Review of Monterey, California

Monterey Peninsula Area
Star Rating - 1/31/2012
I have lived here for 9 years and love the clean air and beautiful nature but I don't feel deeply connected to people here. It is a retired, family kinda of environment. Also lots of old money and family owned business. Not very stimulating but has it's good points one of them being lots of silence and peace.
Yvette | Monterey, CA
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Florence, we are two retirees who could be able to purchase a home without a major mortgage hanging over our heads. My question is, if we take housing expenses (mortgage or rent) out of the picture, is Monterey still a very expensive city to live? I appreciate in advance your answer to this question. You could also answer me at Please enter Cost of Living in Monterey in the subject area otherwise I will erase your answer from the junk box without noticing it. Best Regards, Olga
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Here or Exit California
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- 12/31/2013
If you're not a millionaire good luck living here
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- 9/13/2012
How wealthy are we talking about?
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Olga | Ogden, UT | No Replies

- 7/15/2012
Not a great place if you're single
Most people here seem to be married and wealthy, or here temporarily for the military. I ...
Mike | Monterey, CA | No Replies

- 2/3/2011
One of the best Cities we have lived in.
Monterey is one of the best cities that we lived in. Although expensive. The people are fr...
Jaime | Temecula, CA | No Replies

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