Pacific Grove Real Estate & Homes for Sale
Pacific Grove is set on the shores of the Monterey Bay Peninsula, nestled between the towns of Monterey and Carmel. It is a small “hometown” community with an easy-going ambiance. Known for its charming Victorian homes, Pacific Grove has more Victorian homes per capita than anywhere else in America. If you are looking for homes for sale in Pacific Grove, you could get lucky and find one of these gems. See all Pacific Grove real estate available for sale below, or read about homes for sale in Pacific Grove. Search the Pacific Grove MLS for home listings.
Homes for Sale in Pacific Grove
When looking for homes for sale in Pacific Grove, one of the first questions on the mind of potential buyers is the quality of education. The Pacific Grove Unified School District is ranked overall as the highest of all public schools on the Monterey Peninsula. The 6th largest city in Monterey County, Pacific Grove also has the lowest crime rate. In fact, it is the probably the only city in the U.S. where it is illegal to molest a monarch butterfly. There is a simple explanation for that ordinance. Pacific Grove is known as “Butterfly Town U.S.A.,” being the site for the annual migration of the monarch butterfly who call Pacific Grove home each winter. Thousands of Monarch butterflies cluster together on the pines and eucalyptus on a few select acres in Pacific Grove. The Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary is open during the wintering season from late October through early-March.
Victorian Ocean View homes
Some Victorian homes have been converted to inns, which could serve as a weekend retreat or a place to stay while you search for your Pacific Grove home. In fact, the Pacific Grove municipality encourages the renovation of these older homes, and under certain circumstances, provides 3% loans which are only due at the time of sale of the home. Victorian homes are a beautiful real estate investment. Some Victorian homes have fabulous ocean views as well as natural beauty in design. Victorian homes in Pacific Grove come in a wealth of sizes and colors.
Pacific Grove is home to the oldest operating lighthouse on the west coast, its warning beacon having flashed nightly as a guide to ships plying the waters off the rocky California coast. Today it serves as a symbol for a delightful town with an unparalleled quality of life. Pacific Grove offers homes with breathtaking ocean views, excellent education and plentiful recreational activities. Celebrating Pacific Grove’s family-friendly atmosphere and laid-back ambiance is easy during the city's annual Good Old Days celebration, held in April. It reflects a gentler, slower, bygone era, with a vintage fashion show, fireman's muster and old-fashioned parade. Other favorite events include December's Christmas at the Pacific Grove Inns, a holiday celebration at Pacific Grove hotels and bed and breakfast inns.
Summer brings the Feast of Lanterns, a pageant based on a Chinese folk tale. In its early history, Pacific Grove was a thriving Chinese fishing village. The autumn Butterfly Parade heralds the return of the monarch butterflies, which migrate to spend each winter in the pine groves. Also in October, there is a Pacific Grove home tour of the beautifully restored Victorian homes. It's a celebration for history and architecture buffs and is usually sold-out. Make sure to book your Pacific Grove Inn or hotel early.
So, if you are looking for homes for sale in Pacific Grove, you will find a small town atmosphere with an unparalleled quality of life, sandy beaches and breathtaking ocean views. All those make Pacific Grove real estate an excellent choice in a town that is welcoming, safe and diverse.
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Pacific Grove Real Estate and homes for sale
Great home in Pacific Grove, needs cash buyer. 1,126 square foot 3 bed 2 bath home on a pie shaped 5800 square foot lot. Single car garage, carmel rock patio, mature oak ...
- Beds 3
- Baths 2.0
- MLS 81431634
3 bed, 2.5 bath modern Craftsman with ocean views plus a legal 1 bed, 1 bath apartment completely remodeled in 2009. Beautiful mahogany floors, Australian green granite,...
- Beds 4
- Baths 4.0
- MLS 81431522
Wonderful rare opportunity in PG Retreat neighborhood! Small but very quaint cottage with inside laundry & two bathrooms. Electrical, plumbing, heating, roof all updated ...
- Beds 2
- Baths 2.0
- MLS 81431413
Frontline one-half acre located on Sunset Drive, directly across the road from Asilomar State Beach with walking trails, spectacular ocean and dune views. No water until ...
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- Baths –
- MLS 81431001
Fabulous 5 unit Pacific Grove property in a prime downtown location close to beaches, schools and shops. Separate decks, individual meters, eight covered parking spots a...
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- Baths –
- MLS 81420708
This dramatic Queen Anne is the only private residence in Pacific Grove on the National Historic Trust. Lovingly restored to perfection, this home also features bay views...
- Beds 5
- Baths 6.0
- MLS 81430792
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