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Santa Cruz Homes in Commute Location to San Jose, Silicon Valley

SANTA CRUZ HOMES IN COMMUTE LOCATION TO SAN JOSE, SILICON VALLEY

There are some great commute location homes in Santa Cruz to San Jose and the Silicon Valley areas.  While some people might have 'sticker shock' when shopping for homes in Santa Cruz, compared to real estate prices in certain places 'over the hill' (homes in Los Gatos, San Jose, Los Altos, Saratoga, San Mateo . . .) Santa Cruz home prices can seem quite reasonable.  Not only are the home prices in Santa Cruz sometimes less costly, you are also living in the beautiful and diverse Santa Cruz County area.

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Why would one want to work in San Jose, Silicon Valley and commute from Santa Cruz?  You can escape the 'rat race' type mentality and live in a Santa Cruz home in a commute location to San Jose or Silicon Valley.  There are many workers that choose to do this.  One factor is home prices in Santa Cruz can be less than San Jose/Silicon Valley.  Another reason is that you can live in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains surrounded by nature and immersed in peace and serenity.  If you have a high pressure job, this environment can really be helpful.  Just by commuting to a location into the Santa Cruz Mountains you can find wonderful settings and properties with land to enjoy instead of the standard suburban lots that are common in more metropolitan areas.   

Santa Cruz homes in a commute location to San Jose, Silcon Valley are located in several different areas on Santa Cruz County.  Where the best commute location for you will depend on exactly where you are working.  Scotts Valley is a great commute location for those going to Santa Clara, San Jose.  There are many commuters that live in Scotts Valley as it is the first stop in Santa Cruz County off highway 17.

santa cruz mountains home

Some areas of Bonny Doon are great commute locations as well.  Your drive to work in San Jose may be 40 - 45 minutes but you are not in bumper to bumper traffic but driving beautiful, uncrowded mountain roads.  You can buy a fantastic property like this home for sale in Bonny Doon and really get a great value for your money.  This Corralitos home for sale is also in a good commute location, less than 15 minutes to Highway 1.

 

santa cruz ocean view homes

 

If you would like to live in a Santa Cruz home in a commute location to San Jose, Silicon Valley and be near the beach, the best spot is the Westside of Santa Cruz.  Living on the Westside of Santa Cruz you miss the 'fishhook' and traffic on Highway 1.  There are many ocean view homes for sale in Santa Cruz in various price ranges.

 

 

 

 

 

There are several ideal Santa Cruz homes in commute locations to San Jose, Silicon ValleyContact me to discuss where the best area for you would be and the best home prices. 

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Authored by Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor

 
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Comment balloon 2 commentsJessica Wallace • January 21 2011 03:42PM
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