Williams School area
The popular Glencrest neighborhood in Almaden is located at the end of Serenity Way near Glenview Park and Cathedral Park in the Williams area, and it is shaped like a pentagram (a five sided object) so is easy to spot on the map. There is a shared pool. The outside ring of homes are single family houses on large, normal lots of about 10,000 to 13,000 square feet (on Valley Quail Circle, Hollow Lake). The more modest patio or zero lot line properties are found on the inside streets and have about 6,000 SF lots – the streets are Quail Creek Circle, Mountain Quail Circle, and Quail Cove Way. These houses were built by Shapell, a company which is known for a very high quality. Most were built in 1987 or 1988.
The big draws for these homes are as follows:
- The best Almaden schools are close by: Williams, Bret Harte and Leland
- Shappell is a highly regarded builder, perhaps the most valued in Santa Clara County
- The Glencrest area homes, whether regular houses or patio homes, are fairly young by local standards
Because the patio homes are smaller, they are more affordable. Many people consider them entry level houses for Williams Elementary School. For this reason, real estate sales in the Glencrest area often command surprisingly high prices given that structures are built on one of the property lines and that there are no windows on that side of the home.
Real estate listings and homes for sale in and near the Glencrest neighborhood of San Jose’s Almaden Valley
$1,648,000 : 1218 Valley Quail CIR, SAN JOSE4 beds, 3 full baths
$799,000 : 1109 Holly Oak CIR, SAN JOSE3 beds, 2 full baths
$1,288,000 : 6507 Pajaro CT, SAN JOSE4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$2,750,000 : 21120 Serene WAY, SAN JOSE5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
$2,100,000 : 1109 Kendal CT, SAN JOSE5 beds, 3 full baths
$1,799,000 : 6732 Leyland Park DR, SAN JOSE5 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$1,198,000 : 6252 Meridian AVE, SAN JOSE4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$1,849,000 : 1290 Hillcrest DR, SAN JOSE4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$1,350,000 : 6386 Mojave DR, SAN JOSE4 beds, 2 full baths
$1,169,000 : 1661 Via Lugano, SAN JOSE3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
See all Real estate in the Almaden Valley community.
(all data current as of 1/20/2017)
Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.
How is the Williams Elementary School area of San Jose’s Almaden Valley 95120 doing in terms of the real estate market? Today we’ll look at the Williams area as compared to Almaden as a whole to see. First, the basic realty trends and stats for this nice section of Silicon Valley side by side for this year only (I pulled and crunched all of this data from MLSListings.com myself tonight, “deemed reliable but not guaranteed”):
1. Comparison of the average price per square foot for all of Almaden (including the Williams area) with just the Williams area of 95120:
|Status||Average $ per SF||Williams Area only||All Almaden (including Wms)|
|2||Pending with release||$365||$372|
|3||Pending w/out release||$556||$439|
|4||Pending do not show||$355||$414|
While there is some fluctuation from one status to the next, at the end of the day there’s one number that matters the most, and that’s what actually sold and closed. In the Williams area, homes have sold at an average of $418 per square foot while in Almaden generally (including this area), the price is $399 per square foot – about 5% less. This is tremendously important to understand if you are trying to purchase a home in the Williams area – homes there do, in fact, sell for more than in most parts (perhaps all parts) of the Almaden Valley.
Next, the stats for just the Williams area followed by the stats for all of 95120.