Peaceful yet vibrant community south of Silicon Valley
Morgan Hill is a laid-back yet lively community at the southern end of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara County. Morgan Hill has been recognized as one of the United States’ wealthiest communities and most expensive housing markets in lists from Forbes and Business Insider. The city’s upscale amenities include Michelin-starred chefs’ restaurants, premium wineries, expansive parks, and luxury hotels. There are several high-tech companies headquartered in Morgan Hill, and the community is within easy reach of many more nearby technology firms. Morgan Hill’s real estate mix includes spacious and attractive single-family homes in a range of styles.
Morgan Hill is a family-oriented community with activities for all ages to enjoy. Annual festivals and events help foster a strong sense of community, and friendly locals make newcomers feel welcome. The gorgeous surrounding scenery has many places to explore, from vineyards to open space preserves to state parks. Morgan Hill offers a classic suburban lifestyle with great local restaurants and an inviting atmosphere.
Morgan Hill has a vibrant downtown area with several blocks of shopping and dining surrounding Monterey Road and the Morgan Hill train station. Odeum is a destination restaurant serving sophisticated Mediterranean cuisine designed by Michelin-starred chef Salvatore Calisi. Odeum is located in a former grain silo with a beautifully designed interior and relaxed outdoor seating area. Service is impeccable, and outstanding wine pairings recommended by a sommelier.
Rosy’s at the Beach is another downtown favorite, with delicious steaks and seafood. Like Odeum, Rosy’s also has outdoor seating and a curated list of excellent local wines. Kelly Brewing Company is a trendy spot for craft beers, boasting some of the Bay Area’s best IPAs, pilsners, and Belgian ales on draft. Coffee Guys is the best place to start your day, serving excellent espresso blends using Verve Coffee cultivated in nearby Santa Cruz.
Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival is an annual community celebration with a mushroom burger cooking contest, wine tastings from the South Valley’s best premium wineries, and lots of live entertainment. You can also sample vintages from outstanding local wine producers at any time on the Santa Clara County Wine Trail. Pick up a wine passport to gain inclusive access to 34 tasting rooms and special trail day celebrations throughout the year.
Morgan Hill is located directly to the west of the sprawling 87,000-acre Henry W. Coe State Park. This stunning natural landscape covers a vast tract of the Diablo Mountain Range. Coe Park is the largest state park in Northern California and the second largest in the entire state. Coe Park’s rugged terrain takes in numerous creeks, ridges, and canyons. It’s teeming with native plants, mountain lines, and other wildlife.
Morgan Hill Farmers’ Market is held on Saturday mornings year-round in the parking lot outside the Morgan Hill train station. This lively market features dozens of vendors selling fresh seasonal produces, plus a kids’ craft zone and other special activities.
Morgan Hill operates its own Morgan Hill Unified School District. Highlights include:
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