Gilroy

Gilroy is a city to the east of the northern edge of the Monterey Bay, to the southeast of the San Francisco Bay Area, and in the southwest corner of the 408 area code. The city was named after John Gilroy, a Scotsman who was the first non-Spanish settler in Alta California that was recognized by the Spanish Crown.

Gilroy has a population of 48,821 people, over half of which are Hispanic. The city’s economy is predominantly dependant on agriculture and food processing, and the region’s major crops are garlic and mushrooms. Gilroy also has growing retail and wine industries. Major employers in Gilroy include Gilroy Foods, Syngenta Flowers, Christopher Ranch, Saint Louise Regional Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, and Gilroy Gardens. About one-third of Gilroy’s residents commute to the nearby city of San Jose and other larger hubs of the Silicon Valley located to the north

Over 80% of the residents of Gilroy live in a family-type household, and the city’s attractions and events tend to reflect the family-friendly community spirit. Lawyers with young children love taking their offspring to Gilroy Gardens, which is a small theme park and home of Axel Erlandson’s world-famous Circus Trees. Adventurous eaters from all over the 408 area code flock to the Gilroy Garlic festival, where they can enjoy such culinary delights as garlic ice cream, garlic mustard, and garlic jelly. Attorneys who appreciate classical music enjoy listening to live performances by the volunteer-based South Valley Symphony. Fashionistas living in the 408 area code love to go shopping at the Gilroy Premium Outlets. Lawyer who are looking for that unique piece for their office or home love to go antiquing in Downtown Gilroy. Wine aficionados enjoy spending their weekends visiting the wineries located along the Gilroy Wine Trail. As a break, you can often find attorneys connecting with nature in the nearby Henry W. Coe State Park, Coyote Lake/Harvey Bear Ranch, Mt. Madonna County Park, or the Pinnacles National Monument.