Banana Belt

East Santa Cruz

About East Santa Cruz

Warmer weather, spacious lots, wider streets, and convenient access to the freeway.

Real Estate Statistics
Total Listings 21
Average Price $1,461,614
Highest Price $4,099,000
Lowest Price $469,000

Eastside Santa Cruz Real Estate

Eastside Santa Cruz real estate is divided between the Upper and Lower East Side communities, each with distinct neighborhoods and property types. Those interested in beachside bungalows and stately Victorian homes will prefer the lower Eastside's Seabright neighborhood, while East Santa Cruz home buyers seeking more spacious lots, wider streets, and convenient access to the freeway will want to explore the real estate in Upper East Side.

View all of the current MLS® listings below or keep reading to learn more about homes in Eastside Santa Cruz and local highlights of the respective communities. 

East Santa Cruz Homes for Sale

All Listings $400,000 - $500,000 $500,000 - $600,000
$800,000 - $900,000 Over $1,000,000
21 Properties Found. Page 1 of 4.
Photo of Listing #ML81839150

618 Windsor St, SANTA CRUZ

$4,099,000 - 8 Beds, 11 Baths, 4,484 Sf

MLS® # ML81839150

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Photo of Listing #ML81838705

618 Windsor St, SANTA CRUZ

$4,099,000 - 4,484 Sf

MLS® # ML81838705

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Photo of Listing #ML81854310

101 Bartlett Way, SANTA CRUZ

$3,250,000 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 7,416 Sf

MLS® # ML81854310

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Photo of Listing #ML81853628

1120 N Branciforte Ave, SANTA CRUZ

$1,650,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,961 Sf

MLS® # ML81853628

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Photo of Listing #ML81844861

423 Ocean View Ave, SANTA CRUZ

$1,494,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,504 Sf

MLS® # ML81844861

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Photo of Listing #ML81858418

250 Vista Bella Dr, SANTA CRUZ

$1,399,900 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,716 Sf

MLS® # ML81858418

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Lower East Santa Cruz Real Estate

Do you love beachside culture? Homes in the Lower Eastside Santa Cruz real estate market belong to a number of Santa Cruz's most coveted waterfront neighborhoods. Seabright, for example, is a desirable community part of the Lower East Santa Cruz area, located between the San Lorenzo River and the picturesque Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. This area is home to the sandy shores of the pristine Seabright Beach Beach as well, consistently voted “best beach”. The Seabright real estate market is characterized by craftsman bungalows near a plethora of restaurants, shops, and breweries, making it an idyllic beach neighborhood.

Upper East Santa Cruz Real Estate

The Upper East Side of Santa Cruz is fondly known as “the banana belt” by locals, who love the area’s warm climate. Homes in this part of the city vary in price and style, which means there is something for everyone here, whether you’re looking for a maintenance-free condominium or an expansive single-family home on a large property. How can such a small community vary so much in temperature? Upper Eastside homes aren't exposed to the cooling ocean breezes so much as the homes in Lower Eastside, which actually can result in as much as a 10 degree difference between the two communities. 

Do you commute to work every day? Homes in Upper Eastside real estate are conveniently located off of the Cabrillo Highway making it easy to get to where you need to go faster and with much less stress, and with Water Street and Soquel Street just below the community, you never have to travel far to get to your favorite grocery markets and local boutiques. 

Contact Santa Cruz real estate agent Lauren Spencer to learn more about the real estate market in this area. This local expert was voted Santa Cruz’s Best Realtor® in 2012!

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