Reasons to Move to Capitola and Enjoy it All Year

Reasons to Move to Capitola and Enjoy it All YearCapitola California is most famously known for the waterfront Capitola Village. It is a popular spot with tourists and is very beloved by residents. It is a unique spot in Santa Cruz County that offers something special all year long. The summer and the winter seasons are very different but each holds its unique appeal. Let us describe what each season is like in Capitola and why it is a great place to settle into year-round. 

Capitola Winters

Since it is still technically winter, though Spring is on the horizon, let us start with what winter is like in the beautiful small town of Capitola. 

The hustle and bustle of summer tourists and beachfront activities begin to slow and quiet after Labor Day every year in Capitola. Capitola becomes a charming laid-back beach town. Though the weather is cooler and the activities are not as frequent, the weather is still enjoyable and the sunsets, even though they come earlier are just as breathtaking. 

September and October free up the popular beaches and allow those who live here year-round to enjoy the sand and surf with a little more elbow room. It's like that feeling of your family coming for a visit. You love it and it is full of laughter and energy and fun times, but when they go back home, you can get back to a more relaxed way of living on a daily basis and enjoying your favorite space on more relaxed terms. 

The "off-season" allows for shorter wait times to get into the most iconic Capitola restaurants on any day of your choosing. The parking is easier to find. You get a front seat to the amazing cycles of nature and watch a winter storm or swell make its way across the Monterey Bay. It's a chance to soak in everything that is Capitola and truly savor it. 

Capitola in the Summer

The unofficial start of summer always seems to be Memorial Day Weekend. As this time of year gets closer more and more visitors tend to pop up in the village. And then it seems like you wake up on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend and you have a significant increase of new neighbors. But this is only a sign that summer is alive and arrived in Capitola. 

Summer is lively and vibrant. It is the first beach location in the county to greet the sun. The weather is incredible and you often see more sunshine here than notoriously foggy locations of central coastal California in the summer. The stretched-out "summer" season of Capitola is full of fun annual and newly popping up events to enjoy. 

On the esplanade, there is always something fun to do during the summer. There is live entertainment from local music on Wednesdays. The Begonia Festival and the Capitola Art and Wine Festival are never missed by tourists, vacation homeowners, yearly vacationers, and locals. The pedestrian Wharf is full of fishermen catching the freshest and healthiest "free" meal. The Wharf House is lively every weekend with music. During the day is a great spot to take out a paddleboard or kayak. Families love the free movie nights offered all through the summer. A great way to enjoy the shore after dark. 

Capitola is a magical place to live year-round. It is the best of both iconic California beach town worlds. Vibrant and lively and relaxed and laid back. If you are considering purchasing a home in Capitola, I am here to help. I am a local experienced Santa Cruz County real estate agent focused on making your move as stress-free as possible. 

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