Garden Road/Ryan Ranch/Fairgrounds
The Garden Road/Ryan Ranch/Fairgrounds neighborhood of Monterey runs along the Monterey Salinas Highway from Fremont Street to York Road. Home to the Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey Symphony, and the Monterey Pines Golf Course, residents of the neighborhood enjoy a wide array of events and activities year round. The neighborhood is accessible by Hwy 68, the Monterey Salinas Highway, and conveniently located across from the Monterey Peninsula Airport. For families with school-age children, the neighborhood is part of the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. For those working in Ryan Ranch, home to many businesses and professional offices, the neighborhood makes your commute a breeze. The active community offers close proximity to the shore, but at a comfortable distance from the coastal fog.
Residents of the Garden Road/Ryan Ranch/Fairgrounds neighborhood enjoy the entertainment and culture brought to the area by the Monterey Fairgrounds, located in the northern part of the neighborhood. The Monterey County Fair and Event Center has hosted some of the most respected musicians in history, such as Duke Ellington, Carlos Santana, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix. Since 1935, the Fairgrounds have hosted the Annual Monterey County Fair, celebrating Monterey’s unique history and heritage, as well as offering carnival rides, live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, cooking contests, and much more. The Fairgrounds are also home to the annual Monterey Jazz Festival, held every September, and celebrating the legacy of Jazz. The first Monterey Jazz Festival, held in 1958, showcased artists such as Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, and Harry James. Today, the Monterey Jazz Festival still brings some of the best jazz performers in the world to the Garden Road/Ryan Ranch/Fairgrounds neighborhood. The Monterey Symphony, presenting some of the best musical programs in the Central Coast, is also located in the center of the Garden Road/Ryan Ranch/Fairgrounds neighborhood. Offering programs for youth and adults, the Monterey Symphony is a non-profit community organization dedicated to engaging, educating and exciting the community through music. The Monterey Symphony hosts concerts throughout the greater Monterey area.
For golf enthusiasts, the Garden Road/Ryan Ranch/Fairgrounds features the Monterey Pines Golf Course. Originally designed as a 9-hole course by Robert Muir Graves in 1963, the course was upgraded to an 18-hole regulation length golf course in 1972. Known to the locals as the “Navy Course,” the Monterey Pines Golf Course features playful layouts perfect for beginners, or experienced golfers looking to improve their confidence.
Homes in this neighborhood rarely become available on the market. The last known sale was in 2007 and was a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with 1,265 SqFt of living space on a 7,200 SqFt lot and sold for 600K. Click here to preview all Monterey homes for sale in the Garden Road/Ryan Ranch/Fairgrounds neighborhood. For all available Monterey real estate, click here. For a detailed analysis of Monterey real estate sales, check out our monthly Community Market Reports.
To live in the Garden Road/Ryan Ranch/Fairgrounds neighborhood is to live in an active cultural center of beautiful Monterey. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the close proximity to gorgeous beaches and the stunning Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail. Golfers can take advantage of the Monterey Pines Golf Course. Music lovers will be thrilled to live so close to the many concerts held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, as well as to have easy access to lessons and concerts hosted by the Monterey Symphony. Homeowners appreciate the value and affordability of living in the Garden Road/Ryan Ranch/Fairgrounds neighborhood, with the close proximity to world class shopping, dining, entertainment and events along the Monterey Peninsula.