Nestled between the Diablo and Santa Cruz mountains in the Santa Clara Valley, Gilroy residents enjoy mild temperatures, while missing most of the coastal fog. Gilroy is situated in South Santa Clara County at the crossing of U.S. Highway 101 and State Highway 152. Gilroy is a growing community with a population of just over 40,000... Show all »
Nestled between the Diablo and Santa Cruz mountains in the Santa Clara Valley, Gilroy residents enjoy mild temperatures, while missing most of the coastal fog. Gilroy is situated in South Santa Clara County at the crossing of U.S. Highway 101 and State Highway 152. Gilroy is a growing community with a population of just over 40,000 people.
Gilroy's climate strikes a pleasant balance between hot and cold, wet and dry, making it perfect for agriculture and recreation. Gilroy is best known as the "Garlic Capital of the World," and home of the annual Garlic Festival in July. Established in 1979 to celebrate this Central California community's leading agricultural product, the annual Garlic Festival has entertained 3.2 million visitors, raised millions of dollars for local non-profits and gained recognition internationally with its Great Garlic Cook-Off.
The city has also been known as the Tobacco Capital of the United States, the Dairy and Cheese Capital of California, the Prune Capital, the Hay and Grain Capital and the Horse-Breeding Capital. Gilroy is home to Bonfante Gardens, California's only horticultural theme park designed for families with young children and garden lovers featuring rides, attractions, majestic gardens and the world famous Circus Trees.
For dedicated bargain hunters, Gilroy Premium Outlets serves as California's largest outlet center. The city is known for its peaceful residential environment, historic homes and quaint downtown commercial buildings steeped in the history of the West. With award-winning parks, golf courses and recreation programs, Gilroy presents "urban forest" and a pleasant small town, family friendly environment.
In February 2010, the average home selling price in Gilroy, CA was $444,688. These figures include both single family homes and condos. While this data is collected from the MLS and deemed reliable, it is not guaranteed.
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