A Local Gem

Jewel Box

A community within Capitola, the Jewel Box is an assortment of historic cottages & modern houses. Not only is this a residential area filled with hidden gem homes, but all of the streets have been named after precious stones. Read more about Jewel Box homes for sale.

Typical view of Jewel Box residential homes in Santa Cruz

Jewel Box Home Statistics

Average Home Price $4.1M
Lowest Priced Home $625K
Highest Listing Price $16M
Total Property Listings 9
Avg. Price/SQFT $1.9K

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The real estate in Jewel Box is varied, offering an eclectic mix of cozy cottages built after the First World War to mature, newly renovated condominiums and townhouses, and redeveloped properties.

Jewel Box is a mature, well-established neighborhood with plenty of natural landscaping and plenty of on-street parking for guests, with modest frontages and small backyards that are perfect for entertaining without too much maintenance.

This neighborhood is a great option for those looking for accessible, single-level living close to a variety of amenities and services. Like most Capitola neighborhoods, you'll be hard-pressed to find two identical homes in this neighborhood, but you can count on them being attractive, one-story ranchers and bungalows.

Looking for waterfront? Then you won't want to miss out on listings along Opal Cliff Drive. These stunning, cliffside properties are situated along the Opal Cliffs on larger lots that overlook the pristine waters of Soquel Cove and the Pacific Ocean. 

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

More About Jewel Box Homes, Capitola

The Jewel Box is a residential neighborhood in Capitola, CA that’s located to the west of the wharf and Soquel Creek. This community was developed originally along Opal Street, named after a local train stop and lumber yard.

As the area grew, new streets were added to the Jewel Box, including Crystal, Diamond, Emerald, Garnet, Jade, and more. Homes in the Jewel Box include a beautiful assortment of historic cottages, modern houses, and redeveloped properties, as well as a few condominiums and townhouses for those looking for convenience and style.

With prices starting as low as $450,000, Jewel Box is an excellent place for budget-conscious buyers to start their home search! 

Living In Jewel Box, CA

Although Jewel Box is a residential neighborhood, it's right next-door to Capitola's commercial corridor which features a wide selection of locally-owned shops and restaurants, including: 

  • Freeline Surf Shop, O'Neill Surf Shop
  • Verve Coffee Roasters
  • Rocky's Fitness Center and In-Shape Health Club
  • Zameen at the Point Restaurant, Betty Burgers

A local gem in the Jewel Box is the Jade Street Park, which includes tennis and basketball courts, a soccer field, playground, and a local community center. Of course, the centerpiece of this community is its waterfront location.

No matter where you live in Jewel Box, you're at-most just a 10-minute walk from the sandy shoreline below the bluffs. Residents can access the beach from the Opal Cliff's Park access point along Opal Cliff Drive. 

FAQs About Jewel Box

Q: Why is Jewel Box called Jewel Box?
A: Jewel Box, originally named after a train stop called "Opal", got its name because all of its streets are named after precious gemstones.

Q: Is Jewel Box, Capitola located near the beach? 
A: Jewel Box is conveniently located near four popular beach spots: Hooper Beach, Trees Beach, Privates Beach, and Capitola State Beach.

Q: Is Jewel Box a nice place to live?
A: Jewel Box is a great place to live, as residents are close to a number of shops, restaurants, parks, and beaches! Plus, the neighborhood is made up up quiet, charming streets.

Email Capitola real estate agent Lauren Spencer or phone 800-226-4717 for more information or to arrange a tour of homes for sale in the Jewel Box.

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