Washington Park/Marino Pines
The Pacific Grove neighborhood of Washington Park/Marino Pines is bordered by Lighthouse Avenue to the North, Forest Lodge Road to the South, 17 Mile Drive to the West and Cypress and Congress Avenues to the east. Many homes in this desirable neighborhood have views of the Monterey Bay where on a clear day you can catch distant glimpses of sailboats through the pines and spectacular sunsets at night. Washington Park, located between Melrose and Alder Streets is the largest of the Pacific Grove Parks, running six blocks long. With a baseball field, picnic tables BBQ grills and children’s play structure it is an ideal setting for family gatherings and fun for the young and young at heart. The vast majority of the parkland is kept natural with groves of trees for shade and exploring. Homes here are also a part of the Pacific Grove Unified School District, which has an excellent academic reputation. The Stevenson School is also in nearby Pebble Beach and offers a highly respected private education experience and boarding school in an idyllic setting for grades 9-12.
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Historical Market Information
25 homes sold in this neighborhood in 2018. The most expensive home to sell was a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with 1,679 SqFt of living space on a 8,000 SqFt lot with peeks of the bay. The least expensive home to sell was a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 440 SqFt cottage on a 2,100 SqFt lot.
37 homes sold in this neighborhood in 2017. The most expensive home that sold, sold for 2.15 million for a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home, Holman Mansion, a significant historical property features 3,536 SqFt of living space on a 9,068 SqFt lot. The least expensive home that sold, sold for 315K for a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom with 507 SqFt of living space on a 1,800 SqFt lot.
In 2016, 28 homes sold in this neighborhood. The most expensive home sold for 1.349 million for a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom reconstructed Heritage Award winning home with 2,254 SqFt of living space on 3,598 SqFt lot. The least expensive home sold for 663,500 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 1,456 SqFt home on a 5,200 SqFt lot in need of a little TLC.
19 homes sold in this neighborhood in 2015. The most expensive home sold for 1.225 million for a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, completely rebuilt 2,049 SqFt home on a 6,300 SqFt home. The least expensive home sold for 525K for a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom with 964 SqFt home on a 3,400 SqFt lot.
In 2014 there were 31 homes sold in this neighborhood. The most expensive home sold was a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Craftsman style home with 2,017 SqFt of living space on a 3,600 SqFt lot, which sold for 1.1 million. The least expensive home sold was a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage with 424 SqFt of living space on a 2,200 SqFt lot, which sold for 317,500.
There were 23 homes sold in the neighborhood in 2013. The most expensive home sold in 2013 was a 3,155 SqFt home on a 7,500 SqFt lot, which sold for 1.26 million. The least expensive was a 477 SqFt cottage on a 4,124 SqFt lot, which sold for 389K.
In 2012 there were 42 home sales in this neighborhood. The most expensive home sold for 850K and was a 3 bedroom, 2+ bathroom custom home, located on Walnut Street and had 1,780 SqFt of living space on a 3,556 SqFt lot. The least expensive home in the neighborhood sold for 298K and was a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage “fixer” with 606 SqFt of living space situated on a 3,600 SqFt lot.
To live in Washington Park/Marino Pines is to become part of the welcoming community of Pacific Grove. Cherished by tourists and locals alike for its small town charms and historic dwellings, it is an ideal location for families, those who enjoy active coastal living, and anyone seeking to live in a unique town surrounded by natural beauty. As a resident of the Washington Park/Marino Pines neighborhood you will have close access to the coastal beaches including nearby Asilomar State Beach with its sand dunes and rocky coves and boardwalk for walking and jogging. Golfers will enjoy playing the greens at the Pacific Grove Municipal Golf links just minutes away or one of Pebble Beach’s seven world renowned golf courses that offer incredible ocean vistas, challenging play and a truly unforgettable golfing experience. You can spend time walking Lighthouse Avenue, window shopping, getting a bite to eat in a café such as the Red House Cafe or Holly’s Lighthouse Cafe, as you check out the historic buildings and architecture. There is also a neighborhood movie theatre that is seldom too crowded. Neighboring Monterey, offers an abundance of things to do as well with world class restaurants, Cannery Row, a number of museums and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Your home in Pacific Grove allows you to experience the best of the Monterey Peninsula while living in a peaceful and relaxed hometown.
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