Alisal, Salinas, California

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Neighborhood of Salinas
Alisal is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°40′45″N 121°37′04″W / 36.67917°N 121.61778°W / 36.67917; -121.61778Coordinates: 36°40′45″N 121°37′04″W / 36.67917°N 121.61778°W / 36.67917; -121.61778
CountryUnited States
CountyMonterey County
Elevation89 ft (27 m)

Alisal (also, East Salinas)[2] (/ˈælɪsæl/) is a neighborhood of Salinas in Monterey County, California.[1] It is located east of downtown,[2] at an elevation of 89 feet (27 m).[1] The unincorporated community of Alisal was annexed to Salinas in 1963.[2][3] In North American Spanish, alisal means sycamore woods.[4] Alisal is home to Alisal High School.

The first post office at Alisal opened in 1866, closed in 1869, with service transferred to Gabilan.[2] The East Salinas post office opened in 1940, was renamed Alisal in 1947, renamed back to East Salinas in 1949, and back to Alisal in 1950.[2] Alisal's ZIP Code is 93905.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Alisal, Salinas, California
  2. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 862. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Robledo, Roberto (12 June 2014). "Agents of change fan out in Alisal". The Salinas Californian. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  4. ^ William Bright; Erwin Gustav Gudde (30 November 1998). 1500 California place names: their origin and meaning. University of California Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-520-21271-8. Retrieved 20 January 2012.