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Living in Monterey, California:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Monterey, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked three people living in Monterey what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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Monterey is near some of the most beautiful places on Earth – Big Sur – Carmel – Brad Pitt’s house – Pebble Beach. You’ll really enjoy it here if you like golf, cars that sell for 25 million a piece, attractive women over the age of 65, John Steinbeck, and the sounds of sea lion’s barking the night away.

Weather-wise it is a wonderful place to live, rarely too hot or too cold. But visitors should be aware in the summer months, it is typically cooler than you’d expect or plan for, especially after sundown. Always bring a jacket of some kind. A cloudy afternoon in August can be in the 50’s, even while 25 miles away inland it is nearing triple digits.

Matthew, says: 2023

Someone moving to Monterey should consider the cost of living, weather, schools and public transportation. They should take a trip for a few days to get to see some of the everyday lifestyle and how the mood of the city itself is. They must understand that the city may look great from their perspective but is it something they would enjoy as a home.

Semijah, says: 2020

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