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Best Places To Live In Aptos, CA

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  • Aptos, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 5,842
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Saratoga, CA
  • City: 20.5mi / 33.0km away
  • Population: 30,830
  • I grew up in Saratoga. Unlike many of the people I grew up with, I stayed. There is definitely a bit of a sleepy small town feeling here, but I personally find it enchanting. I delight in seeing the main…[read more]
87
  • Los Gatos, CA
  • City: 17.0mi / 27.4km away
  • Population: 30,491
  • My husband and I moved here with our two sons in 2000. We came from West San Jose. Our WSJ home had Cupertino schools, but ZERO charm. So the schools were a HUGE draw for us. We love the friendly "small…[read more]
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  • Monte Sereno, CA
  • City: 18.0mi / 29.0km away
  • Population: 3,514
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  • Cambrian Park, CA
  • City: 18.4mi / 29.6km away
  • Population: 3,259
77
  • Morgan Hill, CA
  • City: 17.0mi / 27.3km away
  • Population: 41,839
  • I love living in Morgan Hill. Nestled in the Santa Cruz and Diablo Hills in the Santa Clara Valley, Morgan Hill provides an easy commute to the San Jose metropolitan area. San Jose is the big city in the…[read more]
77
  • Almaden Valley, San Jose, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.0mi / 25.8km away
  • Population: 41,132
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  • Cambrian Park, San Jose, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.7mi / 30.1km away
  • Population: 71,889
  • I have lived in the Cambrian Park, San Jose, CA neighborhood for less than a year. However, I have seen enough to know that it is one of the best neighborhoods where I have lived. It ranks in the top…[read more]
75
  • Scotts Valley, CA
  • City: 7.9mi / 12.8km away
  • Population: 11,824
  • Scotts valley is to much of an expensive place to live. Not to mention the lack of full time jobs around. Probably 75% of people I know work over in San Jose and have to drive 40 minuets there and back…[read more]
74
  • Rio del Mar, CA
  • City: 2.3mi / 3.8km away
  • Population: 9,731
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  • Felton, CA
  • City: 10.9mi / 17.5km away
  • Population: 3,582
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  • Seacliff, CA
  • City: 1.7mi / 2.8km away
  • Population: 3,364
73
  • Capitola, CA
  • City: 3.5mi / 5.7km away
  • Population: 10,109
  • I have made my home in Capitola for awhile now, and I couldn't imagine a better place to live. Capitola is a port city near Santa Cruz and has a busy boating community. It also has an artistic collection…[read more]
72
  • Pleasure Point, CA
  • City: 4.8mi / 7.7km away
  • Population: 6,155
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  • Pasatiempo, CA
  • City: 7.4mi / 12.0km away
  • Population: 1,288
72
  • Moss Landing, CA
  • City: 14.1mi / 22.7km away
  • Population: 118
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  • Pajaro Dunes, CA
  • City: 2.5mi / 4.0km away
  • Population: 211
70
  • Soquel, CA
  • City: 3.1mi / 5.0km away
  • Population: 10,912
  • As a resident living in Soquel, California for the last five years, I can give this place my seal of approval. It isn't a flashy, high-profile place and that's just the way we all liked it. The people…[read more]
69
  • Brookdale, CA
  • City: 14.4mi / 23.2km away
  • Population: 2,446
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  • Lexington Hills, CA
  • City: 12.7mi / 20.5km away
  • Population: 2,617
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  • Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.3mi / 29.5km away
  • Population: 70,687
  • My family and I have lived in the San Jose, California neighborhood known as "Blossom Valley" for the past nine years. This quaint neighborhood is situated in southern San Jose, California east of the…[read more]
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  • La Selva Beach, CA
  • City: 5.2mi / 8.3km away
  • Population: 2,633
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  • Paradise Park, CA
  • City: 8.3mi / 13.4km away
  • Population: 530
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  • Santa Teresa, San Jose, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.6mi / 28.3km away
  • Population: 55,095
66
  • Boulder Creek, CA
  • City: 16.3mi / 26.2km away
  • Population: 4,442
66
  • Live Oak, CA
  • City: 4.9mi / 7.8km away
  • Population: 17,749
  • Living in Live Oak, CA is similar to living in a commercial for one of those outdoor enthusiast store's television commercials. If you enjoy hunting or winter activities you have the Sutter Buttes within…[read more]
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  • Aromas, CA
  • City: 16.6mi / 26.6km away
  • Population: 2,508
  • Country-Paradise-with-Ocean-Views. Custom-built-homes on wide-open-spaces, forested w/oak-trees/rolling-hills; Easy-commute-location-to-Silicon Valley-tech-center-jobs. Aromas has…[read more]
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  • Ben Lomond, CA
  • City: 12.3mi / 19.9km away
  • Population: 6,573
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  • San Martin, CA
  • City: 17.5mi / 28.2km away
  • Population: 7,245
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  • Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA
  • City: 4.7mi / 7.5km away
  • Population: 2,288
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  • Day Valley, CA
  • City: 2.5mi / 4.0km away
  • Population: 3,739
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  • Twin Lakes, CA
  • City: 5.8mi / 9.4km away
  • Population: 5,378
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  • Gilroy, CA
  • City: 17.0mi / 27.3km away
  • Population: 52,576
  • Gilroy is not the town it is “Trumped up” to be. Trump would like to say,“It’s the greatest, it’s the best. The next Garlic Festival will be the best – the greatest.”The smell of garlic is more recently…[read more]
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  • Bonny Doon, CA
  • City: 13.9mi / 22.4km away
  • Population: 3,117
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  • Corralitos, CA
  • City: 5.7mi / 9.2km away
  • Population: 2,557
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  • Pajaro, CA
  • City: 10.4mi / 16.7km away
  • Population: 3,524
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  • Lompico, CA
  • City: 12.3mi / 19.7km away
  • Population: 902
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  • San Juan Bautista, CA
  • City: 22.0mi / 35.5km away
  • Population: 2,327
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  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • City: 8.0mi / 12.8km away
  • Population: 63,310
  • Watch out for the local police! We were pulled over turning out of the Santa Cruz Ranch RV Resort for tinted windows by a cop in training... ruined our weekend. Then my husband was arrested due to a…[read more]
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  • Watsonville, CA
  • City: 8.4mi / 13.5km away
  • Population: 52,915
  • I have lived in Watsonville, California for several years in the past. Watsonville lies just East of Santa Cruz on the Northern California coast and is typically a lot cheaper than the surrounding…[read more]
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  • Davenport, CA
  • City: 16.9mi / 27.2km away
  • Population: 310
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  • Zayante, CA
  • City: 10.6mi / 17.1km away
  • Population: 941
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  • Elkhorn, CA
  • City: 15.7mi / 25.3km away
  • Population: 1,091
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  • Prunedale, CA
  • City: 19.3mi / 31.1km away
  • Population: 19,628
  • While yes, it is beautiful, the cost of living is ridiculous. As current renters we've lived in the same house for the past 8 years, and pay $1300 monthly rent, which is an amazing deal. We also do our…[read more]
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  • Live Oak city, CA
  • City: 4.9mi / 7.8km away
  • Population: 8,501
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  • Freedom, CA
  • City: 6.4mi / 10.3km away
  • Population: 2,774
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  • Amesti, CA
  • City: 6.5mi / 10.5km away
  • Population: 3,205
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  • Mount Hermon, CA
  • City: 9.8mi / 15.7km away
  • Population: 993
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  • Interlaken, CA
  • City: 9.0mi / 14.5km away
  • Population: 6,738
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  • Castroville, CA
  • City: 17.4mi / 28.0km away
  • Population: 6,978
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  • Las Lomas, CA
  • City: 12.3mi / 19.7km away
  • Population: 3,047

Listed above are the best places to live in Aptos, CA for 2021. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Aptos, CA, followed by the best places to live near Aptos, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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