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Gated Communities in Santa Cruz, CA

Gated Communities in Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz has several high end gated communities in different parts of our county.  This article will take you through the different gated communities in Santa Cruz and give you a flavor and taste of each one.  Let's start in the North part of Santa Cruz county gated communities.

Monte Fiore Gated Community in Scotts Valley:

This gated community in Scotts Valley is located behind the Scotts Valley Hilton, just off Highway 17.  This is an excellent commute location for those who travel to the Silicon Valley.  Monte Fiore is gated community that was established circa 1996 and is comprised of custom homes, most 4 bedrooms and close to 3000 square feet or more.  The streets are well maintained and you have a backdrop of the Santa Cruz mountains and redwoods.  It is a beautiful location, many of the lots are larger and have a park like feel to them.  Visit here to see what is for sale currently in the Monte Fiore Gated Community in Scotts Valley.


Pasatiempo Gated Community in Santa Cruz


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The Pasatiempo gated community in Santa Cruz is one of the oldest in the county and is situated around a world class golf course.  In Pasatiempo you will find many beautiful older homes with a certain Eichler feel.  There is a wide variety of types of homes in Pasatiempo, everything from Modern to Craftsman to Vintage 1950's homes.  One of my favorites streets in all of Santa Cruz is located in Pasatiempo - Kite Hill Road.  This is a quiet street towards the top of this gated in Santa Cruz with big ocean views.  Visit here to see what is for sale in the Gated Community of Pasatiempo in Santa Cruz.


Woods Cove Gated Community in Santa Cruz


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Woods Cove is a newer gated community in Santa Cruz that was established around 2005.  Woods Cove gated community borders Henry Cowell State Park and the neighborhood itself has a park like feel with Redwood trees and a peaceful feeling.  The homes in Woods Cove tend to be larger, you will find many over 4000 square feet.  The lots are mostly flat or gently sloped.  This gated community is located just off Graham Hill Road in Santa Cruz with easy access to the freeway and schools.  It is also adjacent to an equestrian facility and it is common to see deer walking around this gated community.  See what is for sale here:  Wood Cove Gated Community Homes for Sale


The Seascape Uplands Gated Community in Aptos

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The Seascape Uplands gated community is located in Aptos in the southern part of Santa Cruz county.  This gated community is nestled on the the hills overlooking the beach in Seascape.  Quiet and private, this gated community is great for those who want to get away from it all.  You are just a short distance from the Seascape Resort and beach, Palapas Mexican restaurant ( an traditional favorite for seafood and margaritas in Aptos).  Many of the homes in the Uplands gated community have ocean views and bay views.  This is a great gated community with high quality custom homes.  Visit here to see what is for sale in the Uplands Gated Community in Seascape.


Los Barrancos Gated Community in La Selva Beach

Heading further south in Santa Cruz county you will find the gated community of Los Barrancos in La Selva Beach established in 1964.  Los Barrancos gated community features a community pool and tennis courts and well as foot access to the beach in La Selva.  Quiet and peaceful, Los Barrancos neighborhood is comprised of custom homes on nice sized lots.  Located towards the southern end of Santa Cruz county, you are about a 15 to 20 minute drive to Downtown Santa Cruz (with no traffic).  See what is for sale here:  Homes for sale in Los Barrancos Gated Community.

What to look for in a gated community?

When you are shopping for a home in a gated community, make sure to take a look at what the rules and regulations of the community are and what your monthly or annual fee covers.  Living in a gated community will provide you with many benefits, security, well maintained neighborhood, community amenities.  Living in a gated community also comes with more rules many times.  For instance, you may not be able to paint your home any color you want, park recreational vehicles in your driveway, put up a carport etc . . . .


Who do I contact about buying a home in a gated community in Santa Cruz?

Jessica Wallace is a local Santa Cruz Realtor that can brief you on the different gated homes in Santa Cruz and see which gated community is the best fit for you.  Jessica can be reached at 831.419.9345 or email

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