Popularly known as America’s Last Home Town or Butterfly Town USA, Pacific Grove possesses a quaint and quiet charm all its own. Pacific Grove is positioned between Pebble Beach and Monterey. Carmel-by-the-Sea is the next city, five miles to the south, and the community of Big Sur is 30 miles south. The zip code is 93950 and the telephone area code is 831. The Monterey Peninsula Airport and the Monterey Jet Center service the Pacific Grove residents.
Locals who have settled here and tourist who come back year after year describe Pacific Grove as a welcoming town with charming ambiance and colorful Victorian homes dotted along the Pacific coast line. Pacific Grove is romantically remembered by couples who frequent the many special Bed & Breakfast Inns along the coastline. Citizens and families fortunate enough to live here boast an amazing quality of life and a wonderful close knit community celebrating many annual events. Local traditions include a Butterfly Parade, in which elementary school children dress in various costumes and march through town, and the Feast of Lanterns, a Chinese-styled pageant in which a high school girl and her companions act out a melodrama.