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Community of Scotts Valley - Scotts Valley Homes for Sale


Scotts Valley is a small city located in the County of Santa Cruz, nestled in the foothills between Santa Cruz and San Jose, right off Highway 17.  This location makes it a wonderful commute location for those employed in the Silicon Valley, San Jose areas.  With a relatively small population of under 12,000, Scotts Valley offers a small town feel with easy access to larger metropolitan areas.  Homes for sale in Scotts Valley range widely.

There are many great activities in Scotts Valley, like hiking in the nearby State Parks (one is Henry Cowell State Park, golfing (there is a small 9 hole course great for beginners Valley Gardens), mountain biking, and more.  There are many nice restaurants and you are close enough to Santa Cruz to enjoy the nightlife and beaches there as well.

Homes for sale in Scotts Valley really offer something for everyone.  There are traditional suburban neighborhoods close in to town and further out you can find some wonderful mountain estates.  Prices of these homes for sale can range widely from up to 5 million to the lower price range in the $300-$400k range.  It is not easy to find homes in this lower price range but with the increase in foreclosures lately there are some great buys out there.  The median sold price in November 2009 was $790,000, up just slightly from 1 year ago.


Scotts Valley graph of median prices over 1 year

Source:  Clarus Market Metrics

In short, Scotts Valley is a great community in a perfect location for those wanting to raise their families in a smaller town but not be too far from the action and work opportunities of larger cities.  Click here to Search for your Scotts Valley Home



Authored by Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor

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