The Santa Cruz town, Aptos in California, is populated by only over 6,000 residents. The State Route 1 highway bisects the small town northwest to southeast, and it is made up of about six square miles. Initially inhabited by Ohlone and Awaswas people, the name Aptos means "the people" in the Ohlone language. Several quaint neighborhoods are spread throughout Aptos including Rio Del Mar and Cabrillo. With over one hundred-sixty years of history behind it, the architecture of residential properties has an outstanding range of styles.
The historic Victorian Bayview hotel is a notable landmark in town that homebuyers will enjoy touring. The Aptos History Museum offers patrons culture and historical context of the beautiful little town in which they reside. Citizens should note the many gatherings happening in town throughout the year; the Aptos Blues Festival is a popular attraction residents attend and in a quirky spirit, for Independence Day, Aptos is home to the "World's Shortest Parade" aptly named as the parade route is one-sixth of a mile long. Frequented by homeowners is the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, a hub for bikers and hikers alike. Seacliff Beach State Park is a home away from home to so many residents who love spending the day soaking up the sun until the gorgeous sunset ensues. Freeride biking, skateboarding, surfing, and wakeboarding are favorites at this sand bottom beach area.
Valencia Elementary School, Rio Del Mar Elementary School, Mar Vista Elementary School, Aptos Junior High School, and Aptos High School are the public schools available to residents. If homebuyers are interested in private education, Santa Cruz Montessori School and Orchard School are available. Cabrillo Community College offers higher learning opportunities in the area. Living in this small Santa Cruz town will give prospective homebuyers everything they are looking for. Breathtaking views in every direction, real estate for sale with average square footage being about 2,000 square feet, and beachfront single-family housing makes Aptos a perfect place to call home. If you are interested in buying a home for sale in Aptos, California, please contact us today.
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