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Rio Del Mar Boulevard starts near the beach in Aptos and the addresses continue for 1.2 miles to Highway 1. The road keeps the name as it crosses over the freeway until it junctions with Soquel Drive and Rio Del Mar Boulevard becomes South Polo Drive.Rio Del Mar Boulevard is the major road in the Rio Del Mar area. 


Rio Del Mar, CA 95003 Mail for Rio Del Mar is handled by the Aptos Post Office. Rio Del Mar and Aptos share the same ZIP code, 95003.

The area of Rio Del Mar is almost three square miles. Northeast to Southwest, it extends from parts of Highway One to the coast. Northwest, it is bordered by Aptos. Southeast by La Selva Beach. There are 5,022 housing units, and just under 10,000 residents as of the 2000 census. Average elevation is 144 feet above sea level. There is no official web site for Rio Del Mar.


The name "Rio Del Mar" is Spanish for "River of the Sea." It was coined in the 1920's to promote an area for real estate. There is no body of water by the name of Rio Del Mar. There is the unincorporated populated place called Rio Del Mar, Rio Del Mar Beach, and places like Rio Del Mar Boulevard, Rio Del Mar Elementary School and Rio Del Mar Mexican Cuisine (which is actually in Aptos).


Deer Park Marketplace, serves as the central business district of Rio Del Mar. Rio Del Mar is a residential community.

Seascape Golf Club was first named Rio Del Mar Country Club when it was started in 1926. The address is actually in Aptos, with parts of the course in Rio Del Mar.


Santa Cruz Metro Transit bus route 55 serves Rio Del Mar as well as Capitola, and Aptos. Children who ride the bus to school from Rio Del Mar are required to have a bus pass from the school district. In 2010, it is an annual fee of $10.


Rio Del Mar can be found on the USGS map for Soquel.

: Map showing Rio Del Mar.

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