About the City

Pacific Grove offers an unparalleled quality of life. Sharing borders with the Monterey Bay, City of Monterey, Pacific Ocean, and the Del Monte Forest, our town offers breathtaking views and recreational activities. The City provides services to the community including: a monarch butterfly habitat sanctuary; sandy beaches; the oldest continuously-operating lighthouse on the west coast; excellent emergency, fire, and ocean rescue services; the lowest crime rate of any city in Monterey County; an award-winning natural history museum; and a nationally-recognized 18-hole golf course. We are known for our small-town hospitality and friendliness in a place we simply call "P.G."

More information about Pacific Grove and its origins can be found at The Monterey County Historical Society website and the Library Local History Page.