Parted northwest to southeast by a throughway i.e. State Route 1, Aptos is census-designated place in Santa Cruz County, California. Its population at the census in 2010 was 6,220. The unincorporated town of Aptos includes several small communities with a combined population of 24,402. Geographically, the census-designated place has a total area of 6.4 square miles, all land, according to the United States Census Bureau. The northeastern part of Aptos is limited by the Santa Cruz Mountains, while the southwestern part is limited by Monterey Bay. The town of Aptos is defined by the ZIP codes 95001 and 95003.
The town of Aptos was inhabited by the Ohlone Awaswas people. In the United States Census of 2010, it was reported that Aptos consisted of 5,420 (87.1%) White, 58 (0.9%) African American, 43 (0.7%) Native American, 247 (4.0%) Asian, 8 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 175 (2.8%) from other races, and 269 (4.3%) from two or more races. If we talk about the reformation and parks of the town, Forest of Nisene Marks State Park and Seacliff State Beach California state parks are places worth beholding in which Nisene Marks is famous with mountain bikers and hikers. For the perfect spot to have a picnic, barbecue, take a seaside stroll, or just watch the sunset, the people of Aptos usually head to Seacliff State beach and ramble to the end of the dock to see the Seacliff State Palo Alto which is an experimental concrete vessel known as “The Cement Ship”. Also nearby passes the San Andreas Fault Zone. Historic Aptos Village features vintage shops, eateries, and boutiques. In leisure time, the people of Aptos head towards the beautiful beaches. Surfing and body boarding are the most frequent activities that are going on at beaches. Also, Aptos is a famous spot for Freeride biking and street skateboarding while a skate park is under construction. An annual parade takes place in the town of Aptos known as the “World’s Shortest Parade”. The route of the parade is about 0.6 miles, hence its name. Some more annual functions take place at Aptos Park, such as Aptos Blues Festival.
Considering how important education is, Aptos has three public elementary schools, one junior high school, one senior high school and a two-year community college, the Cabrillo College. Three private schools are also providing education to the children of Aptos. Several sports teams of boys and girls are into being for participation in different games like basketball, soccer, football, and baseball. Besides this, Aptos is rich with art and culture. If someone is genuinely interested in art, he can look into the amazing works of local artists at the gallery of the Cabrillo College. Also, the photos and artifacts from the community’s captivating past at the Aptos History Museum are worth stopping by and giving a look. The Seascape Golf Course is modernized for the people of Aptos to enjoy the ocean views while playing around. The people also love to rent bikes and pedal along the redwood-shaded trails of the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park.
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