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King City is located in the Salinas Valley between the Santa Lucia and Gabilan Mountain Ranges. It is a beautiful area with a rich agricultural history, incorporated in 1911. King City is the “Gateway to Monterey County”.

With a gentle climate and varied topography, King City and Southern Monterey County offer year-round recreation. The area is home to Los Padres National Forest, spectacular Pinnacles National Park, San Antonio Lake, Arroyo Seco River and San Lorenzo Regional Park.

Local Business & Attractions:

 Please see our membership directory for detailed information.

Motels: Inn at King City, Keefer’s Inn

Restaurants/coffee   Bloom Coffee, California Gourmet Pizza, Carl’s Jr, El Taquero, Hestia Coffee, La Patrona, La Plaza Bakery, McDonalds, Tacos La Potranca, The Spot Nutrition, Wildhorse Cafe | 

Service Providers: Sun Street Centers, Ace’s Quality Cleaning, Borzini Accounting & Consulting, Benitez Security, California Water Service, Carmel Fire Protection, Casey Printing Co, Cindi Mora Mobile Notary, CrossCountry Mortgage, Dataflow Business Systems, Eddington Funeral Services, Gourley Financial, H&R Block, King City Radiator, King City Veterinary, S.E. King Bookkeeping, Toro Petroleum, Waste Management |

Clubs:  King City in Bloom, King City Lions Club, King City Young Farmers, King City Rotary |

Computer/Tech services: Mitchell Technologies, Kings Tech Hospital

Attorneys/Legal Services: Fenton & Keller, Moncrief & Hart, Noland Hammerly, Etienne & Hoss

Insurance Services: Bengard Insurance, Farmers Insurance & Financial Services, State Farm Insurance, Tavernetti, Layous & Clark

Organizations:  Blue Zones Project, Girls’ Inc of the Central Coast, Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley, Monterey County Dance Foundation, Monterey County Film Commission, SoMoCo Republican Women Federated, VFW Post 6747|

Realtors: Buttgereit Pettitt & Davis, Bengard Realty 

 Churches: Grace Lutheran, First Baptist

Shops: A ‘Lil’ Bit Country Antiques & More, the Garden House, L.A. Hearne Co|

City services: Parks, Baseball & Soccer Fields, Skate Park, Swimming Pool & waterslide, Racquet Ball & Tennis Courts, Golf Course

Other Points of Interest: Movie Theater | Hospital | Airport | Salinas Valley Fairgrounds | San Lorenzo County Park | Monterey County Agricultural Rural Life Museum | Irrigation Museum |San Antonio & Nacimiento Lakes | Mission San Antonio | Pinnacles National Park | Los Padres National Forest |

Wine Tasting:  Scheid Vineyards, 1972 Hobson Ave., Greenfield, Ca



The City of King derived it’s name from pioneer Charles H. King who was born in New York State on May 3, 1844. In 1884 he purchased 13,000 acres of a Spanish land grant and founded the King Ranch. Charles King introduced the wheat crop to the Salinas Valley. His crops succeeded beyond the expectations of the other settlers in the area, causing the railroads to take note. Southern Pacific Railroad lines to the station called “King’s Station” were completed in July of 1886. In 1901, the Civic Improvement Club was organized for the purpose of improving the town and planting trees. This club was the parent of the present Chamber of Commerce, founded in August 1911, the same year the town was incorporated and named the City of King or King City. King City is located on Highway 101, as well as the main line of Southern Pacific Railroad. It is 155 miles south of San Francisco, 277 miles north of Los Angeles and 47 miles south of Salinas – the County seat. The elevation is 330 feet and the climate is mild with an average rainfall of 10 inches.

200 Broadway Ste. 40
King City, CA 93930
Phone: (831) 385-3814
Fax: (831) 386-9462

We are open 9 am - 4 pm, Monday-Friday

We observe these Holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day


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