Gilroy is not just about Garlic

dtWe all know Gilroy is the Garlic Capital of the World, but there’s a lot more to say about the lovely southernmost city in Santa Clara, California.

Named after John Gilroy, a Scotsman, this lovely community was incorporated as the town of Gilroy in 1870 - its history, environment and community feel welcomes all visitors and embraces all who are lucky enough to live there.

However true that there’s something to be said about the famous Annual Garlic Festival in July, the “America’s premier summertime food festival”, a celebration of food, fun and family, where you can experiment several garlic delicacies, like garlic ice cream, it would be unfair not to mention its award-winning parks, golf course and recreation programs, or even Gilroy’s “urban forest” for which the City has won Tree City USA awards annually since 1979.

Gilroy is surrounded by the magical Monterey Bay, the beautiful San Joaquin Valley and the thrilling San Francisco Bay Area. Certainly, a hidden gem to treasure for years to come.
With its mild, Mediterranean climate, Gilroy is a well-established agricultural center in the United States, offering a wide variety of other produce like strawberries mushrooms. And let’s not forget about all the wineries in the surrounding areas.

There’s plenty of outdoor activities one can take advantage of, like the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, specially designed to educate guests and to foster a greater appreciation of horticulture. Or why not visit the Christmas Hill Park, where the famous Garlic Festival is held?
Not to mention the Kirigin Cellars, of the most delightful morsels of Santa Clara County: 33 acres of rolling vineyards, nine acres of cricket lawns, over 1000 rose bushes and 100 redwood sequoias are surrounded by hills and rangeland.

But if you’re in the mood for some shopping, the Gilroy Premium Outlets, conveniently located directly off Highway 101 and just 20 miles south of Silicon Valley, featuring the largest collection of designer and brand name outlet stores in Northern California.

Are you a golfer? Then you have to try Gilroy Golf Course, some say the “Best 11 hole golf course in the U.S.”. Small undulating greens and wide generous, tree-lined fairways will await you at every tee.

That is why DeNova Home decided to invest in a wonderful community in Gilroy: the Tea Tree at Country Oaks Estates. Tea Tree Estates is situated in one of the areas premiere school districts, as well as, close to all of the shopping, dining and recreational opportunities the desirable west side of Gilroy has to offer.