Located eight miles equidistant from Monterey and Salinas, Marina is a great midpoint for commuters to either city. Development within Marina is the highest on the Peninsula offering first-time or second home owners an opening to own property on the Monterey Peninsula. It also has convenience to shopping, the beach and opportunity to engage in one’s community. Marina boasts some of the best parks to include Marina State Beach, Salinas River State Park and Marina Dunes Preserve among others.
In 1951 and 1952, Clint Eastwood was a lifeguard and projectionist of training films for the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Ord in Marina. Rumor has it that Eastwood avoided being sent to combat in Korea by romancing one of the daughters of a Fort Ord officer.