The rocky cliffs of Pebble Beach and Carmel-by-the-Sea's beaches are just the beginning to the beauty offered by the Monterey Peninsula.
The beauty held within the central California coast continues to mystify those who visit and delight the lucky few who call it home making the region a wonderful location for a real estate investment.
The varietal landscapes that abound are every architects dream and challenge. From cool rocky sea cliffs, to warm rolling hills dotted with oak trees, to the manicured landscape of an esteemed golf course, the Monterey Peninsula offers a landscape to suit anyone. Along with the variety of landscapes, comes the benefit of diverse climates in close proximity to one another.
The 8,400 acres we call Pebble Beach is known for its world-renowned golf courses. The famous Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill, Peter Hay, Poppy Hills, Monterey Peninsula Country Club and the ever exclusive Cypress Point Golf Club all are nestled in the land named Pebble Beach. The Del Monte forest that inhabits Pebble Beach is a microcosm of the Monterey Coast with pocket climates unique to all of the surrounding areas. When cruising along the famed 17-mile Drive, you will drive through sweeping open coastal plains, warm hills covered with Monterey Pines and Cypress Groves so dense they create their own ecosystem.
Carmel-by-the-Sea is every climate in one. Warm days full of sunny blue skies slowly turn into evenings enveloped by fog carrying the scent of wood-burning fireplaces and the sound of crashing waves echoing throughout this seaside village.
Carmel Valley with it’s equestrian properties and vineyards, has the feel of being in the South of France. Arid and warm, Carmel Valley provides a quick escape from the cooler marine climates that call the coastal areas home.
Big Sur is the grande dame of the area’s landscapes. Stretching miles down the California coast, Big Sur is home to one of the country’s most beautiful and protected coastlines. Houses are rare here due to preservationist building limitations making every home a treasured and valuable gem. Bordered by the Santa Lucia Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean, Big Sur’s dramatic rocky coastline butts up against California’s notorious Redwood Forest. Whether you want to feel small and tuck yourself into a grove of redwood trees or go big and stand atop a 1,200 foot mountain peak with the world below, Big Sur offers a dream for everyone.
The landscape of the Monterey Peninsula has always been the main attraction; whether for commerce in the early days for its ports and canneries, or for its abundant leisure options we see today with world-renowned golf courses, beaches and mountains in its backyard. Discovering homes and land in this area takes local knowledge and expertise not only on the real estate market, but on the unique challenges of building and owning in such a protected environment.