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Santa Cruz, CA Local Area Information

Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $555,800

Zillow Home Value Index

Owners vs. Renters

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $555,800 $172,600
Median Single Family Home Value $580,000 $174,900
Median Condo Value $362,200 $157,200
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $471,500 $128,000
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $591,100 $156,900
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $697,600 $249,900
Percent Homes Decreasing 64.7% 70%
Percent Listing Price Reduction 41.2% 32.2%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $371 $104
Median List Price $550,000 $188,000
Median Sale Price $532,700 $192,200
Homes Recently Sold 80 322,115
Property Tax $3,817 $2,158
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 3.1% 3.4%
Median Value Per Sq Ft $388 $108
1-Yr. Change -0.1% -4.5%
>Homes For Sale By Owner 5 50,412
>New Construction 0 41,434
>Foreclosures 134 593,213

Real Estate Market Activity

Recently sold Santa Cruz homes

Sold 10/07/2011 for $1,395,000
3 beds, 2.0 baths, 2,551 sq ft
Sold 10/07/2011 for $455,000
2 beds, 1.5 baths, 986 sq ft
Sold 10/07/2011 for $430,000
2 beds, 1.0 baths, 890 sq ft
Sold 10/06/2011 for $560,000
3 beds, 2.0 baths, 1,524 sq ft
Sold 10/06/2011 for $625,000
3 beds, 3.0 baths, 1,885 sq ft
Sold 10/06/2011 for $605,000
4 beds, 2.0 baths, 1,503 sq ft
Sold 10/06/2011 for $310,000
2 beds, 1.0 baths, 900 sq ft
Sold 10/05/2011 for $589,000
3 beds, 2.0 baths, 1,390 sq ft
Sold 10/04/2011 for $379,000
3 beds, 2.0 baths, 1,378 sq ft
Sold 10/03/2011 for $136,718
2 beds, 1.0 baths, 520 sq ft
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Newest Real Estate Listings

Showing properties 1 - 2 of 2. See more city of Santa Cruz real estate.
(all data current as of 10/26/2011)

  1. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,246 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sq ft
  2. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 435 sq ft

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Neighborhoods in Santa Cruz, CA

Schools

Happy Valley Elementary School

3125 Branciforte Dr | (831) 429-1456

Cypress Charter High School

2039 Merrill St | (831) 477-0302

Tierra Pacifica Charter School

986 Bostwick Lane | (831) 462-9404

Green Acres Elementary School

966 Bostwick Lane | (831) 475-0111

Live Oak Elementary School

1916 Capitola Rd | (831) 475-2000

Shoreline Middle School

855 17TH Ave | (831) 475-6565

Del Mar Elementary School

1959 Merrill St | (831) 477-2063

Gault Elementary School

1320 Seabright Ave | (831) 429-3856

Ark Independent Studies High School

840 North Branciforte Ave | (831) 429-3410

Delta Charter School

343 Soquel Ave NO. 44 | (831) 477-5213

Harbor High School

300 La Fonda Ave | (831) 429-3810

Costanoa Continuation High School

840 North Branciforte Ave | (831) 429-3898

Santa Cruz High School

415 Walnut Ave | (831) 429-3960

Brook Knoll Elementary School

151 Brook Knoll Dr | (831) 423-2454

Holy Cross School

150 Emmet St | (831) 423-4447
PK, K-8 | CA Private Schools

Good Shepherd Catholic School

2727 Mattison Lane | (831) 476-4000
PK, K-8 | CA Private Schools

Vhm Christian School

427 Capitola Rd Ext | (831) 475-4762

Spring Hill School - Advanced K-8 Education

250 California St | (831) 427-2641

Santa Cruz Waldorf School

2190 Empire Grade | (831) 425-0519
PK, K-8 | CA Private Schools

Carden Elementary Encanto School

319 La Fonda Ave | (831) 460-2600

Gateway School

126 Eucalyptus Ave | (831) 423-0341

Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School

425 Encinal St | (831) 423-0658

Santa Cruz Children's School

366 Gault St | (831) 429-8444

Empire Academy

1025 Center St | (831) 458-4200

The Bay School

5400 Soquel Ave Ste F | (831) 462-9620
PK, K-10 | CA Private Schools

Merit Academy

2392 N Rodeo Gulch | (831) 462-5655

Santa Cruz Waldorf High School

111 Errett Cir | (831) 420-0565
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Colleges

Colleges near Santa Cruz, CA

Public
Private

Public 4 year colleges

University of California - Santa Cruz

1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 459-0111
College Type: 4-Year
Highest Degree: Doctoral - Research
Students Enrolled: 10,000 - 19,999
Distance: 0.42

San Jose State University

1 Washington Sq, San Jose, CA
(408) 924-1000
College Type: 4-Year
Highest Degree: Master's
Students Enrolled: 20,000 & Above
Distance: 25.40

California State University - Monterey Bay

100 Campus Center, Seaside, CA
(831) 582-3330
College Type: 4-Year
Highest Degree: Master's
Students Enrolled: 1,000 - 4,999
Distance: 26.76

Five Branches University

200 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 476-9424 x32
College Type: 4-Year
Highest Degree: Master's
Students Enrolled: Under 1,000
Distance: 2.88

Bethany University

800 Bethany Dr, Scotts Valley, CA
(831) 438-3800
College Type: 4-Year
Highest Degree: Master's
Students Enrolled: Under 1,000
Distance: 7.15

Santa Clara University

500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA
(408) 554-4000
College Type: 4-Year
Highest Degree: Doctoral - Research & Professional
Students Enrolled: 5,000 - 9,999
Distance: 26.39

University of East - West Medicine

970 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA
(408) 733-1878
College Type: 4-Year
Highest Degree: Master's
Students Enrolled: Under 1,000
Distance: 27.01

The National Hispanic University

14271 Story Rd, San Jose, CA
(408) 254-6900
College Type: 4-Year
Highest Degree: Bachelor's
Students Enrolled: Under 1,000
Distance: 29.09

Cogswell Polytechnical College

1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, CA
(408) 541-0100
College Type: 4-Year
Highest Degree: Bachelor's
Students Enrolled: Under 1,000
Distance: 29.50

Silicon Valley University

2160 Lundy Avenue, Suite 110, San Jose, CA
(408) 435-8989 x102
College Type: 4-Year
Highest Degree: Master's
Students Enrolled: Not Available
Distance: 30.07

Palmer College of Chiropractic - West Campus

90 E Tasman Dr, San Jose, CA
(408) 944-6000
College Type: 4-Year
Highest Degree: Doctoral - Professional
Students Enrolled: Under 1,000
Distance: 30.24

Palo Alto University

1791 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA
(650) 433-3800
College Type: 4-Year
Highest Degree: Doctoral - Research & Professional
Students Enrolled: Under 1,000
Distance: 31.18

Stanford University

Address Not Available, Stanford, CA
(650) 723-2300
College Type: 4-Year
Highest Degree: Doctoral - Research & Professional
Students Enrolled: 10,000 - 19,999
Distance: 31.51

Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

1069 East Meadow Cr, Palo Alto, CA
(650) 493-4430
College Type: 4-Year
Highest Degree: Doctoral - Research
Students Enrolled: Under 1,000
Distance: 33.13

Menlo College

1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA
(800) 556-3656
College Type: 4-Year
Highest Degree: Bachelor's
Students Enrolled: Under 1,000
Distance: 34.00

Notre Dame de Namur University

1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA
(650) 508-3500
College Type: 4-Year
Highest Degree: Master's
Students Enrolled: 1,000 - 4,999
Distance: 39.26

Cabrillo College

6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA
(831) 479-6100
College Type: 2-Year
Highest Degree: Associate's
Students Enrolled: 10,000 - 19,999
Distance: 6.53

West Valley College

14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA
(408) 867-2200
College Type: 2-Year
Highest Degree: Associate's
Students Enrolled: 10,000 - 19,999
Distance: 19.84

De Anza College

21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA
(408) 864-5678
College Type: 2-Year
Highest Degree: Associate's
Students Enrolled: 20,000 & Above
Distance: 23.40

San Jose City College

2100 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA
(408) 298-2181
College Type: 2-Year
Highest Degree: Associate's
Students Enrolled: 10,000 - 19,999
Distance: 24.06

Foothill College

12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA
(650) 949-7777
College Type: 2-Year
Highest Degree: Associate's
Students Enrolled: 10,000 - 19,999
Distance: 26.48

Gavilan College

5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, CA
(408) 848-4800
College Type: 2-Year
Highest Degree: Associate's
Students Enrolled: 5,000 - 9,999
Distance: 26.71

Evergreen Valley College

3095 Yerba Buena Rd, San Jose, CA
(408) 274-7900
College Type: 2-Year
Highest Degree: Associate's
Students Enrolled: 10,000 - 19,999
Distance: 26.88

Monterey Peninsula College

980 Fremont St, Monterey, CA
(831) 646-4000
College Type: 2-Year
Highest Degree: Associate's
Students Enrolled: 5,000 - 9,999
Distance: 28.16

Mission College

3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA
(408) 988-2200
College Type: 2-Year
Highest Degree: Associate's
Students Enrolled: 10,000 - 19,999
Distance: 28.34

Hartnell College

411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA
(831) 755-6700
College Type: 2-Year
Highest Degree: Associate's
Students Enrolled: 10,000 - 19,999
Distance: 29.86

Canada College

4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, CA
(650) 306-3100
College Type: 2-Year
Highest Degree: Associate's
Students Enrolled: 5,000 - 9,999
Distance: 34.44

Ohlone College

43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA
(510) 659-6000
College Type: 2-Year
Highest Degree: Associate's
Students Enrolled: 10,000 - 19,999
Distance: 38.50

College of San Mateo

1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA
(650) 574-6161
College Type: 2-Year
Highest Degree: Associate's
Students Enrolled: 10,000 - 19,999
Distance: 41.23

Everest College - San Jose

1245 South Winchester Blvd #102, San Jose, CA
(408) 246-4171
College Type: Less Than 2-Year
Highest Degree: Non-degree Granting
Students Enrolled: Under 1,000
Distance: 22.93

CET - Sobrato

701 Vine St, San Jose, CA
(408) 287-7924
College Type: Less Than 2-Year
Highest Degree: Non-degree Granting
Students Enrolled: Under 1,000
Distance: 25.16

Marinello Schools of Beauty

955 Monroe St, Santa Clara, CA
(562) 945-2211
College Type: Less Than 2-Year
Highest Degree: Non-degree Granting
Students Enrolled: Under 1,000
Distance: 25.98

Institute for Business and Technology

2400 Walsh Avenue, Santa Clara, CA
(408) 727-1060 x260
College Type: Less Than 2-Year
Highest Degree: Non-degree Granting
Students Enrolled: Under 1,000
Distance: 27.15

BioHealth College

2665 N First St Ste 102, San Jose, CA
(408) 428-0208
College Type: Less Than 2-Year
Highest Degree: Non-degree Granting
Students Enrolled: Under 1,000
Distance: 28.86

Central Coast College

480 S Main Street, Salinas, CA
(831) 424-6767
College Type: Less Than 2-Year
Highest Degree: Non-degree Granting
Students Enrolled: Under 1,000
Distance: 30.45

Institute of Medical Education

130 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA
(408) 534-0714 x112
College Type: 2-Year
Highest Degree: Non-degree Granting
Students Enrolled: Under 1,000
Distance: 25.69

Heald College - Salinas

1450 N Main St, Salinas, CA
(831) 443-1700
College Type: 2-Year
Highest Degree: Associate's
Students Enrolled: 1,000 - 4,999
Distance: 28.81

Heald College - San Jose

341 Great Mall Pky, Milpitas, CA
(408) 934-4900
College Type: 2-Year
Highest Degree: Associate's
Students Enrolled: 1,000 - 4,999
Distance: 30.89

Wyotech - Fremont

200 Whitney Place, Fremont, CA
(800) 248-8585
College Type: 2-Year
Highest Degree: Associate's
Students Enrolled: 1,000 - 4,999
Distance: 34.50
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Things to See and Do

Gabriella Café
Perhaps the most romantic spot in the area. Gabriella Café, located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, serves only the freshest seasonal local organic produce. With the Santa Cruz Farmers Market only three blocks away, achieving this goal is relatively simple. Fresh vegetables and fruit from organic farms around Santa Cruz (Happy Boy, Thomas, Happy Valley, Swanton Berry, Route 1, Pinnacle, Wind... (read more)
Bookshop Santa Cruz
Their motto is "Your Independent Bookstore. Since 1966!"and Bookshop Santa Cruz takes great pride in the fact that it isn't corporately owned and operated. Authors drop by regularly to give talks and sign jacket covers. The selection here is not super extensive, but fairly refined and with some unique titles. Bookshop Santa Cruz will make any bibliophile happy and any traveler seeking a good beach... (read more)
Del Mar Theatre
There's nothing quite like an old fashioned movie theatre, one with a brightly lit marquee, carpeted stairways and lacquered banisters that lead to the 2nd story auditoriums, crushed red velvet seats, and heavy curtains that pull back to reveal the silver screen. The Del Mar Theatre on Pacific Ave. is one such theatre, modeled after the movie palaces of yore. While it generally shows indie flicks ... (read more)
Logos Books & Records
Logos is essentially a giant two-story warehouse filled with used books and records. Everything from The Joy of Cooking to Anna Karenina to Travels with Charlie are on the tightly packed shelves. Because most of the titles are pre-owned, Logos is able to turn around and sell tons of popular and lesser-known books at greatly reduced prices. There's nothing like finding a Tolstoy or Allende for unde... (read more)
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Kuumbwa Jazz is one of the longest running nonprofit jazz presenters on the West Coast. When jazz superstars aren't jamming on stage, the venue is open to bluegrass, country, folk, Celtic, and world music. "Kuumbwa" means "an act of spontaneous creativity" in Swahili, and what better way to describe the creation of jazz and other forms of impromptu music. The Center brings in big names, like Esper... (read more)
The Museum of Art and History
The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) mixes the work of local artists with exhibits that turn an eye to the history of the Central Coast. Specifically, it imagines where the two meet, how where one is from influences the art he or she creates. A long running exhibit at MAH is "Where the Redwoods Meet the Sea: A History of Santa Cruz County and Its People." Looking from the native peoples ... (read more)
Adventure Sports Unlimited
"Learn to SCUBA dive" is on many a bucket list, and what better time to learn than on vacation through one of the most trusted programs in Santa Cruz? Adventure Sports Unlimited offers comprehensive instruction to get individuals diving at a competent level. Learning to dive in the Monterey Bay prepares divers for many underwater adventures they may take in the future. And doing it through the lon... (read more)
Chardonnay Sailing Charters
Few recognize that Santa Cruz has a world-class harbor square in the middle of town. Even many of those who've lived here for years have never stepped off shore and onto the open ocean. An excellent way to experience the Monterey Bay and see the other side of the Santa Cruz is to take a sailing tour, and none are as well regarded as Chardonnay Sailing Charters. The Chardonnay II is a 70 foot, stat... (read more)

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