WELCOME TO GILROY
Enchanting city blending Californian glamor with laid-back rustic charm.
Located in Northern California’s Santa Clara County, Gilroy is a charming city lying within a half-hour’s drive of downtown San Jose.
Gilroy has the quirky reputation of being “the Garlic Capital of the World,” with its warm Mediterranean climate making it ideally suited to garlic growing. Gilroy is also known for its boutique wine production, with much of its viticulture centering on large estates at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains to Gilroy’s west.
This charming and inviting city is situated within easy reach of Northern California’s diverse metropolitan and natural attractions, being situated within an hour’s drive of both San Francisco and the exceptional beach resorts of the Monterey Peninsula.
GILROY REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS
Gilroy’s properties include magnificent sprawling ranches and opulent luxury estates. These incredibly spacious homes offer a uniquely Californian combination of Hollywood glamor and rustic charm.
The views across rolling hillsides and vineyards are spectacular, while luxury amenities abound both inside and out. Expect tennis courts and swimming pools, fitness facilities, and an incredible sense of seclusion and space. Many of Gilroy’s most desirable homes also offer Cabernet vines and wine cellars, making them a wine enthusiast’s dream home.
PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
Garlic lovers will find an incredible array of garlic-infused products on offer in Gilroy’s Garlic Shoppe and Garlic World, from superior garlic-based sauces to garlic-flavored ice cream. There’s even a much-loved annual garlic festival, which supplements a dazzling array of garlic-based foodstuffs with more than 80 arts and crafts stalls and special activity areas for children.
Other culinary attractions include Gilroy’s farmers’ market, held each Saturday from May through October. This lively market offers lots of unique and unusual produce, with free samples available from most of the stalls.
Gilroy Premium Outlets also provides an abundance of shopping and dining options.
Wine lovers will be enamored with Gilroy’s many local vineyards, with Kirigin Cellars, Satori Cellars, Hecker Pass, and Fortino Winery being some of the most popular. Gilroy’s wineries are noted for their laid-back and welcoming atmosphere, with regular community events.
Gilroy’s residents enjoy lots of green spaces and outdoor attractions, making the most of the city’s fantastic weather. Gilroy Gardens showcases a kaleidoscopic array of colorful flowers, along with playgrounds, rock climbing facilities, and an amusement park. Gilroy Gardens’ 26-acre grounds are also the site for a new annual Lumination festival, with hand-crafted statues and lanterns illuminating the park in a dazzling celebration of Chinese culture.
Christmas Hill Park is another highlight. This park hosts the annual garlic festival, as well as providing a wealth of trails and serene green space all year round. Gilroy is also conveniently located for accessing Northern California’s largest state park, the magnificent 87,000-acre Henry W. Coe State Park.
The Eagle Ridge Golf Club provides a public 18-hole golf course dotted with oak trees and water features. The course has been named among the ten best in Silicon Valley, as well as one of America’s fifty most female-friendly golf clubs.