Moving to Mono Vista

Living in Mono Vista ๐ŸŒบ | What to Know Before Moving to Mono Vista CA

Always wanted to live in an affordable small town in Northern California? You should consider moving to Mono Vista, California. Mono Vista is a census designated in between the city of Modesto and the Nevada border. It's a small safe community that is known for its natural beauty and close proximity to national parks. It's also very affordable by California standards and there are several large cities close by. Mono Vista CA is a great place to live for residents in search of breathtaking views and a low cost of living. Here's what you should know before moving to Mono Vista.

Where Is Mono Vista?

Mono Vista, California is in Tuolumne County in the Sonora micropolitan area. It's very close to Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park. California State Route 108 passes through Mono Vista offering a direct route to Modesto and access to Stockton, Sacramento and the Bay Area. Neighboring communities include Sonora, Tuolumne, Twain Harte, Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge, Standard and Soulsbyville.

Mono Vista is 56 miles or a 1 hour 20 minute drive from Modesto, 68 miles or a 1 hour and 20 minute drive from Stockton and 112 miles or a 2 hour drive from Sacramento.

Mono Vista Population and Demographics

The population of Mono Vista is 3,620 residents. The community has a spacious rural/suburban atmosphere with 1,281 residents per square mile. More and more residents are drawn to Mono Vista every year and the population has increased by 14.6% since 2010.

It's a very family friendly community. About 27% of residents are under 18, while 30% are between 40 and 60. The median age is 41.6 years old, which is 10% higher than the statewide median. It's also becoming a wealthier area. The median household income in Mono Vista is $69,668, which is a 48.8% increase since 2010. However, it's still 25% lower than the median in California.

The racial and ethnic breakdown of residents living in Mono Vista is 79.9% white (75% non-Hispanic), 20% Hispanic or Latino, 1% Asian and 4% two or more races.

Other Mono Vista, CA Demographics

  • The Mono Vista, CA population is overwhelmingly female and 57% of residents are women, while 43% are men
  • 95.2% of residents have a high school diploma, although only 22.9% have a bachelor's degree
  • The foreign born population is 5.4%


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Is Mono Vista Safe?

Yes, Mono Vista is very safe. The total Mono Vista crime rate is 1,739 crimes per 100,000 residents, which is 48% lower than the rest of California and 25% lower than the national average. The violent crime and property crime rates are also very low:

  • Violent crime: 306 incidents per 100,000 residents, 17% lower than the national average
  • Property crime: 1,433 incidents per 100,000 residents, 27% lower than the national average.

The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department handles crime in Mono Vista. They have a variety of resources available on their website, including crime maps, police reports, permit applications and more.

Things to Do in Mono Vista

Living in Mono Vista CA offers a calm rural ambiance and you won't find many things to do directly in the community. However, there are plenty of great attractions within the surrounding area ranging from National Parks to casinos. You'll find a few shops and local businesses along Route 108 and North Sunshine Road. You can also head into Sonora and stop at the Sonora Plaza Shopping Center or Timber Hills Shopping Center for more retail outlets. Here are a few other Mono Vista attractions.

Black Oak Casino

Black Oak Casino is a casino and resort in Tuolumne that features over 1,000 slot machines, luxury hotel rooms, restaurants, live entertainment and an RV park.

19400 Tuolumne Rd N, Tuolumne, CA 95379 (877) 747-8777

Columbia State Historic Park

Columbia State Historic Park is an attraction in the nearby city of Columbia that recreates what life was like during the 1850's gold rush with costumed re-enactors, replica buildings and stagecoach rides.

11259 Jackson St, Columbia, CA 95310 (209) 588-9128

Camp Silver Spur

Camp Silver Spur is a 139-acre campsite with rentable cabins, recurring events and amenities like a swimming pool, zipline, game room and archery.

17301 Silver Spur, Tuolumne, CA 95379 (209) 928-4248

Additional Mono Vista Attractions

The Tuolumne County Parks and Recreation Department manages the public green spaces in the community and has a list of events on its website.

Mono Vista Restaurants

From breakfast food to Mexican cuisine, here are the best restaurants in Mono Vista, CA.

The Adventure Cafe

The Adventure Cafe is a local hotspot on N. Sunshine Road serving barbecue, burgers, steaks and other classic American entrees with beer on tap.

20705 N Sunshine Rd, Sonora, CA 95370 (209) 288-2604

U-Kneada Burrito and Pizza

U-Kneada Burrito is a popular eatery serving authentic Mexican dishes like fajitas and carne asada, as well as specialty pizzas and wings.

20871 Longeway Rd, Sonora, CA 95370 (209) 532-3228

Average Rent and Homes for Sale in Mono Vista

The Mono Vista real estate market is very affordable for California standards. The majority of residents living in Mono Vista are homeowners. About 78% of homes are owner occupied, while 22% are occupied by tenants.

Most of the housing are single family homes and the average rent in Mono Vista is around $1,400 per month. You'll find more rental options in neighboring cities like Sonora where prices start at $900 for a studio and go up to $2400 for a two bedroom.

According to Redfin the average home price in Mono Vista is $380,000, which is 63% lower than the statewide average. The median price per square foot of Mono Vista homes for sale is $269. So moving to Mono Vista offers an affordable cost of living for those who donโ€™t mind the seclusion.


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Jobs in Mono Vista

Jobs in Mono Vista are somewhat scarce. However, there is work in the surrounding areas. The largest industries in Tuolumne County are construction, education, healthcare and hospitality. Job growth in the country is expected to increase by an average of 1% between 2022 and 2026.

Major employers in Tuolumne County include:

According to Payscale, the average hourly worker in the Sonora area earns about $19.93 per hour. Residents can find a diverse selection of Mono Vista jobs ranging from veterinary receptionist to career counselor.

Mono Vista Schools

Most students living in Mono Vista will attend Soulsbyville Elementary, a K-8 school in the neighboring town. Students may also apply to attend Gold Rush Charter School, a K-12 school with multiple campuses in Sonora.

Older students will attend Sonora High School in the Sonora Union High School District. With a graduation rate of 88% and a student teacher ratio of 24:1, Sonora High ranks within the top 1000 high schools in California. You can also head down to one of the branches of the Tuolumne Public library system in Sonora, Twain Harte, or Tuolumne for books and other media.

Mono Vista Statistics & Information

  • Mono Vista County: Tuolumne
  • Mono Vista Area: 2.839 square miles
  • Mono Vista zip code: 95370
  • Mono Vista area code(s): 209
  • Elevation: 2,992 ft
  • Time zone: Pacific (UTC-8)
  • Closest airport to Mono Vista: The Modesto County Airport (MOD) is 56 miles away

Mono Vista, CA Map

Find more attractions, restaurants, and things to do with the map of Mono Vista, California.

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We are Patrick and Sally Bolger, and we own and operate Grace Moving Company. We were set-up on a blind date nearly 25 years ago and have been married almost 20 years now! In the early years, Patrick worked at Bambacigno Steel and Sally was the marketing director at a large retirement community in Modesto.

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