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Why Hidden Oaks in Scotts Valley is a Premier Community

Why Hidden Oaks in Scotts Valley is a Premier CommunitySanta Cruz County is one of the most desirable destinations to settle into in the state of California. There are so many amazing residential communities in Santa Cruz County and some of them are more highly sought after than others. One of the most highly sought-after residential communities in Santa Cruz County is Hidden Oaks in Scotts Valley. The Hidden Oaks community is currently one of the most googled subjects about the Santa Cruz area. Let's take a look into why Hidden Oaks is a premier community of Santa Cruz County.

About Hidden Oaks in Scotts Valley

Hidden Oaks is a condo community in Scotts Valley California and Santa Cruz County. It is located off of Bean Creek Drive close to the Scotts Valley Junior High School. This highly desirable condo community offers a central location and the feeling that you are living within the densely wooded area of Santa Cruz County. The community is very quiet and peaceful.

Individual units in the community offer floor plans that have two bedrooms and two bathroom layouts on one single level. Condo buildings are just two stories tall. Each unit has a concrete floor including upper units giving the best noise reduction sound quality in multi-family living. Lower condo units on the first floor feature a small fenced-in patio area and upper units include a deck. A popular feature of living on the second floor is the vaulted ceilings in every unit. Every home includes a one-car detached garage and one open parking space. Every unit ranges at around 1000 ft.²...

What Makes Mariners Cove Condos so Desirable?

What Makes Mariners Cove Condos so Desirable?Santa Cruz is one of the most popular coastal cities to live in California. This is for good reason Santa Cruz is full of charm, diversity, opportunity, beautiful outdoor spaces, and of course the water. There are several desirable housing neighborhoods in the city of Santa Cruz. One of the most popular residential communities often in web browser searches is the Mariners Cove Condo Community. What is it about Mariners Cove that is so desirable? Why do so many people seek homes in Mariners Cove


The first and most obvious answer is that Mariners Cove is in an amazing location. Mariners Cove is in a walkable neighborhood with so much close by. Check out these nearby hotspots

Cowell Beach and the Municipal Wharf

Mariners Cove is not right on the water but still within a walkable distance to the shore. The closest beach to Mariners Cove is Cowell Beach right next to the Wharf. The Wharf is a long pier that juts out over the water full of the most amazing restaurants, a stage, and a great spot to just sit and watch the world go by. Which includes the waves, swimmers, surfers, boats, and sea lions. Restaurants on the Wharf offer the best views and great eats as well as a chance for a nightcap. Restaurants on the wharf include Splash, Stagnaro Brothers, Gilda's, and Firefish Grill.

Beach and Beach Boardwalk

Just a bit further down the shore only about a 15-minute walk from Mariners Cove is the...

Carmel Valley Ranch is a Great Staycation Destination

Carmel Valley Ranch is a Great Staycation DestinationIf you live in Santa Cruz or Monterey County and are looking for a great staycation idea, may I suggest the Carmell Valley Ranch. 

What is a Staycation?

The definition of staycation has changed and adjusted to mean slightly different things to different people. In general, it is the concept of staying at home or close to home instead of taking a trip to a faraway destination. It is like being a tourist in your own hometown.

Why Staycations are Growing in Popularity

Staycations have been growing in popularity as a way to get away in a shorter and easier timeframe. Some people have found that taking a staycation allows them to pack up on a Friday and trade all the stress of home for the weekend without spending paid vacation time. As more workers remain working remotely they find it easy to pack up and work from a fun location and then when work is over they can instantly enjoy some fun. Staycations are also a less expensive way to enjoy a break from the everyday hustle. 

Staying at the Carmel Valley Ranch

Located in the lesser-known town of Carmel Valley an inland neighbor of Carmel-by-the-Sea (Carmel) at the base of the Santa Lucia Mountains. The Carmel Valley Ranch is 500 acres of resort on the sunnier side of the Monterey Peninsula. It is consistently ranked as a top resort destination and it is right in the backyard of lucky homeowners in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. 

Carmel Valley Ranch is an all-suite...

How Many Beaches are In Santa Cruz?

How Many Beaches are In Santa Cruz? Santa Cruz is one of California's most popular beach towns. The coastal and central California location on the shores of Monterey Bay attracts many people who both fall in love and end up moving here or coming back repeatedly to visit. A frequently asked question of people considering a move or visit to Santa Cruz is, "How many beaches does Santa Cruz have? '

The Beaches of Santa Cruz (City)

There are three beaches within the City Limits of Santa Cruz and under the supervision/jurisdiction of the city government in Santa Cruz. More beaches in Santa Cruz are state-owned land. 

Main Beach

Located at 108 Beach St in Santa Cruz

Main Beach is rightly named because it is considered Santa Cruz's main iconic beach. It is the home of the world-famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk and amusement park. Some people refer to it as Boardwalk Beach. It is the most popular of beaches in the City for all of the amenities. the beach offers an expansive sandy area to lay out or leave your things to enjoy the water. Behind the beachy sand area is the famous amusement park, arcade, shops, extensive collection of great boardwalk eats, and a collection ...

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