Known as the Gateway to the Central Coast, Morgan Hill is only 15 miles from the majestic Pacific coast. It offers its residents an abundance of wide open space and views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. This family oriented community provides big city amenities while maintaining a small town atmosphere. It has become a popular bedroom community to Silicon Valley, just a quick drive south of San Jose. A mild Mediterranean climate, close proximity to high tech industries and Carmel, rolling hills and valleys, plenty of parks, and horse stables and trails to explore the beautiful landscape add to the allure of this quaint town.
The annual Mushroom Mardi Gras is a favorite among locals featuring live music, food vendors, artisan crafts and cooking demonstrations. Spend a Friday evening under the stars enjoying an outdoor summer concert at the Morgan Hill Community Theater. Sample fresh produce at the downtown Farmer’s Market open Saturday’s year round. The Aquatics Center offers various water features including a spray-ground, competition pool with diving boards, recreational pool with water playground and a warm water instructional pool. Stroll through the charming downtown to discover the array of multicultural restaurants and shops.
Explore the great outdoors at one of many parks the city has to offer including Henry Coe State Park, Anderson Lake Park, Harvey Bear Park, Morgan Hill Community Park and Uvas Canyon Park. Henry Coe State Park is the largest state park in Northern California with over 87,000 rugged acres of ridges, meadows and canyons and numerous species of wildlife and vegetation. The park is open year round and offers hiking, mountain biking and camping. With elevations ranging from 700 feet to over 3,500, the views are breathtaking and provide ample opportunities for amazing photographs. Anderson Lake Park features over 3,100 scenic acres including hiking and biking trails and a lake for boating enthusiasts. Harvey Bear Park is officially known as “Coyote Lake – Harvey Bear Ranch County Park” and the public availability of this park offers 4,500 acres of trails for horseback riding, biking and hiking. Morgan Hill Community Park offers playgrounds, basketball courts, ball fields, tennis courts, dog park, duck pond and a skate and BMX park. Uvas Canyon County Park has over 1,100 wooded acres nestled on the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains and offers hiking, camping and picnicking.
Morgan Hill is located in the 95037 zip code. The majority of the homes in the region are single family homes, but over the last 20 years there has been an increase in condo/townhome construction as a lower cost housing alternative.