The City of Greenfield is located in the heart of California's Salinas Valley in southern Monterey County, nestled between the Gabilan mountain range to the east and the Santa Lucia range to the west. The mountains provide visual relief from spreading urban development and agricultural uses on the valley floor. Salinas, the county seat, is located 35 miles to the north. Soledad and Gonzales are located 8 and 17 miles north, respectively. King City is located 11 miles to the south. Greenfield has a current growing population of 17,300 residents, with an incorporated area of 1.7 square miles.
Greenfield is centered in one of the most productive agricultural areas in the world. Known as the “Salad Bowl of the World,” 80% of the lettuce grown in the United States is from the Salinas Valley and over $2 billion worth of fruits and vegetables are shipped annually across the United States and abroad. The area around Greenfield is also the heart of Monterey County’s premier wine grape growing region due to favorable soils and climate with over twenty vineyards and wineries within a thirty mile radius. Vineyards, wineries, and wine tasting rooms continue to expand throughout the region.
U.S. Highway 101
U.S. Highway 101 is one of two primary north/south routes for traffic between the San Francisco Bay area and Southern California, the other being Interstate 5 located 40 miles to the east. For traffic traveling to and from the Monterey Bay area, it is the primary north/south route – with 70,000 vehicles a day travelling along U.S. Highway 101 through Greenfield each day. These travelers include long-haul truckers, local/regional produce companies, commutersGoogle Map