10 Reasons to Live in Gilroy, CA
Great time to rent to own! Between December 2013 and March 2014, sales decreased for two- and three-bedroom homes by 17.6% and 19.2%, respectively. Houses in West Side and Central Gilroy offer beautiful homes that are close to amenities.
Pick your favorite neighborhood! East Side includes some older lower-priced homes, still conveniently within reach of downtown and commercial districts. Hidden Glen has some larger homes close to downtown. Both are great locations to look for rent to own houses, with many amenities within 1.5 miles from the area.
Work from home or walk to work! Just under 3% of residents in Gilroy work from home. Another 1.8% walk to work. The commute time for those who drive to work from Gilroy locations like Central and Mesa Ranch is pretty much on par with the state average at just over 29 minutes.
Sample some award-winning wines! The Santa Clara Valley, Gilroy's home, is renowned for its wineries. Solis Winery and Morgan Hill Cellars both offer wine tasting and sales.
Take in some live entertainment! Gilroy offers quite a number of theaters in town. Two popular venues are the Pintello Comedy Theater and the Limelight Actors Theater in downtown Gilroy.
Hit the trail -- on foot or on two wheels! Gilroy's parks shouldn't be missed, including the Henry W. Coe State Park and the Pinnacles National Park.
Take the Garlic Festival route! The Gilroy Garlic Festival is a world-famous event that offers excellent food and entertainment. So is Syngenta Flowers, which maintains a six-acre display field of their products for public viewing. Visitors can wander through and enjoy its natural grace.
Don't forget the golf course! For those who feel they'd be happier on a golf course than a garlic patch, there are nine golf courses in the area. Two of these courses are particularly impressive, designed by professionals and based on PGA standards: Eagle Ridge Golf Club, an 18-hole that is both challenging to the low handicapper and fun to play, and Ridgemark Golf and Country Club, with two 18-hole courses located between the Gabilan and Diablo mountain ranges.
Have a night out on the town! There is something for just about every taste in Gilroy. Want to enjoy some classical music? Attend a performance by the South Valley Symphony. Prefer something more casual? The Gilroy Bowl is a favorite bowling venue frequented by visitors as well as locals.