Central is a bustling neighborhood of Gilroy and home to about 21,800 people who mostly work in services, retail and administrative professions. In the search for a new place, don't forget to have a look at the apartments in neighboring West Side and Hidden Glen.
Demographics and Cost of Living
Central is more affordable than other urban areas in Gilroy, such as West Side, though it offers a similar city lifestyle. Nevertheless, in annual household spending, Central reports an average of $60.3K/year, while West Side spends an average of $103.7K/year.
The neighborhoods of Central and Hidden Glen are identical by the average number of people per household, 3.2, and similar by the percentage of households that have children, 46% and 51%, respectively.
Central's average household income is $79.6K, which is similar to Hidden Glen's. Be that as it may, Central is home to more residents with master's degrees than Hidden Glen.
Dining, Drinking and Recreation
To give you some sense of the neighborhood, we should mention a couple of its busiest thoroughfares. Monterey St. has over a dozen of establishments where it's worth grabbing a bite to eat or simply hanging out. Another busy street to keep in mind when doing research about the area and apartments nearby is 1st St. Refine your search with our apartment finder tool.
Treat yourself to dinner in your own neighborhood at Saiton Bistro Express. Steal a sip of what Gilroy Sports Tavern has to offer, one of the popular neighborhood bars. Not to be overlooked when you're hungry, there are several chain restaurant options in the neighborhood, on top of that. McDonald's and Jack In The Box are both located in the neighborhood.
Take some time for yourself and (literally) work things out without going too far. Nearby health options include Net Fitness and Cross Building. Art admirers will be pleased to know they are in good company in Central, with Lana's Dance Studio right in the neighborhood.
For more details regarding fun places to grab a bite or hit up Happy Hour in Central, take a peek at the Yelp page.
El Paisano Produce and Monterey Bay Produce are just some of the grocery stores in Central. The stores are both conveniently located near each other on 1st St. Head to Super Donut, a bakery on Monterey St., or swing by Gilroy Donut House, which is located on 1st St., and warm up to delicious baked goods and tasty treats. Furthermore, a few household name grocery stores in the area include Nob Hill Foods and Safeway.
The Central area provides residents with numerous retail options, such as Creasiones Lety and Travis Air Shows, where shoppers can quickly and easily find what they're looking for. Or, if you want to add a touch of color and an artistic flair to your apartment, Leedo Art & Framing is on Monterey St. Shoppers win easy access to big-box stores and shopping malls in the neighborhood, including Dollar Tree and Hecker Pass Plaza, which are both located nearby.
Neighborhood School Stats
Schools near the apartments in Central are Santa Clara County Rop-South School, Solorsano Middle School and El Roble Elementary School. Ultimately, it is important to consult with local districts to confirm the exact schools serving the apartments for rent that you are interested in.
The only district in the neighborhood, Gilroy Unified district has a total enrollment of 11,100 students and 460 teachers on staff, for a student teacher ratio of 24-to-1. There are four high schools, three middle schools and eight elementary schools in the district.