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Chular is conveniently located along  U.S. Highway 101 in Salinas Valley, the heart of Monterey County’s agricultural industry. With just 1,000 residents, the community retains an intimate spirit and is still classified as an unincorporated urban center. The town took its name from an expansive Native American rancheria that was first discovered and identified by Spanish padres during the time they were constructing California missions throughout the region.


In 1874, the markings for the town were laid out by local, David Jacks, on a portion of his area ranch. With the introduction of the railroad to Salinas Valley, Chular became a peaceful and attractive place to settle. Today’s residents are still proud to call Chular home. They enjoy an unparalleled small-town lifestyle in the heart of the open countryside.