Corral de Tierra lies midway along Highway 68, one of two routes between Highway 101 and the Monterey Peninsula. In their youth, John Steinbeck and his sister played at the base of Castle Rock, the geologic “fence of earth,” which gives the Corral de Tierra area its name.
Today, over 13,500 residents live in small residential enclaves that straddle the hills and valleys along Highway 68. The community is rural in nature. Vast areas of land along the 20-mile Highway 68 has been preserved as parkland, habitat management, grazing, farmland and recreational areas. Rural residential development is clustered near the highway and few offshoot roads and loops.
This is a great place to live with a high quality of life. It is near historic Salinas and minutes away from the Monterey Peninsula. What’s lacking is a place to shop and congregate as a community. The Phelps Family hopes to create a community hub and neighborhood shopping village at the corner of Corral de Tierra and Highway 68.