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Capitola Real Estate

Capitola provides a rich mix of beachside residential areas, and as you move inland, affordable townhouses and condos. Capitola is also a major commerce center with just about any modern amenity you desire. 

Some of the most in-demand real estate in Capitola lies in Capitola Village. In 2016, Coastal Living Magazine ranked this area the seventh happiest seaside town in the U.S. This charming beach town is the right combination of quaint and exciting, offering numerous craft galleries, boutiques, and casual restaurants. The iconic row of colorful houses that line Capitola Beach were built in 1925 to recreate Venice’s charm.

The real estate in Capitola Village is in high demand, especially amongst second homeowners and vacationers. Inland, along 41st Ave, there are major retail stores in and around Capitola Mall, large Grocery stores such as Whole Foods, banks, restaurants, fast food chains and more. This is one of the commerce-centers of Santa Cruz County. On the southern tip of Capitola is a 95 acre beach-park, New Brighton State Beach, which offers both beach camping and wooded trails. 

Capitola is one of the four incorporated cities within Santa Cruz County. Therefore, zoning and planning laws may differ from those of the county and you should consult the city’s “Community Development Department” directly with permit and zoning questions. In 2016, the estimated median household income in Capitola was $81,873 and 36.9% of residents over 25 had a bachelor’s degree or higher. 


Capitola Schools

A majority of homes in Capitola will belong to either the Soquel Union Elementary or Live Oak Elementary school Districts. Soquel union elementary is comprised of three elementary schools, one Transitional Kindergarten school, and one middle school. The Live Oak School District includes the following schools from kindergarten through the 8th grade as well as two charter schools, and one alternative education, Ocean Alternative, school which is setup to support homeschooling. For both districts, once a student reaches the 9th grade, she or he will typically attend Soquel or Harbor High.