Santa Cruz County at a GlanceSotheby's International Realty
The city of Santa Cruz and surrounding areas occupy the north end of the Monterey Bay. Santa Cruz properties enjoy a location that has the relaxed feel of a beach town with the coastal amusement park of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk as one of its main attractions. The University of California at Santa Cruz has one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, set among the redwood forests of the town. Santa Cruz's unique downtown caters to college kids and locals alike with numerous bookstores, coffee shops and concert venues.