If you love the idea of living under a scenic canopy of redwoods within easy access of the coast, Boulder Creek is a place to consider. It offers a more rural way of life. It also provides a relatively affordable housing market as compared to Silicon Valley. The trade off for Santa Clara County workers is a lengthy commute over “the hill” into either Saratoga or Los Gatos.
All those gorgeous redwood trees thrive with abundant rainfall, so the weather there is a little different from Silicon Valley generally, which tends to be drier. Boulder Creek gets 43 inches of rain annually on average. (The US average is 39 inches, so no drought conditions there!) How does that compare to nearby areas? Santa Cruz, along the beach of the Monterey Bay and the Pacific Ocean, receives 31.6″ annually. Los Gatos, nestled into the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains but on the inland side, gets 23 inches. San Jose, further east, gets 17 inches per year.
Boulder Creek real estate
Home prices in Boulder Creek may be half that of San Jose, or at least parts of it. For many Silicon Valley workers, that’s compelling enough to make the long drive each work day worthwhile. If you’re curious about the Boulder Creek real estate market, please check out this link on the market statistics and trends here. It is updated automatically each month, usually between the 5th and the 10th. It is not easy to find a remodeled or updated house for less than a half million dollars, but it is possible in Boulder Creek.
Want to browse listings of homes for sale in Boulder Creek and nearby areas? Have a look below at the map search tool, which is updated automatically as new properties come on the market (and others go sale pending). If you are interested in buying or selling a home there, please reach out to me and we can discuss confidentially and get you started.