Salinas is a city known for its agriculture, and it's even been dubbed "The Salad Bowl of the World" because of the variety of fruits and vegetables it produces. It's less than 20 miles from Monterey, making it a convenient drive to the California coast and its beaches. Families looking for homes for rent in an area with culture will love this city, which is filled with art galleries, theaters, and the National Steinbeck Center. It also has Hartnell College, which has shows and exhibitions that residents can enjoy.
Facts for Renters
John Steinbeck was born in Salinas in 1902. His childhood home is still standing in the city, and he wrote late at night in a small attic there when he was young. He would go on to win the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, and his most well-known works were set around his hometown.
Residents will find many entertainment options in Salinas. The Fox Theater Salinas hosts comedians, musicians and shows for residents who want live entertainment. Those who prefer the cinema can go to the Maya Theater. Children can even get involved by joining the Ariel Theater Company.
California Rodeo Salinas is the largest rodeo in California and takes place in the city every year. It's a non-profit organization that gives a special scholarship to students that graduate from Salinas Valley High School.