Marina is a growing coastal city with a population of around 22,000 residents. It is conveniently located near Highway One, just 15 minutes to downtown Monterey. With Santa Cruz 45 minutes, San Jose an hour and San Francisco around an hour and a half away, the location is hard to beat. While the majority of homes were built between 1950 to 1980, there are three new housing developments in Marina: Sea Haven, The Dunes and East Garrison. With all of the new development, housing in Marina is in high demand.
Marina has a nice suburban feel combined with an abundance of beauty and nature. There is easy access to the coastal Monterey bike path which stretches over 18 miles from Marina to Pebble Beach. In addition, part of Marina connects with Ford Ord National Monument which has over 86 miles of hiking and biking trails to explore.
In 2020, there were 192 single family home sales, 169 sales in 2019. The average days on the market was just 31 days in comparison to 44 in 2019. Sale prices ranged from $470,000 to $1,1950,000 with a median sale price of $689,000 up from $649,000 in 2019. In 2020, there were 27 condominium and townhouse sales, 19 in 2019. Sale prices ranged from $389,000 to $615,000. The average days on market was only 34 days in comparison to 45 in 2019. The median condominium and townhouse sale price was $471,000 up from $405,000 in 2019.
Favorite restaurants and places: Saltwood Kitchen and Oysterette, Papa Chevo’s Taco Shop, New Korea, Marina State Beach, Ford Ord National Monument and the Monterey Recreational Trail.