MLS Area 43 West Side Santa Cruz Homes

Santa Cruz MLS area 43 consists of the area roughly from Ocean Street to the west and up to about UCSC. It's a fairly large area and has a variety of neighborhoods in it. Search area 43 in West Santa Cruz, below.

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Neighborhoods that Makeup MLS Area 43 West Side Santa Cruz CA

The west side of Santa Cruz included in MLS area 43 is very large and made up of several smaller neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are diverse and offer a good variety of community atmospheres and real estate types. Here are the smaller neighborhood areas that make up the west side of Santa Cruz.

Cypress Park

Cypress Park is located in what is considered the upper West side of Santa Cruz. You can find Cypress Park off of Western Drive it is a townhome housing community that offers ocean and Greenbelt views. Homes in the community or designed by Thatcher-Thompson in a craftsman style architecture. Cypress Park has 32 individual homes in the community. To find specific homes within the Cypress Park neighborhood of West Santa Cruz you can click on the link to take you to our Cypress Park community page.

Moore Creek Estates

Moore Creek is another upper West side Santa Cruz community located right next to the University of California Santa Cruz. It is seen as one of the best neighborhoods in Santa Cruz and consists of 44 luxury homes built by the designers Thatcher and Thompson. At the time the community was built in the 1980s it was out in an undeveloped area and has since become a desirable location in the heart of Santa Cruz. Many of the homes in the neighborhood have ample square footage between 2500 livable square feet and 3500 livable square feet. The neighborhood is desirable among college professionals for its very quick commute to college and is also desirable for its location next to the Moore Creek Trails system allowing homeowners to easily enjoy outdoor activities in their backyard. For more information on this neighborhood or to find specific Moore Creek Estates listings available click on the link to the Moore Creek community page.

Westmont Place

Westmont Place is a neighborhood developed with the focus of providing homes for students and faculty that go to and work at the University of California Santa Cruz. Homes in this community were designed with energy efficiency and several of them include solar power. It is a nice neighborhood of townhome-style properties within four-plex buildings units including two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It is desirable for its quiet atmosphere, tree-lined streets, and location across the street from University Terrace Park. For more information on this community or to find Westmont Place homes for sale check out the Westmont Place community page.

Tosca Terrace

Tosca Terrace is another neighborhood located close to the University of California Santa Cruz it is located just past Western Drive on the upper West side. It is located right next to the prestigious Moore Creek Estates neighborhood. This neighborhood is made up of townhome/condo-style homes offering two and three bedrooms. It is within walking distance to the school and the Arboretum as well as many hiking trails in the area. It is also conveniently located along public transportation bus lines. It is a great place for students of the college to live near school while benefiting from owning their own home. Find specific Tosca Terrace listings on the community page.


The west lake neighborhood of Santa Cruz is unique in that it is named for a natural spring that has run off into the ocean through the backyards of homes in the community. This is a very popular neighborhood for families as it is within walking distance of West Lake Elementary School and the community is also home to a park with a kid's play area and a pond that can't be finished by children and seniors. To find specific Westlake homes available for sale and more information about the community check out our Westlake neighborhood page.

King Street

King Street is favored by many Santa Cruz residents for its easily walkable neighborhood vibe. The neighborhood offers unique homes with older architecture. Some Collett the dividing line between the upper West side and the lower. In the early days of Santa Cruz, it was one of the main streets and the place where the most prominent residents of Santa Cruz lived. To find specific homes available for sale in the King Street area check out our King Street community page.

The Circles

The Circles is another great walkable neighborhood of west Santa Cruz near the beach. There is much history in this area of Santa Cruz sometimes referred to as Garfield Park. This area of Santa Cruz is known to have more affordable properties with smaller square footage. It is a great area to feel like you are immersed in the Santa Cruz community. For more information on available homes for sale in The Circles neighborhood of Santa Cruz check out the community page.

Areas of interest in west side of Santa Cruz

The west portion of Santa Cruz is where you will find most of the commercial hustle and bustle. Not only is it home to UCSC you can find the best local businesses, restaurants, boutiques, and more on the west side.

Outdoor fun

There is a lot to enjoying the outdoors even amongst the bustling commercial presence on the west side. People enjoy Natural Bridges State Park for the sandy beaches. West Cliff Drive leads down to the park and is home to a waterfront trail popular with joggers, bicyclists, and walkers taking in the beauty of the Monterey Bay. Wilder Ranch State Park is also an amazing place to enjoy the gorgeous natural beauty of Santa Cruz with plenty of trails including the popular Old Cove Landing Trail.


One of the most popular places to shop and find great local products is the West Side Farmers Market. It has long been a draw for many Santa Cruz residents to find not only the most amazing fresh produce but great local and unique products. In addition to shopping, you'll find some of the best local freshly made meals like the breakfast tacos at Gordo Gustavo's.

Local coffee shops

Santa Cruz is an amazing place to enjoy a cup of coffee at a local hip coffee café. Verve Coffee Roasters is perhaps the most notable in Santa Cruz. Cat and Cloud is also a very popular spot for its full coffee and espresso bar along with its full kitchen to grab something to eat with your amazing coffee. Some people come in for the great Java and food and stay for the amazing cozy atmosphere.

Real Estate in MLS area 43 West Side Santa Cruz

As you can see from reading information about the different neighborhoods found within this portion of Santa Cruz there is a great variety of property types available for Santa Cruz homebuyers. You can find the most luxurious single-family homes overlooking the water as well as small affordable properties in one of Santa Cruz's oldest neighborhoods. And of course, there are great multi-family properties within walking distance of all the great amenities on the west side of Santa Cruz. Homes can range from $200,000 into the several million dollar range.

Finding Available Westside Santa Cruz Homes for Sale

If you are interested in finding a home in this portion of Santa Cruz we are certain you will find one that meets your wants and needs. To find available listings in MLS area 43 of Santa Cruz please browse through the included available listings above and contact us anytime to schedule a private showing or to answer questions about more information. We are highly knowledgeable in all Santa Cruz County and Monterey County real estate and are here to help you find a home you will love.

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