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San Lorenzo Valley

Sprinkled along Highway 9 is a collection of tight-knit communities which make up the San Lorenzo Valley. Here you'll find friendly locals who share small-town values and a sense of pride in their community. The area is home to many engineers and business professionals who spend their days in the high-tech firms of Silicon Valley and retreat to their homes amongst gentle hillsides, lush meadows, and quiet forests. Click to read more about San Lorenzo Valley homes for sale.

Sun peeking through thick San Lorenzo Valley forest

San Lorenzo Valley Home Statistics

Average Home Price $895K
Lowest Priced Home $300K
Highest Listing Price $1.5M
Total Property Listings 57
Avg. Price/SQFT $610

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San Lorenzo Valley, CA Homes For Sale

For those seeking real estate off-the-beaten-path, consider houses in San Lorenzo Valley, CA. A collection of small communities are found in the area, including Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Brookdale, and Felton.

Whether you're looking for a cozy cottage just walking distance to a variety of local amenities, or an expansive private property, you'll find it in the San Lorenzo Valley.

San Lorenzo Valley real estate is a great place for growing families as many of the single-family residences come with open floor plans and properties with plenty of space for children's play.

Many homes found in this area are located on larger lots covered in centuries old redwood groves. So, if being close to nature is important to your family's lifestyle, one should definitely consider life in San Lorenzo Valley.

Taking a look at more economic portions of San Lorenzo Valley real estate, home buyers are saturated with options. You'll find vintage cabins that have been well-taken care over the years that are big enough for a family starting in the low 200,000s.

Depending on your preference, some upgrading will be needed, but overall, these rustic abodes hold a lot of character and potential. San Lorenzo Valley is a popular place for tourism, subsequently, home buyers find themselves investing in these affordable properties as income generators.

Buying a San Lorenzo Valley cabin is also a great opportunity to buy and rent out to someone who is commuting to Silicon Valley. At the high end of the market, you'll come across some one-of-a-kind estates, full of unique custom-builds. You will find anything from Geodesic designs, to European Chateaus and vintage estates dating back to the 30s.

Lots are full of old-growth forests with views of Monterey Bay and Pescadero. Finding your San Lorenzo Valley oasis couldn't be easier.

Prevalent Features in San Lorenzo Valley Luxury Homes

  • Ocean & mountain views
  • Acreages
  • Patios with outdoor kitchens
  • Sunrooms
  • Pools
  • Equestrian Stalls and barns
  • Wet bars and billiards rooms
  • Wine cellars
  • Personal gyms
  • Media rooms

San Lorenzo Valley homes come in a variety of styles and price ranges. You'll find historic Victorian houses, rustic mountain cabins, newly renovated single-family homes, and even luxurious estates and ranches found on acres and acres of property.

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

San Lorenzo Valley, CA Communities

When traveling north towards San Jose on Hwy 9, the San Lorenzo Valley community of Felton is the first stop. Here you'll find many diverse neighborhoods as well as the famous Felton Covered Bridge and the Roaring Camp Railroad.

Next is Ben Lomond, where you'll find homes surrounded by mature trees, and the Highlands Santa Cruz County Park, a local treasure.

Located halfway between Santa Cruz and San Jose is the wonderful country town of Boulder Creek, celebrated for its local restaurants, parks, and golf course.

Brookdale is the final community of the four San Lorenzo Valley communities. Homes here are nestled in a gorgeous natural setting of majestic redwood and oak trees.

Want to learn more about the San Lorenzo Valley lifestyle? Check out our Community Spotlight blog post for more in-depth area information.

Schools Near Homes In San Lorenzo Valley

San Lorenzo Valley has a unified school district consisting of five schools, stretching across 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, south of Los Gatos, east of Bonny Doon and west of Scotts Valley.

  • SLV High School
  • SLV Middle School
  • Boulder Creek Elementary
  • SLV Elementary
  • SLVUSD Charter School

Universities close to home:

  • University of California Santa Cruz is a 25-minute drive
  • Stanford University is less than an hour worth of driving

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