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Salinas, CA

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Salinas is a city located in Monterey County, in southwest California. Salina is the county seat of Monterey County, and the county’s government is located within the city. The city is somewhat elevated, and is 50 feet above sea level. As of the 2010 census, there were over 150,000 people living within the city limits. The city is mostly comprised of suburbs, and is known to have luxury homes and expensive condos. Other luxury industries, such as vineyards for fine wine production, have flocked to the city as a result

Salinas Apartments

$1010-$2070

Pointe at Harden Ranch
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$915-$4253

Cambridge Court
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1

$1030-$1833

Pointe at Northridge
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1

$1039-$1435

Garden Court
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1

$835-$2127

Boronda Manor
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1

$867-$1680

Pointe at Westlake
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Salinas, CA is
5 to 9
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 9.29%
  • 7.69%
  • 8.08%
  • Female
  • 8.25%
  • 7.91%
  • 7.1%
$1060
is average rent in Salinas, CA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 2.45%
  • 2.66%
  • 5.07%
45.79%
of units are available for rent in Salinas
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 1159
  • 174
  • 554
Getting Around in Salinas, CA

Transportation in Salinas is comprised of highways, rail, bus, and air. US Route 101 runs north south through the city, and connects Salinas with major regional cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles. California Route 68 and California State Route 183 run east west. Amtrak is the major rail company serving the city, with destinations as far out as Seattle, Washington. The bus system is run by the Monterey-Salinas Transit, as well as Greyhound.

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The average commuter time in Salinas is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.08%
  • 12.74%
  • 2.22%

Salad Bowl of the World

<p>Salinas is known in southwestern California as the "Salad Bowl of the World", because over one third of the world's lettuce is grown in the Salinas Valley. Salad production is a huge part of the city&Otilde;s economy, and 15% of the city's economy is attributed to some form of farming. The city has a large migratory population, which comes to farm in the spring and summer months, and leaves when it gets too cold for produce to grow. Fresh Express and Taylor Farms are major employers in the city, and other local agricultural companies have become fixtures in the local economy.</p>

California Rodeo Salinas

<p>Salinas is also home to the California Rodeo Salinas, which is a big time stop on the professional rodeo circuit. Salinas rodeo was founded in the early 1900s, and it began as a small showing. Today, the major Salinas Sports Complex is where rodeos are held. The facility can hold up to 17,000 people, and has become the state's premier spot for rodeo viewership. Networks such as ESPN and Fox Sports Network have broadcast rodeo shows from the facility, and the sport&Otilde;s fan base has created a tourism revenue stream for the city.</p>

Salinas Arts

<p>Salinas has a significant arts and culture scene, with a number of community venues where art is displayed and theatre is produced. The First Fridays Art Walk exhibits art and local music on the weekends, and is one of the city's most popular venues. The Valley Art Gallery is the city's oldest gallery and has been in operation for over thirty years. The Hartnell College Gallery and the Valley Art Gallery are also prime locations for changing art exhibits in the downtown area. You can also find local music being played on the weekends, especially outside at downtown venues.</p>