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Gilroy (pron.: /???lr??/) is the southernmost city in Santa Clara County, California, United States. The population was 48,821 at the 2010 census. Gilroy is well known for its garlic crop and for the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, featuring various garlicky foods, including garlic ice cream. Gilroy also produces mushrooms in considerable quantity. Gilroy's nickname is "Garlic Capital of the World," although Gilroy does not lead the world in garlic production. While garlic is grown in Gilroy, its nickname comes from the fact that Gilroy Foods processes more garlic than any other factory in the world; most pickled, minced, and powdered garlic come from GilroyEmpty citation? (help) . Boutique wine production is a large part of Gilroy's western portion, mostly consisting of older family estates around the Mount Madonna County Park mountain bases.

About 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Gilroy, via Gilroy Hot Springs Road, lies the Victorian resort Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs, a California Historical Landmark. Gilroy also is home to the Gilroy Premium Outlets, a large shopping center consisting entirely of factory outlet stores.

Long-time local landmarks include Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, a specialty theme park, along California State Route 152 just west of town, Mount Madonna County Park, at Hecker Pass, about 12 miles (19 km) west of town off Highway 152, and Henry W. Coe State Park, northeast of town. Another large presence is the Gilroy Foods plant at the southeast edge of town.37°00?06?N 121°32?27?W? / ?37.00167°N 121.54083°W? / 37.00167; -121.54083

Cattle, garlic, and strawberry farms occupy areas toward Hollister to the southeast and San Martin to the north.

The Disney XD show Zeke & Luther is set in Gilroy.

Wine is the second biggest attraction that Gilroy has to offer other than garlic. Gilroy wineries can be found along the Gilroy Wine Trail.

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Schools in and around Gilroy, CA

Name
CET-Gilroy
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private not for profit
Gavilan College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,616 average out-state tuition; $936 average in-state tuition
CET-Watsonville
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private not for profit
Carrington College California-San Jose
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Cabrillo College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,956 average out-state tuition; $1,008 average in-state tuition
Heald College-Salinas
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $12,975 average out-state tuition; $12,975 average in-state tuition
Evergreen Valley College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,580 average out-state tuition; $1,008 average in-state tuition

Gilroy, CA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Ronald D. Lunceford Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
Clinton E. Phillips Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016