Homes for Sale in Almaden Valley, San Jose

almaden-park-2Almaden Valley (often called just Almaden) is an affluent upper-middle-class neighborhood of about 38,000 in the southeastern portion of San Jose and it’s zip code area is 95120.  The neighborhood is south east of the town of Los Gatos, west of the Santa Teresa neighborhood, south of Coleman Rd. at the southern end of the Blossom Hill neighborhood.

The Oak Canyon neighborhood was well built by Shea Homes in about 1980, so they are relatively newer by Silicon Valley standards.  They’re larger homes on comfortable lots, often 8000 sf or so but some as small as 6500 sf and others larger than a quarter acre. Most of the homes boasts 3 car garages.  It’s a very “conforming” neighborhood where everyone keeps up the homes and yards.  Much of Almaden is viewed by consumers as somewhat remote, but this section, near the mouth of Almaden, is not too deep into the valley and is a better commute location for most.  Neighborhoods consist of primarily upper-middle-class families, with homes owned by local professionals, scientists, athletes, and Silicon Valley executives.  According to a 2011 estimate, the median income for a household in Almaden was $148,801 and the median income for a family was $182,981. The cost of a home in the neighborhood is generally in the $1 million-plus range.

As part of the Silicon Valley, the main industry in the neighborhood is now high technology research and development; IBM Almaden Research Center.  One of the largest pulls for the area, though, is the nearby elementary school, Guadalupe School, which has API scores in the 900’s.  Almaden Golf and Country Club is a prestigious newly renovated club that has 18-Hole championship golf course.  There are quite a few parks along with the Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival held every September.

Almaden Valley


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