Morgan Hill: gateway to South County
Slightly warmer and more inland than most of Santa Clara County, Morgan Hill and Gilroy exude the feel of peaceful country life, while maintaining plenty of practicality. A newer community with a population of mostly middle class professional households and one of the fastest growing cities in Santa Clara County, many Morgan Hill homes were built within the last 30 years. The northern part of town, off Dunne Avenue, is bustling with new home construction as of this writing in 2016.
Just south of Morgan Hill is Gilroy, home of the famous Garlic Festival, summertime is full of fun with many other summer music opportunities and occasional street dances and holiday parades. The outlet shopping is famous, and a large draw on the weekends. Gilroy Gardens makes it a great destination for families with kids, too.
Despite these urban amenities, it is still known primarily for its wineries (such as Guglielmo, farmland, and fruit stands. With plenty of open space, active farms and ranches, three nearby golf courses, regional parks, tennis, softball, soccer, the placid Lake Anderson and a myriad of other activities, there is always plenty to do. Many Silicon Valley commutes are between ½ hour and 1 hour long, though several major employers offer locations in the area, such as Abbott Labs, Media Arts, and Anritsu. Crime rates are low and schools range from above average to excellent with strong family support.
Below please find a live Altos Research chart, showing the median list price of homes for sale in both Morgan Hill and Gilroy – this will give you an idea of what a house might cost there.
Homes for sale in Morgan Hill
How’s the real estate market in South County? See a complete analysis, updated monthly, at my ReReport page.