Salinas, California 

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Population

156,811

+6.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

8.4%

Median Income

$49,728

Median Home Price

$472,800

Best Places to Live in Salinas, California

Beach town/Small city - Northern California, on the south end of Monterey Bay, 110 miles south of San Francisco
Pros
-Attractive setting
-Year-round climate
-Recreation/Entertainment
Cons
-Tourist impact
-Isolation
-Cost of living and housing

Local Listings in Salinas
 $875,000 
246 San Benancio Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1812 SqFt
 $682,950 
1173 Trivoli Way
Bed 5 | Bath 3 | 3647 SqFt
 $3,600,000 
14501 Roland Canyon Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 7 | 6330 SqFt

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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Salinas
Zip Codes: 93906 93905 93901
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 267 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Salinas is 8.4% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Salinas jobs have increased by 1.75%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Salinas's cost of living is 44.90% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Salinas's Cost of Living

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

POPULATION
Salinas's population is 156,811 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 6.62%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Salinas is $472,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.23%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
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. More Education


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Housing Market in Salinas

It's a good time to buy in Salinas. Home Appreciation is up 6.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Salinas Real Estate

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Reviews for Salinas   15 Reviews
Sacred Heart School Pk- 8 - 7/19/2014
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

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The best place to live - 1/9/2012
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. - 12/25/2009
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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ZIP CODES IN SALINAS, CALIFORNIA
93906 93905 93901

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NEW LISTINGS IN SALINAS
$875,000
246 San Benancio Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$682,950
1173 Trivoli Way
Bed 5 | Bath 3

$3,600,000
14501 Roland Canyon Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 7

$895,000
17 Harper Canyon Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$657,950
9599 Mountain View Terrace Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$673,000
10747 Country Meadows Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$490,000
238 Winham St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

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