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Welcome to San Benito County CA

Welcome to San Benito County – a scenic Central California community with strong ties to agriculture and recreation. Its ideal location in the southern Santa Clara Valley supplies the area with a unique geography comprised of rolling hills, sprawling valleys and spectacular mountains. This geography, coupled with some 333 days of sunshine, lends itself to rich and productive farmland, acres of parks and open spaces and beautiful 360-degree vistas.

The county is nestled between the Gabilan and Diablo ranges of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and is easily accessed by several highways, the Hollister Municipal Airport and the San Benito County Express, a convenient inter-county public transit outlet. Additionally, the Union Pacific Railroad serves the industrial sector of the county, while regional commuter rail service is offered through Caltrain in nearby Gilroy.

There is much to see and do while in San Benito County. The area is spotted with parks and golf courses, with notable sites including the Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area, the San Justo Reservoir and the San Benito County Historical & Recreation Park. Within a short distance of the county lies the Fremont Peak State Park & Observatory and the popular Pinnacles National Monument, which is highlighted by the remains of an ancient volcano. In addition to these great sites, plan a stop at the historic towns of San Juan Bautista and Tres Pinos, as well as historic downtown Hollister and the fruitful vineyards representing the county’s Cienega Valley Wine Country.

These unique assets, joined by a fine selection of homes, great schools, state-of-the-art healthcare and ample opportunities for economic development, enhance the high quality of life so cherished in San Benito County. With merits like these, there’s no wonder 55,269 residents – and growing – already call this Central Coast region home!