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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Gilroy.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Gilroy ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is San Jose. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the northwest of Gilroy. San Jose has a population of 1,035,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fremont. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the northwest of Gilroy and has a population of 235,000 people.

For comparison, Gilroy has a population of 57,700 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Gilroy and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Cupertino   [Map]   60,777   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Livermore   [Map]   90,295   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Milpitas   [Map]   78,106   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   81,438   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Newark   [Map]   47,531   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Palo Alto   [Map]   67,178   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Pleasanton   [Map]   83,007   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Redwood City   [Map]   86,685   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Salinas   [Map]   157,596   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Santa Clara   [Map]   127,134   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Santa Cruz   [Map]   65,021   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Sunnyvale   [Map]   153,656   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tracy   [Map]   90,889   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Union City   [Map]   75,343   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Watsonville   [Map]   54,098   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Amesti   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Aromas   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Colache Town   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Corralitos   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dunneville   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Freedom   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Interlaken   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Las Lomas   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Morgan Hill   [Map]   45,037   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pajaro   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
River Oaks   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rucker   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
San Juan Bautista   [Map]   1,976   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
San Martin   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Strongs Mobile Village   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Gilroy, please visit our County-by-County Page for Gilroy.

Santa Clara County ...

Gilroy is located in Santa Clara County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Santa Clara County: Alameda, Merced, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Cruz & Stanislaus.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gilroy ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Gilroy.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gilroy ...

Looking for more information about Gilroy? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Gilroy, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gilroy.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Gilroy.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Gilroy. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gilroy. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of California

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California

TripAdvisor Link for:

    California Statewide Tourism
    Gilroy Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Gilroy


National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near Gilroy ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Gilroy.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
South Co. Airport   [Map]   E16   NNW   5 miles [8 km]
Hollister Muni.   [Map]   CVH   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Watsonville Muni. (ICAO: KWVI)   [Map]   WVI   WSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Salinas Muni. (ICAO: KSNS)   [Map]   SNS   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Marina Muni.   [Map]   OAR   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Santa Clara Co. Airport (RHV/KRHV)   [Map]   RHV   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Gilroy.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gilroy. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. (SJC/KSJC)   [Map]   SJC   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Metro Oakland Intl. (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]   OAK   NW   60 miles [96.6 km]
San Francisco Intl. (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]   SFO   NW   61 miles [98.2 km]
Fresno Yosemite Intl. (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]   FAT   E   103 miles [165.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY/KMRY)   [Map]   MRY   SSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Modesto City - Co. Airport (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]   MOD   NE   54 miles [86.9 km]
Metro Oakland Intl.    [Map]   ---   NW   60 miles [96.6 km]
Merced Muni. (MCE/KMCE)   [Map]   MCE   ENE   61 miles [98.2 km]
Stockton Metro Airport (SCK/KSCK)   [Map]   SCK   NNE   63 miles [101.4 km]
Sacramento Exec. (SAC/KSAC)   [Map]   SAC   N   103 miles [165.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
South Co. Airport   [Map]   E16   NNW   5 miles [8 km]
Hollister Muni.   [Map]   CVH   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Watsonville Muni. (ICAO: KWVI)   [Map]   WVI   WSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Salinas Muni. (ICAO: KSNS)   [Map]   SNS   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Marina Muni.   [Map]   OAR   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Santa Clara Co. Airport (RHV/KRHV)   [Map]   RHV   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.   (SJC/KSJC)   [Map]
        Website for Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Metro Oakland Intl.   (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]
        Website for Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stockton Metro Airport   (SCK/KSCK)   [Map]
        Website for Stockton Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Exec.   (SAC/KSAC)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Mather Airport   (ICAO: KMHR)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento Mather Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Watsonville Muni.   (ICAO: KWVI)   [Map]
        Website for Watsonville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Salinas Muni.   (ICAO: KSNS)   [Map]
        Website for Salinas Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Santa Clara Co. Airport   (RHV/KRHV)   [Map]
        Website for Reid - Hillview of Santa Clara County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Francisco Intl.   (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]
        Website for San Francisco International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Palo Alto Airport   (PAO/KPAO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Livermore Muni.   (ICAO: KLVK)   [Map]
        Website for Livermore Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hayward Exec.   (HWD/KHWD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fresno Yosemite Intl.   (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]
        Website for Fresno Yosemite International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Intl.   (SMF/KSMF)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Luis County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]
        Website for San Luis County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Monterey Peninsula Airport   (MRY/KMRY)   [Map]
        Website for Monterey Peninsula Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Modesto City - Co. Airport   (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]
        Website for Modesto City - County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Merced Muni.   (MCE/KMCE)   [Map]
        Website for Merced Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gilroy: www.ci.gilroy.ca.us/

The official website for Santa Clara County: www.sccgov.org/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gilroy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Gilroy. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gilroy) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gilroy. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gilroy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gilroy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0100, Longitude: -121.5701     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Gilroy), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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