Whether you love the great outdoors or city life, Aptos has the kind of variety that appeals to a myriad of people. Outdoor enthusiasts will be overwhelmed by the natural beauty of the area and city dwellers will not be disappointed in the options afforded to them. Aptos is located in an unincorporated portion of Santa Cruz County on the coast of Northern California. Aptos consists of several small communities including Aptos Village, Seacliff, Rio Del Mar, Seascape, La Selva Beach and Day Valley, among others. Homeowners take advantage of living in Aptos as single family homes, estates, and homes in planned communities offer residents scenic views and proximity to the ocean.
The community boasts being located on the "sunny side" of the Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz County. The county, one of the smallest in California, contains a variety of spectacular natural scenery and attractions, such as towering redwood trees dominating the mountainous region, fertile farmland, long sandy beaches, and ocean cliffs. Aptos is also a gateway to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. In addition to the great nature attractions, Aptos boasts museums, fine dining and some great shopping. Santa Cruz County also offers great vineyards and winemaking, golf courses and an excellent economy thanks to technology and research industries. Aptos maintains the small town feel but is close enough to the attractions of Santa Cruz and is about an hour?s drive from downtown San Francisco.
Price Range of Aptos Houses
With homes in rural areas and in preplanned communities, near the mountains and within eyesight of the water, buyers will find that there are plenty of housing options here in Aptos. From manufactured homes in senior communities to town homes or mansions that overlook the water, Aptos features homes and communities to serve every homeowner's needs.
Manufactured and starter homes in Aptos start at around $200,000, but most single-family homes in Aptos range from $450,000 to about $800,000. Those who want to live closer to the ocean on the west side of the Pacific Coast Highway can expect to pay $825,000 and up. (more)
There are numerous luxury homes on the beach or overlooking the water starting around $800,000 and can run upwards of eight figures. For those looking to invest in a townhome or condo in Aptos, prices start from $230,000 to $825,000.
Aptos Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of April 18th, 2020: homes priced around $1,815,960 compared to $1,815,960 the previous week, to remain steady with no change in listing price. For Saturday, April 18th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.51%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.90%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.41%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.12%.