Ranked in the 39th percentile


  • Salinas is ranked #758 in California
  • Salinas is ranked #17,767 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Sunny Weather
  • Stable Housing Market
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Relocating To Salinas, CA

I relocated to Salinas, California after living in Texas. I moved because of my job but have lived here since for about 7 years. I have found that the cost of living, especially for living in California, is pretty cheap. From what I've heard, the city used to be more like a small town but now, not at all. A lot of people have moved here because of the agricultural industry, and there are still jobs. Most of the jobs are related to working manually in the farming part, such as farming the food, production of it, delivery, and so forth. However, there are quite a few jobs related to the administration aspect to it, but still all are related to the agriculture industry. It is a little crowded but city is still beautiful aesthetically. Because it has become a big city than before, there is a heightened crime rate. There is a bit of a drug and gang problem but only certain areas of the city. Usually if you stay farther like around the hills rather than downtown, you are safe in terms of crime activity. Try to avoid the east side of town just overall. A lot of its old small-town charm still exists with lots of little shops and cafes. There is a mall but most people shop at the smaller upscale shops around town because there is more selection to pick from and more individuality in the clothes than department stores. One thing about Salinas is that it is a unique town by Californian standards. The quality of food is pretty good and there are lots of healthy options-not just a lot of fast food places. The weather is moderate, usually a little warm but not too hot.
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Source: The Salinas, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).