Only eight miles from the coast, those who settle in North Salinas enjoy a mild, Mediterranean-like climate. Cradled between the Gabilan and Santa Lucia mountain ranges, Salinas Valley has long been a powerhouse of agriculture. The Valley's beautiful and expansive landscape was the inspiration for much of John Steinbeck's prize-winning work, and the city of Salinas is the proud home of a museum dedicated to his life and art. In addition to this, Salinas boasts plenty of local attractions that are sure to delight: a 1920s movie theater, restored to its former glory, a local farmers market downtown, plus a county park where you can get away from it all. And from the Pointe of Northridge, located off of Main Street Salinas, you’re close to it all.