Prunedale, CA

Population: 19,628

Key findings

  • Prunedale has a Livability Score of 54/100, which is considered poor
  • Prunedale crime rates are 3% higher than the California average
  • Cost of living in Prunedale is 8% lower than the California average
  • Prunedale real estate prices are 3% lower than the California average
  • Rental prices in Prunedale are 7% higher than the California average

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      Extremely High Priced Homes Rent and Own

      While yes, it is beautiful, the cost of living is ridiculous. As current renters we've lived in the same house for the past 8 years, and pay $1300 monthly rent, which is an amazing deal. We also do our own repairs and get flooded every other year. The owners are long time friends, otherwise we would expect to pay about $2500 month for this 3 bedroom, 1 bath home that has a roof so overgrown with moss you'd think a hobbit lives here. The lowest grade cheapest gas is at $4 a gallon, which is also what a gallon of milk costs. I live right across the street from acres upon acres of strawberry fields, forever.... yet pay $8 for a basket of them at the store and $3 for a head of lettuce, even though it's considered the lettuce Capitol of the world... there are jobs, few of them pay well and you had better know Spanish if you expect top get them. Your best bet, multi family. Mortgage payments for an average size house(like mine) are very seldom less than $4000 a month... the schools are horrible. Instead of pushing the children to do better, they lower the standards. I'd your kid doesn't go ti school, you go to jail. Since the schools are riddled with gangs, sometimes this is complicated. My car had been broken into, someone tried to break into my house a few weeks ago, while I was home and awake.... they left their butter knife in the door jam, there's gone invasions and a big meth and heroin problem amongst adults AND high school children. There's been 4 of my daughters friends in the past 2 years that have committed suicide and someone is chucking ball bearings onto windshields on the highway a few times a day for the past year and the police can't seem to catch them. So...Yes, Monterey is close, it's pretty... is it worth it? Ive lived here my entire life, the climate is pretty nice year round comparatively speaking ... that's about the only thing going for it. That is the un-sugar coated truth.
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      Country-Paradise-with-Ocean-Views. Custom-built-homes on wide-open-spaces, forested w/oak-trees/rolling-hills; Easy-commute-location-to-Silicon Valley-tech-center-jobs. Prunedale has wineries/organic-farming/bee-keepers/horse-back-riding-boarding/Doggie-Day-Care/beaches/wineries/hiking-biking-trails-etc, 20-minutes from Carmel-Pebble Beach-Monterey-Cannery-Row-Aquarium/CSUMB/DLI. Reasonable Home Prices too! MARKA 206-5126CalBRE:01454416
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      Source: The Prunedale, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).