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-Attractive setting
-Year-round climate


-Tourist impact
-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 Seaside

    The unemployment rate in Seaside is 6.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Seaside jobs have Increased by 2.16 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Seaside's cost of living is 45.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Seaside's population is 34,533 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -11.23 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Seaside is $448,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -29.02 percent.
    Seaside public schools spend $11,359 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.5 students per teacher in Seaside.

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Seaside Housing Market

It's not a good time to buy in Seaside. Home Appreciation is down -29.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Seaside Real Estate.
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Housing in Seaside is more affordable than it was, mainly due to the bursting of the housing bubble. There are still problems, though, mainly because of the huge number... (read more)
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Seaside used to be one of the most dangerous places in California back in the 1970's. These days it is a community that is growing and expanding with new shopping... (read more)
crazy housing costs!
unless you went to grad school, or are already rich, don't expect to be able to get a nice house here. You'll be house-poor(not able to afford anything outside of your... (read more)
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