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Bonny Doon Real Estate

Known for lavender farms and wineries, Bonny Doon is approximately 13 miles north of Santa Cruz, and inland from Davenport. According to the US 2010 census, the Bonny Doon population was 2,678. This area is slopped, with the higher elevations featuring redwood forests and lower elevations descending into the coastal zone. Bonny Doon Beach one of the least crowded and more eclectic beach options in the county.  

In 2016, the estimated median household income in Bonny Doon was $77,613 and 50.7% of residents over 25 have a bachelor’s degree or higher respectively.


The San Lorenzo Valley 

The San Lorenzo Valley is home to a collection of small towns: Felton, Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Bonny Doon, and Mount Hermon and lies along the winding, two-lane Highway 9. This area is known for its tall, majestic redwoods and down-to-earth residents. Summers are generally warm to hot, and springs and autumns are generally temperate and pleasant. Most winters bring frequent rains and moderate to chilly temperatures. 

Residents and tourists alike enjoy visiting Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Castle Rock State Park, and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Each includes a variety of trails (hiking, equestrian and/or biking), camping, and swimming holes scattered throughout. San Lorenzo Valley high school is one of the strongest in the county, making this area an excellent choice for families. Homes are often less than an hour’s drive from San Jose and the scenic natural setting of these mountain towns provides a nice change of pace from busy city life.

In 2016, the estimated median household income is $101,437 and 39.6% of residents over 25 have a bachelor’s degree or higher. 

Important notes when you are buying real estate in this area: sloped terrain is common to San Lorenzo Valley and seasonal wet environments make properties susceptible to mudslides and mold. When purchasing a home here, it’s important to inquire about these issues and perform appropriate inspections. Also, it’s important to note that there is no city water in the San Lorenzo Valley, except for the Boulder Creek Country Club. As a result, homes in this area are typically on septic systems which need to be maintained by property owners.


Bonny Doon Schools

Homes in these areas will typically fall under the San Lorenzo Valley School District, which includes four schools: two elementary schools, one middle and one upper school. You can use this map to determine which elementary school your student would be assigned to, with Old Country Road and Love Creek Road serving as boundary delineators. All students are then assigned to the one middle and high school.

This district also houses a charter school, SLVUSD Charter School. This school offers K–12 homeschooling, K–12 hybrid / homeschool options, and a 6th–8th grade five day a week program for families who prefer an individualized approach to education, combined with the support of school district resources.