A rural retreat featuring luxury ranchettes and farmhouses
Ensconced within the valleys between Morgan Hill and Gilroy, San Martin is a rural paradise with an intimate, small-town atmosphere. The community's quiet streets, casual country lifestyle, and sprawling farmland deceivingly belie the fact that San Martin is only half an hour's drive from San Jose and Silicon Valley. Served by the CalTrain, many San Jose professionals have made San Martin their country retreat from the bustling city.
Named after St. Martin of Tours, San Martin is known for its expansive vineyards, equestrian stables, and spacious homes set on several acres of land. True to its rural farming heritage, the San Martin real estate market is dominated by modern and classic farmhouses and the region's popular five-acre ranchettes.
Here, restaurants and bars give way to nurseries and farm stalls, and San Martin residents revel in the peace, privacy, and space they can enjoy within arm’s reach of the city.
San Martin residents generally conform to the countryside lifestyles, enjoying outdoor activities and equestrian pursuits while frequenting nearby fishing spots and immaculately-kept golf courses. Within half an hour's drive of the energetic San Jose city center, many professionals with a penchant for rural living commute from San Martin to their workplaces in nearby Silicon Valley.
With over 30 vineyards in the vicinity, much of the community's restaurant and social culture revolves around enjoying locally-produced wines from the comfort of their opulent, country-comfortable homes.
Due to San Martin's decidedly rural landscape, most residents prefer to travel to nearby Morgan Hill and Gilroy to access some of the region's best restaurants and bars. However, nearby vineyards typically host upscale dining options, while Rocca's is a beloved local market and grocer stocking the best meats, seafood, and wines produced in the region.
The nearby CordeValle Resort is home to one of San Martin's most acclaimed eateries — the One Iron Bar. Overlooking the pristine golf course, this casual restaurant serves California-inspired cuisine using only the very best locally produced ingredients.
And, for a quick coffee run or bite to eat, the popular San Martin Cafe offers hearty breakfasts and snacks if you're looking for something on-the-go.
Despite the quiet lifestyle enjoyed by most San Martin residents, the town certainly has an abundance of things to do, including visiting over 15 nearby golf courses. The CordeValle Luxury Golf and Spa Resort, nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains, is home to a Trent Jones PGA-quality 18-hole championship course, two onsite restaurants, and a state-of-the-art spa offering a range of relaxing treatments to enjoy after a spirited game. The CordeValle Vineyard Estates offers prospective homeowners a gated community of magnificent homes wrapped in 85 acres of breathtaking vineyards with their own boutique winery.
Nature lovers will enjoy a visit to the nearby Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park, which boasts miles of running and hiking trails and camping.
Served by both the Gilroy and Morgan Hill Unified School Districts, San Martin offers residents access to a range of quality educational opportunities, including:
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