Relocating to Monterey County...Leaving Monterey County?

We know that purchasing a new home and moving to a new community raises many questions. We are here to help you find answers to your questions and make the transition a positive experience. With these resources at our fingertips we can assist you whether you’ re transferring into Monterey County or leaving the area.

Monterey County Facts

Monterey County is located on the Central Coast of California is about 100 miles south of San Francisco; 60 miles south of San Jose; and about 350 miles north of Los Angeles.

Salinas is the county seat and the largest municipality of Monterey County, California. The most current estimate from the California Department of Finance sets the 2010 population at about 415,057.

Salinas is located 10 miles east-southeast of the mouth of the Salinas River, at an elevation of about 52 feet above sea level and roughly 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean and enjoys a mild climate. The climate is also ideal for the floral industry and grape vineyards planted by world-famous vintners.

Salinas is an agricultural center and known as the l of the World because over 80% of the lettuce grown in the United States is grown in the Salinas Valley. Also known for being the hometown of the noted writer and Nobel Prize in Literature laureate John Steinbeck.


Gas, Electric, and Propane

Garbage Service

  • Salinas Republic Services Customer Service: 831-775-3850
  • City of Monterey Monterey Disposal Service - (831) 372-7977 10 Ryan Ranch Road Monterey CA 93940
  • Carmel, Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove, Seaside, Marina, Pebble Beach, Castroville Waste Management Inc. - (831) 384-5000 11240 Commercial Parkway Castroville CA 95012


Water Service