Morgan Hill, CA


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Morgan Hill, CA

About Morgan Hill, CA

Morgan Hill, California lies in Santa Clara County which makes it perfect for the outdoorsy type that are looking for fun activities around Anderson Lake or Coyote Creek Trails. Large city / suburban complex - Northern California, on the south end of San Francisco Bay.

Zip Codes: 95037
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Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 67 ft above sea level

This large metro area covers the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area and is otherwise known as Santa Clara County, or more informally, as the “Silicon Valley.” Once a quiet agricultural valley of orchards and small towns and anchored by the indistinct processing and shipping point of San Jose, the area has completely transformed over a period of forty years into an economic and technology powerhouse and cultural crossroads between America and Asia.

The small towns, which include the likes of Sunnyvale and Santa Clara, have completely grown together into a vast sprawl of residential and commercial spaces. Major high-tech manufacturers, research facilities and an enormous array of supporting small- and medium-size businesses fill the valley. Several defense technology suppliers are also present. The area has a distinct high-tech culture with its own lingo and architectural style of endless long, low, glass-fronted buildings in some way mimicking the circuit boards they produce.

Many settle in the area because of career opportunity and the excellent climate, and are rewarded so long as they are tolerant of crowding and high prices. Entertainment assets and cultural activities are abundant and varied, but some of the better activities fill quickly and hard to get into. Like many recent-growth places in California, San Jose suffers from overcrowding and sprawl. In fact, neighborhoods cover buildable land in all directions and traffic along main commute corridors is very bad.

Neighborhoods such as Los Gatos, Los Altos, and Palo Alto at the western edges adjacent to Coastal Range foothills feature exceptional housing and appealing, small downtowns, but homes under $1 million are rare.

The broad, flat valley narrows considerably but continues south toward Gilroy. The sheltered, coastal, Mediterranean climate is ideal. Summers are clear, dry, and sunny, with normal daytime highs in the low 80’s. In the evening, marine air often delivers low, stratus clouds, known locally as “fog,” which typically burns off by mid-morning the next day. Light jackets are usually required in summer. The valley location and stable, summer air produce some hazy or smoggy days. Hot, desert winds sometimes blow in late summer and fall, but temperatures seldom reach 100. Winter is typically mild with days in the 60’s and nights in the 40’s, with occasional lows in the 30’s or upper 20’s. Winter is the rainy season; most precipitation falls when steady Pacific storms enter the area, but the coastal mountains reduce the impact.

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Morgan Hill Cost of Living
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Year-round climate, educated population, and entertainment make Morgan Hill a great place to live.

$1,194,000
+71.7% higher than avg
$139,161
+50.4% higher than avg
$2,500 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+54.1% higher than avg
Morgan Hill Crime
25.3 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Morgan Hill, California
$228,600
for a family
$86,800
for a single person
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Utility bills for my 3 bedroom house pinch me every month and encourage me to move to San Jose area. Why are utilities in this city are so expensive like other living  More

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Over 14 years ago

After spending all of my life in the mid-west I had the hardest time getting used to living in California the lifestyle was so different. There is only one thing that I  More

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Ever wonder why many Italians immigrated to the San Jose California area? The answer is that the weather is most like what they are used to. Temperate. Slightly warm,  More

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