5.3 out of 10

Aptos Ave, Balboa Terrace

Ranked 2nd best street in Balboa Terrace
37.7299365784562 -122.466406538913
Great for
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Schools 5/5

"Noisy and busy with traffic before and after school hours"

Although Aptos Avenue may seem quiet and peaceful because it resides and is surrounded in a residential, it really isn’t. This is because of Aptos Middle School that sits on this street. I remember visiting the school frequently when I was younger because I had friends there, and only during some parts of the day is it quiet. But in reality, this street never gets enough peace as the middle school kids come out at lunch creating a lot of ruckus. Especially at around the time when the kids get out of school and are being picked up by their parents, that is when it is most hectic. The traffic is so bad on this street that you’d wish you could just run through all the cars, literally. Most of the times parents are efficient at picking up their kid and going, but there are intendances where stupidity pops up. Sometimes, when visiting the school, I would hear residents play music, or rather blasting it, maybe to compete against the Aptos Middle School noise. I would definitely find it really hard to live on this street.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

"Street that has Aptos School and Aptos Park"

Aptos Ave. is a small street located off of Ocean Ave. This street has Aptos Middle school on one side, and Aptos playground on the other. It can be pretty busy when school is in session. It is located in a pretty peaceful, safe area. The park here usually pretty busy too. This street is very close to many stores and restaurants on Ocean Ave. There is a comic book store, a Kfc, a fish store, and a few Chinese restaurants. There is access to a couple muni lines like the K, 23, and M. Overall this is a pretty nice, scenic street.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

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