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Monterey, California isn’t afraid to break ground. The town hosted California’s first theater, public library, printing press, and newspaper.
Originally the capital of Alta California under Spain and Mexico, Monterey became part of the United States after the Mexican-American War. Today, the city found on the southern edge of Monterey Bay attracts artists, retirees, and families looking to enjoy the scenery and plant new roots in a Monterey home.
MORE ABOUT MONTEREY
HOMES & AMENITIES
Though small, the city prides itself on being eco-friendly, safe, and hospitable to both residents and tourists alike. There are a number of great Monterey real estate options. The area is more diverse than some of its neighboring communities and calls itself the “language capital of the world.”
With a population under 30,000 during the off season and nearly 70,000 during tourist season, Monterey’s real estate is continuously evolving and accommodating. When it comes to residential real estate in Monterey, there are 16 neighborhoods stretched out amongst eight square miles that are welcoming and supportive of new residents.
THE HISTORY OF
An abundance of fish and wildlife drew the original settlers to Monterey. Originally claimed by Spanish explorers, Monterey played an important role in California’s admittance to the United States.
The first constitutional convention of the state was held in Monterey in 1849. The building still stands today and serves as a small museum. Fishing continued to be an important part of the area’s economy until the local industry collapsed in the 1950s due to overfishing. Today, Monterey is recognized for its artistic contributions and its involvement in post-secondary languages.
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