Located in Monterey County
, the city of Gonzales has gone through significant growth since its inception in 1872 and has the nicknames to prove it. Gonzales was originally known as “Little Switzerland” after its resemblance to the valley landscape of Switzerland and its predominantly Swiss population. The city later gained the nickname “The Heart of the Salad Bowl” due to its central location in the highly fertile and agricultural Salinas Valley. While agriculture is still the city’s main source of business, the booming wine industry is moving in, giving it a new nickname – the “Wine Capital of Monterey County.” Gonzales real estate today now includes a shopping center made up of various shops and restaurants so residents and visitors alike can enjoy some big town leisure along with the city’s small town charm. Residents in the area enjoy very mild summer days and cool nights, and also experience Indian Summers which is when this temperate climate carries through the winter season. Gonzales provides plenty of recreational opportunities to all its citizens and Monterey County also offers recreational programs accessible to Gonzales’ residents. The city’s Central Park is very popular and is the site of many annual events including the annual Fourth of July Family Celebration. Gonzales Unified School District services the city with three schools and the city is accessible to Salinas
, San Luis Obispo, and Monterey
via Highway 101. Search Gonzales real estate by its zip code 93926
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