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Scotts Valley Real Estate

Just 6 miles north of the City of Santa Cruz and 26 miles southwest of San Jose, Scotts Valley may be an ideal location for you if you are working in Silicon Valley but want to live in a less urban environment. Ten minutes to the beautiful, towering redwoods and hiking trails of Henry Cowell State Park, and twenty minutes to the cool ocean and sunny beaches of Santa Cruz, there is no shortage of natural beauty in the surrounding area. 

Locally, Skypark provides a large stretch of green space for games, picnicking, and family activities. It also serves as a venue for regular music events in the summer, and the annual Scotts Valley Art, Wine and Beer Festival. Lodato Park is a close-to two mile loop which features redwoods, fern, and wildlife. Dog walkers and joggers share the trail, but no bikes are allowed. 

Do you like golf? Scotts Valley is the home of The Valley Gardens Golf Course, a nine hole golf course which features 1,785 yards of golf from the longest tees. Drive ten minutes and you’ll arrive at Pasatiempo Golf Course, one of the top 3 courses in California according to Gulf Digest (read more below). 

Scotts Valley 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 directly with permit and zoning questions. In 2016, the estimated median household income in Scotts Valley was $115,332 and 52.8% of residents over 25 had a bachelor’s degree or higher. An interesting note – the percentage of population with a bachelor’s degree or higher in this area is significantly above the state average.



Pasatiempo is an exclusive, gated community and a golfer’s dream come true. It features a world-renowned golf course in one of the most beautiful locations California has to offer. It’s conveniently located 10 minutes from Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley and approximately 30 miles from the heart of Silicon Valley. 

Pasatiempo Golf Course

Over the years, golfers have argued that there are few places more breathtaking and challenging than the Pasatiempo golf course. Marion Hollins, winner of the 1921 Women’s U.S. Amateur Golf title and captain of the US Curtis Cup team in 1932 planned and developed Pasatiempo while British golf course architect Alister MacKenzie designed the course. In his time, MacKenzie developed over 50 golf courses, including 3 that remain in the 2016 top 10 golf courses in the world. 


Scotts Valley Schools

Homes in Scotts Valley will fall under the Scotts Valley Unified school district. Schools in this district are ranked as some of the highest performing public schools in Santa Cruz County.