Monterey, California 

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Population

28,671

+3.0% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.4%

Median Income

$64,772

Median Home Price

$795,600

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Best Places to Live in Monterey, California

Beach town/Small city - Northern California, on the south end of Monterey Bay, 110 miles south of San Francisco. August, September and July are the most pleasant months in Monterey, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Monterey, CA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: California
County: Monterey County
Metro Area: Salinas Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Monterey
Zip Codes: 93940 93943
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 267 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Monterey is 3.4% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Monterey jobs have increased by 1.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Monterey's cost of living is 76.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Monterey's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Monterey county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Monterey's population is 28,671 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 3.0%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 15.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Monterey is Real Estate: $795,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.4%.

SCHOOLS
Monterey 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 Monterey. More Education



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Housing Market in Monterey

It's a good time to buy in Monterey. Home Appreciation is up 7.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Monterey is $795,600.

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Reviews for Monterey   21 Reviews
Here or Exit California - 1/25/2017
The Monterey city area is an excellent place to live and one of the few California locales where it's relatively safe to raise a family. If I could no longer live here I... Read More

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If you're not a millionaire good luck living here - 12/31/2013
I grew up on the Monterey Peninsula and had to leave to climb out of poverty. The median income is $35,000 and outside of the military, the jobs are mostly service... Read More

How wealthy are we talking about? - 9/13/2012
My husband and I are just crazy about Monterey. I wonder if we take housing expenses (mortgage or rent) out of the picture, is Monterey still a very expensive city to... Read More


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93940 93943

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