Historic and Charming


Characterized by the towering Redwoods of Nisene Marks Park, the historic and charming town of Aptos is renowned for its miles of beaches, great surfing spots, and the iconic cement ship. Comprising a number of villages and neighborhoods, Aptos communities span from the ocean (Seacliff, Rio Del Mar) to the privacy of the hillside (Aptos Hills). This beautiful area is popular for its gorgeous scenic views and ample amenities. Read more about Aptos homes for sale.

Silhouette of S.S. Palo Alto shipwreck during sunny day in Aptos, CA

Aptos Home Statistics

Average Home Price $2.1M
Lowest Priced Home $600K
Highest Listing Price $12.5M
Total Property Listings 86
Avg. Price/SQFT $1.1K

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422 Seaview Dr, APTOS


422 Seaview Dr, APTOS

5 Beds 7 Baths 7,640 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81969451

Sherman & Boone Realtors 831-254-5088MLSListings Inc Logo

733 Via Gaviota, APTOS


↑ $3,400,000

733 Via Gaviota, APTOS

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,859 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81943481

Coldwell Banker Realty 831-818-2817MLSListings Inc Logo

618 Beach Dr, Aptos


618 Beach Dr, Aptos

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,192 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81968863

Sotheby's International Realty 831-566-3127MLSListings Inc Logo

553 Beach Dr, APTOS


553 Beach Dr, APTOS

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,150 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81963573

David Lyng Real Estate 831-345-0503MLSListings Inc Logo

431 Beach Dr, APTOS


↓ $435,000

431 Beach Dr, APTOS

4 Beds 3 Baths 1,974 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81958032

Bailey Properties 831-234-2442MLSListings Inc Logo

369 Beach Dr, APTOS


369 Beach Dr, APTOS

5 Beds 4 Baths 2,750 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81962040

David Lyng Real Estate 831-345-0503MLSListings Inc Logo

425 Bear Valley Road, APTOS


↓ $600,000

425 Bear Valley Road, APTOS

3 Beds 3 Baths 3,185 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81960476

Glenn Spitzer, Broker 559-580-9001MLSListings Inc Logo

114 Zanzibar Dr, APTOS


114 Zanzibar Dr, APTOS

5 Beds 4 Baths 3,390 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81964591

Coldwell Banker Realty 831-214-1990MLSListings Inc Logo

627 Seacliff Dr, Aptos


627 Seacliff Dr, Aptos

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,607 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81968480

Coldwell Banker Realty 408-506-5393MLSListings Inc Logo

325 Beach Dr, APTOS


↓ $205,000

325 Beach Dr, APTOS

4 Beds 3 Baths 1,616 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81958133

Allen Property Group, Inc. 831-818-1717MLSListings Inc Logo

142 Via Trinita, APTOS


↓ $201,000

142 Via Trinita, APTOS

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,635 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81963698

Frank De Bernardo, Broker 831-901-2324MLSListings Inc Logo

190 Shoreview Dr, APTOS


190 Shoreview Dr, APTOS

4 Beds 5 Baths 3,249 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81968266

Christie's International Real Estate Sereno 408-316.1623MLSListings Inc Logo

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About Aptos Homes For Sale

Homes for sale in Aptos, CA are as diverse as the awe-inspiring landscape they’re found in. The local real estate market varies from private, rural mountain cabins to sprawling beachfront homes commanding spectacular views of the entire Monterey Bay. In fact, we've chosen Aptos as one of the top towns in the Santa Cruz area.

You’ll find new construction and mature homes that have been beautifully renovated. Aptos home prices range from moderately priced houses to fabulous luxury estates valued over $1M. Although much of the Aptos market is catered to luxury homes, you can find reasonably priced units to available as well, which many prefer to Santa Cruz. Those searching in the lower-end of the market will find townhomes and condominiums as low as $350,000. The more upscale homes can be found in the lush, secluded roads winding through the forests of Aptos Creek park, often with gated driveways leading up to their private residences. 

If the beach is important to you, you'll want to look for homes particularly in Seacliff. Here, the beach is typically just a short walk down the street. For those who care more about nature hikes, you'll want to keep an eye out for homes on the eastern side of the Cabrillo highway, intertwining with the lush wooded landscape of the forest. 

Interested in learning more about Aptos, California real estate? Contact us online or call 1-831-345-0338 for more information about buying and selling a home in Aptos and other communities in the Santa Cruz area.

Aptos Neighborhoods: Aptos Hills, Seacliff, Rio Del Mar / Seascape

The Aptos Hills is a rural area of the region found east of the highway. This area is characterized by hillside neighborhoods, which make great mountain hideaways for those seeking private properties. These homes have expansive ocean views from Capitola to Monterey, and real estate in the Aptos Hills includes acreages, horse ranches, wineries, and orchards. Meanwhile, to the west of the highway are the Aptos beach communities of Seacliff and Rio Del Mar / Seascape.

These beachfront and ocean view properties are highly coveted, and are found just steps away from one of the state’s most sought-after coastlines. Aptos real estate is found in a truly special region, where the majestic redwood forests meet the sparkling Pacific Ocean. The historic and charming Aptos Village is the area’s main hub, which hosts beloved events such as the Annual Santa Cruz Blues Festival and the Fourth of July World’s Shortest Parade.

Many home buyers choose homes in Aptos for the variety of real estate, and for the exceptional natural environment. Residents enjoy hiking and biking through the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, and strolling along the sandy beaches that stretch for as far as the eye can see.

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Amenities Near Homes In Aptos

Aptos houses one of Northern California’s premier community colleges, Cabrillo Junior College, as well as a retail district in Aptos Village featuring hundreds of specialty shops. Bursting with character, Aptos Village’s shops and cafés are the destination of choice for those looking for an afternoon stroll or Sunday brunch.

The Aptos Village Park, Aptos History Museum, and local year-round farmer’s market are also popular attractions for residents and visitors alike. The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park features over 30 miles of trails, while the Seacliff State Beach promises hours of exploring opportunities, including the U.S.S. Palo Alto, an experimental concrete ship docked at the end of the fishing pier.

Still undecided about whether a home in Aptos, CA is right for you? Click here to read our blog post with even more information about the area—including schools!

FAQs About Aptos

Q: What areas are included in Aptos?
A: The area of Aptos includes the popular communities of Rio Del Mar, Seascape, and Seacliff.

Q: How long has the 'Concrete Ship' been there?
A: The SS Palo Alto has been a famous Santa Cruz County landmark since it was put there in 1929, over 100 years!

Q: Who gave Aptos it's name?
A: It's believed that the native Ohlone people named the region, although it's unknown when.

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If you have any questions about buying or selling real estate in Aptos, CA, or in Greater Santa Cruz, don’t hesitate to contact Lauren Spencer, Coldwell Banker Realtor®.

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