Homes for Sale in Gilroy
Gilroy is best known as the Garlic Capital of the World, and home of the annual Garlic Festival in July. But the city is also known for its peaceful residential environment, its award-winning parks, golf course and recreation programs, and for its urban forest. Gilroy is situated in South Santa Clara County at the crossing of U.S. Highway 101 and State Highway 152.
A variety of superior community facilities and resources have placed Gilroy high in recent surveys which have attempted to measure the quality of life in Bay Area cities. Major community facilities unveiled in the last decade include St. Louise Regional Hospital along U.S. 101, Wheeler Manor (senior residence) and an expanded Senior Center complex at Sixth and Hanna streets. The Gilroy library is also newly refurbished and computerized. Gavilan Community College in Gilroy is known for the beauty of its campus, set in the foothills which surround the city.
Mature neighborhoods blend with newer homes to create an ambient atmosphere for residential areas, served by nearby schools, parks and churches, and just the right combination of rural and suburban amenities. The modem era has also seen an increase in interest in Gilroy as a site for expansion of Silicon Valley. About a thousand acres remain available for industrial growth.
Gilroy is a growing community with a population of about 59,666 (2014 U.S. Census). Gilroy has 12 parks, including awards for Christmas Hill Park (home of the Garlic Festival), Las Animas Park, San Ysidro Park, El Roble Park, and Uvas Creek Park Preserve. Other places to visit with the family are Gilroy Gardens and Gilroy Premium Outlet Shops.