Rio del Mar, California

Rio del Mar is a census-designated place in Santa Cruz County located about 20 minutes south of Santa Cruz. The name of the town means Sea's River in Spanish and it refers to the river flowing from the Aptos Mountains down to the beach. Rio del Mar is a gorgeous beachfront community with an abundance of Cypress trees. Apart from unique surroundings the town offers its residents golf, swimming and tennis in the popular Seascape Resort.


Rio del Mar Real Estate

Most of the residential part of Rio del Mar is located along Beach Drive which is one of the largest beach stretches in Santa Cruz County. The town offers one of the greatest choice of luxurious waterfront homes in Santa Cruz County. From older single detached houses, through multi-family homes to modern condominiums, prospective homebuyers will find here plenty of options to choose from.

The estimated median house or condo value in 2007 was $957,942.


Rio del Mar Schools

The town is served by the Pajaro Valley Unified School District.

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Rio del Mar Facts:

  • Land area: 4.6 square miles
  • Population in July 2007: 9,049
  • Estimated median household income in 2007: $88,917
  • Median resident age: 44 years


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