Looking for an area that is remote to Silicon Valley, yet an easy commute? The town of Gilroy, once only considered a farming community, is now home to many new developments and even a premiere outlet mall.
Because of its agricultural past, homes in Gilroy tend to run about 10-20% cheaper than homes in San Jose. The commute is up highway 101, and tends to be quite doable if you can leave early in the morning before congestion occurs.
Gilroy is also the home to the world famous Garlic Festival – over 100K people come every year to celebrate the harvest, and enjoy unusual treats such as garlic ice cream, and garlic confections.
This week, there are many bargains for sale in Gilroy, beginning with this 40 acre parcel advertised on Craigslist. Only seven miles from the Leavesley road exit onto highway 101, this parcel has all geotechnical reports completed and has PG&E service to the road already, making development much easier than if in the “wild” – a condition often found when purchasing land in the Los Gatos Mountains. The price? A mere $548,888 – a bargain for that much land.
If you are looking for an “easy-care” residence, you might want to consider this townhome on 958 Bosco Lane in Gilroy. It features 1859 sf for $449K – which is a bargain anywhere in the Bay Area! It has four bedrooms, and 2 1/2 baths, and a nice open floor plan that makes it seem bigger than it really is.
The backyard view is of a park-like greenbelt – and it has easy freeway access, perfect for a newby to Silicon Valley!
Yet another home worthy of consideration is 1450 Falcon Court; this four bedroom, three bath home comes with a pool and spa – and is located on a cul-de-sac. Listed at $699,000, it is light and bright, and full of designer touches. The breakfast nook, shown here, is especially nice with a picture window as the focal point of the room.
Easy freeway access is another selling point of this home, and is true of most residences in the town of Gilroy.
Gilroy is a great place to consider if you want to live away from the valley, yet want a relatively easy commute. Not to mention easy access to the Garlic Festival………..