King City

King City, California

Introduction to King City, California

King City, California, in Monterey county, is 43 miles SE of Salinas, California (center to center) and 83 miles SW of Fresno, California. The city is considered part of the Salinas metropolitan area. King City has a population of 11,094.

King City History

King City, a Spanish land grant, was originally known as the King’s City. It was acquired by Charles King in 1884. He started a ranch in the northern part of the city and started growing wheat. In 1886, with the help of the Southern Pacific Railroad services, the city began to transport wheat to San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 1911, King City was incorporated and gradually became a thriving business and agricultural community.

King City and nearby Attractions

  • Salinas Valley Fair
  • Monterey County Aricultural and Rural Life Museum
  • Lake Nacimiento
  • Monterey State Historic Park
  • Colton Hall

Things To Do In King City

King City offers numerous recreational activities. In the Public Golf Course you can find a nine-hole course with driving range. At the King City Park and Recreation Center you can enjoy two swimming pools, a water slide, a diving pool, a playground, a wading pool, BBQ facilities, tennis courts and three indoor racquetball courts. The city also features community parks, cinema halls, shopping centers, restaurants and bars.

King City Transportation

Monterey Peninsula Airport is nearby.

King City Higher Education

Hartnell College serves the area.

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