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There are many reasons people choose to live here. It has every type of properties one could want from Beach, luxury, private acreage and sub division communities. People love to take a walk to the beach and downtown to spend a nice relaxing day in the sun.

Located between Santa Cruz and Watsonville California, this area is composed of both coastal and mountainous vistas and offers real estate buyers some of the largest parcels in the county. Aptos CA has long been recognized as a magnificent scenic community. Real estate investors looking to buy or sell in this area benefit from the diverse geography and unique neighborhoods. The Seascape Golf Course and tree lines streets, Oceanside beach rentals and homes as well as Aptos Hill’s rural homesteads are just part of what Aptos CA real estate has to offer. One of the top Junior Colleges in California; Cabrillo Collage also resides in this charming part of Santa Cruz County. Properties on the MLS offer a broad spectrum of price and location. Several upscale townhouse complexes to million dollar plus beach front homes and everything in between can be found here. The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park with its 10,000 plus acres of lush green forests, hiking and biking trails is a popular State Park destination with locals and visitors alike. Located on the sunny side of Monterey Bay may be one the smallest counties in California, but easily makes up for that by its vast array of visual beauty.

Homes are as varied as the scenery and array from mountain cabins, to extensive beachfront homes overlooking the entire Monterey Bay.
East of the highway, real estate in categorized by the hilly neighborhoods and mountain hideaways called the Aptos Hills. Here, you’ll find Cabrillo Junior College. The households along the hills have outstanding ocean views from Capitola to Monterey. The hills have a diverse rural feel with horse ranches, acreage, wineries and orchards.

West of the highway, are the beach communities of Seacliff & Rio Del Mar/Seascape.
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MLS ID: ML81634133 | Status: Active
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Beds: 5 | Bath: 3 | Sq Ft: 3562 | Acres: 26.04 | Built: 2002 | MLS ID: ML81591529 | Status: Contingent
This fabulous 26 acre ranch estate in Aptos,Rancho Oliveto, is located in a sun drenched valley, 158...
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Beds: 3 | Bath: 3 | Sq Ft: 2914 | Acres: 0.36 | Built: 1946 | MLS ID: ML81643548 | Status: Active
Paradise Found! Offering one of the most breathtaking Pacific Ocean views in Northern California. Wh...
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Beds: 4 | Bath: 4 | Sq Ft: 3916 | Acres: 5.12 | Built: 1940 | MLS ID: ML81644190 | Status: Active
Who will be the next steward of this extraordinary estate located in Nisene Marks State Park? Redwoo...
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Beds: 2 | Bath: 3 | Sq Ft: 2322 | Acres: 0.20 | Built: 2016 | MLS ID: ML81599222 | Status: Contingent
Ocean Views on the Monterey Bay; Overlooking Seacliff Beach towards Capitola; Brand New Construction...
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Beds: 4 | Bath: 3 | Sq Ft: 4507 | Acres: 3.47 | Built: 1959 | MLS ID: ML81639133 | Status: Active
Welcome to this nearly flat, ridge top parcel in close proximity to town. This sprawling four bedroo...
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Sq Ft: 4011 | Acres: 0.26 | Built: 1958 | MLS ID: ML81643169 | Status: Active
Awesome Seacliff Triplex with big units on large landscaped lot in quiet neighborhood of homes, walk...
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Beds: 3 | Bath: 3 | Sq Ft: 2228 | Acres: 0.18 | Built: 1979 | MLS ID: ML81639174 | Status: Active
Experience the sights and sounds of crashing waves from this spacious hilltop ocean view home in the...
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Beds: 4 | Bath: 4 | Sq Ft: 3547 | Acres: 3.17 | Built: 2003 | MLS ID: ML81644145 | Status: Active
Elegant single level home situated on 3 acres. Using the finest materials and craftsmanship this cus...
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Beds: 3 | Bath: 2 | Sq Ft: 1832 | Acres: 0.14 | Built: 1979 | MLS ID: ML81643986 | Status: Active
Seascape Hi Tech Elegance. Porcelain-tiled entry leads to the elevated main level, where a stunning ...
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Beds: 2 | Bath: 3 | Sq Ft: 2274 | Acres: 0.03 | Built: 1984 | MLS ID: ML81644123 | Status: Active
Looking for a fabulous ocean view town home in a premier gated community, offering private access to...
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Beds: 4 | Bath: 3 | Sq Ft: 3368 | Acres: 0.26 | Built: 2004 | MLS ID: ML81643939 | Status: Active
European Grandeur! A regal lifestyle with a comfortable earthy flair. Boldly appointed 4/3 home, bu...
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Beds: 3 | Bath: 3 | Sq Ft: 2076 | Acres: 1.51 | Built: 1965 | MLS ID: ML81638878 | Status: Active
Rare opportunity to own a classic Mid-Century Modern custom built home built on 1.5 acres with stunn...
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Beds: 2 | Bath: 2 | Sq Ft: 1508 | Acres: 0.18 | Built: 1968 | MLS ID: ML81631207 | Status: Active
Good Natural light throughout, high ceilings with sky lights, open floor plan, new hardwood floors a...
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Beds: 3 | Bath: 2 | Sq Ft: 2496 | Acres: 0.22 | Built: 1964 | MLS ID: ML81642639 | Status: Active
Fairway views of Seascape Golf Course in Rio Del Mar's Country Club Park Neighborhood. Single level ...
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Beds: 4 | Bath: 3 | Sq Ft: 2754 | Acres: 5.36 | Built: 1931 | MLS ID: ML81637693 | Status: Contingent
Now you can own a piece of Aptos history in the form of a quintessential farm house that has time tr...
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Beds: 4 | Bath: 4 | Sq Ft: 2757 | Acres: 0.30 | Built: 1987 | MLS ID: ML81641885 | Status: Active
Beautifully refurbished Aptos Hills home located in the desirable Meadow Ranch neighborhood close to...
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Beds: 3 | Bath: 3 | Sq Ft: 2096 | Acres: 0.24 | Built: 1996 | MLS ID: ML81641847 | Status: Active
Fabulous hard 2 find one story!Sought after area.REALLY spacious open floorplan!3 BIG bedrms,2 1/2 b...
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Beds: 4 | Bath: 3 | Sq Ft: 2517 | Acres: 0.16 | Built: 1999 | MLS ID: ML81641282 | Status: Active
WOWZER! Three focal points stand out in this property; the front door, the stairway and the outdoor ...
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Sq Ft: 1944 | Acres: 0.37 | Built: 1977 | MLS ID: ML81631632 | Status: Active
Mar Vista Elementary accross the street. Actually, located on Lomita Court not Soquel Drive, but for...
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While Aptos, California is well known for the beauty and appeal of its beach homes, there are many other types of properties for the savvy buyer or investor looking to make the best purchasing decision on real estate opportunities.


The considerable variety in property types are attributable to the fact that the geography and community mix of Aptos includes:


  • Hilly Neighborhoods or areas with mountain ridges (often used for private, secluded homes with wide acreages)
  • Long sandy beaches
  • Sections of land with varying denseness of shrubbery and trees, mostly redwood forests
  • Modern high end condominiums
  • Tract of commercial real estate
  • Homes with pools and other similar features
  • Homes that are near or within school districts
  • Multi-family apartments and/or townhomes
  • Luxury real estate, and
  • Homes built with traditional and valuable materials such as hardwood floors


Which Aptos Property is Suited for You?


Your choice of Aptos property may be determined by your current family composition – whether you are a newly wed couple striking out on your own, retirees, young families, or business investors – and your prevailing lifestyle.


While seemingly basic, the considerations mentioned can help you decide which part of Aptos you’d be interested in, whether for private residential use, industrial or commercial use, or as a rental investment. Then, of course, you have to be clear about the kinds of amenities or facilities you want.


Obviously, if you’re hankering for privacy, easy access to places where people gather such as shops and restaurants won’t be high among your concerns. The same consideration should also apply, for example, if you have a young family and you’d want easy access to playgrounds, parks, public pools, and schools.


As the saying goes, it’s all about location, location, location. Here are some general ideas you can consider about your Aptos property purchase.


The Aptos Hills Neighborhoods


If a hillside home is what attracts you, the rural side of Aptos, the Aptos Hills can fulfill your desire.  Homes in the Aptos Hills favor seclusion or privacy, and can provide you with equestrian activities because of the wide acreage that comes as a part of the properties, which is suitable for raising and riding horses. The vast land areas can also be devoted to developing orchards and wineries, and farms for flowers, fruits, or vegetables, depending on your interest.


Aptos Coastline Communities


The ocean view and beachfront properties in Aptos, particularly those of the Seacliff and Rio del Mar communities provide beach lovers with the best opportunities for indulging in their passion.


Tennis clubs, beach resorts, and golfing are among the prime attractions of the coastline communities. They are also relatively near to the Aptos Village, where traditional and timeless architecture are the hallmark of a laid back and charming lifestyle.


There are also condos in the coastline communities, and these are near to the neighboring Santa Cruz communities. Condos may come as one bedroom units up to townhomes and apartments for multi-family use.


Luxury Homes in Aptos


Luxury homes in Aptos are homes that are privileged to be close to both the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park and the Seacliff State Beach.


The luxury homes are usually built for single family residential use. Large acreage and magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Cruz Mountains are typical features of the properties.  Elegance of design, spaciousness, and distinctive materials are hallmarks of luxury homes in Aptos.