Las Palmas Ranch
Las Palmas Ranch is bordered to the north by River Road, to the west by Highway 68, the Monterey Salinas Highway, and to the south by Toro Regional Park. Las Palmas Ranch meets the Indian Springs/Pine Canyon neighborhood to the east. Located in the Monterey sunbelt, residents of the neighborhood have access to all that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer, while enjoying sunny weather out of the coastal fog. For families with younger children, the neighborhood offers safe and quite streets and cul-de-sacs, while most of the homes also offer large yard spaces. The neighborhood is part of the Washington Union Elementary School District and the Salinas Union High School District. For commuters, Highway 101 is located at a close enough proximity for easy access, but far enough that the neighborhood still showcases a quiet residential atmosphere.
Residents of the Indian Springs/Pine Canyon neighborhood enjoy sunny weather and close proximity to a variety of recreational activities. Toro Regional Park, which boarders the neighborhood, opened in 1971 and offers a beautiful pastoral setting perfect for a family outing. The park’s 4,756 acres are home to wildlife and a variety of recreational facilities, including an equestrian staging area, riding trails, softball fields, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, and over 20 miles of hiking trails. For those who seek an ocean-front playground, the Marina State Beach and sand dunes are just an eleven mile drive, and offer hang gliding, paragliding, the Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, walking trails, and of course miles of beach. Just minutes down the freeway from world class shopping and dining in Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea, residents of the neighborhood face no lack of entertainment.
As of March 3rd, 2015, homes in Las Palmas Ranch range in price from $2,495,000 for a 10 bedroom, 10.5 bathroom home with 9,465 SqFt of living space on 1+ Acre to $500,000 for a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with 1,716 SqFt of living space on a 3,475 SqFt lot. For a detailed analysis of Salinas Monterey Highway real estate, look at our monthly Community Market Reports.
In 2014, 28 homes sold in this neighborhood. The most expensive home sold was a 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home with 4,330 SqFt of living space on a 43,692 SqFt lot and sold for $1,295,000. The least expensive sold for $469,000 and was a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with 1,666 SqFt of living space on a 3,673 SqFt lot.
In 2013, there were 67 homes sold in Las Palmas Ranch. The most expensive home sold in 2013 was a 4 bed, 5 bath home with 4,330 SqFt of living space and amazing views of the Salinas Valley, which sold for $920,000. The least expensive home sold in 2013 was a 2 bed, 2 bath home with 815 SqFt of living space on 7,036 SqFt of land, which sold for $232,210.
To live in Las Palmas Ranch is to live in a quiet residential retreat with easy access to the vibrant lifestyle of the Monterey Peninsula. With endless options for hiking, jogging, cycling, and golfing, and close proximity to an array of sports and recreational facilities, outdoor and sports enthusiasts will feel right at home. Convenient proximity to downtown Monterey and Camel-by-the-Sea provides residents of the neighborhood access to world class shopping and dining. Less than an hour from the world famous Big Sur National Park and minutes from Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, the neighborhood provides access to some of the most beautiful areas of the country.
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