There are so many advantages to owning Monterey real estate that they are almost too many to count. The owners of Monterey homes enjoy all the advantages of living in a small city, but at the same time, all the charms of a seaside village. World class tourist attractions are right at the door step of Monterey homes and let's not forget the incredible beauty of the Monterey coast and its blue waters teeming with sea life.
But another advantage, other than those mentioned above, is that owners of Monterey homes don't have to go far to look for culture, especially if they are jazz lovers. The Monterey Jazz festival is one of the longest consecutively running Jazz festival in America since its inception October 3, 1958. The greatest names of jazz have appeared here, including Billy Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and Sarah Vaughn, to mention a few. Some longtime Monterey homes owners say that it's almost easier to say who has not performed at the festival rather than to say who has.
Every year, Monterey residents, along with visitors from all over the world, stream to the 20-acre, oak-studded Monterey County Fairgrounds for what is surely heaven on earth for music lovers. More than 500 top Jazz artists perform on nine stages spread out throughout the grounds with more than 50 concerts.For three days filled with music and fun close to their Monterey homes, locals mix with musicians and jazz lovers from all over the world for jazz concerts,panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, clinics, and an exciting international array of food, shopping and festivities.
The owners of Monterey homes take price in the fact that the Monterey Jazz Festival is not just about concerts, food and fun. Its main purpose is to fund jazz education programs throughout Monterey County raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for scholarships for promising young musicians.
In fact, every spring, the Monterey Jazz Festival invites top student musicians from across the country and around the world to participate in the "Next Generation Festival." The Monterey Jazz Festival continues to attract top talent. In recent years close to their Monterey homes, locals got to enjoy the music of stars such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea and Harry Connick Jr, to name just a few.