Everyone wants a well-designed home at an affordable price in a desirable neighborhood. That’s precisely what we deliver. At Brooks Properties, we know it’s the fine details that turn an ordinary home into a great home. We build only infill projects, creating homes on unused urban parcels rather than causing sprawl. This practice helps to preserve precious open space and create strong communities. Green features are a central part of our approach because we believe in doing as much as possible for a clean environment. An attractive living space is also important, so our interior finishes are thoughtfully planned by a professional designer. If you share our core values, we invite you to learn more about what we can do for you.

Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

We’re proud to live and work right here in Santa Cruz.


Santa Cruz County is a wonderful place to call home. Local residents are fond of saying that Santa Cruz is situated on the sunny side of Monterey Bay. Our coastal redwoods are found nowhere else on Earth. We take pride in our 29 miles of uncrowded public beaches and our Mediterranean climate. Our communities are diverse, vibrant, and engaged. What’s more, we do everything possible to make living and working here on California’s Central Coast an extraordinary thing.

Supporting that vision is why Brooks Properties creates homes that enhance and improve our superb lifestyle. In fact, all our projects:

  • Help to preserve the natural open space that makes our region so beautiful;
  • Focus on infill development to help prevent urban sprawl;
  • Build only on existing city lots, consistent with municipal general plans for housing;
  • Conserve greenbelts for us and for future generations to enjoy;
  • Strengthen communities and reduce the carbon footprint by building where residents can walk, bike, or take transit to parks, schools, employment, and shopping;
  • Create great neighborhoods that make it easy to support local businesses and minimize traffic;
  • Incorporate significant green building features into our homes. In fact, our Belvedere Terrace was the first new construction project to be honored with the City of Santa Cruz Green Building Award.

We are longtime local residents ourselves. That’s why we have a strong desire to build great neighborhoods and preserve the best qualities of Santa Cruz County. Our residential projects are the medium through which we achieve that goal.


Bill Brooks

In 1979, real estate developer Bill Brooks founded Brooks Properties with a commitment to developing sustainable and affordable housing, building strong neighborhoods, and preserving open space. This commitment comes from more than 50 years as a Santa Cruz resident. Bill graduated from San Jose State University in 1972 and served as chief business officer at UCSC’s Carson College for eight years before founding the firm. He has been a licensed real estate broker for more than 35 years.