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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.

Highlights


Beach town/Small city - Northern California, on the south end of Monterey Bay, 110 miles south of San Francisco See local real estate
Country: United States
State: California
County: Monterey County
Metro Area: Salinas
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent

City: Salinas, Seaside, ... 29 total
Zip Codes: 93906, 93905, ... 29 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 267 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Monterey


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Monterey County is 6.20 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Monterey County jobs have Increased by 2.15 percent. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Monterey County's cost of living is 48.20% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Monterey County's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Monterey County's population is 433,898 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 27.02 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Monterey County is $463,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -27.18%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    Monterey County public schools spend $11,929 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.3 students per teacher in Monterey County. Learn more...

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