Soquel

An unincorporated coastal town located in Santa Cruz County.

WELCOME TO SOQUEL

Soquel is an unincorporated coastal town located in Santa Cruz County, just inland of Capitola Village. Soquel is a quaint town for its sunny weather, picturesque village, and rolling hills. Soquel offers a perfect blend of small-town charm and modern amenities.
 
Soquel is a small area of under 10,000 residents across the following neighborhoods: Soquel Village, Blue Ball Park, Crystal Heights, Cherryvale, and Old San Jose Rd corridor. Soquel real estate features a wide range of property types, including Victorian homes, condos, and ranch-style family homes. In 2022, 105 homes were sold in Soquel, with an average price of $1.3 million for a single-family home and $800,000 for a townhome or condo.*

Soquel real estate boasts a diverse selection of properties and price points. With its strong sense of community and picturesque surroundings, Soquel is an ideal place to call home. Explore Soquel homes for sale and other properties with our expert team today!
 

WHAT TO LOVE

  • Historic downtown area
  • Friendly community atmosphere
  • Beautiful natural surroundings
  • A variety of dining and shopping options
  • Outdoor recreational opportunities
  • Antique store

DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING

Soquel Village, the historic downtown area of Soquel, offers an array of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Visitors can stroll along the tree-lined streets and explore the numerous unique shops, cafes, and restaurants that contribute to the town's charm. Soquel is famous for great antique stores!

WHERE TO EAT:

  • Home Restaurant - A funky and fresh farm to table eatery offering delicious comfort food made from locally sourced ingredients. Both indoor and outdoor dining.
  • Tortilla Flats - A popular Mexican restaurant serving a variety of traditional dishes in a festive atmosphere.
  • The Kitchen at Discretion Brewing - Located within Discretion Brewing, this restaurant offers a selection of locally sourced, organic dishes designed to pair perfectly with the brewery's craft beers.
  • Cafe Cruz - A great dinner and lunch spot with large, seasonal menu

WHERE TO DRINK:

  • VinoCruz - A sophisticated wine bar, VinoCruz offers a wide range of local Santa Cruz Mountains wines. It's a great place to relax with friends while exploring regional vintages, and they often host wine tasting events and winemaker dinners.
  • Discretion Brewing - Variety of beers on tap, including IPAs, stouts, lagers, and ales. They often feature seasonal and limited-release brews as well. Their beer garden, known as the "Beer Shed," is a popular gathering spot for locals and visitors.
  • Beer Thirty Bottle Shop & Pour House -Laid-back beer garden and bottle shop offer a wide selection of craft beers on tap as well as in bottles and cans. The outdoor seating area is pet-friendly, and there are lawn games

WHERE TO WORK WHILE SIPPING COFFEE:

  • The Ugly Mug - Independent coffee shop is known for its excellent coffee, friendly staff, and comfortable atmosphere.

THINGS TO DO

Soquel offers a variety of recreational and leisure activities for locals and visitors. Here are some things to do when visiting Soquel:
  • Explore Soquel Village - Stroll through Soquel Village, the town's historic downtown area, and discover the unique shops, restaurants, and cafes that give this small town its charm.
  • Visit local wineries - The Santa Cruz Mountains are home to numerous wineries, and Soquel is no exception. Visit local wineries such as Soquel Vineyards, Bargetto Winery, Wright Station, Burrell School, and Hunter Hill Vineyard & Winery to taste the local wines and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
  • Antique shopping - Soquel is known for its antique shops, offering a variety of vintage and collectible items. Spend an afternoon browsing the stores, like Soquel Village Antiques and The Trove, to find unique treasures.
  • Outdoor activities - Enjoy the beautiful weather and natural surroundings of Soquel by spending time outdoors. Hike or bike the nearby trails at Land of Medicine Buddha, visit nearby parks like Anna Jean Cummings Park, or take a short drive (or bike ride) to one of many local beaches just a few minutes away.

Overview for Soquel, CA

12,599 people live in Soquel, where the median age is 40.8 and the average individual income is $49,116.3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

12,599

Total Population

40.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$49,116.3

Average individual Income

Around Soquel, CA

There's plenty to do around Soquel, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

25
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
10
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Daily Grind Coffee & Bottle Shop, Makse Bar, and Eskape Sea Kayaking.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.76 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.05 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.83 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.16 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.97 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.7 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Soquel, CA

Soquel has 4,860 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Soquel do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,599 people call Soquel home. The population density is 750.61 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

12,599

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.8

Median Age

47.3 / 52.7%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
4,860

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$49,116.3

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Soquel, CA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Soquel. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Soquel Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Main Street Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Santa Cruz Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 9th
No rating available

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