Morgan Hill

As San Jose’s urban sprawl spread south through the latter part of the 20th century it’s people started to look for better home values further out. This meant going about 8 miles through the green belt of Coyote Valley and into the small agricultural City of Morgan Hill.

The improved freeway access provided by the Hwy 101 bypass, and the improvements to the Caltrans commuter trains made a poor commute more tolerable, and the City began building quality homes to serve the demand. At the same time they were careful to do this in a measured way and have managed to maintain a good community feeling and increasingly good public facilities.

Morgan Hill still has many acres of farm land and open space and it is reasonable to assume the current population of 38,500 will continue to increase.

Immediately to the South is the small, unincorporated community of San Martin, until recently an agricultural outpost. Recently it has seen a surge of up market housing including mini wine estates selling in the multi millions.

Both these communities are surrounded by countryside and every sort of outdoor activity is easily available.

For those folks who wish to be convenient to work but not to be living in a Metropolis this is a very legitimate alternative.

Home prices for similar homes will be a little lower than those of South San Jose to the north. 

A point of trivia: The City does not take its name from the very visible hill on the West side of town. That is El Toro. The City is named after Hiram Morgan Hill, an early pioneer.