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Scotts Valley is situated in Northern Santa Cruz County. The city thrives just a short distance from Monterey Bay, nestled in the redwoods on the upland slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is approximately six miles north of Santa Cruz, 30 miles southwest of San Jose and 68 miles south of San Francisco. Scotts Valley is named after Hiram Scott, who settled in Santa Cruz and purchased Rancho San Augustin in 1850. The City is situated on part of his family’s old ranch site. While in town you can tour the historic landmark of the Scott House, which was constructed back in 1853 and was the home of Hiram D. Scott.

Once in Scotts Valley, visit the city offices and pick up a copy of the Heritage Tree Tour map so you can take a self-guided tour a beautiful assortment of local trees that are protected for their age, size and historic value. Another great destination is Skypark, where dogs are welcome off the leash in designated areas and you can enjoy the skate park, tennis courts, a playground and shaded picnic areas.  You can also take a short drive to the well-known 'Mystery Spot', where you feel like you can defy the laws of gravity.

The incomparable Pasatiempo Golf Club is located in the Southern portion of Scotts Valley and features an Alister MacKenzie designed championship golf course. Even though Alister MacKenzie designed Augusta National and Cypress Point, Pasatiempo was his favorite layout and where he made his American home. Pasatiempo has ranked as high as #13 in Golf Magazine's top 100 courses you can play.

Scotts Valley is served by the Scotts Valley Unified School District, and the schools are ranked as some the highest performing public schools in Santa Cruz County. Homes in the region are primarily single family homes in the North and the South, but the Central area of Scotts Valley has some condominiums and townhomes as lower cost housing options. The local Realtor MLS identified North and West Scotts Valley as MLS Area 41, Central Scotts Valley as MLS Area 39, and South Scotts Valley as MLS Area 40. Below is the historical market data for each region within the city.

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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.