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Gilroy is centrally located within a short driving distance of Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz, the San Joaquin Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area.Gilroy is situated in South Santa Clara County at the crossing of U.S. Highway 101 and State Highway 152 an ideal location for commuters traveling north or south.
Gilroy is best known as the "Garlic Capital of the World", and home of the annual Garlic Festival in July. Gilroy is also known for its peaceful residential environment, its award-winning parks, golf course and recreation programs, and for its "urban forest" for which the City has won Tree City USA awards annually since 1979.
A variety of superior community facilities and resources have placed Gilroy high in recent surveys which have attempted to measure the "quality of life" in Bay Area cities.
Major community facilities unveiled in the last decade include St. Louise Regional Hospital along U.S. 101, Wheeler Manor (senior residence) and an expanded Senior Center complex at Sixth and Hanna streets. The Gilroy library is also newly refurbished and computerized. Gavilan Community College in Gilroy is known for the beauty of its campus, set in the foothills which surround the City. Downtown, new vitality and a healthy respect for history make for a lively and interesting town center. Mature neighborhoods blend with newer homes to create an ambient atmosphere for residential areas, served by nearby schools, parks and churches, and just the right combination of rural and suburban amenities.
Gilroy's climate strikes a pleasant balance between hot and cold, wet and dry, making it perfect for agriculture and recreation. Nestled between the Diablo and Santa Cruz mountains in the Santa Clara Valley, Gilroy residents enjoy mild temperatures, while missing most of the coastal fog. The agricultural growing season ranges from 300 to 350 days a year.
Historically, Gilroy's economy has been based in agricultural products and processing. Over the years, prunes, tomatoes, flowers, onions and, of course, garlic, have contributed to the economic health of the agricultural industries. Food processing centers have also established themselves in Gilroy, and government centers also employ many local residents. The Outlets at Gilroy, a five-phase retail complex, draws shoppers from all over the Bay Area and Central Coast regions.
The modem era has also seen an increase in interest in Gilroy as a site for expansion of "Silicon Valley." About a thousand acres remain available for industrial growth.
There are 13 public schools in the Gilroy Unified School District. Enrollment in the district is about 8,900 students.