Seaside is second only to Monterey as the most populated city on the Monterey Peninsula. The city prides itself as the most friendly to business, and the community that is most service minded. Perched atop rolling hills with an elevation ranging from four to 400 feet above sea level, the city offers outstanding views of Monterey Bay and the peninsula skyline. The city also shares the sandy terrain of nearby Sand City and Marina. With its favorable location and amenities, the city is rapidly growing as both a residential and commercial community. Seaside was the chosen location for the newest university in the acclaimed California State University system, California State University-Monterey Bay.
The city’s thriving business sector is supported by small, family-owned businesses and several authentic ethnic restaurants. The city also claims the second largest automobile center in the world. To meet the needs of residents for prime facilities, the city offers 16 public parks, Laguna Grande Lake, hiking trails, athletic fields, and a wildlife habitat.
Characterized as a family-friendly community, Seaside is also home to the Boys and Girls Club of Monterey Peninsula, the Seaside Youth Center, and the award-winning Bayonet and Blackhorse Golf Courses. Weekends commonly bring a variety of activities that involve the entire community, from the Monterey Bay Rib Cookoff to Fall Fun Fest and Bed Races, or the Seaside Jazz Art Show.
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