Monterey, California

The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on Monterey Bay along the Pacific coast in Central California.

The city is noted for its rich history of resident artists beginning in the late 1800s and its historically famed fishery. The semi-hard cheese known as Monterey Jack originated in Monterey, California, and is named after businessman and land speculator David Jacks.

Monterey is steeped in history and famed for the abundance and diversity of its marine life.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of the largest in North America, hosts several important marine science laboratories.



Monterey Real Estate

A variety of owner-occupied as well as rental housing options are available in the City of Monterey. While housing costs tend to be slightly higher in Monterey than other areas, the City of Monterey also has several affordable housing programs which aim to meet the needs of low, moderate, and workforce-income level households.

The mix of owner-occupied dwellings vs. renters is about 60/40 with rentals leading the way at 60%.

The range of homes and condos for sale in Monterey vary from the low $200's to a million and up.


Monterey, California - courtesy of Buyer's Broker Inc, specializing in Monterey County California Real Estate.Monterey Schools

Public schools in Monterey are part of the Monterey Peninsula School District.

There are many institutions of higher education in the area, including California State University, the Defense Language Institute, the Naval Postgraduate School, the Monterey College of Law, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and Monterey Peninsula College.

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Points of interest in Monterey, California:

- Monterey Bay Aquarium - one of the largest in North America, hosts several important marine science laboratories.

- Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary - sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals, bat rays, kelp (seaweed) forests, pelicans and dolphins.

- Monterey Bay Jazz Festival - Won the "World's Best Jazz Festival" Award In 2008 in the JazzTimes Readers' Poll for the Third Consecutive Year
Monterey Facts:
  • Estimated median house or condo value in 2007: $1,013,892
  • Land area: 8.4 square miles (3.3 square miles is water)
  • Population in July 2008: 28,478
  • Estimated median household income in 2007: $58,006
  • Median resident age: 36.1 years¬†


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