The Monterey Peninsula's most affordable community just got a little more expensive.
The Seaside real estate market is booming, and while it's still more affordable than Monterey and Carmel, it's not exactly a bargain.
The median price of a home in Seaside jumped from $285,000 in March to $342,000 in May, said Sandy Haney, president of the Monterey County Assn. of Realtors.
Seaside once had a reputation for high crime. But after the Army closed Ft. Ord in 1994, crime rates have steadily declined.