Monterey – Santa Cruz Region of California: Short Term Rentals & More
The experts at Key Housing can help you find short term rentals and corporate housing in the Monterey and Santa Cruz region. From serviced apartments in Salinas to all types of extended stays rentals in Monterey.
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Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties are home to some of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world. The region extends from North of Monterey Bay through the wild and scenic Big Sur where the Santa Lucia Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean.
The cities of Monterey and Santa Cruz are best known as resort towns with famous destinations including the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row snd Fishermans Wharf. The Monterey Music Festival and the famous Concourse Automobile show and auction are seasonal favorites. If you play or watch golf, Pebble Beach and it’s surrounding championship courses will be familiar to you.
While Tourism and Agriculture in the Salinas area dominate the local economy other employers include Plantronics, McGraw-Hill, Dole Fresh Vegetables, the Naval Post Graduate School, University of California Santa Cruz, and the California State University Monterey Bay.
Originally inhabited by the Ohlone American Indian peoples, the Monterey area was first occupied by Spanish in 1770 and Monterey served as the Capital of Alta California during both the Spanish and Mexican periods. The United States claimed these lands after the Battle of Monterey in 1846 during the Mexican-American War.