City was aptly named because sand mining business located in the
city when it became an incorporated city in 1960. Sand City is said
to have a population of 10,000 (workers) during the day and a population
of 205 at night. This small town located to the north of Monterey
and on the ocean side of the City of Seaside. Sand City is a hard
working city with numerous businesses including two outdoor malls.