Located in the southern part of Santa Clara County, Morgan Hill's beautiful hillsides, peaceful atmosphere and wonderful climate have made the town one of the most desirable and fastest growing communities in the Bay Area. Originally populated by ranchers, farmers and orchardists, the city has evolved into a bedroom community for the high-tech professionals of the Silicon Valley. Property choices are almost endless, from condos and suburban homes to country estates and ranches. Amenities for residents abound, including a cutting edge sports complex and new community and aquatic centers. In the heart of the city is Morgan Hill's vibrant downtown, which is home to a wide variety of eateries and shops. Annual events, including the 4th of July Parade, Poppy Jasper Film Festival and Mushroom Mardi Gras, evoke a strong sense of community, as do the town's street festivals, including the summertime Music in the Streets. Residents and visitors can take advantage of the numerous riding trails, parks and lakes spread throughout town, including Anderson Lake, a popular destination for boating and fishing. Renowned wineries and award winning restaurants are also a draw for locals and tourists alike. The town's inviting nature, coupled with its outstanding climate and location, have made it a wonderful place to live.