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Best Place to Live in Monterey County, California

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Overview
Population:416,199
Pop. Change:5%
State: California
Metro Area:Salinas
County:Monterey County
City:Salinas, Seaside, ... 29 total
Zip Code:93906, 93905, ... 29 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Monterey's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums

Interesting Facts about Monterey County

As of 2014, Monterey County's population is 416,199 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 5.22 percent.

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The median home cost in Monterey County is $371,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 17.80 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Monterey County's cost of living is 44.40% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Monterey County public schools spend $11,867 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 20 students per teacher in Monterey County.

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The unemployment rate in Monterey County is 9.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Monterey County jobs have Increased by 0.19 percent.


Ranked #26 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #105 America's Migraine Hot Spots
Ranked #132 Best Green Cities
Ranked #153 2005 Best Places to Live
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Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Monterey County's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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