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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Gilroy is a town in California with a population of 52,576. Gilroy is in Santa Clara County. Living in Gilroy offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Gilroy there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Gilroy and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Gilroy are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$528,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,521
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Gilroy Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    167
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    57
    41
  • Robbery
    144
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    379
    500
  • Theft
    2,037
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    518
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$84,351
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
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Gilroy is known throughout the world for one thing: garlic. The smell of garlic wafts throughout the two, especially during the summer. In fact, the smell of garlic is most prominent during the last weekend of July when the town of Gilroy holds its annual Garlic Festival, where residents and visitors can come and experience dishes created by master chefs and local talent, alike. Venture into Gourmet Alley where you can enjoy shrimp scampi, hearty beef, and fresh garlic bread. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, try some garlic ice cream, a flavor you won't forget!
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At first I liked Gilroy because it is small and has many shopping centers available. I moved down here because my parents lived near by in Morgan Hill. Gilroy like most neighborhoods has good areas and bad. I like some schools here like El Roble because they have a high academic rate. They also offer a Gilroy prep school which is pretty awesome. The down side is this town is becoming very crowded. There is traffic at all hours just to get around town, not to mention parking lots are always full when you go to Walmart. In California we have the highest rate of homeless people. In Gilroy there are people always asking for money or sleeping on the sidewalk and of course by the canals and any bridges. It is hard to see so many people struggling I would like to see more shelters available to those who need it.
Work and life balance! Good public schools with excellent teachers. Everything is close by and convenient. 175 Outlet stores, 15 local wineries, nice big parks, and friendly people.