Welcome to my Santa Cruz Real Estate listings page.
This page lists ALL of the currently Active Santa Cruz Homes For Sale in the City limits of Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz, Spanish for “Holy Cross,” originally settled by the Ohlone Indians became a Spanish settlement in 1791 and included Mission Santa Cruz founded by the Franciscan order. The Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portola erected a wooden cross on the banks of the San LorenzoRiver naming the area in 1769.
Chartered in 1866, Santa Cruz well known for it’s local industries including lumber, lime, gunpowder and, of course agriculture established itself as a popular beach resort town. With its moderate year around climate, miles of beautiful coast line and extensive redwood forests Santa Cruz has become a world renowned tourist destination including such notable attractions as the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk home of the Giant Dipper, the Mystery Spot, Roaring Camp Railroad and most recently home to the Santa Cruz Warriors, a professional basketball “D” league team with the Golden State Warriors.
With a population just under 60,000 Santa Cruz is also home to the University of Californa, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Founded in 1965 UCSC has become a modern research university featuring an extensive variety of research and undergrad programs. Additionally the presence of approx. 18,000 students and staff has created a vibrant Santa Cruz real estate market ideal for first-time home buyers and investors alike.
The June 2013 Single Family median price for Santa Cruz is $648,500 which represents a 22.6 percent increase in median value from June 2012.