Homes in Boulder Creek

Boulder Creek may be unincorporated, but the historic village of about 4000 residents has just about everything. We have both a grocery and a health food store, volunteer fire department, library, US Post Office, bank, medical offices and dentists, dry cleaner, a gas station, solar energy firm, barbers and hairdressers, a vet and a pet store, several churches and a spiritual center, clothing stores, video rental, pharmacy, two liquor stores, gift shops, graphics design, auto repair and auto supply store, two hardware stores and an elementary school.

Locals enjoy several coffee houses - Jenna Sue's is very popular with the locals, offering a wide bagel & fixings menu, pies & quiches, as well as a variety of desserts. Rainbow's End has transformed into the Boulder Creek Coffee Roastery, and The Mountain Home Inn features down home cookin' with omlettes, hot cakes, and my favorite: sausage with biscuits and gravy.

We have a local tavern "Joe's Bar" with live music Friday night, plus "Boulder Creek Brewery" - featuring a menu which ranges from salads to awesome burgers, kids' fare to gourmet offerings plus award-winning beers brewed on site. Local bluegrass musicians often play there Sunday evenings.

Restaurants include our newest addition: "Edo" - Japanese sushi and cooked fare, Boulder Creek Pizza, offering great salads and pizza, and Red Pearl Chinese Food owned and operated by Jenny who is such a sweetheart! Los Amigos Tacqueria is owned by Francisco who is often at the front register with his big smile. My favorite lunch there is the Tostada Salad - $5. Our legendary Scopazzi's restaurant has been serving up excellent Italian meals for decades, with an ambiance suitable for special occasions.

We have our own golf course, surrounded by a neighborhood of nicer homes as well as affordable condos. This is one of the rare neighborhoods in the San Lorenzo Valley served by a sewer system.

Many homes were originally summer cabins, so it is important to use a REALTOR, title company and inspectors to help you understand how well the home has been adapted over time for modern living.

Boulder Creek's Top Agent M.C. Dwyer sold 11 homes through the MLS in 2013, plus one privately arranged transaction on the sellers' request.

Homes in Boulder Creek are amongst the most affordable in the region. During 2014, Boulder Creek real estate prices averaged $437,000, up about 14% from 2013. In 2013, Boulder Creek's home prices rose to $398,000 (up 28% on average over 2012). While the more affordable homes are typically on smaller lots (1/10 to 1/4 acre), there are many homes available on generously sized parcels of an acre or more. Higher end homes in Boulder Creek typically sell for between $600,000 and $800,000.

In 2014, the 3rd highest priced home in the San Lorenzo Valley sold in Boulder Creek: a beautiful home on 4 acres sold for $1 million. The least expensive home sold in Boulder Creek was a red-tagged cabin on 1/2 acre - $130,000.

For employment, many commute "over the hill" to work in the Silicon Valley. New residents say that they find the commute offers great opportunity for wildlife sightings and spectacular vistas, and most agree they would rather drive a little farther than sit frustrated in traffic and live in more expensive, smoggy and congested areas. There is even a local custom observed on the commute roads: the "locals" know all the curves and show their appreciation for slower drivers pulling into a safe turn out by flashing their emergency lights briefly, as if to say, "thank you!"