Which San Jose Neighborhood is right for you?
Read below for a quick overview comparing locations, home sizes, home price points and what each area is known for.
Each neighborhood has unique attractions and price points. To understand which area might be right for you, review the area highlights below and then read through the specific San Jose community pages for more details. If you need more direction, contact us for a personal consultation.
Almaden Valley - San Jose CA 95120
Almaden Valley, nestled in the southern part of San Jose, California, is renowned for its serene, suburban charm and natural oaktree-covered beauty. Framed by rolling hills and scenic landscapes including the box on top of Mount Umunhum, this residential area consists of an array of spacious homes and well-maintained neighborhoods.
It's known for its excellent schools and outdoor recreational opportunities, including 12 city parks, hiking trails in county open spaces including the picturesque Almaden Quicksilver County Park, which is rich in mining history. Almaden Valley offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley while maintaining convenient access to the amenities of a major urban area.
Homes in Almaden Valley range from 2 bedrooms townhomes (around $1 Million) upto custom estates (over $4 Million). Most homes are 2000 to 3000 sqft and two-story. See Almaden Valley homes for sale today
Blossom Valley - San Jose CA 95123 and 95136
Blossom Valley, situated in the southern region of San Jose, California, is a vibrant and family-friendly community known for its blend of suburban tranquility and urban convenience. This neighborhood is characterized by its wide streets, diverse array of single-family homes, and well-kept public spaces. It's appreciated for its accessibility to shopping centers, local eateries, and a variety of schools, making it a popular choice for families.
The area is also home to several parks and recreational facilities, including the Martial Cottle Park, which offers expansive green spaces for outdoor activities. Blossom Valley's location provides easy access to major highways, connecting residents to the greater Silicon Valley and downtown San Jose. Schools in this area are mid-range.
Homes in Blossom Valley are more affordable with smaller homes typically 1000-1800 sqft and prices ranging from $500,000 for a condo upto $2 Million for a newer home around 3000sqft.
Cambrian - San Jose CA 95124 and 95118
Cambrian, located in the western part of San Jose, California, is a sought-after neighborhood known for its suburban feel, combined with the convenience of city living. This area features a mix of charming single-family ranch-style homes, tree-lined streets, and well-maintained gardens, creating a welcoming and family-friendly atmosphere.
Cambrian is celebrated for its excellent schools including Union School District and Cambrian Elementary district, diverse shopping options, and a variety of local eateries, offering a slice of suburban life with an urban twist. The community is active and connected, hosting various local events and festivals. Its central location provides easy access to neighboring areas like Los Gatos and Campbell, as well as the rest of the Silicon Valley, making it a desirable place for professionals and families alike.
Homes for sale in Cambrian are mostly smaller 1200 sqft to 2000 sqft, mostly built in the 1960s with many beautifully remodeled since. Some newer construction homes exist especially near Houge Park or in the unincorporated area near Union Ave and Camden Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008
Campbell CA – Vibrant “Main St” on E Campbell Avenue with frequent street festivals, farmer’s market and newly updated Pruneyard shopping center. Homes built in 1950s/60s with some areas built with newer homes.
Campbell, California, a delightful city in the heart of Silicon Valley, is known for its charming blend of small-town atmosphere and modern amenities centered around is vibrant "Main Street" on E Campbell Avenue. This vibrant community is known for its frequent street festivals, amazing weekly Sunday morning farmer's markets and historic downtown area, filled with unique shops and diverse restaurants.
Campbell is characterized by its well-preserved Victorian-style homes, tree-lined streets, and friendly neighborhoods. The city boasts numerous parks and recreational facilities, including the popular Los Gatos Creek Trail, perfect for outdoor activities. Its strong sense of community is evident through various cultural events and festivals, attracting visitors and residents alike. Conveniently located with easy access to major tech hubs, Campbell offers a harmonious balance of suburban living and urban convenience.
Central - San Jose, CA 95126, 95110, 95112 and 95113
Central San Jose California, is a dynamic and culturally rich area encompassing several distinctive neighborhoods, including the Rose Garden, Shasta Hanchett, and Japantown. The Rose Garden area is renowned for its namesake, the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden, a stunning and fragrant display of thousands of roses, alongside elegant, historic homes. Shasta Hanchett features charming, eclectic architecture with a mix of Victorian and Craftsman styles, creating a picturesque suburban setting. Japantown, one of the few remaining authentic Japantowns in the United States, offers a unique blend of cultural heritage, with traditional shops, markets, and eateries, alongside vibrant festivals and events. This central part of San Jose is a melting pot of history, culture, and community, embodying a lively urban atmosphere while maintaining a sense of neighborly connectedness.
Read more about these distinct areas on the Central San Jose homes for sale page.
Evergreen - San Jose CA 95135 and 95138
Santa Teresa - San Jose CA 95119 and 95139
Willow Glen - San Jose, CA 95125
Willow Glen – attractive downtown section on Lincoln Ave with homes of character built over a large span of years as early as 1910. Homes range from 2 bedroom bungalows to large rebuilds. The most valuable properties are walking distance to Lincoln Ave.