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Midtown Santa Cruz is a lively district nestled between the San Lorenzo River and Live Oak. This vibrant neighborhood is home to the historic Branciforte and beachside Seabright communities. While the northern part of Midtown features industrial and residential areas, the heart of the district buzzes with shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues that reflect the creative culture of Santa Cruz. Take a stroll down Pacific Avenue to experience street performers, unique boutiques, and tempting eateries. With its eclectic blend of local flavor, Midtown invites visitors and residents alike to explore its tree-lined streets and uncover the many surprises it has to offer.

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Seabright/Midtown Houses for sale Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $2.1M
Lowest Price $1.3K
Highest Price $23M
Total Listings 238
Avg. Price/SQFT $904

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Homes For Sale in Santa Cruz's Midtown

Santa Cruz's eclectic neighborhoods each have their own distinct flair, and Midtown is no exception. Nestled between the laid-back Westside and funky Eastside, Midtown exudes a relaxed vibe perfect for savoring at a leisurely pace. Take time to explore its walkable Soquel Avenue corridor, where locally owned cafes serve up artisan roasted coffee and boutiques showcase the city's hip, creative spirit. Whether you're looking to sample a new blend or find a stylish memento, Midtown's mom-and-pop shops offer a taste of Santa Cruz's local character. With downtown's energy to the west and the surf-town spirit of Seabright to the east, Midtown is an inviting neighborhood waiting to be discovered on your next visit to Santa Cruz.

The laid-back Seabright neighborhood boasts its own enclave of bars and restaurants at Seabright and Murray, just two blocks from the sand. The fiercely loyal residents will staunchly defend their neighborhood as the best.

Seabright also serves as the gateway to the popular Seabright Beach, with its long stretch of sand between the Santa Cruz Harbor and iconic Boardwalk. At night, the area comes alive with bars, breweries, live music, open mics, and karaoke. Dotting the neighborhood are an array of restaurants, shops, and businesses.

Midtown is emerging as hip chic along Soquel Avenue between Ocean and Seabright. With its collection of bike shops, home furnishing boutiques, cafés, eateries, and live music venues, Midtown exudes a vibrant energy.

Twin Lakes State Beach

Located in the heart of Santa Cruz, the scenic Twin Lakes State Beach is home to the city's charming small craft harbor. This popular urban beach stretches for over a mile along East Cliff Drive and Portola Drive, offering visitors plenty of sandy shoreline perfect for swimming and picnicking under the California sun. Just steps from the sand, the serene Schwan's lake provides excellent bird watching opportunities. With its picturesque setting and array of recreational activities, Twin Lakes State Beach is a beloved destination for locals and visitors alike looking to enjoy the best of Santa Cruz.

Small Craft Harbor

The seaside haven of Santa Cruz County has long dreamed of a harbor to call its own. As early as 1879, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers surveyed the rugged local coastline, assessing prospects for a potential refuge from stormy seas. But not until after World War II did a groundswell of community support finally coalesce, uniting local boaters, fishermen, business leaders, and residents in a shared vision. This grassroots coalition at last captured the attention of state and federal authorities. When the Army Corps returned in 1949 to re-evaluate Santa Cruz for a harbor, they gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up—and a strong recommendation that locals spearhead the effort by forming a special district to oversee planning, construction, and operations. Though the journey was long, the seafaring community of Santa Cruz now had the wind at its back to make their harbor a reality.

Stay informed about the weather and entrance channel conditions at Santa Cruz Harbor with the live webcams. Whether you're planning a day of sailing, fishing, or simply enjoying the waterfront, our cameras offer live views of the current conditions. 


Hindquarter Bar & Grille
Categories: American Restaurants, Barbeque, Banquet Rooms, Event Planning, Restaurants, Steak Restaurants
303 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

La Posta
Categories: Italian Restaurants, Restaurants
538 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062 (831) 457-2782

Engfer Pizza Works
Categories: Pizza Restaurants, Restaurants
525 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Betty Burgers
Categories: American Restaurants, Bars, Burger Joints, Happy Hour / Game Nights, Nightlife, Restaurants
505 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Lillian's Italian Kitchen
Categories: Italian Restaurants, Restaurants
1116 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Midtown Cafe
Categories: American Restaurants, Cafes, Restaurants
1121 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz CA 95062

Seabreeze Cafe
Categories: American Restaurants, Coffee Houses, Breakfast/Cafe Restaurants, Cafes, Restaurants
542 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Tacos Moreno
Categories: Mexican Restaurants, Restaurants
1053 Water St., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Taqueria Vallarta
Categories: Mexican Restaurants, Restaurants
608 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Seabright Brewery
Categories: American Restaurants, Bars, Breweries, Nightlife, Pubs, Restaurants
519 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

100 Mile Meals
Categories: American Restaurants, Bars, Breweries, Restaurants, Attractions, Wineries
405 Melrose Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Sala Thai
Categories: Restaurants, Thai Restaurants
353 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Ristorante Italiano
Categories: Italian Restaurants, Restaurants
555 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Maharaja Indian Cuisine
Categories: Indian/Pakistani Restaurants, Restaurants
270 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Charlie Hong Kong
Categories: Asian Fusion, Restaurants, Vegetarian Restaurants
1141 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Categories: Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Sushi
1222 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Gilman Brewing
Categories: Italian Restaurants, Pizza Restaurants, Restaurants
817 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Taqueria Santa Cruz
Categories: Foods, Mexican Restaurants, Restaurants, Burrito Places
1002 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Oyunaa’s Mongolian Cuisine
Categories: Asian Fusion, Restaurants, Mongolian Restaurants, Ethnic Restaurants
1209 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Little Ceasars
Categories: Pizza Restaurants, Restaurants
233 Ocean St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Taqueria Apatzingan
Categories: Mexican Restaurants, Restaurants
425 Barson St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Burger King
Categories: Burger Joints, Fast Food, Restaurants
1302 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Real Thai Kitchen
Categories: Restaurants, Thai Restaurants
1632 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Fortune Garden
Categories: Chinese Restaurants, Restaurants
1733 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Golden Palace
Categories: Chinese Restaurants, Restaurants
415 Ocean St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Categories: Italian Restaurants, Restaurants
528 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Ocean Market
Categories: Restaurants, Shopping, Liquor Stores
304 Ocean St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Jalapenos Taqueria
Categories: Foods, Mexican Restaurants, Restaurants
1201 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Day's Market Liquors & Deli
Categories: Restaurants
526 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Mei Garden Restaurant
Categories: Chinese Restaurants, Restaurants
Ocean St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

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