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The Almaden Valley real estate market is still in a stable sellers market. Winter brought about a steep drop in inventory, and summer failed to bring enough new listings to fulfill demand. There must be either a lot more inventory, or significantly less demand, before we see anything close to a balanced market. The Almaden Valley market is noticing minor warming, with homes selling, on average, above list price at 107%. Turnover has dropped slightly to an average of 12 days on market (or DOM). This tells us that while there may be a slight warming trend, Almaden Valley is in a sustained, hot sellers market.
Please find the current statistics for single family homes (houses & duet homes) from my Almaden Valley real estate report (click on link for more info).
Almaden Valley San Jose 95120 Real Estate Statistics At A Glance
|Trends At a Glance||Aug 2017||Previous Month||Year-over-Year|
|Median Price||$1,462,500 (+2.5%)||$1,427,500||$1,355,360 (+7.9%)|
|Average Price||$1,574,170 (+3.5%)||$1,520,940||$1,361,690 (+15.6%)|
|No. of Sales||24 (-25.0%)||32||38 (-36.8%)|
|Pending||24 (-11.1%)||27||34 (-29.4%)|
|Active||21 (-12.5%)||24||59 (-64.4%)|
|Sale vs. List Price||107.0% (+4.4%)||102.6%||100.1% (+6.9%)|
|Days on Market||12 (-30.6%)||18||25 (-52.2%)|
|Days of Inventory||26 (+16.7%)||23||47 (-43.6%)|
And from last month:
|Trends At a Glance||Jul 2017||Previous Month||Year-over-Year|
|Median Price||$1,427,500 (-4.7%)||$1,497,650||$1,317,500 (+8.3%)|
|Average Price||$1,520,940 (-10.0%)||$1,690,230||$1,414,840 (+7.5%)|
|No. of Sales||32 (-23.8%)||42||32 (0.0%)|
|Pending||27 (-18.2%)||33||34 (-20.6%)|
|Active||24 (0.0%)||24||71 (-66.2%)|
|Sale vs. List Price||102.6% (+1.7%)||100.9%||99.8% (+2.7%)|
|Days on Market||18 (-12.0%)||20||29 (-38.8%)|
|Days of Inventory||23 (+35.8%)||17||67 (-66.2%)|
The data shows a strong sellers market remaining fairly consistent despite increasing inventory over the summer. The best homes will see multiple offers, a response to low inventory and high demand.
Altos Research charts for houses in Almaden (San Jose 95120)
Please note that Altos Research uses list prices of Almaden Valley homes for sale, not sold prices.
|90-day stats for Single Family properties in|
SAN JOSE, CA 95120 as of September 15, 2017
|Median List Price:||$1,705,477||Average List Price:||$1,963,647|
|Total Inventory:||26||Price per Square Foot:||$598|
|Average Home Size:||2,713||Median Lot Size:||11,187|
|Average # Beds:||4.37||Average # Baths:||3.22|
|Homes Absorbed:||6||Newly Listed:||7|
|Days on Market:||40||Average Age:||37|
211 Westhill Drive, Los Gatos is an updated, remodeled, and sunny home with gorgeous valley views!
Will be on the MLS as of Thursday, September 7th. First showings to be Saturday Sept 9th at the open house.
Offered at $2,280,000, this is an incredible opportunity to purchase a Los Gatos view home at an incredibly good price and value. There are fabulous vistas from all of the main living areas of this single story Los Gatos home as well as the large deck leading to the front door!
Quick facts for 211 Westhill Drive, Los Gatos:
offered at $2,288,000
3112 SF of living space: 2856 Square Ft (appx.) + office (appx 256 SF)
2 car garage, currently used as gym (appx 512 SF)
13,939 Lot Sq. Ft. (appx.)
Year Built: 1977
OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE for 211 Westhill Drive, Los Gatos:
Saturday, Sept 9th 2 – 4
Sunday, Sept 10th 2-4
Wednesday, Sept 13th 9:30am – 12:30pm
Saturday, Sept 16 2-4
Sunday, Sept 17 2-4
Beautiful house, view, and setting
Come home to beauty inside and out at 211 Westhill Drive, Los Gatos! Enjoy gorgeous views from the living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, and spacious front deck. Scenic location next to Belgatos Park & open space.
The interior and exterior have been extensively updated and remodeled. You will immediately appreciate the striking Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors which grace the bedrooms, hallway, and living areas. The home is filled with nice extras: plantation shutters, dual pane windows, recessed and fan lights, skylights, fantastic access to the back yard, built ins, air conditioning, solar power by SunRun, high and vaulted ceilings. Iron girders in front provide extra hillside support.
Located just steps from Belgatos Park, this home’s location offers easy access to great outdoor opportunities. The park includes a playground, picnic areas, restrooms, grassy meadows, and trails for people on foot, on horseback, or mountain bikes. The trails connect with those of the nearby Heintz Open Space Preserve and other nearby trails. Optional membership in the Belwood Cabana & Pool.
Details on 211 Westhill Drive, Los Gatos
The unique, step down formal living room is shaped as an octogon and provides a wood burning fireplace, plantation shutters, and tall ceilings.
Formal dining is adjacent to the entry hall and kitchen, and features built ins and plantation shutters.
The spacious kitchen will delight you with a vaulted ceiling, recessed and pendant lights, slab granite counters, maple cabinets, gas cooking, a large pantry and breakfast area – all open to the family room & overlooking both the valley on one side and the back yard and pool area on the other.
Relax in the family room, the heart of the home with enlarged windows looking out over both the valley and the back yard and pool. This comfortable space enjoys a gas burning fireplace, cathedral ceiling, fan light, a wet bar with a wine cooler, and a full bath that services the back yard, also.
The bedroom wing includes all 4 bedrooms, a beautifully remodeled hall bath, laundry room & back yard access, and a large skylight in the hallway.
The luxurious master suite is a true retreat! It boasts an inviting gas fireplace, French doors to the pool and patio, a second door to the side patio, transom window, a fan light and tons of natural sunlight. The private bath includes a double vanity, large jetted tub, spacious stall shower, private closet for the toilet, a good sized skylight and 2 walk in closets. A linen closet and one more clothes closet can be found at the beginning of the suite.
Garage / Gym / Home Office:
The 2 car garage area is approximately 512 SF and has been upgraded with all the amenities of living space: heat, air conditioning, lighting, drywall, etc., and is currently being used as a gym. This room features a large carriage style garage door and electronic opener, so usable today as a garage if so desired.
Previously there had been a 3rd car garage area. That part has been changed into a comfortable and useful home office with appx 256 SF.
The backyard is a stunning, private oasis with a large pool, spa, and loads of area for dining and lounging just off the family room. On the right side of the house there’s another patio area and planting beds, which offers room for other hobbies as desired.
Virtual Tour Link: http://www.tourfactory.com/1838948
|Home size||2,856 sq ft|
|Lot Size||13,939 sqft|
Updated, remodeled & sunny home with valley views and close in location next to Belgatos Park! Gorgeous views from the living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, and spacious front deck. Stunning interior with Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring in all living areas, hallway, and bedrooms. Kitchen remodeled with vaulted ceiling, recessed & pendant lights, granite counters, gas cooking, & stainless appliances plus breakfast nook & pantry. All baths remodeled. Luxurious master suite with fireplace, French doors to pool & patio, large bath featuring jetted tub, stall shower, double vanity, 2 walk in closets and skylight. Many extras: solar power, plantation shutters, dual pane windows, recessed and fan lights, skylights, built ins, air conditioning, high and vaulted ceilings, 3 fireplaces, elegant carriage style garage door, wine bar & enlarged windows in fam rm. The backyard is a stunning, private oasis with a large heated pool and spa, and loads of area for dining and lounging.
Property Type(s): Single Family
|Year Built||1977||Community||Los Gatos/Monte Sereno|
|Garage Spaces||2.0||County||Santa Clara|
|School District||Campbell Union High|
|Elementary School||Noddin Elementary|
|Jr. High School||Union Middle|
|High School||Leigh High|
|Lot||0.32 acre(s)||Area||Los Gatos/Monte Sereno|
|Parking||Attached Garage||Pool Description||Pool - Heated,Pool - In Ground,Pool - Sw|
|Sewer||Sewer: Sewer - Public||Stories||1|
|Utilities||Water: Public; Sewer: Sewer - Public;||Water||Water: Public|
|Air||Ceiling Fan, Central AC|
|Basement||Concrete Perimeter and, Foundation: Concrete Block|
|Exterior||Back Yard, Balcony / Patio, Deck, Fenced, Sprinklers - Auto, Storage Shed / Structure|
|Garage||Attached Garage, Yes|
|Heat||Central Forced Air - Gas|
|Interior||Bay Window, Hardwood, High Ceiling , Marble, Open Beam Ceiling, Skylight, Tile, Vaulted Ceiling , Walk-in Closet , Wet Bar; Floors: Carpet|
|LotDescription||Grade - Hillside, Views|
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Looking to buy a home in San Jose’s popular Cambrian district, with zip codes 95124 or 95118? This is a great part of Silicon Valley! Browse a list of Cambrian Park homes for sale below. Or use this link to view a “map search of Cambrian listings“, which you can customize with criteria such as home size, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, and so on.
A major driver in Cambrian real estate values are the public schools. The Cambrian area is partly in the Union School District (seems to be the most in demand – 95124, a little in 95118), partly in the Cambrian School District (also very highly regarded schools – 95124), and partly in the San Jose Unified School District (in 95118).
On this site you will find many articles on the various Cambrian Park neighborhoods (from menu bar: neighborhoods –> San Jose (all areas)–> Cambrian Park). There are also many posts on community spots, such as Houge Park, the real estate market, and much more – please take a look around.
Cambrian Park homes for sale: houses & duet homes (single family)
Houses, single family homes, detached and attached in San Jose’s 95118 and 95124 zip codes currently available or under contract (pending). These are presented in order of newest listings first. Condominiums and townhomes for this community can be found below.
$1,199,900 : 1656 Nora WAY, SAN JOSE4 beds, 2 baths
$1,199,000 : 1771 Los Gatos Almaden RD, SAN JOSE4 beds, 2 baths
$899,888 : 3488 Gavota AVE, SAN JOSE3 beds, 2 baths
$950,000 : 1651 Hyacinth LN, SAN JOSE3 beds, 2 baths
$1,968,000 : 2307 Faircrest DR, SAN JOSE5 beds, 3 baths
$1,150,000 : 1798 Rosswood DR, SAN JOSE4 beds, 3 baths
$1,649,000 : 15048 Esther DR, SAN JOSE4 beds, 3 baths
$1,249,000 : 1785 Marcy Lynn CT, SAN JOSE4 beds, 3 baths
$1,289,000 : 3539 May LN, SAN JOSE4 beds, 2 baths
$2,350,000 : 14920 Sutton DR, SAN JOSE5 beds, 4 baths
$999,000 : 5378 Harwood RD, SAN JOSE4 beds, 2 baths
$699,950 : 1708 Hogar DR, SAN JOSE3 beds, 1 bath
$899,000 : 1507 Willowmont AVE, SAN JOSE4 beds, 3 baths
$1,398,000 : 15065 Nadine CT, SAN JOSE4 beds, 3 baths
$1,275,000 : 1377 Holland CT, SAN JOSE4 beds, 3 baths
$849,000 : 5606 Meridian AVE, SAN JOSE3 beds, 2 baths
$799,900 : 1280 Lansing AVE, SAN JOSE4 beds, 2 baths
$998,000 : 5519 Dwight AVE, SAN JOSE3 beds, 2 baths
$1,890,000 : 1667 Glenrock CT, SAN JOSE4 beds, 3 baths
$2,249,000 : 820 Cambrian DR, CAMPBELL3 beds, 3 baths
$868,000 : 3201 TAPER AVE, SAN JOSE3 beds, 2 baths
$998,000 : 1620 White Oaks RD, CAMPBELL3 beds, 3 baths
$899,000 : 5280 Dent AVE, SAN JOSE3 beds, 2 baths
$849,950 : 1271 Dentwood DR, SAN JOSE4 beds, 3 baths
$1,099,000 : 5204 Howes LN, SAN JOSE3 beds, 2 baths
$988,888 : 1376 Bouret DR, SAN JOSE3 beds, 2 baths
$1,799,000 : 2239 Blossom Hill RD, SAN JOSE3 beds, 3 baths
$1,188,000 : 15391 Herring AVE, SAN JOSE2 beds, 2 baths
$3,250,000 : 867 Briarwood WAY, CAMPBELL6 beds, 7 baths
$1,299,000 : 4751 Torrey Pines CIR, SAN JOSE3 beds, 3 baths
$798,888 : 1205 Hillsdale AVE, SAN JOSE3 beds, 2 baths
See all Real estate in the Cambrian community.
(all data current as of 9/21/2017)
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Tastefully updated & remodeled throughout! 1512 Santa Monica Ave boasts hardwood and tile floors only! This beautiful and sunny Cambrian home sits along the Willow Glen Border and enjoys an open floor plan, ideal for entertaining! And it is move-in ready!
1512 Santa Monica Avenue, in the Cambrian area of San Jose: Offered at $850,000
MLS # ML81670041
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 updated bathrooms
- 1144 SF of living space (per county records)
- 5882 SF lot (per county records)
- Central air conditioning
- Many dual pane windows
- Hardwood & tile floors throughout
- Raised panel interior doors
- Attached 2 car garage with extra wide driveway
- Washer, dryer, and refrigerator all stay
- Built 1954
1512 Santa Monica Ave – Virtual Tour Link: http://www.tourfactory.com/1642868
OPEN LIVING, ABUNDANT NATURAL LIGHTING!
The living room offers a wood burning fireplace, built in bookshelves, hardwood flooring, recessed lights, and access to the front porch – a welcoming, comfy place to relax in a friendly neighborhood.
The kitchen overlooks the back yard and features younger cabinets, stainless steel appliances, slab granite countertops, a sun tunnel, tile floor, and a door to the garage.
The spacious dining area is open to both the kitchen and living room, and it also provides a tile floor & view of the inviting back yard.
Outside there’s plenty of room for everything with both a spacious deck – like an outside “family room” – and a flagstone patio with an exquisite pergola, which makes for a fabulous outside dining area. A lawn, fruit trees, and planting area complete this space. (Fruit trees include apple, peach, and orange.)
BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS
The bedroom wing enjoys hardwood floors, fan lights in each bedroom, and cedar floors in the closets with custom “Elfa” organizers and shelving.
The large master suite includes 2 closets, hardwood floors, and a fan light. Located at the rear of the home, it enjoys a wide view of the beautiful back yard.
The updated master bathroom provides a stall shower along with a toilet and vanity. The hall bath is also nicely updated with a pedestal sink, toilet, and shower over tub.
SCHOOLS for 1512 Santa Monica Avenue
Willow Glen Middle
Willow Glen High
Sale pending with 7 offers! Absolutely stunning views of the coastal foothills in the distance and a verdant orchard at your feet at 18632 Woodbank Way, Saratoga CA 95070, a charming knoll top cul-de-sac in the Quito Road neighborhood. From this home and yard you’ll see the peaks of El Sombroso on the left and El Sereno on the right – a nearly impossible to find panoramic view! This wonderful ranch style home is for sale, listed at $2,400,000. Read on to learn more! (On the MLS by Tuesday April 4 at noon & can be shown after that time.)
This 3 bedroom, 2 bath Saratoga home enjoys 2346 square feet of living space and boasts newly refinished hardwood floors, dual pane windows, air conditioning, and loads of room for entertaining between the living room, enlarged dining room, and family room – which sits at the back of the house and enjoys the best views. The kitchen, too, overlooks the yard and the Santa Cruz Mountains, as does the master bedroom. The home was built in 1964, but the bathrooms were remodeled since that time.
Very livable now, move in and enjoy your own resort! Or further improve the home or build new – the option is yours!
Interior features of 18632 Woodbank Way, Saratoga CA 95070 include:
- Formal entry
- Spacious living room overlooking the front yard, with gorgeous hardwood floors and brick fireplace
- Enlarged dining room, also with hardwood floors and bathed in natural light
- Family room with wood burning stove facing the enormous yard and coastal mountain range – a stunning view
- Kitchen and nook also have southern, back yard vistas
- Laundry closet just off the breakfast nook
- Master bedroom suite at rear of house with hardwood floors, double closets and fabulous sunlight & views
- Master bath with stall shower (Jack and Jill style, also opening to hallway)
- Two other bedrooms, also with double closets, facing the front, and hardwood floors
- Hall bathroom with big shower stall
- Dual pane windows – the house is drenched in natural sunlight!
- Air conditioning
- 3 car garage – extra storage over the 2 car portion with pull down ladder to attic
Outside, enjoy both a deck and patio for entertaining or relaxing. The orchard hearkens to an older, more rustic time and primarily consists of prune trees but there are also orange, persimmon, and apricot trees. Additionally, there are some oak and other trees on the property.
The exterior rear wall of the 3 car garage is covered in a exquisite gray stone. The two car side of the garage can be opened electronically. That section also features a pull down ladder with attic storage access. The third may be manually opened.
The front yard of the property features pavers for the semicircular driveway and beautiful landscaping and wooden walkways to the home’s front door.
It may be possible to have a horse, or to build a tennis court, pool, or guest house on the grounds.
Schools for 18632 Woodbank Way, Saratoga CA 95070:
Marshall Lane Elementary
Rolling Hills Middle
This is an exceptionally rare opportunity to enjoy your own Saratoga orchard, an oasis of tranquility and beauty in the hustle and bustle of busy Silicon Valley, along with one of the most stunning views anywhere.
Open house and offer info:
On MLS Tuesday 4-4 before 12 noon; disclosures available the following day MLS # ML81645093
Open house schedule:
Wednesday, April 5 9:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday April 8, Sunday April 9, and Saturday April 15 2 to 4 pm
Offers, if any, April 18th or later – no pre-emptive offers, please. Allow 48 hours for response.
2510 Yerba Hills Ct, San Jose, CA 951
A beautifully sun drenched end unit townhouse in the Yerba Buena Villas complex, 2510 Yerba Hills Court features vaulted ceilings and gorgeous wood laminate floors!
If you’re looking for a home with a perfect setting, this is it! In one direction there’s an expansive greenbelt. In another, the lovely east foothills. Sit in your front deck at at this lovely home and soak in the views and the serenity.
This home has it all, including an open floor plan with tons of natural light.
Features at 2510 Yerba Hills Ct, San Jose CA 95121
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, plus loft, appx 1050 SF. One car garage. Inside laundry, Air Conditioning, washer, dryer and fridge to stay. Lovely community. Extra parking on the public (non through) street nearby. Offered at $570,000.
Stunning wood laminate flooring is found in most of the home (living, dining, kitchen, hall, and bedrooms) provides a beautifully contemporary feel. it also unifies the space, and makes it feel bigger still with the uninterrupted flow.
The living and dining rooms offer a tall, vaulted ceiling with additional windows near the peak, bathing these rooms in natural light.
The Master bedroom suite is luxurious and boasts private bath and large walk in closet as well as a big window and a vaulted ceiling.
A good sized loft gives extra room for an office, playroom, workout or hobby space. It includes a big closet for loads of extra storage, too.
Nice deck off living areas expands entertaining options and boasts beautiful views of the east foothills in one direction and a large greenbelt area in another. You will love taking in the peaceful scenery from here!
Extra parking available on nearby Yerba Buena Avenue, too. This home features an inviting gas log fireplace, inside laundry, a one car garage, central air conditioning, and extra storage with oversized closet in loft. Washer, dryer, and fridge to stay with the property.
Showings to begin Monday Oct 3rd.
Open Wednesday 10-5 9:30-12:30, Saturday Oct 8 2-4pm and Sunday Oct 9 2-4pm. Please stop by!
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The Almaden Winery neighborhood, just off Blossom Hill Road in San Jose, has a rich and interesting past, dating back to the mid 1850s when the site was first planted with grape vines. It was the first winery in Almaden Valley and one of the oldest in the state of California. (It survived the prohibition period by getting licensed to make sacramental wine and by bottling grape juice.)
In this post I’ll share some photos of the neighborhood with you, explain about the three different builders/developers and show you where to find each one.
With a bit more than 300 houses, the Almaden Winery area is quite popular, with its homes selling quickly. The community centers around a lovely park, and additionally there’s a newer library adjacent to it – the Vineland Branch of the San Jose public library system.
Los Gatos is a very spread out town, covering about 10 square miles. If you are looking online for Los Gatos homes for sale, it can help to narrow the field by zip code, school district, or proximity to something important, such as commute routes or restaurants. As a starting point, though, browsing the inventory of available properties on the market can help tremendously This can give you a feel for home prices in town and how much real estate your budget can buy. Please note that the Los Gatos real estate market varies by many things, including price point and high school district.
Where can you find Los Gatos homes for sale?
The vast majority of Los Gatos houses, townhomes and condos on the market will be found in the multiple listing service, or MLS, and nearly all (99%?) of those will be visible on the feeds below. These are part of the internet data exchange, or IDX. Some listing agents or brokers (or sellers) may “opt out”, but that reduces the visibility, so is uncommon. I work with my clients to scour 100% of the listings on the MLS as well as the privately shared “coming soon” opportunities (not for public view). Often I will also reach out to my colleagues to see if any of them have pocket listings, which means not publicly advertised on the multiple listing. Networking is an old skill and yet another reason why home buyers do better if they have a buyer’s agent rather than try to go it alone. Sometimes I end up needing to really beat the bushes for a particular kind of property, and in those cases I will research and move on expired, cancelled, or withdrawn listings, as well.
One more note: Los Gatos has two “in town” zip codes, 95030 and 95032. The Los Gatos Mountains is the hilly, coastal range area between this town and Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz County and it’s generally an unincorporated region. If you do a web search for “homes for sale Los Gatos CA” you could be looking at listings in the remote nooks and crannies of the Santa Cruz Mountains, so please be aware of zip codes. (95031 is just post office boxes, by the way.) Continue reading
Looking for a beautifully remodeled, young-feeling home with fantastic curb appeal, an open floorplan, a stunning kitchen, and a gorgeous back yard? How about one that features a guest cottage, pool and spa and has energy efficient elements throughout? Would you love to have a neighborhood park on a quiet street just steps from your front door? It’s available now and you can view it this weekend! 13841 Ravenwood Drive in Saratoga will be open tomorrow, Saturday Jan 23, 2016, from 1:30 to 4pm and Sunday, Jan 24, 2016, also from 1:30 to 4pm. Please stop by!
This lovely property has been meticulously expanded, remodeled, and improved down to the smallest details. The stucco on the exterior of the house was redone in 2011 to match the addition, which has permits and finals. The beautiful pool is a salt water pool with solar heating. The house enjoys solar electricity and an endless hot water tank, newer insulation, and water efficient toilets. The interior features hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, recessed lights, and crown moulding and baseboard throughout. Both full baths were remodeled and include floor to ceiling tile.
The front door was custom made and the remarkable entry enjoys a limestone tile floor, tall ceilings with a barrell vault, and at the entry to the living areas you’ll see the open living spaces: living, dining, family rooms and the kitchen’s breakfast bar.
- Total living space appx 2349 (per plans), including cottage
- Lot size appx 10,259 (per appraisal)
- Built in 1955. Permitted & finalled expansion of kitchen and entry, addition of new bedroom, upgrades to both full baths completed in 2011
Welcome home! Your first view into this gracious home is of the striking front door, composed of wood, translucent glass and wrought iron. Step inside to the formal entry with its barrel-vaulted ceiling and classic limestone flooring, which is echoed in the laundry and bathrooms, as well. Walk through the foyer to the living areas, with a vista the pool and back yard beyond.
Fantastic KITCHEN expansion includes:
- Slab granite countertops
- Marble tile backsplash
- Custom cabinetry
- Stainless steel appliances, including
- Five Star professional grade gas cooktop and Cavaliere range hood
- KitchenAid fridge with water and ice dispenser
- KitchenAid dishwasher
- Kraus stainless steel farmhouse sink
- Hardwood floors
- Large skylight and two windows
- Recessed lighting and high, coffered ceiling
- Breakfast bar
- Hot water filter
The adjoining LIVING and DINING areas feature coffered ceilings with recessed lighting and hardwood floors. The living room has a skylight, custom display shelves and cabinets, and a large sliding glass door which leads to the stunning back yard. The dining room features a custom made, stained glass window by noted local artist Thomas Kincade. Continue reading
A scenic, more affordable part of San Jose with excellent freeway access is the Santa Teresa region, which is perhaps the southernmost part of the city. The east foothills and the Santa Teresa foothills create pleasant views and some areas are still rural. Price ranges have a wide gap between lowest and highest, with some luxury properties in some of the hilly eastern side. Most of the homes for sale, though, are less than the median or average for San Jose as a whole.
Where is the Santa Teresa area?
The Santa Teresa district of San Jose spans a few zip codes (part of 95123, 95119, 95138, and 95139). An easier description might be the area close to where Highway 101 and Highway 85 intersect in South San Jose, or the area through which Santa Teresa Boulevard runs. It is north of the Coyote Valley, it borders on Blossom Valley and the southern part of Evergreen, and is just over the hills from the Almaden Valley. It truly is South San Jose, and part of it even has Morgan Hill Schools, though most of the area is served by the Oak Grove School District.
The Santa Teresa foothills include gorgeous, large open space, the Santa Teresa County Park. It’s a wonderful place to walk or hike, and for suburban dwellers, easy access to rural or natural space, even within the city.
Some of the better known neighborhoods in Santa Teresa are these (per the city of San Jose’s map – link takes you there but it’s a very slowly loading page):
- Edenvale (kind of a sub-district)
- Silver Leaf (near Silver Leaf Park, between Monterey Highway & Hwy 101)
- Basking Ridge (newer homes on a small hill just over 101 – one of the last subdivisions you see before hitting the open countryside)
- Los Paseos
- California Maison
- Avenida Espana
- Burning Tree
- Martinvale Vineyard
- Rancho Santa Teresa
- La Colina (think Curie Drive next to the hills)
- Oak Ridge
- Oak Grove
- Deer Run
- Great Oaks