Jack’s Peak is the highest point on the Monterey Peninsula, rising to an elevation of 1,068 feet above Monterey and Carmel. The area was named in honor of Scottish immigrant David Jacks who was a very successful and powerful businessman, land speculator and dairy owner during the 19th century. After working as an army contractor in Brooklyn, Jacks emigrated to California during the Gold Rush of 1849 and soon began acquiring thousands of acres of land in and around Monterey. Jack’s legacy may be popularly recalled for being the first to popularize Monterey Jack cheese, a local cheese first made by the Franciscan Padres and later produced by one of Jack’s own dairies along the Salinas River. Jack’s Peak County Park, located at the southern half of the neighborhood boundary is a rare native Monterey Pine forest encompassing 525 acres. In fact the park boasts the largest number of remaining native Monterey Pines in the world. The park offers over 8 miles of horseback riding and hiking trails that reward you with gorgeous views of the Monterey Bay, Cannery Row, and Marina State Beach and dunes. It is a perfect location for the outdoor enthusiast, photographer, or nature lover. The Jack’s Peak neighborhood is bordered by Hwy 1 to the west, Aguajito Road to the east, Monhollan Road to the north and open Jack’s Peak Country Park land to the south.
Jacks Peak is conveniently located minutes from Carmel-by-the-Sea, Pebble Beach and Monterey. Estates in this highly coveted neighborhood enjoy sweeping bay views and large, private parcels. From behind gated entrances you will find architecturally stunning homes, often with a guest cottage or tranquil swimming pool on the lush grounds. From Spanish style compounds to Mediterranean villas and stylish contemporary estates, each unique home is a private oasis. Owning a home in this prestigious neighborhood is to live in the beauty of rolling verdant hills and knolls, majestic oaks and truly elegant country living.
Currently on the market as of January 2015, homes in Jack’s Peak range in price from $12.9 million for a 12,482 SqFt home, situated on 6.5 acres of land with 6 bedrooms, 7 full baths/3 half baths and a pool to $1.095 million for a 2,612 SqFt home on 46,174 SqFt of land. Click here to preview all Carmel homes for sale in the Jack’s Peak neighborhood. For all available Carmel real estate, click here.
As of January 2015, there have only been 2 homes sold in this neighborhood in the last 6 months. One home sold for $2,680,000 with 4,639 SqFt and on a 5+ acre lot. The other one sold for $1,300,000 with 3,292 SqFt on a 5.8 acres.
As of June 28th 2014, the most expensive home sold, year to date, in Jack’s Peak was a 1,704 SqFt home on 6.5 acres, which sold for $1.875 million, while the least expensive was a 2,800 SqFt home on 43,400 SqFt of land, which sold for $925,000. In 2013, the most expensive home sold in the neighborhood was a 7,800 SqFt home on 7.06 acres, which sold for $2.995 million, while the least expensive was a 2,799 SqFt home on 43,255 SqFt of land, which sold for $750,000. In 2012, the most expensive home sold in Jack’s Peak sold for $2,550,000 and was a 7 bedroom 8 bath home with 7,100 SqFt of living space, situated on a 304,920 SqFt parcel. This beautifully designed home featured a caretaker unit as well as a stable, perfect for the horse enthusiast. The least expensive home sold in the neighborhood in 2012 sold for $915,000 and was a 4 bedroom 3 bath home with 3,207 SqFt of living space, situated on an acre lot. The home had remarkable Monterey Bay views. For a detailed analysis of Carmel real estate sales, check out our monthly Community Market Reports.
To live in Jack’s Peak is to live in one of the most desirable Carmel neighborhoods. Beyond being a neighborhood, it is a unique geographical area of astounding beauty and peacefulness. Imagine witnessing the city lights twinkle in the distance over the Monterey Bay and sun filled days hiking and discovering endless adventure on twisting trails through the pines. Your wonderful proximity allows you to experience the best of living on the Peninsula. From your home in Jack’s Peak you will have quick access to excellent dining, shopping and events. You may enjoy golfing one on of Pebble Beach’s 7 renowned golf courses, cycling along the coast or a beach picnic at Carmel River State Beach. Wherever your heart takes you, your Jack’s Peak home is a distinct retreat for a lifestyle of natural elegance.
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