Search the SANTA CRUZ County MLS (Multiple Listing Service) for YOUR castle by clicking on the link below:
Santa Cruz County MLS
To search the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) for homes for sale in the city of Santa Cruz, click on the link to the Santa Cruz County MLS, above. To search for homes for sale in some OTHER San Francisco bay area county, scroll down to the yellow box at the bottom of the page and click on the appropriate link.
Santa Cruz is the largest and most populous city in Santa Cruz County, with a population of about 57,000 people, and it also has the largest number of jobs, as well. As with most coastal communities in northern California, Santa Cruz follows the general principles of anti-development and environmental conservation. Residents see Santa Cruz as an escape from the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley. As of the last census, Santa Cruz counted 22,184 residential housing units, of which 12, 250 were single family detached houses, 1,947 were single family attached homes, 7,547 were apartments, townhomes, or condos, and 440 were mobile homes. Children in Santa Cruz attend schools in the Santa Cruz Unified School District. Santa Cruz was one of the mission towns of the Spanish, first explored by them in 1769. Located between pine forests and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Cruz offers tremendous natural beauty and a relaxed pace of life. Sometimes, drivers downtown are a bit TOO relaxed, however, leading to unexplained traffic jams in the middle of the day, for no apparent reason... The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake did serious damage to the downtown region ... sometimes, the traffic jams are the only reminder of that time, as the buildings have been rebuilt, but the traffic has somehow remained! Nevertheless, the charm of Santa Cruz is undeniable. The famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk, with carnival rides, a game arcade, and shops and eateries, draws folks from all over the bay area and well beyond, year round. The beach is always a popular destination, and when most bay area people think about going to the beach, they are most often thinking about taking a drive down to Santa Cruz. To reach the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce, call 831-457-3713. Baron & Chestney Real Estate offers full service discount real estate brokers that will sell your Santa Cruz home for a TOTAL realtor commission of only 2% to 4%! Searching for a home to buy in Santa Cruz? Call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtor first! Our home buyer cash rebate program will get you a real estate rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow. For all of your Santa Cruz real estate needs, call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount broker, today.
Santa Cruz is a lovely coastal city. The University of California at Santa Cruz is the largest employer in the county. Relatively isolated from the rest of the bay area by the Santa Cruz mountains, and generally accessed via Highway 17, (though also via Hwy 1) Santa Cruz, both the city and the county, offers a major change of pace from the neighboring Silicon Valley. Unfortunately, the commute along Highway 17 can be nothing short of horrendous on weekends and during commute hours, and downtown traffic is often gridlocked inexplicably, even during non-rush hour times, and there is not an abundance of jobs in Santa Cruz County. For those who want a slower pace of life and lots of natural beauty, however, this can be a great place to live. No matter what, it is definitely a great place to visit! The city nicknamed itself "Surf City", and it is indeed a great place to catch a wave. Baron & Chestney Real Estate offers full service discount realtors who will sell your Santa Cruz home for a TOTAL real estate commission of only 2% to 4%. Buying a Santa Cruz home? Call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount broker first! Our home buyer rebate program will get you a realtor rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow. Whether selling a home, buying a home, or BOTH, a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount real etsate broker will save you THOUSANDS in realtor commissions on your next realty transaction! Call us!