Salinas, California

Salad Bowl of the World

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River Rd / Parker Rd


River Rd/Parker Rd is an upscale rural neighborhood with a median home price of $1.15m and avg rent for a home of $5.2k+ The blocks are beautiful and tree-lined and the homes are on large lots and are mostly 3+ bedrooms. Most of the children attend either Boronda Meadows Elementary School or Spreckels Elementary School, [El Sausal Middle School](, and Salinas High School.

San Benancio Rd / Harper Canyon Rd


The San Benancio Rd / Harper Canyon Rd neighborhood is another upscale area with beautiful homes along streets filled with evergreen trees. The more densely laid out homes sell for an avg median $1 million or rent for an avg $4900. Homes are typically 3+ bedrooms and highly valued for the strong community feel throughout the neighborhood.
One of the great prizes of the neighborhood is Toro County Park. It's smack dab in the middle of the area and has riding trails, playgrounds, volleyball courts, and baseball diamonds and acts as a hub for the local community.

E Boronda Rd / Constitution Blvd


The E Boronda Rd / Constitution Blvd neighborhood offers lower-priced housing options. It's home to many students who attend colleges in nearby downtown, including Hartnell College and California State University, Monterey Bay.
The median home price is $755,000 and avg rent $2,840. Unlike many neighborhoods in Salinas, this area has many apartment rental options, for either students, or young professionals looking for cheaper options than Monterey. Harden Ranch and Boronda Manor are two popular options.

Locals appreciate the short walk to major shopping/restaurant options as well as the fact several parks are within walking distance including Santa Rita and Soto Square Playground. Ideal for young families looking to keep the kiddos active outdoors.