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Great Place to Call Home.
Located just 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean, at the mouth of the Salinas Valley, Salinas is known as the "Salad Bowl of the World" due to its large agricultural industry, which includes lettuce, broccoli, strawberries. Salinas is home to the John Steinbeck House and the National Steinbeck Center, which honors the life and works of the famous author who was born and raised in Salinas. The city also has a vibrant arts and cultural scene, with numerous galleries, theaters, and festivals.