Hollister CA Community & Real Estate Guide

Hollister Real Estate Guide

Hollister CA Community & Real Estate Guide

Thinking about purchasing or selling a home in the Hollister, California area.

The following information about the Hollister California area and Real Estate market is by a top Hollister, CA Realtor, Seth Muenzer and the Pierce Real Estate Office.

If you have any questions on anything to do with Hollister and Specifically Hollister Real Estate, please get in touch as we have been selling real estate in the area for many years.  Our office has a track record of being top producing real estate agents, year after year.

Hollister is a city in San Benito County and located just to the South of the City of Morgan Hill, San Martin and Gilroy. It’s also east of the little town of San Juan Bautista.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Hollister has a total area of 8.01 square miles.  The city offers a magnitude of entertainment, shopping, dining, businesses and commercial hubs located 45 miles south of the “Silicon Valley”


Backyard View of a home in Hollister, CA

What’s The Hollister Real Estate Market Like?
The Hollister real estate market is a well established market.  There is new construction going as well as resale homes.  It is certainly one of the top real estate communities in the South Bay area.  There are many different neighborhoods to choose from, even though the City isn’t that large in respects to square mileage.  While there are a handful of homes worth $1,000,000+, the majority of homes range between $375,000-$850,000.

It’s located approximately forty-five miles south of downtown San Jose, just take Hwy 101 south to Hwy 25 (take Hay 25 South 12 miles). Hollister is one of the bay area’s best kept secret. It’s nestled between to Gabilan and the Quien Sabe Mountain Range. With lots of flat lands amongst the rolling hills.

Hollister is best known for being the gateway to the Pinnacles National Park, It’s beautiful wine trail and award winning wineries, the world famous Independent Day Rally, and the small town country living.

The area of Hollister located to the east of highway 25, also known as Pinnacle Nat’nl Highway.  In this part of Town you can find many homes that were built prior to 1940 but the majority of homes were built between the 1960’s to the 1990’s.  The median price for homes in this part of Hollister is around $785,000.

Kitchen View, Ridgemark Home in Hollister, CA

Another part of Hollister is the gated community of Ridgemark, located approximately forty-five miles south of downtown San Jose, just take Hwy 101 south to Hwy 25 (take Hay 25 South 12 miles) and just 3 miles south of Hollister.  The majority of homes were built after 2000.  The median housing price is also a bit higher in this part of Hollister, coming in at around $849,000.

The Hollister Real Estate Market is one that is in high demand, year after year.  Due to the generally low inventories in Hollister and surrounding areas which means that houses normally do not stay available when they are listed.  The current market absorption rate normally ranges between 1.5-3.5 months of inventory, which is considerably less than the average market absorption rate in Bay Area.



Housing & Population Statistics
As of 2017, the population in Hollister was 38,404 people.  Since 2010, The city has had an increase in population of 10.5 percent.  There are 4,791 people per square mile (population density).

The median age is 32.3.  51.5% of people are married and 8.6% are divorced.  The average household size is 3.38 people.

The City gets around 20.51 inches of rain. The average Annual high temperature is 74.8 and annual low temperature of 46.7. The hottest months tend to be in June with an average high 82 and the coldest month is January with average low of 38.

Unemployment rate in Hollister is 5.7% The mean of travel time to work (commute) 33.3 minutes. Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,586 (0.9%) The sales tax rate is 8.25%. Median house hold income is $71,500, which includes all adults and children.

Population By Occupation

  • Administrative  – 11.5%
  • Sales – 11.4%
  • Construction – 8.1%
  • Management – 7.9%
  • Production – 7.5%
  • Food – 6.4%
  • Material Moving – 5.1%
  • Education, Training – 4.3%

Hollister, CA Public Schools
The school district has a very strong reputation in the Hollister area, in fact, the school district has won numerous awards and received many accolades for being ranked in the top public schools in the California. The schools include:

High School

  • San Benito High (Students: 2,049, Location: 1220 MONTEREY ST., Grades: 9-12)

Middle School

  • Rancho San Justo (Students: 868, Location: 1201 RANCHO DR., Grades: 6-8)
  • Maze Middle (Students: 740, Location: 900 MERIDIAN ST., Grades: 6-8)

Elementary School

Educational Statistics

  • High school or higher: 74.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%

Hospitals/Medical Centers Nearby


Transportation and Commuting Statistics
The city is located roughly 50 minutes from the heart of Downtown San Jose, CA.  The CalTrain location in the downtown area. Just off of hwy 101.  The Town is primarily served by HWY 101 & Monterey hwy.  d

The average one-way commute takes 40 minutes. 87.95% of commuters drive their own car alone, 5.95% carpool with others..

Restaurants in Town
There are several great restaurants all around Town.  Here are several top restaurants to eat.

Hollister California Realtor – Why Choose A Top Producer?
If you’re thinking about selling your home, investment property, condominium, townhouse, or other any other Real Estate, allow us to help make the sale a pleasant experience.

When interviewing Realtors there should be a number of important things you look for in the interview, including the agents past track record of success, statistical data such as list price to sale price ratios, and average days on market.  In addition, you should find out what communication and marketing skills they have.

Our number one goal is to put a SOLD sign in your lawn, however, we also want to make sure you feel that the home selling process was seamless and pain free.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss why we are well respected Realtors servicing Brighton Real Estate owners and how our clients homes are showcased everyone online.

I am Realtor who is providing the level of online exposure through social media integration or SEO (search engine optimized) with results.  Your property will be found in all of the places that today’s buyer would be searching for Homes, including this website in addition to many other highly indexed websites.

In addition to the incredible online exposure your home will receive, other things that make us stand out is the use of high quality photographs, detailed property descriptions, virtual tours, as well as exposure on 100’s of other websites.

Whether you’re in the market to buy a home or sell your home, let us be your guide to the real estate market as a Top Producing Real Estate Agents.

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