Monterey County is home to 415,000 residents (2010) and covers 2,127,359 acres of which 304,035 belong to Los Padres National Forest and 164,503 to the Ventana Wilderness. Many residents began as tourists. Some flying in for a round of world class golf at Pebble Beach; others cruising down Highway One, marveling at the majestic Pacific Ocean and cliff hanging vantage points, including the famous Bixby Bridge. This stretch of land has become the muse for many painters, authors and photographers including Ansel Adams and John Steinbeck.
Monterey County is a world-renowned wine region. The cool fog and fresh air that keeps the areas temperature a consistent 60-72 degrees, is also ideal for the 40,000 acres of grapes. Take a tour through Monterey Wine Country and sample the variety of tastes available! It seems no one eats at home – there are so many restaurants to experience. With the farms of Salinas Valley nearby, the menus offer plentiful fresh produce. Restaurants for every mood, taste and pocketbook are available throughout the area.
Monterey County covers 90 miles of incredible coastline that begins south of Carmel and ends in San Luis Obispo County at San Simeon. The Big Sur portion of the coastline is particularly striking. To read more the Big Sur area, visit our sister site at www.BigSurHomes.com.
Twenty-six miles north of Big Sur is Carmel-by-the-Sea. Home to a white sand beach and known for having Clint Eastwood as mayor for a two year term in the 80’s. Take some time and spend a day hiking through the natural beauty of Point Lobos State Reserve or wandering around Carmel to appreciate the unique architecture, antique stores, boutiques and art galleries.
East of Carmel-by-the-Sea is the inland area known as Carmel Valley. Expansive homes and fields shared by horses and grapevines; both relishing the warmth of the sun and the space to stretch out. To read more about the Carmel Valley area, visit our site www.LivingAtTheRanch.com.
Pebble Beach is the ultimate in luxurious resort living. Gated communities have access to 7 world class golf courses. Tour 17 Mile Drive for a glimpse of incredible shoreline birds.
The Monterey Peninsula has a location and home for everybody. You’ll find a wide variety of homes here. Spread out in a Carmel Valley home, curl up in a cozy Carmel cottage, clap your hands at the site of Spanish influenced architecture, or lie in the lap of luxury in a Pebble Beach mansion. Move into a historic Victorian or build a contemporary home – all are available for the asking! Find out why people buying real estate in the Monterey, Big Sur, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach, and Pacific Grove areas, prefer to use the expertise of Ben Heinrich and The Heinrich Team when purchasing homes or land. To get more information on how they would market your house or land, contact The Heinrich Team.