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Old 05-22-2009, 12:10 PM
 
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We will be moving to Morgan Hill this summer. Any suggestions for the neighborhoods we should look into? We have a high schooler and two toddlers. We want to rent a home around the $1800-$2500 range. Thanks for any help on this!!

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Old 05-22-2009, 09:15 PM
 
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We will be moving to Morgan Hill this summer. Any suggestions for the neighborhoods we should look into? We have a high schooler and two toddlers. We want to rent a home around the $1800-$2500 range. Thanks for any help on this!!
East of Hwy. 101 (Nordstrom School district)...the best in Morgan Hill....HOWEVER....
be prepared for a VERY strong manure smell in the summer due to the fact that mushroom farms are your neighbors...phew!

Shanny
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:51 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Yes, what she said.. I grew up in Morgan Hill and actually went to Nordstrom! It was a fine school then and has seemingly only gotten better over the years. If you don't want to deal with the manure smell, Holiday Lake also is in the Nordstrom school district, but it may be out of your price range since all of the homes are huge and most of them have lake views. There are some townhouses around the intersection of Holiday and Jackson Oaks, but I'm not sure which school they belong to.
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:50 PM
 
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We are also looking at moving to MH and find it pretty tough to find something under $500k. How in the world can there be 'bad' neighborhoods for that kind of money???
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:08 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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In that kind of range, you'll actually have better luck in San Jose. Because there is a lot of undeveloped land, most of the housing in Morgan Hill is built big, bigger, biggest, even bigger still. Anything new is going to be 3000 sf at least. San Jose took a different direction, so there are plenty of nice neighborhoods where you can get a smallish, but nice home for under $500K where you won't be afraid to send your kids to school.
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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Thanks... sonarrat, but no thanks. San Jose, from what I know of it, has none of the charm you get in Morgan Hill and all the traffic, etc. I'm just amazed the MH schools have such pathetic scores with a tax base so high. Newer homes built within the last 3-4 years, near Nordstrom elementary, are all $600-$800k and those aren't anything glamorous. Maybe MH is just beyond our price range because I can't see paying $500k for a shack and average schools. Disappointing.
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:34 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Thanks... sonarrat, but no thanks. San Jose, from what I know of it, has none of the charm you get in Morgan Hill and all the traffic, etc. I'm just amazed the MH schools have such pathetic scores with a tax base so high. Newer homes built within the last 3-4 years, near Nordstrom elementary, are all $600-$800k and those aren't anything glamorous. Maybe MH is just beyond our price range because I can't see paying $500k for a shack and average schools. Disappointing.
Can't have everything.. people like Morgan Hill because it has a country flavor, it's not as constricted as the Silicon Valley and newer houses can be had for under $1M, on decent size lots too. The commute is no longer an issue either, with the expansion they did to 101 about ten years ago. So it follows that people will pay more for it..
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:18 PM
 
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Well, again, maybe I'm just out of my league... and I love Morgan Hill... but I can't see paying $800k for a 2000 sq. ft home with a weak downtown, few restaurants and questionable schools beyond the elementary level. Even if I had that kind of money, you know?
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:11 PM
 
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My husband and I recently purchased 2400 sq.ft. house in MH for a little under 600k and love living here. I'd recommend it any day over SJ.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:23 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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1967 ~ standingroom is correct, there are some really good deals out there in that price range. Lots of distressed sales are most of the inventory. My friend just purchased a home in Morgan Ranch off of Dunne Ave for $599 just about a month ago and its about 2000 sq ft and does have an assoc fee but nice area and near nordstrom.

However inventory is low now and demand is still present so, some folks are considering moving even further south like Gilroy and Hollister.

I live here in MH and if you have questions let me know.
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