Immortalized in the writings of author John Steinbeck, Salinas lies directly east of the Monterey Peninsula. Salinas is the county seat and largest city in Monterey County. Situated in the lush and fertile Salinas Valley, known as the Salad Bowl of America, Salinas has a thriving agricultural economy, producing 80% of the nation’s lettuce along with broccoli, strawberries, carrots, cauliflower and other crops. Today, Salinas fuels a $2 billion agriculture industry. Although agriculture forms an economic base, more than 100 manufacturing firms call Salinas home. Some of the largest employers in the area include: Dole Fresh Vegetable, Taylor Farms, Tanimura & Antle, the County of Monterey offices, Household Services, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, and more! Salinas blends yesterday’s charm with today’s modern conveniences. The California Rodeo, California International Airshow, and the world famous Steinbeck Festival are some of the major attractions of the city. Visitors can also explore the nearby Monterey Peninsula, the historic missions of San Juan Bautista, Soledad, Carmel and San Antonio de Padua, the world-class wineries of South Monterey County, and Pinnacles National Monument!
Salinas homes for sale stretch from the urban inner city to the rural parts of Prunedale and along the Highway 68 Sunbelt. Urban Salinas properties are located in traditional older neighborhoods, such as Maple Park with its gracious, often restored homes. But Salinas is also home to many newer developments including Creekbridge and Monte Bella. These new developments stretch out to all sides of the central city. Downtown Salinas, also known as “Old Town”, is also in the process of revitalizing and transformation! Taylor Farms has almost completed their new building to house multiple agriculture and tech companies to further the knowledge and growth of our ag industry!
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