Cannery Row/Lighthouse Business District
The Cannery Row/Lighthouse Business District of Monterey is a vibrant and lively section of Monterey real estate that hugs the Monterey Bay and is a destination for tourists around the world. The district is bordered by the famous Cannery Row, David Avenue, Hawthorne Lane and the tunnel which will take you into Old Town Monterey. These blocks are home to Monterey’s most famous residents, the incredible marine life at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. From sea otters to giant kelp to brilliant sea horses and jellyfish, each year this amazing aquarium draws more than 1.8 million visitors. In addition to the aquarium, Cannery Row boasts numerous fantastic restaurants featuring fresh local seafood, galleries and shops, as well as many highly rated hotels including the Monterey Plaza Hotel, The Clement and the Portola Hotel and Spa. The sights and sounds of Cannery Row are not strictly for the tourists however, locals alike enjoy an evening stroll through the neighborhood and popping in for a mid-week meal at their favorite spot or simply enjoying the ambiance of the areas historic charms.
A few streets from Cannery Row you will find Lighthouse Avenue, a stretch of over 120 shops, businesses and dining establishments. The restaurants on Lighthouse are richly diverse. From Sushi to Hawaiian, Persian to BBQ, there is truly a menu to please every palate and mood. There are numerous antique shops, surf shops and fitness studios as well as locations for banking, pharmacy and grocery, conveniently located to suit the needs of the surrounding homes.
While residential ownership opportunities in the Lighthouse/Business District are few, there are commercial real estate opportunities as well as opportunities in the surrounding residential neighborhoods. Living a couple blocks up from this vibrant center of town you will find yourself in a desirable neighborhood of homes, many offering bay views from their elevated perch.
As of February 24th, 2015, there are two homes available in the Lighthouse/Business District for sale. The most expensive home is listed for $749,000 which features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with 1,640 SqFt of living space on a 2,497 SqFt lot. The other home features 875 SqFt of living space and is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage that sits on 3,630 SqFt of land and is listed at $425,000. To view all available Monterey real estate, click here. For a detailed analysis of Monterey real estate, check out our monthly Community Market Reports.
One home sold in 2014 in this neighborhood. It was a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home featuring 1,089 SqFt of living space on a 3,600 SqFt lot and sold for $492,512.
In 2013, one home was sold in the neighborhood. This Cannery Row Pied a Terre was sold for $1.025 million and has 1,600 SqFt of living space, 2 beds, and 2 baths.
The Cannery Row/Lighthouse Business District is a bustling and dynamic section of Monterey that promises to grow as a destination as the neighborhood further develops and new businesses are attracted to the area. With cherished establishments such as the Sardine Factory and the Monterey Bay Aquarium it is a historic section of town with unique influence from the days of the canneries and life so richly described by John Steinbeck. Surrounding the district and impossible to overlook is the beauty of the Monterey Bay which offers immense opportunities for exploration and recreation. To own a home anywhere in Monterey is to be part of a truly unique and beautiful coastal town.
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