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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.


Beach town/Small city - Northern California, on the south end of Monterey Bay, 110 miles south of San Francisco See Local Real Estate
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City: Salinas
Zip Codes: 93906, 93905, ... 3 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 267 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Salinas

    The unemployment rate in Salinas is 6.50 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Salinas jobs have Increased by 2.15 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Salinas's cost of living is 35.20% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Salinas's Cost of Living
    Salinas's population is 157,380 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 44.68 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Salinas is $388,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -33.66%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Salinas public schools spend $8,882 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 26 students per teacher in Salinas. Learn more...

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Sacred Heart School Pk- 8

Sacred Heart School is a fine Catholic school in the heart of Salinas, Ca. Victoria Torcolini was principal of this PK-8 school from 2006-2009. Under her leadership, SHS... (Read More)



The best place to live

I Was born and raise in salinas. In 2006 my family moved to the central valley. I moved back to salinas in 2011. I moved back Because I got a better job in Carmel. I... (Read More)



Outstanding air quality, beautiful surroundings.

Salinas, California has some of the best weather in Central California. I love looking out at the mountain ranges that line the Salinas River Valley. It's a shame that... (Read More)



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