Morgan Hill is just 10 miles south of San Jose, but feels like a whole different world. Fresh air, rolling hills, a bustling downtown and leisurely wineries. Downtown Morgan Hill has many restaurants with a wide variety of tastes and selections. With boutiques, public art displays, and special events and festivals, the area always has something to offer. Popular events include the Mushroom Mardi Gras, the Fourth of July Parade and the Taste of Morgan Hill.
If you are a fan of the outdoors, check out local wineries for some wine tasting, or get even more hands on at a local farm for some fruit picking. There’s also lakes, hiking trails, biking trails, and golf courses. Morgan Hill is home to the Henry W. Coe State Park – the largest state park in Northern California. Every year in the fall, the park hosts an event based on the annual tarantula migration where you can learn about all things fuzzy and eight-legged.
The school system in the city is called the Morgan Hill Unified School District. They have 13 schools available for students to attend:
If you’re looking into finding the highest rated schools within the city, ratings for specific schools can be found on GreatSchools.org. Schools rated from 1-3 are below average, 4-7 are average, and 8-10 are above average. GreatSchools strives to be an extremely accurate resource for parents, using data like student testing scores and academic progress to make their rating determinations. If there is a specific school you are interested in, we can help! Let us know about it and we can find a house on the market in the school enrollment area so that your child can attend the school.
Craft Roots is a unique restaurant in that it is a vegan bar and grill! Boasting a perfect 5-star rating on Yelp, customers love their delicious plant-based offerings that don’t skimp on flavor just because it they don’t have animal products. They’ve got salads, wraps, burgers, pizza, desserts – everything you would expect at a restaurant, but without the guilt of eating animal products. Craft Roots is forward-thinking, trying to reduce the economic impact of the animal industry, and focusing on organic and local ingredients.
Not so into plant-based food? There’s always lots of meat available at Trail Dust Barbeque nearby. Trail Dust has your classic ribs, brisket, pulled pork, tri-tip, and chicken; and all the sides and fixins for a filling meal.
If you’re just looking for something new, try the upscale MOHI Social, offering new American fare and specials that rotate and change based on the seasons. They source their ingredients locally, and always try to put a fun twist on traditional dishes to create something new and exciting for you.
To dive into delicious Italian food, there’s three amazing places to try downtown: Maurizio’s, Sicilia in Bocca Ristorante and Betto’s Bistro. All have that classic Italian offering of lots of pasta, but you’ll have to try them all to find the nuances in cooking styles and pick your favorite!
For a restaurant with national acclaim, visit Odeum, created by Michelin Star Awarded Chef Salvatore Calisi. Odeum is a Mediterranean-influence restaurant that has an open kitchen with the only wood-fired oven in Morgan Hill and always the most unique ingredients around.
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