Welcome to Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill is an up-and-coming Santa Clara County city with a fun downtown at the southern tip of Silicon Valley. This peaceful city offers premier amenities, including exceptional restaurants, upscale hotels, and outstanding wineries. Morgan Hill is a quaint community framed by the open space of the Santa Clara Mountains and located within 15 minutes’ drive of the coast. The city has a close community atmosphere and lots of employment opportunities with high-tech companies.
Housing options in Morgan Hill mostly consist of large single-family homes in diverse architectural styles. Recent years have also seen an increasing number of new townhouses and condominium developments.
What to Love
- Peaceful up-and-coming city
- Fun downtown with exceptional restaurants
- Santa Clara Mountains views
- The Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras
People and Lifestyle
Publications such as Forbes and Business Insider have listed Morgan Hill among the United States’ most affluent cities and in-demand real estate markets. Residents enjoy access to abundant outdoor recreation in state parks and open space preserves. Morgan Hill offers lots of mixed-use trails and horse stables for equestrian activities. This attractive and affluent community is known as the Gateway to the Central Coast. Morgan Hill’s mild Mediterranean climate is ideal for winemaking, and the area is a major contributor to the Santa Clara Valley American Viticultural Area.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Morgan Hill’s downtown area features a great mix of shopping and dining. Maurizio
’s is a traditional neighborhood trattoria pairing authentic Italian cuisine with an excellent wine list. The chic Zagat-rated Mediterranean eatery Odeum
offers an eclectic menu of artisanal meat and seafood dishes alongside some of the best pizza you’ll taste on this side of San Francisco. This beautifully designed restaurant features an outdoor patio with fire pits and an interior decorated with rotating exhibits of local artworks. Herbs, vegetables, and fruit used in preparing Odeum’s stylish dishes are grown in an on-site orchard and garden. Parktown Pizza
also offers excellent pizza with creative toppings alongside 50 craft beers on tap. Other fine pizza options in Morgan Hill include relaxed counter-serve spots Via Mia Pizza
and Round Table Pizza
. Highlights of the downtown dining scene also include specialty sushi rolls at CreAsian
, curries and traditional Thai dishes at Siam Thai
, delicious clam chowder and fish tacos at The City Fish
, and flavorful Korean fare at Big Grill BBQ & Teriyaki
. The Running Shop and Hops
has dozens of draft Californian ales, plus regular live music nights and themed parties. For your morning caffeine fix and light lunch bites, Coffee Guys
pours exquisite espresso blends and offers tasty sandwiches and pastries. Vineyard Town Center
features businesses such as TJ Maxx and gourmet grocery store Nob Hill Foods.
Things to Do
Over Memorial Day weekend in May, the Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras is a signature celebration featuring mushroom cooking contests, premium wine tastings, and lots of live entertainment. Morgan Hill Farmers’ Market
is held every Saturday morning in the downtown area, with dozens of vendors offering farm-fresh produce and specialty foodstuffs. Another downtown highlight is the historic Granada Theatre
. The Granada Theatre originally opened as a movie theater in the 1950s. After completing an extensive renovation, the theater reopened in 2016 as an upscale entertainment and events space hosting pop-up restaurants and live performances. Morgan Hill also provides plenty of recreational facilities. The Morgan Hill Aquatics Center
features outdoor lap pools hosting a variety of aqua fitness classes, swimming lessons, and swim teams. The Aquatics Center also has an 18-hole mini-golf course, which opened in 2020. Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center
has two lighted turf fields and ten grass fields for soccer. Several youth soccer organizations use the sports center’s facilities.
Morgan Hill operates its own Morgan Hill Unified School District. Highlights include:
Barrett Elementary School, Public, K-5.
Nordstrom Elementary, Public, K-5.
P.A. Walsh STEAM Academy, Public, K-5.
Charter School of Morgan Hill, Public, Charter, K-8.
Jackson Academy of Music and Math, Public, K-8.
Britton Middle School, Public, 6-8.
Live Oak High School, Public, 9-12.
Sobrato High School, Public, 9-12.
Oakwood School, Private, PK-12.