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Pros

-Attractive setting
-Year-round climate
-Recreation/Entertainment

Cons

-Tourist impact
-Isolation
-Cost of living and housing


What Bert Has To Say About Salinas Metro Area


Agricultural Salinas was dubbed the “salad bowl of the nation” by John Steinbeck because of its lettuce crops. Salinas is affordable and small in comparison to the others, but has the character of a typical California Central Valley town – dry, dusty, functional and with little intellectual stimulation. By contrast, nearby Monterey, Carmel, and Pacific Grove are located on the coastal Monterey Peninsula. Carmel, a noted artist colony and Hollywood refuge, has controlled growth and maintains a charming village character with some exceptional residential properties, while Monterey is a more commercialized setup honoring its fishing village heritage for its many visitors. Pacific Grove, with its assortment of well-built Victorian and Craftsman-era homes, is probably the most livable city on the peninsula.


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Quick Facts About Pacific Grove


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Pacific Grove is 9.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Pacific Grove jobs have Increased by 0.19 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Pacific Grove's cost of living is 107.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Pacific Grove's population is 15,102 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -2.29 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Pacific Grove is $705,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 17.60 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Pacific Grove public schools spend $11,867 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.3 students per teacher in Pacific Grove.

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Pacific Grove
PG is a wonderful town, although with a four-year old child, the town feels old. It is prohibitively expensive to live in PG with the Average home close to a million... (read more)
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