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About Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz, California is located in Santa Cruz County and is a diverse community with a variety of distinctive topography. Many unique neighborhoods can be found here. Whether you prefer a small “artsy” atmosphere on the beach, quaint towns nestled in the redwood forest, an upscale gated or golf-course community, an estate that provides you with views of the Monterey Bay, or the vibrant downtown city life, the area has something for everyone.

Santa Cruz is named after the Mission Santa Cruz, or Holy Cross, whose majestic profile is one of your first views when coming into the city from Highway 17/880. Santa Cruz is located on California's Central Coast, 65 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles north of Monterey. Situated on the North side of the sparkling Monterey Bay, surrounded by old growth Redwood forests, Santa Cruz County has 29 miles of sunny beaches and includes 6 state parks and 6 state beaches. The closest airport is located in San Jose, which is 30 miles northeast of Santa Cruz.

The climate here is mild, with average temperatures in the mid-70’s in the summer and mid-50’s in the winter with fairly low humidity. Annual rainfall averages 31 inches, with most of the rainfall occurring between November and April. Morning fog is not uncommon. There are approximately 300 days of sunshine per year in sunny Santa Cruz.

Recreational opportunities abound, mountain biking, hiking, golfing, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, and let’s not forget surfing. Nick-named “Surf-City,” Santa Cruz also hosts California’s first Surfing Museum, located in the Lighthouse on West Cliff Drive, honoring a sport that came into its own here and still rules the waves.  Fine art, cultural experiences, gourmet cuisine, wine-tasting and a multitude of unique shopping opportunities are also available in the Santa Cruz area.

Home to University of California Santa Cruz, Cabrillo College and just a short commute to California State University at Monterey Bay and San Jose State University, Santa Cruz is home to a well-educated and articulate population of intellectuals and politically active residents.

Santa Cruz County has enchanted visitors and residents alike since the 1800’s and will no doubt enchant you as well!

Santa Cruz Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 28 homes for sale in Santa Cruz, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
96% Single Family and 4% Land/lot.

96% Single Family
4% Land/lot

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 28
Average Home Size 1,407 ft² / 131 m²
Price Range ($150,000 - $6,950,000)

Weather in Santa Cruz

The average high temperatures in Santa Cruz range from 59 in January to 78 in July

Average home income in Santa Cruz

The average household income of a Santa Cruz resident is $91,763 with an average home value of $651,449

Population of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz has 98,845 residents.

Home ownership in Santa Cruz

The average level of home ownership in Santa Cruz is 49%.

Education breakdown of Santa Cruz

Education levels of residents of Santa Cruz include: highschool 16%, associate 8%, bachelor 25%, graduate 17%.

Households in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz has 37,332 homes, built on average 51 years ago.

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You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 28 homes for sale in Santa Cruz. These homes are comprised of Single Family and Land/lot. The average list price of these property results is 1,194,763. Prices are shown as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Santa Cruz please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 28 homes for sale in Santa Cruz, CA are represented by 3 member brokerages serving the Santa Cruz area. Member brokerages representing the 28 homes include Bailey Properties, Intero Real Estate Services, Inc. and Alain Pinel Realtors.