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La Selva Beach is one of the several communities, like Rio Del Mar to the North that is located in and around Aptos. It neighbors Larkin Valley & Corralitos to the east, and Watsonville to the south. The name "La Selva" is Spanish for "the jungle", or, in temperate regions, "the forest". When founded, the small beach community was surrounded by dense conifer woods.

La Selva Beach is home to both La Selva Beach and adjacent to Manresa State Beach where one can fish, surf, and boogie board. These surf areas are not as popular as others in Santa Cruz County due to the smaller waves and a different beach break. La Selva Beach does not have direct public beach access, but local residents of the neighborhood can get a key that provides private vehicle access to a parking lot near the beach. The town of La Selva Beach is a tight-knit community with many long-term residents, and turnover in this community is slow. This little enclave has some of the best beach properties in Santa Cruz County.

The central park of La Selva Beach is Triangle Park. The park is triangular in form and enhanced by a triangular structure with the flags of the world. There is also a horseshoe pit at the park for entertainment, and a small grass area to walk the dog. The schools in La Selva Beach are part of Pajaro Unified School District, and residents typically attend Rio Del Mar Elementary School and Aptos High School.

La Selva Beach is located in the 95076 Zip Code, and the homes in the region are mostly older homes that were built in the 1960's and 70's but many have been remodeled and/or updated since that time. There are also lower cost condo and townhome options available in the community for those looking to find more affordable options. Below is the historical market data for the area.

La Selva Beach Median Home Prices & Days on Market (MLS Area 51)

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Urban Pacific Homes

Tom is one of the most well-recognized luxury home builders in the region. His highly respected reputation has been built on his attention to detail and emphasis on the client relationship. Tom is available for feasibility consultations for both our sellers and buyers in support of the team.

Poyner & Poyner LLP

Jessica is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a specialist in trust, estate, and probate law. She is managing partner of one of the longest-established estate planning firms in California and has a reputation for excellence and client service.

Marketing Designs

 Jayne McCann is the owner of Marketing Designs in Belmont. Her company is a professional marketing agency with writers and designers to produce outstanding, unique print and online marketing materials for your property. Jayne personally visits every listing of ours to write professional copy and her designers work with us to develop the most creative and customized brochures to tell the real story about your property.


Scott is a professional photographer focusing on architecture and interior photos. He works closely with the marketing team to ensure your home will stand out.

Transaction Coordinator

Patria has over 10 years of experience in transaction coordination and will work to ensure that everything runs smoothly in the background from a disclosure and paperwork side of the transaction. This frees us up to focus on our clients and the homes they are selling and/or purchasing.