Neighborhoods

Santa Cruz County Communities

There is one word that comes to mind when a person thinks of Santa Cruz… Lifestyle. We've got if all in Santa Cruz.  If you want beach, redwoods, peaceful mountain setting, golf, gardening or agriculture, we’ve got that.  Santa Cruz is host to a number of unique and varied communities.
  
Santa Cruz is well known for the Beach Boardwalk, Monarch Butterflies, Natural Bridges, the Lighthouse, downtown at Pacific Ave., beautiful beaches and phenomenal surfing at Cals, Pleasure Point, Steamers Lane, The Hook just to name a few.  Santa Cruz County  is visited by many who wish to escape the heat of the Central/Silicon Valley and enjoy the attractions of the beach, surf, temperate climate…  and the “lifestyle.”   Many people choose to live in Santa Cruz while in Silicon Valley daily with a short drive over Hwy 17.   Homes in Santa Cruz County vary widely from small beach or mountain homes to magnificent oceanfront estates.   Sunsets in the Santa Cruz area are the perfect “end all” to every day.
 
Each neighborhood profile listed below contains a quick search specifically for that community.
 

 
Aptos is an un-incorporated part of Santa Cruz County and is set between the citie of Santa Cruz and Watsonville off of Highway 1.  Within Aptos there are a number of communities; Rio Del Mar, Seascape, Seacliff, La Selva Beach, Aptos Village, Aptos Hills, Larkin Valley and... Details 
 

 
Set along Highway 9 in the Santa Cruz Mountains lies the peaceful community of Ben Lomond.  The average sales price for the 1st quarter of 2011 was $386,333 with 9 homes sold. All About Ben Lomand San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District  Details 
 

 
A hop skip and a jump up Highway 9 from Ben Lomand is the community of Boulder Creek.  Since we are golfers a shout out for the Boulder Creek Golf Course is necessary.  When I play at the Boulder Creek Golf Course I am reminded of the golf courses in Tahoe.  The course is... Details 
 

 
Capitola is the community directly to the south of Santa Cruz and consists of a variety of homes and condominiums in all price ranges.  Capitola by the Sea and the Capitola Esplanade is a popular vacation spot.Details 
 
 
 

 
Corralitos is a small community where the pace of life slows just a bit.  Most of the homes are set on a larger parcel than ones found in the cities in Santa Cruz County, most are also set on acreage.   Homes prices in Corralitos typically start at $380,000 with average... Details 
 

Felton is an unincorporated community in Santa Cruz County just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean and the City of Santa Cruz. Outdoor recreation includes hiking, bicycling, fishing, jogging, walking, camping, train rides and shopping.  Felton is a friendly escape from the... Details 
 

 
The Rio Del Mar and Seascape areas of Aptos consist of coastal as well as serene hillside tree setting.  Rio Del Mar is primarily set on the bluffs with many homes overlooking the Monterey Bay.  The Rio Del Mar flats is home to the popular Rio Del Mar State Beach. ... Details 
 

 
The San Lorenzo Valley consists of the communities of Felton, Ben Lomond and Boulder Creek.  Highway 9 is the main road which starts in Felton and meanders through the redwoods and down into Los Gatos.  If you like the peaceful, small town community set in the mountains the... Details 
 

 
Santa Cruz is known for many things; the Monterey Bay, beautiful beaches, big waves, Natural Bridges, Monarch butterflies, the Santa Cruz Pier, and Lighthouse to name a few. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk celebrated it’s 100th anniversary in 2007.  Since then there have... Details
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Scotts Valley
Scotts Valley is an inland community off of Highway 17 a couple miles North of Santa Cruz. All About Scotts Valley Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce Scotts Valley Unified School District Valley Gardens Golf Course...  Details
 

 
Seacliff is a fantastic residential neighborhood in Aptos.  This area is highly desirable because of the close proximity to Seacliff Beach;  Most homes are just blocks away.  Easy access to Hwy 1, shopping and dining are also key points to the desirability of Seacliff. ... Details 
 

 
Capitola/Soquel Chamber of Commerce Bargetto Winery  Details 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Watsonville is a small farming community in Santa Cruz County with a population of 51,199 according to the 2010 census. The average price for a home in Watsonville is $320,000. The city is home to people of various ethnicities. The economy centers predominantly around the... Details