Just over 260,000 people call Santa Cruz County home, which is located approximately 65 miles south of San Francisco, and 35 miles north of Monterey. Residents of Santa Cruz County enjoy the region's year-round sunshine, low-humidity, stunning beaches, famed redwood forests, and nearly endless acres of parks and green space.
Recreation opportunities abound, with surfing, golf, sailing, and hiking being among the most popular outdoor activities. For culture aficionados, there's the Santa Cruz County Symphony, the McPherson Museum of Art and History, the Henry J. Mello Performing Arts Center, and the University of California Performing Arts Center.
To learn about specific cities and towns within the Santa Cruz County real estate market, click the links below. You'll find real estate listings, market statistics, and community information.
Monterey County houses some of the most renowned scenery in the country, with the drive along the Monterey Peninsula being one of the most popular routes for travelers taking a road trip. There are numerous art galleries, shops, and wineries to visit, as well as wonderful hiking trails, golf courses, and surf.
The gorgeous coastline, the preserved wilderness, and charming seaside towns make Monterey County a popular spot for home buyers. The majority of the region's 426,000 residents live towards the northern coast of Monterey County, leaving many parts of the county untouched by development. Whether you are considering an estate in Pebble Beach or a charming home in Carmel or a golf course residence on Spanish Bay, the options are boundless. With a wealth of mountain, valley and ocean front homes the Monterey Peninsula is a great place to call home. Big Sur is famed for it's beauty and parks and the region is home to horse farms, vineyard and and amazing array of Pebble Beach luxury homes dotting 17 mile drive. With golf courses such as the famed Pebble Beach and Spyglass, and Poppt Hills nearby, what a great place for a golfer to retire to.
If you're thinking about buying Monterey County real estate, click on the links below to view the latest property listings in each community.