Salinas, California

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

Salinas is the county seat and largest municipality of Monterey County, California, with an estimated population of around 143,000.

The largely suburban city is located at the mouth of the Salinas Valley roughly eight miles from the Pacific Ocean. The Gabilan and Santa Lucia mountain ranges border the Salinas Valley to the east and west, respectively. Salinas is known for being an agricultural center as well as being the hometown of famed writer and Nobel prize laureate John Steinbeck.

Salinas is known as the Salad Bowl of America or Salad Bowl of the World. Over 80% of the lettuce grown in the United States is grown in the Salinas Valley.


Salinas Real Estate

The ratio of owner-occupied vs. rental dwellings in Salinas is about 50/50, with the median vacant home sale asking prices averaging around $450,000, with some prices as high as $800,000.


Salinas Schools

Salinas has seven school districts serving the city core and adjacent unincorporated areas. The largest school district in Salinas is the Salinas Union High School District (grades 7-12) with 13,578 students enrolled in 10 campuses. The Salinas City Elementary School District is the largest elementary school district in Salinas, with 12 schools and 7,954 students. Other districts include Santa Rita Union Elementary School District, Graves Elementary School District, Washington Union School District, Lagunita School District, and Alisal Union School District.

Opportunities for higher education in Salinas include Hartnell College, a California Community College.

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Points of interest in Salinas, California:

- California Rodeo Salinas - a major stop on the professional rodeo circuit.

- California International Airshow - one of the premiere aviation events on the west coast.

- Steinbeck Festival - famed writer and Nobel prize laureate John Steinbeck.
Salinas Facts:
  • Estimated median house or condo value in 2007: $596,200
  • Land area: 22.8 square miles
  • Population in July 2007: 143,517
  • Estimated median household income in 2007: $52,560
  • Median resident age: 28.5 years
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