Imagine coming home to Twin Creeks by #SigHomes in Gilroy, where you’ll enjoy your new home in a growing community offering a sense of belonging for your family. Living in Gilroy, often referred to fondly as the “garlic capital of the world”, offers much more than this delectable spice. You’ll enjoy award-winning parks, golf courses, recreation programs and an “urban forest,” for which the City has won multiple Tree City USA awards since 1979. Here are a few more reasons to love living in Gilroy:
Location. Located in Santa Clara County, home to technology giants, Gilroy offers a place to live, work and play, all in an affordable way. The convenience of living just 30 minutes from Silicon Valley can’t be beat! A short commute mingling with co-workers on the Google, Yahoo, or Apple bus from Silicon Valley to Gilroy makes commuting a breeze. Viable workforce options include: Apple in Cupertino; Google, LinkedIn, and Intuit in Mountain View; Facebook in Menlo Park; Cisco Systems, Adobe, and EBay in San Jose; Intel in Santa Clara; Hewlett Packard in Palo Alto; Oracle in Redwood City; Yahoo in Sunnyvale; Netflix in Los Gatos; and Twitter and Zynga in San Francisco are viable workforce commute options.
Shopping & Dining. Take a stroll and explore Gilroy’s charming Historic Downtown District, which features an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and other local businesses that artfully blend the old with the new. You’ll find charming antique stores and other specialty boutiques – great places to browse for hidden treasures and unique gifts. The Downtown area also has a number of wonderful dining options, from coffee and sandwiches to wood-fired pizza, steaks, authentic Mexican food, Gilroy garlic favorites, and much more. Plus, at Gilroy Premium Outlets, you’ll find impressive savings at more than 145 factory outlet stores.
Entertainment. Attractions like Gilroy Gardens and the popular Gilroy Garlic Festival draw visitors throughout the region to Gilroy. The Garlic Festival is an amazing annual event for great garlicky food, live cooking competitions, and lots of fun for the whole family! Gilroy Gardens is a beautiful amusement park with a horticultural theme. Ideal for families with young children and garden lovers, the park features rides, attractions, 6 majestic gardens and the world famous Circus Trees. This unique property boasts a truly green environment where “fun grows on trees”. Gilroy is also home to a lively arts scene with a summer music series and theaters.
Local Wineries. Gilroy is part of the historic Santa Clara Valley wine growing region, home to many family-owned wineries and tasting rooms including: Sarah’s Vineyard, Martin Ranch Winery, Hecker Pass Winery, Satori Cellars Winery, Jason-Stephens Winery, Rapazzini Winery, Sunlit Oaks Winery, Aver Family Vineyards, Fortino Winery, Kirigin Cellars, Fernwood Cellars, and Solis Winery. You’ll find that the friendly, family-owned vineyards along the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail are a great place to learn about wine in a casual and relaxed environment. Tom Moller, owner of Satori Cellars Winery, encourages first-time tasters to “Relax, enjoy…and don’t be afraid to ask questions!” Plan your own tasting tour using the online directory, map, and tips for beginning wine tasters who will have you sipping, swirling and savoring in no time.
Step Outside. Gilroy Gardens isn’t the only green fun to be had in Gilroy! With mild year-round weather and an ideal location close to many of California’s best-loved parks, Gilroy is the perfect place to explore and enjoy the outdoors. You can hit the links at many outstanding courses year-round, explore the many green spaces including the natural treasure, Henry W. Coe Park, just outside of Gilroy with over 87,000 acres of wild open spaces to explore. Coyote Lake / Harvey Bear Ranch is a 4,595-acre park, nestled in the Diablo Range, featuring a lake, camping & boat launch facilities, and 28.5 miles of horse, bicycle and hiking trails that wind through oak-studded canyons. Also, it is located on top of grassy ridgelines, providing spectacular views of the south Santa Clara Valley.
As you can see, you’ll find Gilroy to be a city full of attractions that are sure to please the whole family and a great place to call home. Twin Creeks . . . connect with home.
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