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The Beautiful Homes of Scenic Road in Carmel and Their Million Dollar Views

Amazing Scenery at Your Front Door

Scenic Road in Carmel-by-the-Sea is a stretch of road that runs from Ocean Avenue to just past the intersection of 17th Avenue and Valley View Avenue. The road winds down the coast along Carmel Beach and offers breathtaking views of the dazzling blue ocean on one side and unique and quirky million dollar homes on the inland side. Traveling down Scenic Road is an interesting stroll that presents a myriad of things to see and experience in a wholly accessible manner.

The ocean side is easy to explore because of the walkways that lead down to the beach, which makes traveling back and forth from the road to the beach a breeze. Sea lions, otters, whales, dolphins and different varieties of birds are just some of the sea life you may observe in the ocean or on points of land while you walk along the road. The beach offers a variety of terrain such as small rock pools, white sand, cypress trees and large rock formations.

Charming and Interesting Homes All Around

carmel golden rectangle homes for saleIf you want to explore the amazing homes that are further inland, just walk down any of the streets that branch off Scenic Road. These streets will then take you into the neighborhoods of the Golden Golden Rectangle. Homes in Carmel...

Is Water Quality in Santa Cruz a Consideration When Purchasing a Home?

santa cruz homes for saleWe are all aware of the importance of water quality, and many of us use filters in our home or buy bottled water. So, we may not be concerned with the water quality of the tap water in cities like Santa Cruz. Homes for sale will usually not be compared against houses in other areas for the quality of the local water.

However, the truth is that while filters take care of many contaminants such as bacteria, metals and pesticides, they don't filter out some things that we may not have ever considered, such as pharmaceutical drugs like Diazepam (formerly known as Valium), a member of the benzodiapezine family. Bottled water, while filtered to remove most common contaminants, may also contain pharmaceuticals that are difficult to remove with current procedures.

And, while we can control what type of water we drink in our home, we have no control over companies that use treated wastewater for the irrigation of crops. This water would contain the pharmaceuticals that are not currently removed from wastewater.

For many years, municipalities have known that there are small amounts of pharmaceuticals in the water. While these are very small amounts, it is unknown what the effect of these accumulated drugs may have on our system. If we consume water containing these pharmaceuticals over the course of 80 or more years, then this cumulative effect could be larger than the current effect from the actual amount present at any one time in our system.

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