Live Oak

Where beach life meets farm life

Welcome to Live Oak, a beautiful neighborhood with larger parcels of land located between the City of Santa Cruz and Capitola. In the early 1900’s, two realtors subdivided local wheat farms into 2.5 acre lots with a kit for a two-bedroom home and one or two large chicken coops stocked with 1,000 chickens!  In the 1940’s, multiple begonia nurseries thrived in the area and this is how the Begonia Festival began.  In the 1950’s, the area started to become a suburb of Santa Cruz and all the past development has left Live Oak with areas where you feel like you’re on a farm even though you’re in the middle of town.


Live Oak is located between the City of Santa Cruz and Capitola with easy access to Highway 1 from 17th and 41st Avenues.

Home Sale Prices

Anywhere from just under a million to three million for a single family home.


This beautiful neighborhood has lots of side streets to walk or ride your cruiser to Capitola, Pleasure Point, Seabright, The Yacht Harbor and the beach.  One of Brenda’s favorite coffee shops is People’s Coffee, located next door to Toadal Fitness.  Local beaches include Sunny Cove Beach, Santa Maria’s, Corcoran Lagoon, and 26th Avenue Beach. They are all located off East Cliff Drive at the end of 17thAvenue.

Public Schools

Elementary: Live Oak Elementary
Middle: Live Oak Elementary
High: Santa Cruz City High

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