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Capitola, California - Beach Homes for Sale in the Best Beach Town in the West!


Capitola, California a small beach town of about 2 square miles and permanent population of 10,500 is located in Santa Cruz County and has recently been named one of the Top 20 Small Towns in the West by Sunset Magazine.  I spent about half of my childhood on Capitola Beach and grew up in the area so I know it well.  Growing up in a place like Capitola with it's natural beauty, architecture reminiscent of a small Italian beach town,  great waves, excellent food, small town everyone knows everyone feel it is easy to not understand and appreciate what you have, you take it for granted.  After leaving at 17 for University and living other places, traveling the world I now know how lucky I am to have grown up in Capitola and Santa Cruz and to live here now.

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 Capitola beach homes for sale range from small beach shacks (525 SF) built decades ago to top of the line Ocean View designer beach homes for sale, traditional suburban neighborhoods like the one surrounding New Brighton Middle School, some small newer developments, Ocean View condos  . . .  A variety of prices as well, some of the lowest being  2 bed/1 bath condos in walk to the beach locations at about $400,000.  Some of the highest priced Capitola Beach Homes for sale are in Depot Hill, an area perched above Capitola Village fronted by lovely Victorians and home to some of the most beautiful Ocean View beach homes for sale in Santa Cruz.  Another great neighborhood is the Jewel Box (many streets have names like Emerald, Opal, Garnet).  Home prices range from $600,000 to 3 Million Dollars in this neighborhood.

Average prices for Beach Homes for sale in Capitola are some of the highest in Santa Cruz County, making it hard for younger local people to get into the market here.  With the price drop in the past couple years more locals are able to buy in Capitola and I think that has been a great thing for our community.  With the variety of Real Estate available and activities for all ages Capitola really is one of the best places to live on the California Coast.

For more information about Capitola and Santa Cruz Real Estate call me anytime at (831) 419-9345 or click here to Contact Me.   Go here to Search for your Beach Home 

For lower priced Capitola Real Estate read my post about Capitola Condos for Sale

Read my related articles about Capitola:

Jewel Box, Capitola Homes for sale

Depot Hill, Capitola Homes for sale

Pleasure Point Homes for sale



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Authored by Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor

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Comment balloon 1 commentJessica Wallace • April 19 2009 12:17PM


Nice post Jessica. I like the blend between telling about the area and then writing about home prices.  Well written.

Posted by Eileen Begley, Monterey Real Estate (Coldwell Banker, DelMonte) over 10 years ago

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