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A little about Aptos

Aptos is a relatively small but extremely scenic and interesting community found along the Pacific Coast of California. Aptos is situated in beautiful Santa Cruz County, and is technically an unincorporated census designated place of the Golden State. Aptos technically has a population of approximately nine thousand four hundred residents according to the official calculations of the Census Bureau, but estimates including all regions generally known to be parts of Aptos place that figure at roughly twenty five thousand. Aptos encompasses six main communities, which are Aptos Village, Seacliff, Rio Del Mar, Seascape, La Selva Beach, and Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, all of which are located on or off of Highway One. Aptos is a Native American name referring to the meeting of Valencia Creek and Aptos Creek, and was first settled by Europeans in the year eighteen thirty three. The historical legacy of Aptos centers heavily on ranching, cattle, hunting, logging, and apples. More recently, Aptos has been transformed into a more tourist-oriented community, as most notably evidenced by the construction of Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center, Cabrillo College, and Seascape Resort.

Aptos is situated directly adjacent to the larger, incorporated community of Santa Cruz, ensuring a balance between convenience and independence from city life. In terms of recreational opportunities, Aptos is the place to find the Seacliff State Beach and the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, which are popular for such activities as swimming, surfing, bodyboarding, boating, fishing, mountain biking, birdwatching, hiking, and walking. Two popular annual events in Aptos are the Fourth of July’s “World’s Shortest Parade” and the Aptos Blues Festival. Local shopping and dining facilities include the Aptos Cinemas, Manuel’s Restaurant, Palapas and Sanderlings, Café Sparrow, Bittersweet Bistro, Brittania Arms, and Ma Maison. Local schools include Valencia Elementary, Rio Del Mar Elementary, Mar Vista Elementary, Aptos Junior High, Aptos High, Santa Cruz Montessori, Aptos Academy, and Cabrillo College. Aptos is located very close to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, while some notable residents of Aptos throughout the years are Dave Draper, Mark Eichhorn, Trent Dilfer, Keith Greeninger, Ellen Pirie, Jim Bunner, John J Montgomery, Daniel Henry Holmes Ingalls, Jr., Charles Harris, and Lou Harrison. Although Aptos itself offers plenty of things to see and do, the multifarious opportunities of the rest of Santa Cruz County are only a short drive away, ranging from large shopping malls and even more restaurants to fantastic parks and museums.

Aptos Homes & Condos For Sale

Newest Aptos Real Estate listings


3410 FOREST PARK LN, Aptos

Ready to Build. On a Cul-de-Sac on Forest Park Lane. All utilities available on property, and ready to be connected.

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  • MLS 81412908

1280 DAY VALLEY RG, Aptos CA 95003


1280 DAY VALLEY RG, Aptos

Possibly the best ocean view property on Day Valley Road. Top of the mountain, end of road privacy with 180 degree views. Custom built house with Stonelight tile floors a...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 81412739

1041 CATHEDRAL DR, Aptos CA 95003


1041 CATHEDRAL DR, Aptos

Peaceful and serene setting among the redwoods! Charming 'chalet' awaits you tucked on the side of the hill. Decks for viewing - patio for play. Lovely woodwork througho...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 81412591

4761 FERN FLAT RD, Aptos CA 95003


4761 FERN FLAT RD, Aptos

Sanctuary perched 1300' above the Monterey Bay w/ horizon line Ocean views.A waterfall cascades thru trees and boulders to a Koi filled pond. Built with the finest materi...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 81412531

225 SIERRA VISTA CT, Aptos CA 95003



Single level home in great neighborhood close to Aptos Village. Quiet sunny cul-de-sac location. Nice fireplace in LR, newer windows & flooring, newer roof. Huge fenced b...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 81412311

3451 N POLO DR, Aptos CA 95003


3451 N POLO DR, Aptos

Great Polo Grounds property with pretty views of a creek. 3 bed, 1.5 bath with added bedroom & garden room overlooking creek. Beautiful fenced-in front yard with plenty o...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 81412299

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