When it comes to exploring Capitola, there’s a whole lot more than just the Village area that most visitors rarely venture out from. As your go-to Santa Cruz County referral partner, we’re all about supplying you with local intel to keep your clients informed in their coastal and mountain property search. In this edition, we breakdown Capitola and it’s many areas and regulations.


Below, you’ll find a quick summary of each neighborhood, but if you’re wanting to help your clients explore current listings, here’s a link to our Capitola search tool.



Situated in a storybook Capitola Village setting, steps away from the beach, and blends elegance and charming coastal-home themed architectural details in every house. Prime vacation rental homes


Depot Hill

One of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the county known for its ocean views and beautifully designed homes


Lower Village

Set in the vacation rental zone and perfect for those who want a second home or those who appreciate the convenience of all that Capitola Village offers


Jewel Box

Close proximity to dining, entertainment and shopping of all kinds as well as the beaches


Upper Village

Near locals’ favorite markets and bakeries like Gayle's and easy commute on Hwy 1


Cliffwood Heights

A close-knit suburban neighborhood set behind New Brighton Beach



When it comes to ADU’s there are few things to know, but the easiest way to see what a particular property your clients are interested in can accommodate, THIS BLOG will give you everything you need to know. And we mentioned those vacation rental rules potential buyers should know about, here are the latest details: sccoplanning.com/PlanningHome/ZoningDevelopment/VacationRentals.aspx


There’s a lot of local intel that we’re able to share with you to help you look good in front of your clients and we’re happy to be a referral partner and navigate our region together.


We’ve made it easy for your clients to explore this diverse county with a variety of resources ranging from our neighborhood home search tool and mortgage calculator to our Prop 19 and Fire Protection resources that will give your clients an edge when considering their next property in our region, whether it’s Capitola or the surrounding towns and cities.


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-Erick Fernandez