What’s the big deal about Morgan Hill real estate?
Opulent homes, the proximity to popular leisure activities and the city’s massive high-tech industry, for starters. Home to Anritsu, Velodyne, Flextronics and numerous R&D firms and start-ups, Morgan Hill is a magnet for tech industry professionals.
Schools in Morgan Hill
Depending on what part of Morgan Hill you choose to live, your student will attend one of six elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools, all administered by the Morgan Hill Unified School District.
While there are some excellent schools in the district, many parents of Morgan Hill students prefer private school. One of the most in-demand is the college-preparatory Oakwood School, for students in elementary through high school.
Parochial schools in the area include Saint John XXIII, Saint Catherine School, Shadow Crossroads Christian School and Mountain Baptist School.
There is also one community college in Morgan Hill, Gavilan College.
Annual events in Morgan Hill
Most cities in Silicon Valley host a number of annual events, but none quite as interesting as those you’ll find in Morgan Hill.
- Art a La Carte
- Fall Fun Fest
- Fall Tarantula Fest
- Family FunFest & Movie Night Under the Stars
- Freedom Fest
- Friday Night Music Series
- Mushroom Mardi Gras
- Splash-2-Dash Youth Triathlon
- St. Catherine of Alexandria parish Golf Classic
- Summer Fun in the Park
- Taste of Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill’s shopping and dining hotspots
Whether you’re running errands or planning one of those “shop ‘til you drop” days, Morgan Hill has everything you need. You’ll find national retailers as well as locally-owned, “Mom and Pop” outlets.
Morgan Hill shopping centers, both large and small, include:
- Candy Park Center
- Cochrane Commons
- Cochrane Plaza
- Coyote Creek Plaza
- Creekside Plaza
- Harvest Plaza
- Lawrence Oaks Shopping Center
- Madrone Village
- Morgan Hill Plaza
- Morgan Hill Shopping Center
- Sutter Hill Plaza
- The Shopping Mill
- Vineyard Town Center
Dining out is always a challenge when you live in Morgan Hill – where to go? The choices are diverse, but local residents favorites include barbecue, breakfast and brunch eateries and those that specialize in Mediterranean, Vietnamese, Thai, Italian and Mexican cuisine.
By the way, Morgan Hill also boasts a Caltrain station for those times you want to shop or dine in San Francisco without having to take the car.
For outdoor enthusiasts
Leisure time in Morgan Hill for many residents means getting outdoors. The city offers 26 parks and other facilities for residents.
The kids will love the 15,000 square-foot Morgan Hill Skateboard/BMX Park. And, the Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center is especially popular, with one grassy area and two sports fields.
Tennis anyone? You’ll be playing at one of eight city-run public tennis courts.
The Morgan Hill Aquatics Center, with a splash pad for the wee ones, two water slides and a competition-size pool will keep your summers cool.
Finally, Morgan Hill residents love taking the pooch outdoors and they can do so at the popular Morgan Hill Dog Park, loaded with amenities for the four-legged. Male dogs have their own fire hydrants and all of them can enjoy the wading pool on a hot, Silicon Valley summer day. There’s stuff for the two-legged as well, including lots of shady places to sit and a gate system that is completely secure.
Morgan Hill’s homes
Although you can find vintage homes among the inventory of Morgan Hill real estate, most of the housing stock includes more contemporary styles, including many ranch-style homes.
A good supply of homes in Morgan Hill sit on acreage and there are vacant parcels of land available if you want to build a custom home.
Home prices fluctuate but generally, Morgan Hill real estate prices start out in the mid-$700,000s for starter homes, many in rough condition.
It’s the area’s estates, however, that are the most popular. Superb craftsmanship and the offer of extreme privacy make these homes worth their multi-million-dollar price tags.
Feel free to contact Properties in Silicon Valley to be notified about any new listings on Morgan Hill real estate. We’re happy to help.
San Martin, a small community between Morgan Hill and Gilroy, is popular with residents who enjoy the benefits of both cities. It’s popular with outsiders (and residents!) for its charming wineries, the Wings of History aircraft museum and the absolutely jaw-dropping-gorgeous homes.
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