Gilroy is best known as the "Garlic Capital of the World", and home of the annual Garlic Festival in July. But the City is also known for its peaceful residential environment, its award-winning parks, golf course and recreation programs, and for its "urban forest," for which the City has won Tree City USA awards annually since 1979.
HollisterThe City of Hollister, Hometown California, has a population of 36,000, and is located about 100 miles southeast of San Francisco and 40 miles east of Monterey. It has a blend of older and newer homes, tree lined streets, good schools, and numerous parks. The City of Hollister maintains its heritage of agriculture and cattle ranching ambiance while encouraging a new business to locate in Hollister by creating a business friendly environment. There are many recreational opportunities in and around Hollister, including Pinnacles National Park, Hollister Hills State Recreational Area, San Justo Reservoir, and Thousand Trails Campground.
Hollister is located in California's Central Coast region, between the Gavilan and Diablo Ranges of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Hollister is blessed with a temperate climate. Cool ocean air regulates the City’s temperature resulting in warm summers and mild winters.