs, tall trees, and healthy gardens accompany nearly each and every property, which is great for those with a green-thumb. 

The best part of living in Depot Hill homes is that you're just minutes from the water--or directly overlooking it. With friendly neighbors and a picturesque oceanfront setting, could you ask for anything more? 

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

More About Depot Hill Homes

Depot Hill features a coveted collection of charming turn-of-the-century Victorian homes, as well as luxurious new construction.

These homes are situated on the bluff overlooking Capitola Village, and feature expansive ocean views, with the most-wanted properties being the waterfront homes located along Grand Ave. Here you’ll also find one of the finest bed and breakfasts—the area’s historic train station has been transformed into the Depot Hill Inn.

Living In Depot Hill, Capitola, CA

Residents of Depot Hill homes are just a short walk away from Capitola Village and its colorful collection of shops, bistros, and amenities Whether you want to spend the day at Capitola Beach or shopping with friends in the village, it's all just minutes from your front door!

The village offers plenty of bike storage in front of the shops, so why not hop on your bike and cruise down the street to avoid finding a parking spot? It couldn't be easier when your home is just minutes away!

What residents love most about Depot Hill homes is the area's terrific walkability, safe neighborhood feel, quiet atmosphere, and dog-friendly features. Like most Santa Cruz neighborhoods, parking in Depot Hill is limited, but there is some on-street parking available for guests 

Here are just some of the many great amenities near Depot Hill: 

  • Cava Wine Bar
  • Zelda's on the Beach
  • Capitola Beach
  • Capitola Beach Co. 

Grab a book and head down to Grand Avenue, where you can grab a seat on the bench overlooking Capitola Bluffs and gaze out at the horizon between pages. Life in Depot Hill is truly exceptional.

FAQs About Depot Hill

Q: How far away is Depot Hill from Capitola Beach?
A: Although it depends on where you are, Capitola Beach is about a 10-minute walk from Depot Hill.

Q: How did Depot Hill, CA get its name?
A: Depot Hill was once the site of Capitola's train depot. The building was preserved and is now the very popular Inn at Depot Hill.

Q: Is Depot Hill a nice place to live?
A: Depot Hill is luxury coastal living at its best. With ocean views and quiet streets, Depot Hill is a wonderful place to call home. 

Be sure to contact Capitola Realtor® Lauren Spencer online for more information on Depot Hill, or to arrange a tour of the area. You can also give Lauren a call at 800-226-4717.

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