Some people are racist, not everyone. There is a lot of diversity in the area. The real estate market is decent, but the prices on properties are a little high in my opinion. The city is pretty safe, even though it is located somewhat close to Salinas. The university located at Marina is good when it comes to diversity, but there are some areas that could be improved upon.
I absolutely love living here. I have traveled throughout many different countries and I think this is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline that I have ever seen.
I have lived in Monterey for over 40 years and there have been some good changes here such as the window to the bay yet...the homeless population has taken over downtown and the wharf. Monterey caters to the tourist and the residents now have to deal with too much traffic, no parking and the recreational parks, beaches and trails are so crowded on the weekends we are hesitant to go and enjoy them. Downtown is filthy with liter, feces and homeless begging.
Lots of excellent locations for outdoor activities, and tons of delicious food to try. Rent is a little high in some areas so unless you have a really good job you will probably need a roommate or two. For the most part you can walk or ride your bike wherever you need to go in town, and most places are dog friendly!
Pristine beauty. Rich history. Diverse nature. Sparkling ocean. Majestic cliffs. Monterey is the place that people marvel at from planes, read about in Steinbeck novels, and see on raunchy HBO dramas. My experience in Monterey has given me an appreciate for what is, and what could be. Monterey has a small community feel, but has enough tourism so that locals can meet new people every day. The restaurants rank among the best in the world. It is both the quintessential California town, and the antithesis of the typical west coast beach community. Monterey gives me a sense of comfort. My birthplace, where most of the milestones in my life were achieved, will always be a part of me, as well as anyone who is fortunate enough to spend any time there.
Driving anywhere in Monterey is a hassle and parking can be a pain, but luckily the weather is usually good, so walking or biking is a great option. Walking in Monterey is enjoyable; the commercial areas are nice and the sidewalks are well maintained. There are nice amenities for families here. Cost of living is very high, especially for rental houses or apartments.
Great town! no black people though. If you are thinking about moving here make sure your funds are in place. Very beautiful beaches and the people are so nice. If you wanted a healthy and safe environment come to Monterey.
Monterey and the peninsula that shares its name is the jewel of the Central Coast of California. Known in the offices of CEOs across the world, Monterey is a place of innovation and inspiration. It's as if there's something in the air, or maybe it's the lack of things in the air. A 2016 report had Monterey County as the cleanest county in the US for air quality. The people here are relaxed and down to earth, eager to enjoy this beautiful city with you.
Monterey is a good place for sight seeing and walking. Close to the beach and there are just so many things to do I recommend anyone to go.
It is a very beautiful place to live. Being right by the ocean gives a person chance to take advantage of all the amenities that are there. There is something there for everyone no matter what your interests my be.
Very nice and scenic place to live. The beach is close by and there are many places that can be visited on a daily. There is an aquarium near by and a wharf that has many restaurants that serve delicious seafood. There are also many recreational parks that have a beautiful view of the ocean nearby.
Monterey is a beautiful place to live with great people. It is known for good schools. There is not much nightlife, but there are some great places to eat and some great bars. Also, the diversity of landscapes is very nice. It is quite cool by the water, but gets hot as you go inland.
Monterey Park is a safe city located in California. I have grown up in Monterey Park my whole life, and I feel that the people living there are a great community.
I moved to Monterey County in 1994 and have lived in many different parts of the county. First and foremost, Monterey is very diverse in climate and topography but overall, very favorable. Given that tourism is the biggest source of revenue, many people flock to the area. My daughter, who is now 20 was born and grew up here and I'm very thankful for that. The only real complaint is housing availability and affordability. At present, there's is plenty of opportunity across the board. Being a builder, there is no shortage of work in the construction industry and we seem to have returned or surpassed levels reached prior to 2008. Monterey has some of the most awesome coastline in the world. Agriculture plays a major role here as well. We have Castroville, the artichoke capital of the world and not far away is Gilroy, the garlic capital. For what I consider to be a small town, there's plenty of everything to satisfy most needs and it's only 1.5 hrs. to Silicon Valley and 2 hrs. to SF.
Quiet town. Touristy place. Great for families. Great restaurants. Many parks and hiking trails. Monte Vista Elementary school is the best! People are generally friendly and caring. Very expensive to live here.
I have grown up in this town, and I love it! It is very beautiful ,and there are plenty of opportunities for work. It is a place that people from all over the world come to visit, and has some of the highest ratings in America for hospitality. Although it is very expensive, it is very well worth the expense.
It's a cute little big town with lots of history and many different places to go to the beach. There are a lot of tourists coming in and out the town. There is an airport that is very convenient for those who want to be right in the town of where they land. The public transit is very reliable!