Aptos Real Estate and The Community of Aptos, CA

Dawn’s intimate knowledge of the community makes her an expert in Aptos Real Estate!

Aptos is a census-designated community (CDC) and unincorporated town that reaches from the mountains to the sea. Within its borders there are opportunities to live almost any lifestyle you can imagine. In Aptos you can live off the grid in a shack built by itinerant loggers a century ago. You can set up shop in a 1960s beach cottage a few blocks from the sand. You can raise horses on acreage. You can look out of your living room and see the ocean.

Aptos is many things, but there is one thing it is not: urban. The locals like it this way. They understand that, should they tire of live blues at the Aptos Street Barbecue or a low-key French dinner at Cafe Sparrow, all of the big city sophistication they need is a short drive away, in Capitola or Santa Cruz.




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Aptos Real Estate, Cement Shit

The Cement Ship of Aptos

If you’ve ever been to Seacliff State Beach in Aptos, you are sure to have seen what remains of the famous 434-foot cement ship, the SS Palo Alto, right off shore. Cement ships were built during WWI and […]

Aptos Real Estate, Forest of Nisene Marks

Forest of Nisene Marks in Aptos

The idyllic Forest of Nisene Marks rises from sea level to over 2,600 feet at the highest coastal mountain peak. Within the boundaries of the town of Aptos, the main entrance is directly across from the Aptos Village and […]

Real Estate Market Conditions, September 2016

Aptos Market Conditions September 2016

The inventory of homes for sale in Aptos fell by ten units in September but remained relatively high. Demand remained strong, with both pending and closed sales moving higher. While homes sold for close to their average list […]


Aptos High810
Aptos Junior High816
Mar Vista Elementary858
Rio del Mar Elementary911
Valencia Elementary855


*Source median household income and population: US Census Bureau 2008-2012

*Source for sales transactions: MLS 2013