Corral de Tierra Real Estate is made up of a very eclectic mixture of homes that have been built over the past 50 or so years. It is not uncommon to have a brand new home located right next to a 40 year old home inside this rural setting. Most real estate in Corral de Tierra is made up of larger lots that measure over one acre and typical lots here are around 3-4 acres but can be 100 acres or more! The terrain of most of the lots is pretty hilly since it is carved out of a canyon and building sites are limited.
Real estate values are a lot like the homes in Corral de Tierra and can vary from basic, very affordable homes to very high end and expensive luxury estates. Smaller, older homes set close to Corral de Tierra Road typically do not fetch more than $750,000 and larger, newer luxury homes with views and acreage can sell in the several million dollar range. Obviously knowing what price to pay for a home in Corral de Tierra Canyon can be very tricky as well as figuring out what price to sell your home for. Be sure to talk to a REALTOR when buying or selling a home in Corral de Tierra.
The Corral de Tierra neighborhood is a relatively small rural area located right in the middle of Monterey and Salinas roughly 15 minutes east of Monterey off Hwy 68. Corral de Tierra Road forks off Hwy 68 just west of the Toro Café and runs right down the center of the Corral de Tierra Canyon to the south east until it runs into San Benancio Rd. There are homes that are set back on both sides of Corral de Tierra Road as well as many private roads branching off allowing for homes to be built up the canyon walls making this neighborhood unique from many others.
Corral de Tierra Canyon, referred to as “Las Pasturas del Cielo” in John Steinbeck’s book, “The Pastures of Heaven” was aptly named based on the scenic beauty of this area. John Steinbeck spent time all over Monterey County as a kid, but apparently Corral de Tierra made a lasting impact on him. He especially liked the Castle Rock area of Corral de Tierra as described in the book.
Corral de Tierra is a very desirable area for full time residents of either the Monterey Peninsula or the Salinas Valley. This neighborhood is centrally located with easy access to the Monterey Peninsula as well as Salinas, Marina and Carmel Valley. You can be just about anywhere you need to in around 20 minutes from Corral de Tierra.
Those looking to escape the summer coastal fog will also be delighted with the weather in Corral de Tierra. It is normally 10-15 degrees warmer that the coast and is rarely fogged in. The locals refer to this location as the sun belt or the banana belt based on the regularity of the sunshine in the summer months. In the wintertime, residents of Corral de Tierra can count on the same mild weather that makes the California coast so inviting to so many people. Although the mornings will be a bit cooler in the canyon, the days normally warm up quickly and match or exceed the coastal high temperatures.
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