San Martin, CA

Welcome to the City of San Martin

About San Martin, CA

San Martin is an unincorporated, predominantly rural residential community located in South Santa Clara County between Morgan Hill and Gilroy. The San Martin planning area is approximately 6,300 acres and is bounded by Maple Avenue on the north and Fitzgerald-Masten Avenues on the South.

The San Martin area is divided approximately in half by the South Valley Freeway (Highway 101) which runs in a north-south direction. The area west of the freeway is more intensely developed and supports all of the existing commercial and industrial uses in San Martin. The area east of the freeway, which is the more rural part of the community, is characterized by low to medium density, single family residences and various agricultural land uses.

The “San Martin Village” is centered at the intersection of Monterey Road and San Martin Avenue. This community core consists of single-family lots and most of the commercial and industrial uses within the San Martin area. Approximately 300 acres in size, the community core is characterized by a predominance of small lots, a village atmosphere, and higher population density than the remainder of San Martin.

Where is San Martin?

San Martin or San Martín (Spanish for Saint Martin of Tours) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Clara County, California, in the southern Santa Clara Valley, to the south of Morgan Hill and north of Gilroy, and in between the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west and the Diablo Range to the east.

In-N-Out Burger - 895 Cochrane Rd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037 (9 minute drive)

McDonald’s Fast Food - 17025 Condit Rd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Peking Restaurant Chinese Food - 16135 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Five Guy’s Burgers & Fries - 775 Cochrane Rd Suite C-100, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Coffee Guys - 50 E 3rd St #140, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Vietasia Restaurant Vietmanese Food - 1295 E Dunne Ave #140, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Yolked Extreme Breakfast - 775 E Dunne Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Ginger Cafe Chinese Food - 8657 San Ysidro Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020

Victoria’s Mexican Restaurant - 757 1st St, Gilroy, CA 95020

The Habit Burger Grill - 6955 Camino Arroyo, Gilroy, CA 95020

Costco Food Court (the BEST Pizza) - 7251 Camino Arroyo, Gilroy, CA 95020

Garlic City Cafe (Traditional American food) - 7461 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020

In-N-Out Burger - 641 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020 (9 minute drive)

Recreation in San Martin

Skydive Silicon Valley, for first-time skydivers and experienced solo jumpers (San Martin Airport, Murphy Ave)

Entertainment & Museums in San Martin

Wings Historical Aviation Museum (San Martin Airport, Murphy Ave)

San Martin General Information

San Martin is a town in California with a population of 7,010. San Martin is in Santa Clara County. Living in San Martin offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In San Martin there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in San Martin and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in San Martin are above average.

San Martin Housing Statistics

Median Home Value: $925,600 (vs. National Median Home Value: $184,700)

Median Rent: $1,516 (vs. National Median Rent: $949)

Area Feel: Rural

(Based on the housing stock, population density, and proximity of amenities of the area)

Rent vs. Own

  • Rent: 32%

  • Own: 68%

Residents' Age, Education, & Diversity


  • <10 years 12%

  • 10-17 years 10%

  • 18-24 years 8%

  • 25-34 years 11%

  • 35-44 years 12%

  • 45-54 years 16%

  • 55-64 years 14%

  • 65+ years 16%

Education Levels

  • Master's degree or higher: 8% (National average: 12%)

  • Bachelor's degree: 16% (National average: 19%)

  • Some college or associate's degree: 32% (National average: 29%)

  • High school diploma or equivalent: 23% (National average: 28%)

  • Less than high school diploma: 21% (National average: 13%)

Median Household Income

$112,948 (National median income: $55,322)