A Rare Opportunity in California
Home for 300 families on 20,000 acres in Carmel, CA
Within 2 miles of the Pacific Ocean stretching East to the distant ranch lands and wine country of Carmel Valley, The Preserve features a vast array of settings, views, climates, topography, flora & fauna from which to choose.
Imagine the choices for a finished custom home or homesite...
Ocean views - The Pacific Ocean is just 2 miles away, stretching past the rocky coastline and California's renowned Highway 1.
Oak woodlands with a seasonal creek - Black Oak and Live Oak embrace the landscape and provide shelter for many woodland creatures.
Grassy oak savannas - Vast fields of California poppies, meadow barley and popcorn flower are dotted with oaks as far as the eye can see.
Gently rolling hills - California gold or green, every season’s views are spectacular.
Redwood forests - Stately trees that are hundreds and hundreds of years old, provide shady canopies and adventure at every turn.
Cool coastal countryside - Our Mediterranean-like climate makes this one of the most pleasant and biologically diverse regions in the world.
Sun soaked parcels - Since sunshine and warm weather are so abundant here on The Preserve, you’ll want to spend more of your time enjoying the outdoors.
And we've just named a few landscapes to choose from …
Our 31-square-mile community is a unique living experience for every resident and member. The Preserve is about the land and about living in the land. We are nationally recognized for setting the standard as a best practice for rural development. Owners embrace our priority of not ‘domesticating’ this place. That’s why homes at The Preserve feel like they’ve grown out of the land – as if they were meant to be exactly where they are. We embrace a vast array of styles and sizes – all interpreting the California Rancho aesthetic and the comfort and ease of indoor and outdoor living. Owners and their guests can immerse themselves in 20,000 acres of views & recreational opportunities even though they occupy a relatively small footprint in the grand scheme of The Preserve.
Come explore the possibilities.
Contact Santa Lucia Preserve Realty at 831.620-6762 or email Lisa Guthrie
SLP Overview - Carmel & the Mission
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Tour the Area
The Preserve is only minutes from popular destinations including Carmel-by-the-Sea, Pebble Beach, Monterey, and Big Sur, which all offer their own unique character and attractions.
Learn more about the areas below.
Founded in 1906 by a colony of artists, poets and writers.
Carmel sits along a picturesque, soft sand beach. Because the beach is owned and governed by the City, it is a dog-friendly rarity. Carmel protects the rights of its dogs almost as fiercely as it protects the beauty and quaintness of its environment and architecture. Carmel was founded in 1906 by a colony of artists, poets, writers and followers escaping the destruction of San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake and fire. The unique culture they brought with them continues vibrantly today and draws worldwide visitors to the town’s galleries, studios and historic enclaves. Attractions include boutique hotels, fine restaurants and specialty shops. Carmel is a walking town and nothing beats a family stroll along the beach at sunset.
A golf lover's paradise.
Pebble Beach is synonymous with golf. Its golf courses follow the jagged contours of ocean cliffs, and its players enjoy a soundtrack of crashing waves and crowing gulls. With four courses on Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses (the Preserve Course is ranked number 68), Pebble Beach is a Mecca for golfers. It is also the site of three world-class events: the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, a televised four-day tournament pairing golf professionals with invited celebrities; the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, considered the most prestigious classic automobile show; and the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival, one of the premier epicurean lifestyle events in the country.
Numerous writers and artists have been inspired by the area.
Big Sur is like no other place on the earth. For 90 miles, the two-lane Pacific Coast Highway winds along the cliff’s edge where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise from the Pacific Ocean. This coastline is one of the world’s most beautiful and dramatic landscapes. The coastline is virtually unpopulated except for three small clusters of gas stations, restaurants, motels, the eclectic Nepenthe Restaurant and two ultra-luxury inns, Ventana and Post Ranch. The Big Sur locals are a mix of descendants of the original settlers and rancher families, artists and wealthy notables from the worlds of entertainment and commerce. Writers and artists were attracted to the area in the mid-20th century including: Robinson Jeffers, Henry Miller, Edward Weston, Richard Brautigan, Hunter S. Thompson, Emile Norman and Jack Kerouac. They set the tone for today’s unique Big Sur culture. The dramatic seascape, the rustic outposts, the artistic mélange all combine to make a day’s round-trip drive from the Preserve an unforgettable experience.
Rich history and National Historic Landmarks.
Monterey was established by the Spanish in 1770 because of Monterey Bay’s natural harbor which was then the only port of entry for taxable goods in California. It served as the capital of California under both Spanish and Mexican rule from 1777 to 1849. The town is rich with history and National Historic Landmarks. Many California firsts took place in Monterey: the first theatre, the first brick house, the first publicly funded school, the first public library, the first printing press and the first newspaper. California history comes to life on walking tours of these and other local sites.
A wide variety of entertainment opportunities.
Located roughly 50 miles south of San Francisco, San José offers a wide variety of exciting cultural, recreational, and educational and entertainment opportunities. Founded in 1777, San Jose was California’s first civilian settlement. Today, it has become home to the largest concentration of technology expertise in the world.
Renowned for its rolling hills, diverse architecture and famous landmarks.
The California Gold Rush propelled San Francisco into a period of rapid growth, transforming it into the largest city on the West Coast at the time. Today, San Francisco is a popular international tourist destination, renowned for its steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture and its famous landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and Chinatown.
Home of America's fine wine industry.
Napa Valley was home to the Patwain Native Americans, and was one of the original counties in California. Today, the Napa Valley is home to the founders of America's fine wine industry, and is prized for its natural beauty, world-class culinary scene, robust arts community, and the region's famed spas, mud baths and healing geo-thermal springs.
Nestled in the coastal mountain range of central California.
El Paso de Robles, or "Pass of the Oaks", is nestled in the coastal mountain range of central California. Located close to mountains, beaches, and deserts, it is home to one of the country's greatest wine growing regions and a growing number of hot springs resorts. Today it is the nation’s fastest-growing wine region with more than 200 wineries, as well as food and wine festivals throughout the year.
Wineries, sandy beaches, and a variety of shopping.
Santa Barbara features a temperate climate and lush natural environs. Its wide beaches, highly rated wineries, and a large variety of shopping and dining choices enables the town of just 90,000 residents to enjoy the sort of cultural and social amenities which are usually found only in much larger cities.
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