Monterey County

Welcome to Monterey

Extraordinary, Historic home and Mansions to Beach Bungalows, public & private beaches, “bucket list” golf courses like Pebble Beach, and miles of walking & biking trails

Monterey, California, is one of the most beautiful places in the United States. Approximately 30,000 residents live in Monterey County, and it’s a popular tourist destination. Situated on the southern end of Monterey Bay, the city of Monterey was founded in 1770. Many artists, writers, and other creative professionals have been attracted to the area. The Monterey Jazz Festival is a testament to the ongoing importance of the arts here. Monterey is also home to Monterey Bay FC, an expansion team for the USL Championship league.

Education is also an important part of Monterey. The Defense Language Institute, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey are all located in the city. Also, California State University, Monterey Bay, and the Monterey College of Law are in Monterey. Residents of Monterey have many opportunities to take advantage of the resources available in this amazing city. Stunning cliffs, lovely beaches, and excellent wineries all make Monterey one of the best places to live. History is also an important part of life in Monterey. Spanish missions were established in this area of California, and Mexican culture is still a vital part of life. 

What to Love 

Local Lifestyle 

Monterey is becoming popular among families, professionals, and retirees who are interested in moving out of San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The excellent weather and relaxing lifestyle attract people from across the United States. The atmosphere in Monterey is peaceful and calm. Also, Monterey is home to numerous dining options offering a diverse range of cuisines. Residents can walk along the beach and enjoy the natural splendor of Monterey Bay. Residents also enjoy observing sea otters, harbor seals, and dolphins in the waters. Locals also enjoy watching the Monterey Amberjacks play baseball in the Pecos League. Many residents live an active lifestyle, with plenty of golfing, tennis, biking, and hiking opportunities.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Carmel Valley Village is a great place to enjoy wine tasting rooms, excellent hotels, and wineries, and it makes a wonderful day trip for residents. Carmel is also home to Flaherty’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, which makes fresh and sustainably caught seafood a priority. Lalla Grill Oceanside is a wonderful restaurant in Monterey where patrons enjoy seafood, steaks, and house-made pasta in the beautiful dining room.

Cafe Rustica serves French, American, and Italian fare in a unique dining area. Notable entrees include grilled herb marinated chicken breast salad, wood-oven-baked rigatoni, and fresh-grilled salmon filet. Anton & Michel has been serving California cuisine since 1980. Popular menu items include pan-seared steelhead trout, maple leaf duck breast, and Italian parsley fettuccine. 

Things to Do 

Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the most impressive facilities in Monterey. Visitors can observe a vast array of animal species, including sea otters, African penguins, and sharks. Pebble Beach Golf Course is ranked as the best public golf course in the United States. The 18-hole golf course is challenging, unique, and beautiful.

The Monterey Museum of Art is an exciting place to spend an afternoon exploring galleries and exhibitions. Fisherman’s Wharf is a great place to go shopping, whale watching, and fishing. It is also the host of San Francisco’s events, celebrations, and festivals. 


The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District serves the schools in Monterey. The following are some of the most notable schools here:

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