Pacific Appraisers office in Santa Cruz provides residential and commercial appraisal services for the entire Monterey Bay area. The Monterey Region encompasses the three counties of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz. The area is heavily influenced by developments in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is to the north and surrounds the largest natural harbor in the world.
The distinct areas in the region are the coastal areas of Santa Cruz, the Monterey Peninsula, and Big Sur, and the agricultural areas of Salinas, Watsonville and in-land San Benito County valleys. Tourism is one of the main economic bases in the region. The City of Santa Cruz and the Monterey Peninsula have long been a recreational destination for vacationers and tourists. Mild weather and spectacular scenery have drawn people to the area for many years.