Monday, February 25, 2008

Monterey, California Retirement & Salinas California Retirement

Monterey California, with neighboring Salinas, is a legendary travel location thanks to the literary masterpiece "Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck. Although the shadows of historical Monterey remain, the area is now an upscale and very popular California tourism destination

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the areas premier attractions. Monterey Bay is considered to be one of the finest aquarium facilities in the world, and is surrounded by a beautiful bayfront with shopping and restaurants as well as locations familiar to those who have read John Steinbeck's American masterpiece "Cannery Row".

Monterey Retirement Communities:
Classic Residence By Hyatt (831) 373-6126
Canterbury Woods (831) 373-3111
Carmel Valley Manor (831) 624-1281
Forest Hill Manor (831) 657-5200
Pacific Meadows (831) 624-9355
Del Mesa Carmel (831) 624-1853
Hacienda Carmel Community (831) 624-8261

Population: 28,800 in Monterey 145,000 in Salinas

Climate: California Coastal moderate

Cost of Living: High in Monterey, high to moderate in Salinas

Housing Costs:
The Median home price in Monterey is prohibitive at $999,000 so you may want to consider surrounding areas like Salinas wich a median of 520,000.
Zillow has more detail for home prices in Monterey and Salinas

Taxes: California taxes are generally high compared to other states.
California Tax details are here:

Health Care:
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (831) 625-4600
Natividad Medical Center (831) 755-4111
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital

Transportation: Monterey Salinas Transit "MST":

Travel and tourism: Monterey County Convention Bureau:

1 comment:

Arlean Hawkes said...

The retirement homes offer many amenities and features to the seniors by providing the freedom from the responsibilities of home ownership. Today, many active adult communities in PA, attracts savvy home buyers to live in a low-maintenance and affordable pricing retirement homes.