5.4 out of 10


36.4234910034351 -121.319140291919
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5

"Hardly worthy of a review..."

I was astounded to see that Soledad was even on here; to be honest, I didn't think that anybody even knew about the town aside from people visiting the West Side of the Pinnacles from the Bay Area. While not as bad as neighboring Salinas, it is fairly characteristic of the inland towns of central California: quiet, sunny, warm, dry, lacking in culture, and built up from scratch.

There are definitely Mexican influences here, though perhaps not as strongly as some of the other nearby towns. One thing that my friend and I observed as we drove through is that there is nothing to do here - this could be a tough place to be a kid. But with new developments, proximity to the 101 and one of the best National Monuments that I know, this may not be the worst place, either.
  • Great parks nearby
  • Relatively affordable
  • Newer homes
  • NOTHING to do in town
  • Middle of nowhere

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