Pacific Grove provides another lifestyle for it’s residents. Downtown offers a delightful mish-mash of shops and restaurants primarily owned by locals. There is a local (public) golf course, grocery store and pharmacy. Although not dominated by any age group Pacific Grove offers many children activities within walking distance to town including the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary classes and workshops.
Don’t miss the incredible ocean views at Lover’s Point, watching world class surfers at Asilomar beach and visiting the historic lighthouse.
Neighborhoods vary as you will find a tiny cottage (painted bright purple and green) situated right next to a large Traditional, Victorian or Spanish style home.
Close to downtown ‘P.G.’ there are pockets of historical homes- with plaques displayed on the front of the house identifying the original owner and year built. There are quaint bungalows and beach front homes for those that want a small place to hang their hat. Different neighborhoods attract unique homeowners, including Candy Cane lane where the homeowner is destined to decorate their home for the holiday. Maybe that is why locals refer to Pacific Grove as ‘the last home town’.
Asilomar – Grove Acre – Crocker
Located west of 17 mile drive. Most of these homes in Asilomar, Grove Acre, and Crocker have one quarter to half acre lots. Here you will find a blend of newer homes alongside homes which date back as late as the 1930’s. This is also home to Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds and its 107 acres of beach front land.
Beach Tract – Fairway Homes
Located North of Lighthouse Avenue between Asilomar and Pacific Streets. Beach Tract and Fairway owners enjoy views of the Monterey Bay and/or Pacific Grove Golf Links which runs down the center of the tract. Pacific Grove Marine Gardens Park runs along the beach front properties. Pricing runs from moderate to the high 3 million range.
Central Ave – Downtown
Central Ave/Downtown is located north of Lighthouse Avenue between two of our landmark sights – Lover’s Point and the Monterey aquarium. As the name suggests this area is also just a short stroll to all the downtown amenities. Homes range from brightly painted cottages to Spanish and Victorian’s dated back to the late 1920’s.
Country Club Gate – Forest Grove
Country Club Gate homes and Forest Grove Homes are located at the foot of the Country Club Gate entrance to Pebble Beach. There are single family homes, condominium homes within this small enclave located a short walk to restaurants. If you want to be surrounded by wildlife this is the place to be.
Del Monte Park
Del Monte Park homes are located on the Eastern most side of Pacific Grove. There are affordable single family homes and a great gated Condominium complex called Glen Lake in this tract. This area sits adjacent to Highway 68 providing great access to the rest of the peninsula.
Forest Ave – Pine Ave
Forest Ave homes and Pine Ave homes are located to the west of David Ave above Lighthouse Ave. This area offers the most affordable homes in Pacific Grove with lot sizes starting at 2,600 square feet. In 2005, I sold a home in this tract. It was a 1917 impeccably renovated by ‘Stocker and Allaire’ Contractors and included 2,129 square feet with incredible views, a large yard and guest house. This was the highest sale price to date at $2,012,000 and still well worth it!
Forest Hill homes are located on both sides of Forest Avenue between David Avenue and Bishop Avenue. This tract is just cross the street from shopping and Patisserie Bechler, one of the best bakeries on the Peninsula.
Hillcrest – Candy Cane Lane
Hillcrest homes and Candy Cane Lane homes are located west of David Ave above Sinex Ave. Expect to find the ‘perfect cottage’. A fabulous little area. Why the name Candy Cane Lane? Just visit the area around Christmas. Around 75 homes join together to provide the ultimate in the Holiday home lighting tradition. No hum-bugs allowed!
Washington Park – Marino Pines
Washington Park homes and Marino Pines homes are located south of Lighthouse Avenue between 17 Mile Drive and Forest Ave. Established in the early 1920’s. This area hosts single family homes and duplexes filled with charm. I is also home to Pacific Grove’s largest park-George Washington Park which has been primarily left in its natural habitate.