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Rio del Mar Real Estate & Homes for Sale in California

Rio del Mar is a beautiful beach community in Santa Cruz County with an estimated population of just over 9,000. Known as a relatively quiet residential area, about 20 minutes south of Santa Cruz between Seacliff and Seascape, Rio del Mar is literally a place recognized as a "river to the sea," as its name denotes where a river flows from the Aptos Mountains down to the beach. The area originated as a resort with a golf course but throughout the years has expanded to a vast beachfront community lined with lovely Cypress trees around the area.

Nearby neighborhood beaches near Rio del Mar include the Seacliff State Beach and the popular Seascape Resort, with its own private beachfront neighborhood for visitors to relax and dine. The Resort features recreational activities such as golfing at the Seascape Golf Club, a swimming pool and tennis club. The residential neighborhoods in Rio del Mar include Beach Drive, one of largest beach stretches in Santa Cruz County where the sand is right out of the front deck or just across the street; and Rio Highlands, a beautifully landscaped residential neighborhood on the highland terrace above the beach.

Rio del Mar features the largest stretch of luxurious waterfront homes in Santa Cruz County featuring both older single detached and multi-family homes and condominiums to beautiful modern ones on the bluffs overlooking the ocean.

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Rio del Mar Real Estate Market - Price Range of Rio del Mar Houses for Sale

Rio del Mar features the largest inventory of beachfront real estate properties in Santa Cruz County. From luxurious properties located right on the beach or sitting atop the bluffs, homes in the Rio del Mar neighborhood come in a range of prime waterfront settings, such as properties on hillside terrains that overlook the stretch of beach along the coast. As golf is a popular draw, homes in some of the best neighborhoods such as Seascape surround the golf course.

The residential area around Rio del Mar comprises a fine variety of architectural styles ranging from modern condominiums with peak oceanfront views, to traditional 1920s Spanish-style houses. Older condos north of Rio del Mar in Aptos have condos that start in the high $200,000s while newer condos in the Seascape Resort are over $1 million. Single-family homes in the Rio Highlands area have a price range in the low $400,000s and can go upwards to over $4 million in the Aptos and Seascape area. Multi-family homes are also available in these areas and can range between $600,000 and over $2 million.

Rio del Mar Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of April 20th, 2020: homes priced around $1,780,850 compared to $1,797,054 the previous week, for a slight decrease of less than -1%.  For Monday, April 20th, 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%.