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Westside

With its unbeatable location along the rugged California coast, Westside Santa Cruz offers an idyllic beach lifestyle just steps from the Pacific. This laid-back neighborhood is bordered by the ocean's surf to the west and the meandering San Lorenzo River to the east. From swimming and sunbathing at Cowell Beach to exploring tide pools at Natural Bridges State Beach, Westside offers unlimited recreation. The famed Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has delighted families with its charming rides and games since 1907. Enjoy a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the breathtaking West Cliff Drive overlooking the sea. The historic Santa Cruz Wharf, dating back to 1914, beckons visitors with fishing, dining, and ocean views. Along Mission Street, locally owned boutiques, surf shops, taquerias and cafes give the neighborhood its quintessential Santa Cruz vibe. With its seaside setting, wealth of attractions and friendly community of surfers, students and artists, Westside Santa Cruz has secured its place as one of California’s most iconic coastal neighborhoods.


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Westside Santa Cruz, CA Houses for sale Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $2.1M
Lowest Price $1.3K
Highest Price $23M
Total Listings 234
Avg. Price/SQFT $910

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More About Homes For Sale in West Santa Cruz

Located along the coast, West Santa Cruz neighborhood strikes the perfect balance between convenience, community, and affordability. This charming area offers a diverse array of housing options to suit different lifestyles and budgets. From cozy bungalows to modern townhomes, you'll find single-family residences interspersed among low-rise apartment buildings. Many westside homes for sale are conveniently located just a short stroll from the beach, allowing residents to enjoy a seaside lifestyle. While the cost of living in a beach town like Santa Cruz trends higher than other regions, Westside remains one of the most competitively priced neighborhoods in the city. Here you can become part of a vibrant, close-knit community without breaking the bank. With its picturesque setting and laidback vibe, the West Santa Cruz neighborhood has something special to offer both renters and buyers.

About the People

A dynamic hub of creative energy, Santa Cruz's Westside neighborhood boasts an eclectic blend of residents and a thriving arts scene. This culturally rich community is home to numerous art galleries where local talent is spotlighted, performance venues that host an array of events, and cultural institutions like the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History that preserve and showcase the area's distinctive history. The Westside radiates a palpable creative spirit, woven into the fabric of everyday life and expressed through the work of passionate artists, performers, and cultural organizations. Residents and visitors alike are drawn to the neighborhood's vibrant mosaic of artistic and cultural offerings that make the Westside a truly engaging place.

Great Restaurants

The Westside's vibrant food and beverage culture is another highlight of this charming neighborhood. From seafood shacks to Italian trattorias, the area boasts an eclectic array of eateries to satisfy every palate. Meanwhile, local brewmasters, vintners, and cider makers are crafting libations ranging from IPAs to Pinot Noir. Many provide behind-the-scenes tours and tastings, offering visitors a first-hand glimpse into Portland's burgeoning artisanal beverage scene. Whether you're in the mood for a Michelin-starred meal or a flight of microbrews, the Westside promises culinary adventures galore.

Parks and Recreation

The Westside neighborhood of Santa Cruz offers more than just stunning beaches. Nature lovers can explore the rugged trails and scenic vistas of Pogonip, a 640-acre open space preserve nestled against the Santa Cruz Mountains. Families will enjoy the playground and picnic areas at Lighthouse Field State Beach Park, with its sweeping coastal views. For a peaceful stroll surrounded by nature, head to Neary Lagoon Park and meander along the boardwalk, watching for birds and other wildlife. With its beautiful parks and beaches, the Westside is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise.

Wilder Ranch Bluff Trail, Santa Cruz, CA

Moore Creek Estates

Located in the hills of upper west Santa Cruz lies Moore Creek Estates, a luxury home development that has stood the test of time. Built in the 1980s when the area was still countryside, this exclusive 44-unit community was designed by the renowned Thatcher and Thompson Architects. With the prestigious UC Santa Cruz nearby, Moore Creek Estates has long been a haven for professors and professionals seeking spacious living close to campus.

Each home exudes quality craftsmanship, featuring varied architectural styles on quarter-acre lots. Ranging from 2,500 to 3,500 square feet, these residences offer at least 3 bedrooms to accommodate families and professionals. Adjacent walking trails along the lush Moore Creek allow residents to enjoy the tranquil setting. Over the decades, the surrounding neighborhood has filled in, but Moore Creek Estates remains a peaceful oasis appreciated by its loyal homeowners. Its charming street names like Ravenswood Court reflect the community's rich natural surroundings.

Moore Creek Estates above Santa Cruz, CA

Restaurants

Cafe Brazil
Categories: Barbeque, Brazilian Restaurants, Breakfast/Cafe Restaurants, Cafes, Restaurants
1410 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Categories: American Restaurants, Bars, Breweries, Nightlife, Restaurants
402 Ingalls St Suite 27, Santa Cruz CA 95060

Pizzeria Avanti
Categories: Italian Restaurants, Pizza Restaurants, Restaurants
1711 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

La Cabaña Taqueria
Categories: Mexican Restaurants, Restaurants
2332 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Burger Santa Cruz
Categories: American Restaurants, Bars, Burger Joints, Nightlife, Restaurants
1520 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Sabieng Thai Cuisine
Categories: Restaurants, Thai Restaurants
1218 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Vasili's Greek Restaurant
Categories: Caterers, Event Planning, Food Services, Greek Restaurants, Restaurants
1501 Mission St Ste A, Santa Cruz CA 95060

Ristorante Avanti
Categories: American Restaurants, Italian Restaurants, Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants
1917 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Bantam
Categories: Pizza Restaurants, Restaurants
1010 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Westside Farmers' Market
Categories: American Restaurants, City Events, Farmers Markets, Flea Markets, Food Event/Festival, Markets and Specialty Foods, Grocery Stores, Restaurants, Specialty
Mission Street & Western Drive., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Thai Orchid
Categories: Restaurants, Thai Restaurants, Asian Restaurants
2238 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Upper Crust Pizza & Pasta
Categories: Italian Restaurants, Pizza Restaurants, Restaurants
2415 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

West End Tap & Kitchen
Categories: American Restaurants, Bars, Happy Hour / Game Nights, Nightlife, Pubs, Restaurants, Gastropub
334D Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060

Wingstop
Categories: American Restaurants, Restaurants, Wing Joints
845 Almar Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Mission Street Barbecue
Categories: Barbeque, Restaurants
1618 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Burger King
Categories: Burger Joints, Fast Food, Restaurants
2015 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Taqueria Santa Cruz
Categories: Mexican Restaurants, Restaurants
2215 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

McDonald's
Categories: Burger Joints, Fast Food, Foods, Restaurants
1421 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Taqueria Vallarta
Categories: Mexican Restaurants, Restaurants
1221 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Falafel of Santa Cruz
Categories: Restaurants, Falafel Restaurants
1501 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

La Mission Mexican Restaurant
Categories: Bars, Mexican Restaurants, Nightlife, Restaurants
1719 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Your Place
Categories: American Restaurants, Restaurants
1719 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Tam's
Categories: Chinese Restaurants, Restaurants
2403 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Thai Noodle House
Categories: Restaurants, Thai Restaurants, Asian Restaurants
2106 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Panda Express
Categories: Fast Food, Restaurants, Asian Restaurants
2121 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Taco Bell
Categories: Fast Food, Restaurants
1405 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Sushi Totoro
Categories: Restaurants, Sushi
1701 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Le Cigare Volant
Categories: American Restaurants, Bars, Nightlife, Restaurants, Wine Bars
328 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Golden City Chinese Restaurant
Categories: Chinese Restaurants, Restaurants
1230 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Togo's Sandwich - Almar Shopping Center
Categories: Restaurants, Sandwich Shops
849 Almar Ave Ste B, Santa Cruz CA 95060

Phoenix Asian Restaurant
Categories: Chinese Restaurants, Restaurants
2301 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Straw Hat Pizza
Categories: Pizza Restaurants, Restaurants
1221 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

Carpos Restaurant Westside
Categories: Restaurants
2018 Mission StSanta Cruz CA 95060

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