Big Sur Real Estate
The interesting thing about Big Sur real estate is that most of it is tucked away out of sight, so it's hard to know what it really consists of without thorough exploration or being shown around by an agent. At least, with the internet, you can look at houses for sale online to get some idea.
Though it is quite a tourist destination, the local population is around 1400. Of course, there isn't much in the way of jobs, and fires tend to plague the area, but you'd be hard pressed to find more spectacular scenery anywhere. That is probably why artists, writers, poets and assorted eclectic thinkers have always been drawn here.
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In Jack London's "Valley Of The Moon", Billy and Saxon spend some time tramping through the Big Sur area on their quest for the perfect spot on which to build their farm. That was before Highway 1 was built, so they had to forego it's extreme beauty because it was just too remote for them to sell their farm products and make a living.
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you aren't likely to see many of the homes, as most are down secluded back roads, on cliffs and deep in the forest and canyons. It's a rugged land not meant for the faint of heart, yet it's natural beauty tugs at the romantic soul.
Highway 1 is the primary road in and out of Big Sur, and it winds along between the mountains and the sea, from the Monterey Peninsula to San Simeon in the south.
A few facts: The area code for Big Sur is 831 and 93920 is the zip code. It's hard to say what the median home price is since it has such a wide range, from the $200,000s to upwards of 2 million. No doubt a good realtor could help you sort through the mls and Big Sur real estate listings.
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Most of the houses were built in the 40's and 50's, and then there were other waves of building in the 60's and 80's. About half of the residents of Big Sur rely on bottled, tank or LP gas for heating. About a quarter rely on wood. The area is so rural, that landlines, cell phone service, electrical power and TV service can be sketchy.
Annual rainfall is 42 inches and temps can range from a 44 degree low to a 76 degree high in summer.
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