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Santa Clara

 

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The City of Santa Clara, in the center of Silicon Valley, is named after the Spanish mission that was established there in 1777. This well-established city is home to the headquarters of several high-tech companies such as Intel, Nvidia, McAfee, Applied Materials and Agilent Technologies. The private, Catholic Santa Clara University, founded in 1851, offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula. Another of Santa Clara’s famous landmarks is Levi’s Stadium, the home of the San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl 50.

The City of Santa Clara attracts a diverse group of well-educated residents. As the ten largest companies in the city, employ more than 1,000 people each. It is a great choice for living in a city that balances leisure with work.

Living in Santa Clara

Santa Clara has a worldwide reputation for promoting technological innovation. This has drawn both new companies and life-long residents. The weather in Santa Clara differs from much of the rest of the region, particularly from San Francisco. Rather than summers being cool and foggy, Santa Clara is usually warm and sunny. Residents enjoy all four seasons, which can be seen in the trees and flowers of the landscape.

The downtown area has many shops and restaurants providing all of the amenities and decidedly international flare, representing the residents who have been attracted to the area for employment from all over the world. Beneficial for many commuters are the public transportation options in Santa Clara. There are two major train stations served by Amtrak and the Altamont Commuter Express as well as bus system and a light rail.

Santa Clara is also a great city to enjoy a day off of work. From California’s Great America, an amusement park, to several museums such as the Intel Museum and the Triton Museum of Art, there is a fun and interesting activity for everyone in the family. Santa Clara also offers The Mission City Center for Performing Arts for theatrical productions and entertainment.

Real Estate in Santa Clara

Santa Clara has a long tradition of quality public services and a well-maintained infrastructure. The City has owned and operated its own electric, water and sewer utilities for over a century. Lower utility rates have encouraged the relocation and growth of residential neighborhoods and businesses in the community. Some of the more notable Santa Clara neighborhoods are Killarney Farms, Rivermark, Westwood Oaks, Birdland, Downtown and Cory.

 

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Blossom Valley

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For those looking for moderately-priced homes and a strong sense of community, Blossom Valley should be strongly considered. Tucked in the foothills of South San Jose along the 85 Freeway, Blossom Valley is positioned east of Cambrian and northeast of Almaden Valley, giving it a distinct personality while providing everything that San Jose has to offer. These neighborhoods grew up around Blossom Valley IBM, which was once one of the area’s major employers. There is much to enjoy here with lovely views of the Santa Teresa foothills, the Communication Hills knolls and beautiful Almaden Lake.

Living in Blossom Valley

Blossom Valley is a great choice for young families and those looking to spend their leisure time in outdoor activities. There is no lack of hiking, picnicking, fishing and biking especially with Almaden Lake bordering Blossom Valley. Santa Teresa County Park, one of the County’s biggest parks, has spectacular views from its many trails, quiet spots for exploring and picnic areas for families. There are plenty of shopping and dining options in Blossom Valley. There are a few strip malls close by with all of the necessary suburban amenities and the Westfield Mall offers various department stores, family restaurants and a number of boutiques and specialty shops.

Real Estate in Blossom Valley

The homes in Blossom Valley are generally ranch style and relatively new, having been built over the past forty years. It’s a wonderful alternative for those individuals who don’t want to be living in the Urban Center of San Jose and don’t want to pay Campbell, Los Gatos, Santa Clara home prices. There are four public traditional and charter high schools that students from Blossom Valley are able to attend as well as a number of private education options. Some neighborhoods within Blossom Valley include Erikson, Thousand Oaks, Vista Park, Del Robles, Hidden Glen and Pinehurst. For commuters there is a local light rail and bus system; there is also good drivability here with US Routes 85 and 87 going through Blossom Valley.

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Cambrian

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Cambrian is a family-oriented community in San Jose known for its safe neighborhoods, ranch style homes and excellent educational opportunities. A majority of the area is served by the Union and Cambrian School districts, each one of their schools earned the designation as California Distinguished Schools. Guided by a forward-looking strategic plan, the schools in the Cambrian School District are all high performing ― boasting Academic Performance Index (API) scores well above 800 and even eclipsing 900.

Living in Cambrian

There are many specialty and boutique oriented smaller shops. Cambrian Park offers a tremendous opportunity for homeowners to enjoy a suburban lifestyle with easy access to all of Silicon Valley. Most residents have relatively short commutes. The first real shopping mall in San Jose is the original Cambrian Park Shopping Center. This part of town is often considered to be the town center and the area is now sometimes known as Cambrian Village. When talking about this region, Cambrian, Cambrian Park and Cambrian Village are often used interchangeably.

Real Estate in Cambrian

Bordering the towns of Campbell and Los Gatos, Cambrian lies on the west side of San Jose. It’s generally thought of as one of the more affordable, high-value areas in Silicon Valley. It’s mostly made up of 50 year old ranch style homes. Desirability and home values in Cambrian are generally driven by high quality schools.

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Campbell

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The city of Campbell is bordered on the east and north by San Jose, on the south by Los Gatos, and on the west by a small portion of Saratoga. The city has utilized conscientious planning to balance its economic growth and services while maintaining a wonderful “small town” feel for its residents.

Campbell has grown from a small farming town to a progressive, suburban residential area. It began as a community of farmers busily working the fruit orchards and grew to include large canneries and drying grounds, making the city an important rail center. The most popular fruit grown in Campbell was the prune. Reminders of the past can be seen in the naming of the main shopping center, “The Pruneyard”.

Living in Campbell

Campbell’s historic downtown is filled with fabulous gourmet restaurants, charming sidewalk cafés and coffee houses, galleries, and stylish boutiques along tree-lined streets. On Sunday mornings throughout the year, residents flock to the Campbell Farmers’ Market for locally grown produce, gourmet food items, and art. Downtown plays host to a number of seasonal events, including Boogie on the Bayou (Spring), Summer Concert Series (Summer) and Oktoberfest (Fall). Centered on the historical birthplace of the City of Campbell, reminders of the past are visible on every block with classic architecture dating back to the turn of the last century. Even the local landmark, the Campbell Water Tower, still sits on the site of the original water company evoking the past. Campbell also has another significant claim to fame. Their youth baseball program reached fourteen Little League World Series between 1960 and 1987, making it one of the most successful programs in the United States.
Campbell is the original location of the renowned Internet Company, eBay. Many corporations have been relocating to Campbell because of its central location, ultimately reducing the commute times for employees and increasing quality of life. An educated workforce brings families looking for a good school district, a low crime rate and many leisure activities.

Real Estate in Campbell

Campbell has a varied combination of styles of homes located in diverse housing tracts. Housing types available start from mobile homes and apartments, to condos, townhomes, and single family homes. Near downtown are streets with lovely older homes, some beautiful Victorians, which are in high demand due to their unique architecture.

 

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Los Gatos

 

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In 1916 a writer for Sunset Magazine wrote that, “To see Los Gatos is to love the town.” The same can be said over a century later. It has a near perfect blend of proximity to Silicon Valley and yet is outside the fray. With the Santa Cruz Mountains in the background, Los Gatos has a downtown that showcases its historic past with its well-preserved older architecture and charming streets. It is a favorite location for well-known retail stores, boutiques, restaurants, wine bars and coffee shops. Many use Los Gatos as a popular spot to begin wine tasting tours of the many wonderful Santa Cruz Mountains wineries. Los Gatos is located just 52 miles from San Francisco, 126 miles from Sacramento and about 225 miles from Lake Tahoe. The name Los Gatos is Spanish, meaning ‘the cats’.

Living in Los Gatos

Los Gatos is an excellent choice within which to both live and work. The long list of reasons to choose this community includes the wonderful weather, the breathtaking views and the stellar schools. Overall there is a generally relaxed atmosphere is this beautiful, quaint and luxurious community. It is the ideal place for families. Once called the “Gem City”, Los Gatos has much to offer for any stage in life and is not just a community to have a house, but it is a community to enjoy and have a home.

Los Gatos has all the nature and outdoor activities anyone could possibly want. The Los Gatos Creek Trail passes through town. This paved path follows the creek from Lexington Reservoir to Vasona Lake and is popular for walking, running and cycling. Just above Los Gatos on the mountainside, Testarossa Vineyards runs California’s fourth oldest, continuously operating winery. In Downtown Los Gatos, oenophiles can sample the wines of the Fleming Jenkins Vineyards in their tasting room. This tiny town also boasts a Michelin star restaurant, Manresa. There are many incredible dining spots; such as California Cafe, Cin-Cin, Dio Deka, Forbes Mill Steakhouse, Oak & Rye and Pedro’s Cantina.

Other points of interest include: the Billy Jones Railroad & W.E. Mason Carousel, the History Museum of Los Gatos or the historic Los Gatos Theatre.

Real Estate in Los Gatos

The Town of Los Gatos is approximately ten square miles and is comprised of dozens of lovely neighborhoods, many with historic homes. There are many areas to choose from in Los Gatos from the popular and quaint neighborhood of Almond Grove to the highly sought after homes in Alta Vista; to the oak tree lined streets of Oakwood.

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Communities of Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley, a term gaining widespread use in the early 1980’s, refers to the large number of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers who were originally centered in the region. The area that is referred to as Silicon Valley today includes the Santa Clara Valley, the southern San Francisco Peninsula and parts of the East Bay region. Silicon Valley is a wide flat expanse surrounded by relatively low mountains. It lies close to the Pacific Ocean and next to the San Francisco Bay. Silicon Valley has the highest concentration of high-tech workers of any metropolitan area. It has the highest average high-tech salary and has the most millionaires and the most billionaires in the United States per capita. The region is the biggest high-tech manufacturing center in the United States.

Google makes it home in Mountain View; Facebook has developed its campus in Menlo Park; Apple is located in Cupertino and Stanford University is in Palo Alto.

Living in Silicon Valley

Attracting highly educated professionals from around the globe, Silicon Valley has embraced a diversity of cultures and communities. It is also great place to call home and raise a family. With the number of engineers, scientists and business professionals in the region, there is a strong emphasis on quality schools, both public and private. It also has one of the lowest crime rates in the entire United States.

Explore Silicon Valley Real Estate

The many wonderful regions that make up the residential areas of Silicon Valley have something to offer for every age group and type of buyer. There are homes with stunning views and privacy that are still close to everything. It is quite possible to find semi-rural homes tucked into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains as well as luxury living closer to city centers.

With the area’s strong jobs market, the demand for homes and condominiums is high. Interest rates remain historically low. A limited supply of new home listings has created rising prices.

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