South Salinas, Salinas, CA

South Salinas Neighborhood Guide Salinas, CA

About

South Salinas is a vibrant and culturally rich neighborhood located in the heart of Salinas, California. It is known for its quaint, historic downtown area featuring charming boutiques, diverse restaurants, and the National Steinbeck Center, a museum dedicated to Nobel Prize-winning author, John Steinbeck. Well-known streets include South Main Street and Central Avenue, providing easy access to the city's amenities and attractions. The neighborhood is also a short drive away from the Salinas Municipal Airport.

What You Will Love about South Salinas, Salinas, California

  • The historic and cultural richness that resonates through its charming downtown area filled with unique shops and restaurants.
  • Proximity to the National Steinbeck Center for those interested in literature and arts.
  • Easy access to the entire city thanks to the major roads that run through the neighborhood.

What’s Nearby

South Salinas is close to many popular areas and points of interest, including the beautiful Toro Park for outdoor enthusiasts and the coveted Monterey Peninsula, known for its stunning coastline and world-class golf courses. The neighborhood's central location also makes it a short drive to downtown Salinas, known for its bustling farmer's market and cultural festivals.

Lifestyle

South Salinas offers a relaxed, suburban lifestyle with an urban edge, thanks to its downtown area's unique shops and cultural attractions. Its residents enjoy a strong sense of community, and the neighborhood is known for its safe, family-friendly environment and high-quality schools.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 147 restaurants, 56 grocery stores, and 12 parks within a mile of the South Salinas neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Santa Cruz Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    19 E Romie Ln

  • SHOPPING
    Maitre'd Restaurant Systems

    Business and Professional Services, Industrial Equipment Supplier, Retail, Office Supply Store, Warehouse or Wholesale Store

    0.3 miles

    1031 S Main St

  • GROCERY
    Whitmore Distributing

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Farmers' Market, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store / Supermarket

    0.4 miles

    49 San Miguel Ave

  • GROCERY
    Markon Cooperative

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    830 Park Row

  • GROCERY
    Corral De Tierra Cattle Co.

    Business and Professional Services, Wholesaler, Landmarks and Outdoors, Farm, Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Gourmet Store, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    820 Park Row

  • SHOPPING
    Park Row Shopping Center

    Retail, Shopping Mall

    0.4 miles

    902 Park Row

South Salinas Apartments and Rentals

49 Rental properties in South Salinas, Salinas, CA.

  • 715 Elton Pl property

    $1,850

    715 Elton Pl

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    550 Sqft

  • 751 Sanborn Pl property

    $1,850

    751 Sanborn Pl

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

  • 500 Abbott St property

    $2,650

    500 Abbott St

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1092 Sqft

  • 619 E Romie Ln property

    $1,875

    619 E Romie Ln

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    500 Sqft

  • 426 California St property

    $1,900

    426 California St

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

  • 336 California St property

    $1,950

    336 California St

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
11%
89.6%
utilities
5.8%
32.8%
food
2.7%
17.2%
transportation
1.2%
29.4%
healthcare
7.5%
21.2%

South Salinas Demographics

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South Salinas Reviews

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  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 5 of 6 renters

  • Near Schools

    Yes

    Say 5 of 6 renters

  • Busy Streets

    No

    Say 4 of 6 renters

  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 4 of 6 renters

  • Mostly Older Buildings

    No

    Say 4 of 6 renters

  • Area Has Potholes

    No

    Say 4 of 6 renters

South Salinas Transportation

walk bike and transit

Somewhat Walkable

63/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Bikeable

53/100
Bike Score®

Salinas Valley Trucking

Other

50 W Alisal St

MST

Other

118 Lincoln Ave

Monterey and Salinas Railroad Museum

Train Stop

26 Railroad Ave

Source: foursquare.com

South Salinas Schools

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