Morgan Hill – Far Enough to Get Away, Close Enough to Commute

Morgan Hill – once mostly farm land – is now home to many new developments and has become a dynamic community for those who really don’t want to live where they work but still rely on the valley for employment.

Many of the homes in Morgan Hillmorgan-hill.jpg have park-like landscaping, and modern energy saving features as they were built more recently than most of the housing in San Jose.

One beautiful home on Craigslist this week is located on 16550 Trail Drive at Barrett in the heart of the Jackson Meadows area. With five bedrooms, three baths, and over 2800 square feet, it is offered at $839,500. The photos show a wonderfully landscaped yard, and a spacious family room.

Another great choice is a four bedroom, two bath located in North Morgan Hill at 2505 222104_palomino_front.jpgPalomino Court. It definitely has curb appeal and is offered at the reasonable price of $655,000. With 150s square feet, and a gorgeous back yard and kitchen, it is perfect for a family. Another plus is that it is located one block from the elementary school, on a cul-de-sac.

Morgan Hill is a great location, and newer work on highway 101 has made the commute more doable.

My friends who live there tell me that the secret is to leave for work very early in the morning, and leave work early to beat the traffic.