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
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.