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The town of Davenport is named after Captain John Davenport, a former whaling captain, who founded the town in 1868.  At the mouth of the Agua Puerca Creek, John Davenport built a 450-foot wharf to be used as a loading point for goods shipped up and down the state. For almost 30 years, the town was built and thrived on the export of timber, tanbark, cordwood, and cedar posts that were loaded onto small vessels for delivery. The wharf at Davenport landing was abandoned in 1880 due to the high cost of operation, and it is believed a bankruptcy in 1889 forced the Davenport family to Santa Cruz. In 1906, the Santa Cruz Portland Cement Company started operation in the town, and this revitalized the area and helped preserve some of the rich history.

As travelers pass through town on their way up and down the coast, some may miss a handful of wonderful businesses within the local community.  The Davenport Roadhouse & Inn is a beacon for travelers from near and far looking to make a quick stop for a delicious to-go meal or picnic, or for others staying a while to get back to nature and enjoy healthy and hearty food — all enjoyed at their own pace. The famous Lundburg studios is a premier art glass manufacturing company.  For nearly a half century, they have produced some of the finest art glass of our times.  They individually create an exquisite array of vases, scent bottles, paperweights, lighting and custom commissions. Both are must stops on the way through town.

Real estate within the Davenport area moves as slow as the pace of life, and this is the way the residents like to keep it. There are also areas up the North coast that lie outside the Davenport town limits that also offer coastal views and a similar flair. Below is the historical market data for the Davenport and North coastal areas.

Davenport Median Home Price & Average Days on Market (MLS Area 30)

Davenport Price Per Square Foot & Number of Sales (MLS Area 30)

North Coast Median Home Prices & Days on Market (MLS Area 31)

North Coast Price Per Square Foot & Number of Sales (MLS Area 31)

Property data obtained from Sereno Group and its agents are not responsible for any errors in the data presented. The current year data is YTD through the last complete month. Data is updated by the 10th day of each month.

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Urban Pacific Homes

Tom is one of the most well-recognized luxury home builders in the region. His highly respected reputation has been built on his attention to detail and emphasis on the client relationship. Tom is available for feasibility consultations for both our sellers and buyers in support of the team.

Poyner & Poyner LLP

Jessica is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a specialist in trust, estate, and probate law. She is managing partner of one of the longest-established estate planning firms in California and has a reputation for excellence and client service.

Marketing Designs

 Jayne McCann is the owner of Marketing Designs in Belmont. Her company is a professional marketing agency with writers and designers to produce outstanding, unique print and online marketing materials for your property. Jayne personally visits every listing of ours to write professional copy and her designers work with us to develop the most creative and customized brochures to tell the real story about your property.


Scott is a professional photographer focusing on architecture and interior photos. He works closely with the marketing team to ensure your home will stand out.

Transaction Coordinator

Patria has over 10 years of experience in transaction coordination and will work to ensure that everything runs smoothly in the background from a disclosure and paperwork side of the transaction. This frees us up to focus on our clients and the homes they are selling and/or purchasing.