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Prunedale

Prunedale is a town in Monterey County, CA, located around eight miles north of the city of Salinas. The town covers roughly 46 square miles, and is a short drive away from Monterey Bay, giving residents access to a plethora of fun attractions and year-round activities such as whale watching, deep sea fishing, sailing, kayaking, and more.

In the early days of its founding, Prunedale was known for its abundant plum trees and orchards, which was how it got its name. While the trees eventually perished due to poor irrigation and fertilization, the area still retained its name. In 1931, US Route 101 was rerouted towards Prunedale, a notable development that contributed to the town’s growth. Highway 101 originally provided direct access from Salinas to San Juan Bautista, which still exists today and is known as San Juan Grade Road.

Today, Prunedale is known for its picturesque, family-friendly environment, pleasant year-round climate, terrific variety of recreational activities, fun attractions, and vibrant entertainment options. The community has a very laidback atmosphere, which makes it an ideal place to call home.

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Community Figures

Median Home Sales Price – $486,993

Population – 17,560

Median Resident Age – 39.1 years old

Estimated Median Household Income – $79,442

Real estate options and homes for sale in Prunedale, CA

Those looking for the perfect home in Prunedale will be able to choose from a wide variety of stylish and well-built homes that can accommodate almost any type of budget. Planning to build a custom home? Lots and land are also available for sale in the area.

Property types in Prunedale consist almost entirely of single-family homes, which are available in different sizes, floor plans, and architectural styles such as contemporary, Mediterranean, craftsman, and ranch. Buyers looking forward to luxurious living will find a terrific selection of luxury homes for sale in Prunedale, most of which are equipped with a range of first-class features such as expansive open floor plans, designer finishes, well-manicured grounds, oversized master suites, stunning views of rolling hills and deep valleys, and many more.

Insider Tips

Parks & Nature

  • Royal Oaks Park
  • Manzanita County Park
  • Seahorse Equestrian Tours

Restaurants

  • 101 Wine Press
  • Ay Caramba
  • Ichiban Sushi
  • Stevies Family Restaurant
  • Country Kitchen
  • Jim’s Restaurant
  • Sarita’s Mexican Food
  • Mountain Mike’s Pizza

Shopping

  • Prune Tree Shopping Center
  • Prunedale Shopping Center

Hotels and Accommodations

  • Salinas/Monterey KOA

Schools

  • Lagunita Elementary School
  • Pacific Coast Charter School
  • North Monterey County Center for Independent Study
  • Everett Alvarez High School
  • Linscott Charter School

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