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Aptos Real Estate & Homes for Sale

Serene and inviting coastal town nestled between the redwood forests of Nisene Marks and the sparkling Monterey Bay

Cement Ship Aptos Seacliff State Beach at SunsetImage by saira

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About Aptos Real Estate

Aptos is an unincorporated coastal town located in the southern area of Santa Cruz County, California. Nestled between the redwood forests and the sparkling Monterey Bay, this scenic community boasts a mix of stunning landscapes, from tranquil beaches to lush forests.


Aptos is a small area of under 7,000 residents across the following neighborhoods: Trout Gulch, Seascape, Seacliff, Rio Del Mar, La Selva Beach, and Corralitos. Aptos real estate offers a diverse selection of properties, including luxurious oceanfront homes in gated communities, charming beach cottages, modern ocean-view condos, rural farmsteads, and spacious single family homes. In 2022, 164 homes were sold in Aptos, with an average price of $1.4 million for a single-family home and $950,000 for a townhome or condo.*


Aptos real estate boasts a diverse selection of properties and price points. With its strong sense of community and picturesque surroundings, Aptos is an ideal place to call home. Explore Aptos homes for sale and other properties with our expert team today!

*Data from MLSListings

Demographics for Aptos, CA

Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau and MLSListings.

Average Home Price

26.4 minutes
Avg. Commute


Owner Occupied

What to Love

  • Picturesque beaches

  • Laid-back atmosphere

  • Diverse natural beauty

  • A variety of dining and shopping options

  • Abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Aptos Village, located at the heart of this coastal community, offers a variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The historic village features charming shops, cafes, and restaurants, where visitors can explore and enjoy the relaxed ambiance. Aptos has a vibrant dining scene with a variety of restaurants, cafes, and eateries that cater to diverse tastes and preferences. Here are some more notable establishments in the area:

Where to Eat:

  • Persephone - Upscale farm-to-table restaurant located in the heart of Aptos Village, with seasonally inspired menu that showcases fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

  • Akira Sushi - Popular sushi restaurant offers an extensive menu of fresh sushi rolls, sashimi, and Japanese entrees.

  • The Hideout - Approachable restaurant and bar offers a relaxed atmosphere and a menu featuring comfort food favorites such as burgers, sandwiches, and salads. The Hideout also has a full bar, making it a great spot for an evening out with friends.

  • Bittersweet Bistro - Extensive menu of contemporary American cuisine with impressive wine/cocktail list, including CBD cocktails

  • Mentone - Top notch pizza and a few Italian dishes by Michelin-Starred restauranteur David Kinch

  • Cafe Sparrow -Charming French-inspired bistro serving a delicious selection of dishes 

Where to Drink:

  • Cantine Wine Bar - Stylish wine bar with great wines on tap and delicious small plates

  • Parish Publick House - Fun bar and burger joint with great beers and crafty cocktails

Where to Work While Sipping Coffee:

  • Aptos Coffee Roasters - Classic, tried, and true.

  • The Farm Bakery & Cafe -A rustic bakery and cafe offering a selection of delicious pastries, breads, sandwiches, and salads. 

  • Cat and Cloud - A new local staple, located in the NEW Aptos Village development

Where to Shop:

  • Aptos Village Square - A shopping center with a range of local shops and eateries

  • Outside-In - Unique home and garden store offering a variety of indoor and outdoor decor 

  • Warmth Company - A boutique store specializing in clothing, accessories, and home goods

Things to Do

Aptos' diverse natural beauty provides a plethora of outdoor recreational activities. With access to 12+ miles of uninterrupted sandy beaches, hiking trails through redwood forests, and a range of water sports, there is something for everyone in this coastal town.

  • Seacliff State Beach - A popular beach known for its fishing pier and the historic SS Palo Alto shipwreck, offering opportunities for swimming, picnicking, and fishing.

  • Forest of Nisene Marks State Park - A stunning park featuring over 40 miles of hiking and biking trails through lush redwood forests, with opportunities for birdwatching and picnicking.

  • Seascape Golf Course - A challenging course with lots of undulation and difficult greens. 

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Neighborhood Guides

Get to know the beauty of Santa Cruz County and the Monterey Bay. Browse our neighborhood guides to learn about the best part of Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties for your lifestyle.

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