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What Bert Has To Say About Santa Cruz-Watsonville Metro Area

Santa Cruz, a colorful mix of college town, beach town, and cultural center, is an attraction for hippies, yuppies and families alike. The city is famous for its boardwalk, wide sandy beaches and beach amusements. Watsonville is an agricultural center inland, and Soquel and Capitola to the south are more sedate but very attractive beach towns. The University of California at Santa Cruz brings some college life, and the population in general is highly educated. Excellent outdoor recreation is available just to the north in the coastal forests and state parks of the Santa Cruz Mountains.


Beach town complex / Small town - Northern California on Pacific coast, 60 miles south of San Francisco See local real estate
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City: Aptos
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Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 100 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Aptos

    The unemployment rate in Aptos is 6.30 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Aptos jobs have Increased by 2.14 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Aptos's cost of living is 109.10% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Aptos's Cost of Living
    Aptos's population is 5,872 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -35.20 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Aptos is $817,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -2.57%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Aptos public schools spend $10,353 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 24.8 students per teacher in Aptos. Learn more...

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Best place to live

I have owned a home in Aptos for 10 years and cannot thing of anywhere else I would rather live. I have lived in San Diego, Orange County, Half Moon Bay, and other... (Read More)



Heaven on Earth

Well, Aptos is in Santa Cruz County, California. I love the entire county of Santa Cruz. The weather is fantastic. We have both the beautiful Monterey Bay with lots... (Read More)



Beautiful Place To Live

We've lived in Aptos/Rio Del Mar for many years and it's a very lovely, peaceful village far from the rat race . The views of the ocean are stunning and the shopping in... (Read More)



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