Affectionately known as the "Garlic Capital of the World," Gilroy enjoys an idyllic, temperate climate with the intense California summer heat quickly dissipated by cool coastal air flowing in from Monterey Bay. Combining a vibrant, well-preserved historic flair with new property developments and a thriving local agricultural industry, Gilroy offers potential residents an enticing combination of country and city-style living.
Less than an hour's drive from San Jose and Silicon Valley, and with a CalTrain stop en route to the city, Gilroy's residential neighborhoods are shared by commuting and farming families. With a burgeoning community of professionals and those in search of a more laidback lifestyle, Gilroy is currently undergoing a widespread interest in new developments like the semi-custom and custom-built homes of the Eagle Ridge Golf Club.
Initially dominated by the Rancho San Ysidro, Gilroy experienced a sudden influx of new residents and developments during the Gold Rush. Today, the city's thriving real estate market is distinguished by its Colonial Dutch, Victorian, Mission Revival, and Gregorian architectural influences.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city in the tranquil streets of Gilroy. Surrounded by family vineyards, farmland, and ranchettes, Gilroy has an undeniable agricultural atmosphere, although the town is also home to commuting professionals searching for a more laidback lifestyle. A range of popular annual festivals and events has helped Gilroy develop into a tight-knit community of welcoming families and individuals from all walks of life.
Gilroy offers an incredible variety of restaurants and stores to enjoy, including the popular Jellyfish Seafood Bar, which serves freshly prepared seafood in a laidback setting. For a more refined dining experience, La Hacienda serves classic Mexican cuisine and cocktails in a cozy, intimate restaurant that's a favorite among families and friend groups.
Sticking to the city's rancho roots, another popular Mexican restaurant, Victoria's, serves no-fuss enchiladas and margaritas, among other authentic and fusion dishes. For a classy, old-school experience, no one does it better than The Milias Restaurant, which serves New American cuisine and unique cocktails accompanied by live music and entertainment. The Westside Grill is another local staple and offers guests an ever-changing list of specials and a menu of tried-and-tested favorites.
And for those who wish to take full advantage of Gilroy's agricultural roots, the LJB Fruit and Vegetable Stand brings the very best local produce to the community.
Despite its small-town energy, Gilroy offers much to do and see. Gilroy Gardens is a popular theme park frequented by families from all around San Jose. With over 40 rides and attractions, it's sure to be a hit with the whole family. For those in search of more refined pastimes, a visit to the Fernwood Cellars for a wine tasting or simply to enjoy its beautiful surroundings is a lovely way to spend the afternoon.
For more raucous entertainment, the Gilroy Rodeo brings the very best of country fun to town.
Gilroy boasts many high-quality schools despite its small-town reputation. These include:
Linda has years of experience in marketing and customer service, within an advisory environment, allowing her to excel in the New Real Estate Market.