Livability Score

72
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (22) A+
Gilroy Donut House
Coffee Shop
House of Bagels
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
First Street Coffee Exchange
Coffee Shop
Cafe 152
Coffee Shop
Togo's
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
5th Street Coffee & Roasting Co.
Coffee Shop
Garlic City Cafe
Coffee Shop
O.D.'s Kitchen
Coffee Shop
Vida Con Nutrition
Coffee Shop
Super Donut
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Erik's Deli
Coffee Shop
Tapioca Express
Coffee Shop
Sandy's Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Got Cha!
Coffee Shop
Villa Pasta & Pizza
Coffee Shop
Sugar Plum Farm Cafe
Coffee Shop
Skeel's Funnel Cake
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (34) A+
Gilroy Museum
Museum
Amphitheatre
Theatre Arts
Wheeler Civic Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Stadium
Unknown Name
Stadium
Scott Lance Studios
Art Gallery
Dabble Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Rio nilo Nite Club
Nightclub
The District Theater
Cinema
Gilroy High School Theater
Theatre Arts
CineLux Theatres Gilroy
Cinema
Banana Split
Attraction
Tubs-O-Fun
Attraction
Timber Twister
Attraction
Strawberry Sundae
Attraction
Bulgy the Goldfish
Attraction
Illions Supreme Carousel
Attraction
Big Red Fire Engine Co.
Attraction
Pit Stop Racers
Attraction
Gavilan College Theater
Theatre Arts
Balloon Flight
Attraction
Garlic Twirl
Attraction
Circus Trees
Attraction
Paddle Boats
Attraction
Artichoke Dip
Attraction
Food and Drink (55) A-
McDonald's
Fast Food
Wienerschnitzel
Fast Food
Water Refill Station
Beverages
Baskin-Robbins
Sweets
KFC
Fast Food
Stubby's Sports Bar & Grill
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
YoghArt
Sweets
Mr Hongs
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Westside Market & Liquor
Alcohol
Eagle Ridge Liquors
Alcohol
Paps Hecker Pass Liquor
Alcohol
Brew City Burgers
Fast Food
Desero Taquila Town
Bar
Jack in the box
Fast Food
Bartenders Union
Bar
Bella Viva
Bar
Foster's Freeze
Fast Food
Cafe 152 Burger Company
Fast Food
Pinocchio​'s Pizza 1
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Cheers Liquor
Alcohol
Charlie's Liquors
Alcohol
Fitness (2) F
Snap Fitness
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
Groceries (12) B
Nob Hill
Grocery Store
Cardenas
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
El Rancho Foods
Grocery Store
America's Bakery
Bakery
Kachy Produce
Grocery Store
Grocery Outlet
Grocery Store
Smart & Final
Grocery Store
Santa Cruz Bakery
Bakery
Arteagas Food Center (Gilroy)
Grocery Store
NHC Nutrition
Health Food
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Parks (72) A+
El Roble Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Miller Park
Park
Debell Uvas Creek Preserve
Park
Christmas Hill Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Renz Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Wheeler Tot Lot
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Gilroy High School Quad
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Kern Avenue Dog Park
Park
Las Animas Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (276) A+
GNC
Nutrition Supplements
Great Clips
Hairdresser
Luxury Day Spa
Beauty
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
Apple Nail Spa
Beauty
Jimmy's Salon
Hairdresser
Sears Hometown
Department Store
Town Plazza Barber
Hairdresser
Q Beauty Spa
Beauty
Pink Sassy Nails
Beauty
Looking Good Salon
Beauty
Bella's Beauty Salon
Beauty
Royal Nails Spa
Beauty
Bella's Makeup
Clothing
76
Convenience Store
New Image Beauty Salon
Hairdresser
Prolific Barbers
Hairdresser
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Beauty Nest
Hairdresser
Glow Hair & Beauty Salon
Beauty
Chevron
Convenience Store
Salon Evon
Beauty
Magic Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Joyeria Torres
Fashion
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commute A-

Of all people who commute, 2.0% take public transportation in Gilroy.
Public Transit Stops (89)
Stops & Stations
A+
Wren Avenue & Byers Street
Bus Stop
Wren Avenue & Perrelli Street
Bus Stop
Wren Avenue & 3rd Street
Bus Stop
Wren Avenue & 3rd Street
Bus Stop
West 6th Street & Wren Avenue
Bus Stop
West 6th Street & Wren Avenue
Bus Stop
West 6th Street & Miller Avenue
Bus Stop
West 6th Street & Miller Avenue
Bus Stop
Monte Bello Drive & Wren Avenue
Bus Stop
Monte Bello Drive & Santa Barbara Drive
Bus Stop
West 6th Street & Princevalle Street
Bus Stop
West 6th Street & Carmel Street
Bus Stop
West 6th Street & Hanna Street
Bus Stop
West 6th Street & Hanna Street
Bus Stop
West 6th Street & Rosanna Street
Bus Stop
West 6th Street & Church Street
Bus Stop
West 6th Street & Eigleberry Street
Bus Stop
Monterey Street & 3rd Street
Bus Stop
Monterey Street & 2nd Street
Bus Stop
Monterey Street & 5th Street
Bus Stop
Monterey Street & 5th Street
Bus Stop
Princevalle Street & West 10th Street
Bus Stop
Princevalle Street & West 10th Street
Bus Stop
Monterey Street & 1st Street
Bus Stop
Monterey Street & 1st Street
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
2.0%
F
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Gilroy is 182/100 - which is 30% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime D-

Gilroy crime rates are 2,661 per 100k, which is 6% lower than California
Property Crime
2,180 crimes per 100k
D+
Violent Crime
481 crimes per 100k
D-
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employment A+

The median income in Gilroy is $107,729 - which is 69% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$107,729
A+
Unemployment Rate
4.0%
D+
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (53)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
John B. Perez, D.D.S.
Dentist
RehabOne Medical Group
Clinic
Jernell Escobar, D.D.S.
Dentist
Samuel Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Doctor
AJM Laser & Aesthetic Center
Doctor
Wafelbakker Anderson Orthodontics
Dentist
Gilroy Pediatric Dentistry
Dentist
Albert H. Lee, D.D.S.
Dentist
Edward L. Vines, D.D.S., P.C.
Dentist
Lowell O. Tan, D.D.S.
Dentist
Bruce Sarhaddi, D.D.S.
Dentist
Abbas Raissi, D.D.S., Incorporated
Dentist
Gar N. Chan, D.D.S., Incorporated
Dentist
South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery
Clinic
Joseph C. Barbara, M.D.;John C. Barbara, PA-C
Doctor
Tommy Tong, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Dentist
Gilroy Dental Associates
Dentist
My Gilroy Dentist
Dentist
Kinberly Antrim, D.D.S.
Dentist
Gary Banner, D.D.S.
Dentist
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Western Dental
Dentist
Big 5 Sporting Goods
Pharmacy
Gilroy Police Station
Police
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A+
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housing B-

Gilroy home prices are $717,800 - which is 75% higher than California
Home Price
$717,800
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
26%
A+
Home Affordability
6.7x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools C

The Gilroy graduation rate is 76% - which is 5% lower than California
School Test Scores
47%
F
High School Grad. Rates
76%
D
Elementary Schools (17) A
El Roble Elementary
Brownell Middle
Solorsano Middle
Glen View Elementary
St Mary School
Gilroy Prep (A Navigator School)
Rod Kelley Elementary
Phoenix School/Rebekah Children'S Services
Gilroy Prep (A Navigator School)
South Valley Middle
Las Animas Elementary
Eliot Elementary
Gilroy Special Ed Preschool
Luigi Aprea Elementary
Antonio Del Buono Elementary
Rucker Elementary
Pacific Point Christian Schools
High Schools (7) D-
Santa Clara County Rop-South
Gilroy High
Mt. Madonna High
Phoenix School/Rebekah Children'S Services
Christopher High
Dr. Tj Owens Gilroy Early College Academy
Pacific Point Christian Schools
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ratings F

Gilroy has an overall rating of 32% from 16 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
F
User Surveys (14)
From AreaVibes
B
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gilroy needs help 0.5 rating By anonymoe ( May 10, 2017) Gilroy is not the town it is “Trumped up” to be. Trump would like to say,“It’s the greatest, it’s the best. The next Garlic Festival will be the best – the greatest.”The smell of garlic is more recently overshadowed by periodic dumps of heavy-metal laden manure and ...Read More it’s not properly done, so the entire town is periodically blasted with an unpleasant toxic haze – not to be confused with the actual garlic smell this town is known for.Each day plane-trails permeate the sky in a myriad of displeasing geometries – I haven’t seen those characteristic cloudless-blue-skies since 2008. Nature still tries, but the planes don’t allow it.The local reservoirs are so trashed, there is not a single pristine trail to the water, but all paths are littered with all manner of human garbage. Really? Not fun. And no one seems to care enough to raise the concern necessary to change this. Worse this year than I've ever seen it, and we're only at the start of the hot season.I worry for the quality of my garden due to the poor air quality, which is actually unbearable at times (the manure dumping and mysterious trails from planes). Rainwater has been shown to be tainted with hundreds, thousands, and even tens-of-thousands times the recommended point of concern for many dangerous pollutants such as aluminum, barium, and strontium. Don't believe me? A child could prove it with an off-the-shelf Hepa-filter.My own opinion is that this is an unhealthy town to live in, in many respects.The world is moving too fast these days, and there’s not enough protection, so I urge Gilroy residents and anyone who reads this to take the mission of finding solutions into their own hands. Personally, I am on a mission to protect myself and others, armed with not only research, but intuition. Follow your hearts, people, listen very carefully and you will know what is right and what is wrong and find the drive to protect yourself and those people and everything else that you love and hold everso dearly.Good luck, and Godspeed!-James, a concerned resident of GilroyP.S. the manure in the air really sucks Read Less
Gilroy - Not My Favorite 1 rating By Anonymous ( Apr 17, 2015) Gilroy is located in the south part of Santa Clara County in California. Home to around 50,000 people, this city has grown a lot in terms of population and construction in the last decade. Gilroy is popularly known for its garlic crop and one can smell garlic from 10 miles of thi ...Read More s place. When annual Garlic Festival is held at Gilroy, people throng from all parts of the bay area as well as North and South California to taste foods sprinkled with garlic. Gilroy is also famous for its mushroom production. In addition, many family estates to the west of Gilroy cultivate grapes for wine-making as well.

Gilroy does not have diversity like the rest of the bay area cities, one of the reasons why the city is not a favorite place among travelers. Only a couple of areas in Gilroy are considered safe to live, and schools are not so great which is why families prefer to live in nearby Morgan Hill or further south. Homes are affordable compared to other cities in the Silicon Valley. There are lots of distressed and foreclosure properties around the place I live, making it even worse for the real estate market here. However, there are plenty of shopping areas in the city, and one can enjoy the multitude restaurants and cuisines with tasty American, Asian and Mexican foods. Nightlife exists but most people, including myself, don't dare to stroll around at night due to high crime rate. Overall, this is not a desirable place if you are new to California or bringing a family here. I have lived in Gilroy for the past two years and can't wait to move out as soon as my project is over. Read Less
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Gilroy? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

El Roble Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Miller Park
Debell Uvas Creek Preserve
Christmas Hill Park

Entertainment

Gilroy Museum
Amphitheatre
Wheeler Civic Auditorium
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Scott Lance Studios
Dabble Arts Center
Rio nilo Nite Club

Food & Drink

McDonald's
Wienerschnitzel
Water Refill Station
Baskin-Robbins
KFC
Stubby's Sports Bar & Grill
Subway
Taco Bell

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Gilroy? Of all people who commute, 2.0% take public transportation in Gilroy.
Drive to Work
74%

3% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
2%

3% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Gilroy a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Saint Louise Regional Hospital

Pharmacies

Big 5 Sporting Goods
South County Pharmacy
South Valley Pharmacy Services
Walgreens

Doctors

Gardner South County Health Center
Gavilan Footcare Center
Gilroy Medical Supply
Anderson Chiropractic
Children's Therapy Center
Satellite Dialysis
South Bay Retina
AJM Laser & Aesthetic Center

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