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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.
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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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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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