Are you planning on moving to Salinas or elsewhere in the Monterey County area? If so, there are a variety of services that you will need to get started with when you first move to the area.

In this post we will list for you most of the basic services that you will need for your home and a list of stores in the area that you may be interested in using for your grocery or home goods needs.

Local Non-City Services

Type of Service and Company Name Address Phone Web address
Monterey Bay Community Power – coming in July to residents of Monterey County Learn more at either  or
Cable, Internet, Phone Service – Comcast 800-945-2288 or
Cable, Internet, Phone Service – AT&T 800-310-2355 (residential) 800-750-2355 (business)
Sewer Service –Monterey One Water 831-372-3367
Gas and Electricity – Pacific Gas & Electric 800-743-5000
Trash Pickup/Disposal Service/Recycling Services – Monterey Disposal Service Recycling Facility, Ryan Ranch, Monterey 831-372-7977
Landfill – Monterey Regional Waste Management 14201 Del Monte Blvd., Marina 831-384-5313
Water Service – Cal-American Water Company 888-237-1333 and

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Monterey County Stores 

The great news about life in the Monterey County area is that we have a wide variety of grocery stores for you to choose from! Here are a few stores that you should consider.

4.1  (970) · $$ · Grocery store
815 Canyon Del Rey Blvd
(831) 393-2090
Open 24 hours
Longtime supermarket chain carrying brand-name & house-label groceries, plus a deli, bakery & more.
Smart & Final Extra!
4.3  (191) · $$ · Grocery store
1560 Canyon Del Rey Blvd
(831) 393-0250
Open ⋅ Closes 10PM
Warehouse-like supermarket chain for produce, meats & packaged foods, plus discounts on bulk items.
Whole Foods Market
4.4  (290) · $$$ · Grocery store

Del Monte Shopping Center

800 Del Monte Center
(831) 333-1600
Open ⋅ Closes 9PM
Eco-minded chain with natural & organic grocery items, housewares & other products (most sell wine).
Trader Joe’s
4.5  (895) · $$ · Grocery store
570 Munras Ave Ste 20
(831) 372-2010
Open ⋅ Closes 9PM
Grocery chain with a variety of signature items, plus produce, dairy & more (most sell wine & beer).
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