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Nestled along the Big Sur coastline on iconic Highway 1 near the Pacific Ocean, Monterey is synonymous with surfing, golfing and winemaking. In short, it's a true California town that has a lot to offer new residents. Besides its coastal location and close proximity to several of California's best historic sites, Monterey's temperate weather provides outdoor recreation year-round.

According to statistics from City-Data, the cost of living in Monterey is a little more than 10 percent above the U.S. national average, which is a typical cost of the area. Monterey is also home to a multicultural population and young median resident age. Based on a 2012 U.S. Census estimate, there are more than 28,000 residents living in Monterey.  

Activities and Attractions in Monterey

Monterey is full of attractions, many of which pertain to the area's coastal location. Some of these include beaches, including Cannery Row, a waterfront district along the bay that was the famous home to American writer John Steinbeck.

There are also many wineries in Monterey for vino lovers. There is a 90-mile valley and eight viticultural soil types that make Monterey a premier wine destination. Some of the best varietals coming from this region include pinot noir and chardonnay, but there are 40 others that locals as well as residents can sip and swirl.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is another major tourist attraction. Located on Cannery Row, this major venue boasts some of the most beloved creatures of the sea, including otters, squid, oceanic avian species, numerous fish and whales. This is an excellent spot to get up close and personal with many of the creatures that make the bay famous worldwide.

Moving to Monterey

Historic Highway 1 runs straight through Monterey, making car transport simple for those who are traveling by vehicle with a Monterey moving company. State Highway 68 also runs through town, giving new residents even greater access to the city. However, if you would rather opt for vehicle transportation services with North American Van Lines, you can fly into Monterey Regional Airport (which is 4 miles from the city center) and let the professionals handle the heavy lifting. There are many other amenities that you can enjoy with northAmerican, including full-service packing, box and furniture inventory and no-surprise pricing so that you know you are getting the best possible deal.

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