A Pocket of Paradise


Zayante is a pocket of paradise located in the San Lorenzo Valley area in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The spacious and secluded homes here are surrounded by flora, fauna, and of course, enormous Redwood trees. The wonderful blue waters of Monterey Bay are always just a 20 minute drive away. Read more about Zayante homes for sale.

Sun shining through trees in Zayante, CA forest

Zayante Home Statistics

Average Home Price $709K
Lowest Priced Home $490K
Highest Listing Price $1M
Total Property Listings 4
Avg. Price/SQFT $724

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The Zayante lifestyle is ideal for anyone who'd like to be removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet still within close proximity to major hubs such as the Silicon Valley and the coastal community of Santa Cruz.

The properties are typically situated on mature lots that decked with tower trees, providing amazing fresh air, and shade. Zayante real estate dates back to as far the 1920s, reaching to more recent years. Home buyers have a choice between rustic heritage cabins, to spacious single-family homes, to more contemporary builds.

Whether you are looking for a smaller property to escape from the city or a ranch on some acreage, Zayante delivers!

Zayante cabins are just as eclectic as they are vintage! Why not own a piece of history near the beautiful Zayante Creek? These historic homes often come with detached garages, extended sundecks, and backyards full of unique landscaping.

The cabins range from 1,000 square feet to 4,000 square feet. Floor plans are appropriate to size featuring, 1 to 4 bedrooms and bathrooms. Some properties are more than one-story high, but the most common dimension is a one-level abode with an open-floorplan.

Some of these cabins are well-intact of their original interiors and exteriors with very few upgrades, while others have been renovated over the years. Not all Zayante cabins for sale are as mature, but they all have one thing in common, and that's the coziness factor.

Looking for a little more space? How about some privacy? If you're a growing family, Zayante real estate provides home buyers with reasonably priced single-family homes. These types of homes consist of original Zayante cabins with additions, and traditional country-style homes that have been built in the last 10 to 20 years.

Zayante single-family homes are typically located on lots that exceed one acre, with spacious backyards ideal for kids to play in nature. You can even have your own hobby gardens or take advantage of the space by making a patio next to the trickling Zayante Creek.

These tucked away homes floorplans start around 1,100 square feet and reach up to 4,000 square feet, offering 2 to 5 bedrooms and bathrooms. Here's a list of prevalent features found in Zayante single-family homes:

  • High ceilings
  • Fireplaces
  • Stunning hardwood floors
  • Two-car carport
  • Spacious kitchens
  • His and her bathrooms
  • Suncatcher windows

Keep in mind that these homes make for great income generators are there are many residents who like to rent in Zayante real estate! You can also customize these properties to your liking without breaking the bank since many of them have been well-maintained.

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

Zayante, CA Highlights & Amenities

Zayante is a pocket of paradise located in the San Lorenzo Valley area of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It's an incredibly scenic place to call home, with fascinating flora, fauna, and of course enormous Redwood trees.

Zayante was named after a Native American rancheria in the 1800s, which was ultimately sold off to the logging industry closer to the 1900s. Once the mill closed down after the industry started to fade, Zayante was developed into a neighborhood. To this day, people who live in Zayante appreciate the peaceful and cozy atmosphere.

Zayante real estate is best-known for spacious lots decked with beautiful forests, close to the Zayante Creek. You'll find charming cabins and rustic homes with Redwoods at your doorstep. Zayante is a place to call home for anyone looking to live in one of California's most beautiful natural settings.

Life In Zayante, CA

Zayante is conveniently located to neighboring communities such as Felton (8 minutes), Santa Cruz (20 minutes), and Silicon Valley (1 hour). Panther Beach with its iconic hidden cave is a 30-minute drive from home where all of your water sports activities can take place, including some of the best surfing in California.

Living in this tranquil mountain community has its fair share of splendid outdoor amenities. Aside from enjoying your own slice of heaven, residents have close access to Loch Lomond Recreation Area and Reservoir. This park offers 175 acres of delight for those interested in boating, fishing, and hiking.

Since Zayante goes back to the 1900s, it's home to one of the iconic neighborhood corner store, the Zayante Creek Market & Deli, since 1942. You'll local wine, free-range eggs, deli-style comfort food, and more. For more shopping, you can check out Ben Lomond, Felton, and Santa Cruz.

Schools Near Zayante Homes

Schools in Zayante are served by the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District.

  • Ocean Grove Charter School
  • San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School
  • San Lorenzo Valley Middle School
  • San Lorenzo High School
  • San Lorenzo Valley Charter School

Does living in the beautiful area of Zayante interest you? If so, be sure to get in touch with our group of professionals! Our team is dedicated to finding you the best options!

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