Santa Cruz Real Estate & Homes for Sale in California
For beach living at its best and a laid-back Central California lifestyle, Santa Cruz is the place to be. Located in the northern part of Monterey Bay about 74 miles south of San Francisco and 30 miles from San Jose, Santa Cruz is world-renowned for being the ultimate spot for great surfing and enjoying the splendor of California's prestigious coastline. And although it is renowned as "Surf City," Santa Cruz offers much more than great waves.
Santa Cruz residents enjoy miles of scenic beauty and the perfect environment for kayaking, mountain biking, cycling, hiking, golfing, sailing, fishing, camping, horseback riding, kite boarding, windsurfing and skateboarding. The community also has magnificent redwood forests to explore, spectacular cityscapes to view, a rich history, applauded arts and numerous exciting events throughout the year.
Covering an area of 12 square miles, Santa Cruz serves as the county seat for the County of Santa Cruz and is home to an estimated 53,000 residents. The area boasts six state parks and six state beaches accompanied by surf and sun. The nearest airport is in San Jose just 30 miles northeast of Santa Cruz. The real estate market features a wide array of housing styles from Cape Cod and Mediterranean homes to cozy log cabins and extraordinary estate properties with many offering ocean and city light views.
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