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$5,200,000 26 acres 4 Beds | 5 Baths | 4500 sqft
4260 Paul Sweet RD, Santa Cruz, CA 95065 - Santa Cruz County

26 acres Santa Cruz, CA

The best of ridge top living on one of the most sought after streets in Santa Cruz County. Complete privacy with outstanding valley, mountain, and ocean view in a peaceful and tranquil setting, yet only minutes to town or beach. Truly a unique and custom home using only the finest materials and craftsmanship: Amazing woodwork throughout the home, custom steel windows, coved ceilings, handmade tiles, plaster walls with integral color and sound insulation, exterior wall material is fire/termite proof, and much more...this is a very impressive build. Original home at the bottom of the hill is 1,237sf 2BD/1BA in good condition with recent upgrades in an equally pleasant creek side setting, multiple barns and garages on the lower portion of the
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$4,000,000 42.14 acres 1 Bed | 2 Baths | 1316 sqft
2285 Back Ranch RD, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - Santa Cruz County

42.14 acres Santa Cruz, CA

Magnificent Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay views from 42+ acres of great redwoods, large live oaks and sunny, grassy hillsides. On an 800 foot elevation ridge sits a 1,316 sq. ft. octagonal retreat, made totally of reclaimed virgin redwood. The artisanal home is built with post and beam details and expansive view windows. Two year round creeks bound both sides of the ridge. A perfect main home site with panoramic ocean and sunset views awaits your dream residence. The original 24x36 virgin redwood barn is for your horses and tractor; the warm, sunny exposure will accommodate a grape vineyard, an orchard and solar panels. On highly coveted and private Back Ranch Rd., and only 20 minutes from town. Enjoy the twinkle of Monterey Bay shoreline
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$2,800,000 77 acres
0 Smith Grade, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - Santa Cruz County

77 acres Santa Cruz, CA

Stunning 77 acres composed of flat sunny meadows, redwood forest, with a year round creek meandering through. Prime, peaceful and quiet Bonny Doon location. Feel a world away, yet travel only 5 minutes to the beach and 15 minutes to Santa Cruz. Terrain is nearly all usable with endless possibilities for building sites. End of road privacy and backs to state land. Heirloom estate property !
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$2,288,888 2.2 acres 3 Beds | 3 Baths | 2893 sqft
535 Spring ST, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - Santa Cruz County

2.2 acres Santa Cruz, CA

This amazing property is waiting for just the right owner. It is in located in one of the most sought after locations in Santa Cruz. This lot encompasses "amazing" features. Imagine living on this LOVELY 2.2 acres oasis & create your unlimited memories, enjoy your own waterfall & creek, row your own boat down the stream, drive in from Spring Street, exit Quarry Lane. The land is so expansive and yet, it is so close to everything! This one lot is like another 15(appx) lots combined in the neighborhood, same owner for the last 30+ years. It is within walking distance to ALL the great schools and university, only 2 blocks south of Pogonip. Imagine living in one of the best and safest neighborhood in California, so close to downtown (1
$2,100,000 4.34 acres 4 Beds | 5 Baths | 6844 sqft
9760 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - Santa Cruz County

4.34 acres Santa Cruz, CA

Perfect for Family Compound! Or teaching retreat, live/work refuge, multi-generational hm. Enough size & separation of space, a wealth of living & lifestyle options built-it. Newer 4br, 5ba, 5000+ custom hm (completed in 2013) w/detached 1br guest hm & additional detached office flex-space. Friends, family, hobbies, etc. Plenty of room for all. Gated 3.5 acre estate w/direct access to Fall Creek State Park w/20 miles of hiking & riding trails. Breath-taking views stretching across valleys, forests, hills, mountains all the way to Mt Hamilton in Santa Clara County. A sweeping palette of sun, light, clouds & sky with a view that never gets old. Newer quality construction. High-speed internet & excellent cell reception. Old growth redwoods, a
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$1,995,000 61.07 acres 3 Beds | 2 Baths | 2177 sqft
3363 Branciforte DR, Santa Cruz, CA 95065 - Santa Cruz County

61.07 acres Santa Cruz, CA

A once in a lifetime opportunity to own approximately 60 acres in the Happy Valley area of Santa Cruz. This magnificent property has been in the same family for over 100 years and now for the first time in over a century is available for sale. Charming, rustic home that has been lovingly cared for and an additional building envelope for another home. Wonderful deer fenced meadow with a small barn for goats etc. Mature fruit trees and ample forest land that is accessible by logging road. Large garage with room for a workshop and storage. Zoned for timber harvesting for additional income. Live in the original house while building your dream home or build your family compound. Great potential, for horses, hiking trails, farming or enjo
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$1,950,000 172 acres
14571 EMPIRE GRADE, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - Santa Cruz County

172 acres Santa Cruz, CA

PROBABLY THE MOST SPECTACULAR PROPERTY ON THE MARKET AT THIS TIME. THE 172 ACRES STRADDLES BOTH SIDES OF A 2600 FT ELEVATION RIDGE TOP WITH INCREDIBLE OCEAN,BAY MOUNTAIN & CANYON VIEWS. OWNER HAD PLANS FOR A MEDITATION CENTER. HAS 2 GREAT WELLS, PAVED ROAD FRONTAGE, EXPIRED BUILDING PERMIT, POWER,TPZ ZONED, LOTS OF REDWOODS, OAKS, VERY QUIET, HIKING TRAILS AND LOTS OF PRIVACY. WEST SIDE BACKS UP TO OPEN SPACE LAND TO THE OCEAN, INCLUDING COAST DAIRIES LAND. THE NORTH SIDE BACKS UP TO HUNDREDS OF ACRES OF REDWOODS & BIG BASIN WATER COMPANY WATER SHED LAND. VERY LOW PROPERTY TAXES WITH TPZ ZONING.
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$1,888,000 2.98 acres 3 Beds | 3 Baths | 2395 sqft
590 Rider Ridge RD, Santa Cruz, CA 95065 - Santa Cruz County

2.98 acres Santa Cruz, CA

TO AWAKEN THE SENSES AND WELL WORTH THE DRIVE: Astounding ocean and mountain views, nearly 3 acres of blooming gardens, rare palms, bountiful & diverse orchards, berries, vineyards, raised vegetable gardens, subtropical fruits & exotic flowering plants attend a gorgeous and immaculately detailed home & world class observatory. There is the sweet smell of nature blooming all around enhanced by the peace and serenity of the gardens, dramatic views across the Santa Cruz Mountains, and all framed by vistas of Monterey Bay and the ever changing canvas of the painted skies. The gated entry is the first hint of what is to come. Please click on the VIRTUAL TOUR LINK for complete CONTENT about the home, botanical gardens and telescope. The virtua
$1,695,000 7.83 acres 5 Beds | 5 Baths | 4378 sqft
11303 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - Santa Cruz County

7.83 acres Santa Cruz, CA

PERFECT PRIVACY w/ MASSIVE VIEWS OF BAY AND MOUNTAINS! Back on the market after a stunning kitchen facelift. Located adjacent Fall Creek State Park on the south, the San Lorenzo Valley Water District watershed to the east, another large parcel to the north, and just one parcel away from the San Vicente Redwoods tract (formerly Cemex lands) to the west. Unbelievable sunrise views to the Bay, over the valley to well beyond Santa Clara County. You can own a 7+ acre, quiet estate with a rambling 5 BR beauty. No need to drive to Yosemite; here it is! Understated elegance. Perfect for entertaining and a home biz, with room left over for a big family. Gated, TOP of MT VIEWS! Thrilling views from kitchen, great room & master suite! Zoned for hor
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$1,389,000 7.02 acres
0 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - Santa Cruz County

7.02 acres Santa Cruz, CA

Price adjustment on this hidden treasure. Build the estate home of your dreams on seven acres of pristine park-like land. Strolling through the meadows, trees and along the pond/lake front feels like an oasis in the Sierra Mountains. Listen to the birds chirping as you fish just steps from your front door in the gorgeous large spring-fed pond. Breathe in the fresh air, peace and tranquility that this sunny and open land provides. Mostly level and incredibly expansive, there is plenty of land for barns, garages, gardens, orchards, horses, or whatever your dream property entails. Much work has already been completed (drainage, irrigation, well, reports, plans, and more). This one of a kind storybook property is ready for a buyer with
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$1,300,000 2.7 acres 4 Beds | 3 Baths | 3224 sqft
395 Beel DR, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - Santa Cruz County

2.7 acres Santa Cruz, CA

Nestled on a sunny ridge-top above Carbonera Estates, on a quiet tree-lined street that offers plenty of elbow room along with a well-defined sense of place and strong neighborhood appeal. Rural but refined - the best of both worlds. Perfect for over the hill commuters who want to reduce their drive time, skip the Fishhook and still be close to the ocean. Predominantly single-level design w/dramatic light-filled interiors open to the embrace of a remarkable natural setting. Tranquil. Serene. Relaxed. High-ceilings, custom wood windows & large wrap-around decks seamlessly integrated with the surrounding trees, sky, sunsets & intriguing peeks of the bay. Warm. Comfortable. Spacious. Contemporary amenities throughout w/sought-after family
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$1,300,000 6.28 acres 4 Beds | 3 Baths | 3197 sqft
305 Mountain View RD, Santa Cruz, CA 95065 - Santa Cruz County

6.28 acres Santa Cruz, CA

This COMPLETELY PRIVATE and peaceful paradise is the perfect setting for the serene lifestyle that you long for. Imagine living in this lush paradise with awe-inspiring views of redwood trees and the happy chirp of birds. Within your private sanctuary you will feel the tension leave your body as this tranquil setting envelops you. Enjoy all-day sunshine through walls of windows in the spacious, light and bright abode. This beautiful home exudes pride of ownership. The guest home is conveniently situated on the opposite side of the property. Many folks who live in this sun belt community are Silicon Valley commuters. Just a 20 minute jaunt to Los Gatos, 10 minutes to Scotts Valley, 12 minutes to Santa Cruz and Capitola. Another significan
$1,200,000 48.5 acres
0 Wild Iris LN, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - Santa Cruz County

48.5 acres Santa Cruz, CA

Delightful meadow on Wild Iris welcomes you to this fabulous 48+ acre parcel. Much of this property is zoned for timber production so property tax savings are HUGE! Several bldg sites available in addition to the meadow. Shared gusher of a well and power at the street make this a great candidate for development. There is spring, a year round stream, a small pond and many trails. Long frontage on Ice Cream Grade. Check with County Assessor for TPZ tax savings info. RE Property tax based on a $135 per acre assessed value!
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$1,169,000 7.5 acres 3 Beds | 3 Baths | 2710 sqft
355 Jupiter TER, Santa Cruz, CA 95065 - Santa Cruz County

7.5 acres Santa Cruz, CA

This beautiful Thatcher and Thompson designed home sits on a private, 7+ acre parcel. As you come up the driveway, you notice the home is nestled in the trees, yet doused in light. With this much property, the possibilities are endless. Near the front of the home sits a large custom built aviary, or use your imagination for a new use. As you enter the home, a gorgeous staircase greets you, inviting you up into this reverse floor plan with 3 large bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. A large, cheery and colorful kitchen opens to the dining area, which opens to the great room with soaring ceilings where windows flood the space with light. Off of the kitchen and dining area your eyes are immediately drawn to a large sparkling pool, surrounded by
$1,100,000 3.33 acres 4 Beds | 3 Baths | 2617 sqft
377 Rider Ridge RD, Santa Cruz, CA 95065 - Santa Cruz County

3.33 acres Santa Cruz, CA

Imagine the serene lifestyle you can have living in this tranquil paradise with awe-inspiring views of a redwood forest that stretches from your home out to the glistening sea. Enjoy ocean views from almost every room in the home & views of nature in every direction. Night views are just as spectacular with unobstructed views of the Milky Way. This unique offering is nestled into 3.3 acres of pristine land featuring a beautiful 4 bd home of custom design with soaring ceilings & walls of windows, updated kitchen & bathrooms, mostly new flooring, fresh interior paint & a 480 sf garage. A special bonus is the detached recreation room with ba & wet bar. Great commute location & 10-rated Happy Valley School! Approximately 20 minutes to Los Gato
$1,075,000 3.1 acres 3 Beds | 2 Baths | 2055 sqft
4538 Arana Creek WAY, Santa Cruz, CA 95065 - Santa Cruz County

3.1 acres Santa Cruz, CA

Nirvana At Arana Creek Way Quiet, Private, Serene and Contemplative are accurate descriptors for this unique Shangri-La located just minutes from all amenities. 3+ acres where oak trees, a redwood "fairy ring," wildlife, incredible valley views and sunsets await. This one of a kind home will grab your heart! Constructed with pecky cedar, rock and stained glass accents, gleaming hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, spacious decks, and walls of windows. The great room encompasses the dining, living areas and kitchen where stainless, marble, & interesting lighting add to the appeal. A wood burning fireplace insert in the main room & a gas stove in the master bedroom augment the forced air furnace. There is a claw foot tub! All 3 bedrooms offer
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$950,000 5.05 acres 4 Beds | 4 Baths | 2486 sqft
1644 Hall Ranch RD, Santa Cruz, CA 95065 - Santa Cruz County

5.05 acres Santa Cruz, CA

This is the Happy Valley property you have been searching for... five rolling acres with two homes nestled into a sunny and pristine valley situated in the top-rated and "distinguished" Happy Valley School District. There is a nice separation of space between the two homes and plenty of room to park your boat, RV and other toys. The happy chirp of birds is all you will hear in this tranquil environment as you enjoy the valley and greenbelt views. Enjoy fruit from your own trees and make use of the usable and sunny land to plant your gardens. The 4 bd, 4 ba main home is mostly single-level, aside from the 2nd level family/media room and 4th bathroom. This unique home has an inviting great room design, 3 cozy fireplaces and spacious dining an
$888,800 3.45 acres 3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1641 sqft
400 Beel DR, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - Santa Cruz County

3.45 acres Santa Cruz, CA

Imagine the serenity of living in a sunny ridge-top setting only 10-min from Santa Cruz or Scotts Valley. This artistic home has the master bed, kitchen, dining & living room all on one level, surrounded by gleaming wood floors. High open beam ceilings and views of the trees create a spacious tree-house feeling. Cozy up by the wood-burning fireplace in the living room. Updates in the kitchen include granite counters, wood cabinets, modern appliances, & a serving bar to the dining area. The reverse floor-plan allows direct access from LR and MBR to a large deck, w/ distant peeks of the Monterey Bay. Downstairs originally had 2-bedrooms; wall was removed to make 1 large room, which opens onto another large deck & hot tub. (Seller will replac
$857,000 8 acres
0 Glen Canyon, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - Santa Cruz County

8 acres Santa Cruz, CA

In Santa Cruz County, 8 acres of property is unbelievably easy access. This rare piece of beautiful land will give you access to build the dream home you have always wanted. There is enough room to build a vineyard, pool, a guest house, and even an elaborate entrance that will allow your guests to stare in awe at the beginning of your new home. This marvelous property will allow you to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the peaceful landscape that surrounds you. However, the property is only a ten minute drive to the beach as well as the exciting downtown life of Santa Cruz, Capitola, and Aptos. This area is so special because you are able to make this home your own by using your own style and making it one of a kind. You w
$815,000 11.53 acres 3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1108 sqft
5601 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - Santa Cruz County

11.53 acres Santa Cruz, CA

This is a little piece of heaven just minutes from the University. Come fall in love with this adorable updated home that sits in full sun on over 11 beautiful acres. Much of the property is in full sun but there are beautiful woods and a picturesque creek. You will appreciate the artful attention to detail, the remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops, newer cabinets and stainless appliances. The spacious living room features high ceilings with attractive wood beams, corner fireplace, ceiling fan and LED lighting. All of the bedrooms have their own lofts for additional storage. Both bathrooms have been updated. Outdoor entertaining is a delight on the spacious decks and patio. Plenty of room for expansion. Come make your dreams co
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$799,000 2.56 acres 2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1296 sqft
2175 Pine Flat RD, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - Santa Cruz County

2.56 acres Santa Cruz, CA

Come home to this lovingly resurrected cabin with multiple outbuildings and easily utilized land. The original cabin was built in the '30's, then was ignored and misused until the current owners decided that they could make it a home. A woodworker's passion is in evidence here, from the locally cut tan oak t&g floors, to the board and batten siding on the house and sheds, to the delightful details at every turn. Seller has used the site for milling and kiln drying locally cut tan oak, then making it into hardwood flooring. Almost all of the parcel has been graded and is in use; access roads connecting each center of activity. Horses & an arena could easily be legally accommodated. The large master could function as a guest un
$769,900 3.06 acres 3 Beds | 4 Baths | 1707 sqft
171 Starlit Mountain Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - Santa Cruz County

3.06 acres Santa Cruz, CA

Bonny Doon is Epic! It's sunny, the lots are large, peaceful and tranquil, beautiful trees, good schools, wineries, the forest, AND just minutes away from North Coast beaches and 15 min. To Santa Cruz! Newly updated 3br 3ba home on 3 acres just a short walk to Bonny Doon Elementary is totally move in ready: vaulted beam ceilings, open floorplan, spacious master with new slider leading to a deck that overlooks the gorgeous grounds! New granite kitchen counters, new bath vanities and toilets, all stainless fixtures, new int and ext paint, new carpet, newly refinished hardwood floors, new garage door, + more. Roof, well and septic check out good! Super clean, move right in! Pictures show the beauty of the land in the early morning.
$694,000 8.07 acres
0 Mountain View Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065 - Santa Cruz County

8.07 acres Santa Cruz, CA

HAPPY VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT!!! Owner financing available. Build your dream home on one of Happy Valley's most desirable pieces of land. Opportunities like this are very rare. This parcel has been in the family for multiple generations. Incredible ridge top views, private and peaceful setting. HUGE flat building site with views of the valley. Enjoy the sunshine and fresh air and walk the trail from the building site down to your own private redwood groove. Just 15 minutes from downtown Santa Cruz or Soquel and only 35 minutes to downtown San Jose. Easy commute up Vine Hill Rd to Hwy 17. Excellent well on site. Zoned Agricultural.
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$649,000 3.89 acres 1 Bed | 1 Bath | 733 sqft
1850 Ice Cream Grade RD, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - Santa Cruz County

3.89 acres Santa Cruz, CA

You must see this property to appreciate the peace and serenity that is 1850 Ice Cream Grade. No neighbors and lots of possibility....nearly 4 acres of Special Use zoned property with other possible building sites. Up the road from Bonny Doon Elementary, down the road from the fire station, central to world class mountain biking and surf. New flooring, paint, and a 40 year roof make this mountain cabin clean bright and cozy. The second building site has a dilapidated workshop on it with a solid foundation that may be possible to build on. Also on the property are a new storage shed and laundry room.
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$189,000 3.73 acres
1138 REDWOOD DR, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 - Santa Cruz County

3.73 acres Santa Cruz, CA

LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 1.25 MILES UP REDWOOD DR. FROM GLEN CANYON RD ON THE RIGHT SIDE, JUST BEFORE 1252 REDWOOD DR. PROPERTY HAS A WELL, WEST FACING SLOPE, REDWOOD GROVES AND COUNTY PAVED ROAD FRONTAGE. SOME GEOLOGICAL REPORTS DONE. GREAT COMMUTE LOCATION TO SANTA CRUZ OR SCOTTS VALLEY
$100,000 4.69 acres
0 Granite Creek RD, Santa Cruz, CA 95065 - Santa Cruz County

4.69 acres Santa Cruz, CA

This property includes two steep ridges and the gently sloped area between them. Neighboring parcels support homes and wells. This parcel seems to be a likely candidate for development. Situated in the highly regarded Happy Valley Elementary School District.