Relocating to San Juan Bautista

For those looking for a peaceful escape from the traffic and crowded living of Silicon Valley, we welcome you to San Juan Bautista. Though our village is scenic and serene, don’t assume that we’re boring. This little town is alive every weekend with festivals, cultural celebrations, and the footfalls of curious visitors. We know how to throw a lively party, and how to relax with our families. While outlet shops and the ocean are nearby when you need them, we actually have many amenities right here in town, like a grocery store, gas station, health clinic, post office, hair salons, schools, restaurants, and even an arcade. Let us continue to surprise you as this tiny town becomes home.

San Juan Bautista is a small rural city with a long history beginning in the Spanish era. The popular Mission San Juan Bautista is one of 21 California missions, and was established in 1797. The City has a population of 1,862. The climate is Mediterranean with August being the warmest month and January the coolest. Precipitation average is approximately 12 inches.

A tiny town that allowed their chickens to cross the road said a lot about the kinds of people that lived there.

 - San Juan Resident

Agricultural uses are prominent in the City and include row crops, orchards, dry land farms, grazing and rangelands, pasture, and fallow fields. It consists of development within City limits, agricultural industry (two seed companies and a mushroom spawning plant), and PG & E substation.

The City is situated 2.5 miles east of U.S. Highway 101 and approximately 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean at an elevation of 217 feet. It is adjacent to the San Andreas Fault and the very fertile San Juan Valley that extends east of the City. The San Benito River runs east-west along the Valley’s north edge about 2 miles north of the City. The Gabilan Range to the south and the Flint Hills to the north frame the San Juan Valley, which extends east of the City. San Juan Bautista sits at the bottom of San Juan Canyon which descends from Fremont Peak State Park and is an extension of 3rd Street and The Alameda. The Gabilan Range is also home to the Pinnacles National Park, about 30 miles south.


After hours/Public Works for Emergency

Union Bank ATM available at 301 Third Street

City of San Juan Bautista
311 2nd St/PO 1420, 831.623.4661

Glad Tidings Church, 499 Third St, 831.623.4152
Old Mission San Juan Bautista, 406 Second St, 831.623.4528

Hazel Hawkins Community Health Clinic at San Juan Juan Bautista
301 The Alameda, Space B-3, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045, 831.623.4615

Schools – Aromas-San Juan Unified School District

  • San Juan School (K-8), 100 Nyland Drive, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045, 831.623.4538
  • Anzar High School, 2000 San Juan Highway, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045, 831.623.7660
  • Tom Connolly “Mi Escuelita” Preschool, 300-A The Alameda, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045, 831.623.2627
  • Aromas School (K-8), 365 Vega Street, Aromas, CA 95004  831.726.5100

Recology San Benito County, 1351 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA   831.636.7500