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Capitola is a city in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. Capitola sits on the shores of the Pacific Ocean along Monterey Bay. If you fancy living by the beach, Capitola is the place to be. One can get a true Santa Cruz experience walking by the bayfront of the quaint Capitola Village. Capitola offers stunning views of the ocean and sandy beaches. This gorgeous city is a great choice on the coastal belt of California.

Located just 35 miles southwest of San Jose and less than two hours’ drive from San Francisco, Capitola started as a popular beachfront tourist destination. The city today boasts of a vibrant commercial district and several distinct residential neighbourhoods. Blessed with natural beauty, many people love to call Capitola their home. From sunset evenings to beach sports, there is a lot one can do living in Capitola.

  • Population10080
  • WeatherHigh 20°C Low 8.5°C
Tourist Places

1. Capitola Beach, 2. New Brighton State Beach, 3. Capitola Historical Museum, 4. Capitola Mall

What Local says

Capitola is a friendly and diverse beach community. It's a gorgeous location and welcoming environment that I am grateful to have been raised in.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of housing options are available in Capitola?

Capitola is a great place offering some fantastic beachside living. The town offers a mix of housing options ranging from modest condominiums and townhomes to smaller single-family homes.

What is the average home price in Capitola?

The median price for homes in Capitola is around $790K. Homes are affordable here and some of these homes are extremely desirable properties, which are likely to sell off immediately.

How is real estate appreciating in Capitola?

Given its proximity to the beachside, Capitola is a hot location to buy a home. It is an ideal place for someone who loves living by the water. Real estate prices here are reasonable as compared to other areas around Silicon Valley.

What are some of the most popular areas to live in Capitola?

Long walks by the palm-lined boulevard and golden beach sunsets if this is your idea of home, head to Capitola. Popular neighbourhoods include 41st Avenue, Jewel Box, and Loma Vista.