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The History of Monterey, CA
The city of Monterey is a coastal community situated on Monterey Bay in central California. Although the region was explored by the Spanish as early as 1542, it wasn’t until 1770 that Father Junipero Serra and Gaspar de Portola established a settlement there with the construction of the San Carlos Cathedral. While California was in possession of Spain and Mexico from 1777 to 1849, Monterey served as the state capital. In 1846, the United States claimed California after the victorious Battle of Monterey, and three years later the new state’s constitution was drafted in the city.
Due to Monterey’s prominence within the new state of California, the city was home to many of the state’s “firsts,” including the first theater, first public school, first brick house, first printing press and public library. But oddly enough, what Monterey was most famous for was its fishery in Monterey Bay. The city was the site of Cannery Row, a long stretch of sardine canning factories that have since been immortalized by John Steinbeck in his 1946 novel Cannery Row, which takes place in Monterey during the Great Depression years. Much of Monterey’s Cannery Row still survives, although its factories have not functioned since the collapse of the fishery business in the 50’s. Cannery Row attracts many tourists, and the city of Monterey has established several restaurants and shops there to accommodate its visitors. The city also maintains the world-class Monterey Bay Aquarium, located along Cannery Row, as a tribute to the region’s dependence on its aquatic ecosystem.
In recent years, Monterey has gained a new reputation as “the Language Capital of the World.” The city is home to the Monterey Institute for International Studies, the Naval Postgraduate School and the Defense Language Institute, which teaches world languages to members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The city has gained much recognition for its involvement in military and ambassadorial translation and interpretation all over the world.
Monterey Home inventory breakdown by property type
Of the 4 homes for sale in Monterey, the breakdown of property types
is as follows:
100% Single Family.
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You are Viewing 1 to 4 of 4 homes for sale in Monterey. These homes are comprised of Single Family. The average list price of these property results is 1,839,500. Prices are displayed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Monterey please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.
The 4 homes for sale in Monterey, CA are represented by 1 member brokerages serving the Monterey area. Member brokerages representing the 4 homes include Alain Pinel Realtors.