Almaden Valley (SJ)

Almaden Valley San Jose

San Jose’s New Almaden Quicksilver Mine is well known and needs no introduction.  But did you know that there are many other mercury or quicksilver mines in the area? Several are nearby, just south of the Guadalupe Creek, but others are surprisingly far flung, both in Santa Clara County and throughout California.  My home buyer clients are sometimes concerned about purchasing real estate close to a natural or environmental hazard, so a few times this issue has come up: where are the mercury mines?

Quicksilver Legend for Santa Clara CountyFirst, a disclaimer that there are oodles of unmapped mines of all kinds dotting the San Francisco Bay Area, the delta, and beyond.  Approximately 31% of all mines in California are on private land.  So it may not be possible to know where each and every mine is.  However, mercury mines were big business during the gold rush and the civil war, so they may not have been so secretly guarded as a gold mine.

Today I went hunting for information on the location of mercury mines and found an online map of Santa Clara County with incredible details on not only quicksilver, but many other fascinating things: types of rock, miderals (copper), soil types, earthquake faults and so on.  This map is not all that easy to read as it requires blowing it up to well past 100% to actually decipher the numbers and geographical markers, but for the patient, it’s a gold mine – so to speak!

To see the WHOLE MAP, please click on the following link, which is a bid pdf file:

Geologic Map of Santa Clara County, California, Showing Mines and Mineral Deposits

I blew up part of it, saved it, and annotated it with just the names of the mercury mines closest to Los Gatos and Cambrian.  This is not comprehensive, of course – but I often get the question of “how close are the mines” to either Los Gatos or Cambrian, hence this focus.

Mercury mines near Los Gatos and Cambrian

Related reading on mercury

Mercury Contamination from Historic Gold Mining in Califoria (pdf from USGS)

The Legacy of Mercury Pollution in California’s Bay Area

 

Related reading for real estate in Almaden, Cambrian, and Los Gatos:

Hacienda Cemetery and Memorial Park in New Almaden

Almaden Valley area of San Jose (on popehandy.com)

What Are the Advantages of Buying a Home in Almaden Valley?

Where are the high voltage power lines in Los Gatos? (Live in Los Gatos blog)

Selling a home in one of San Jose’s Almaden Valley neighborhoods? Understand home buyer concerns in 95120

List of Los Gatos neighborhoods (Live in Los Gatos blog)

San Jose – Cambrian Park (an introduction with market stats and homes for sale also, on popehandy.com)

  1. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,671 sq ft
    Lot size: 4.41 ac
  2. 1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,122 sq ft
    Lot size: 5.42 ac
  3. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,314 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,014 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,581 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,062 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,153 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.16 ac
  6. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.50 ac
  7. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,466 sq ft
    Lot size: 42,253 sqft
  8. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,930 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,020 sqft
  9. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,028 sqft
  10. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,668 sq ft
    Lot size: 818 sqft

See all Real estate in the city of Los Gatos.
(all data current as of 12/14/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

How close is too close?  For people house hunting in Silicon Valley, the quality of local public schools is often a huge priority – in fact, it’s something that most home buyers insist upon even if they intend to enroll their kids in a parochial or other private school.  Similarly, most home buyers do not want to purchase a house, townhome or condo that’s too close to high voltage power lines. Sometimes it’s just a “resale issue” to them, but other times they have health concerns and not just real estate home value concerns.

But what about the relationship between public schools and these high voltage power lines?  If your child will be at school 35 hours a week for 9 months of the year, should that be a concern, too?  So far, only two of my buyers have made that a criteria – and when they did, it became apparent that most of the schools in the border areas of Los Gatos, Cambrian and Almaden were going to be eliminated.

A couple of years back, I mapped out the high voltage power lines using Google Maps (click on link to view it).  This morning I added a few public schools to it in a “layer”.  This is not comprehensive, as I only mapped a few in these three areas mentioned already in this article.  For the named schools, many are directly adjacent to the lines (Alta Vista, Union, Leigh, Noddin) usually on the far side of the playing field) and the furthest is about 1/5 of a mile from them (Carlton).

High Voltage Power lines in LG Cambrian Almaden

  1. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 744 sq ft
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,708 sqft
  3. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,457 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,191 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,402 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,168 sqft
  5. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 4,642 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,565 sqft
  6. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,385 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,786 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,441 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,001 sqft
  8. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,337 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,598 sqft
  9. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,512 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,092 sqft
  10. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 886 sq ft
    Lot size: 971 sqft

See all Real estate in the Cambrian community.
(all data current as of 12/14/2017)

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Glencrest Patios neighborhood in San Jose's Almaden Valley 95120The 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

Glencrest Patio Homes for Sale

  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,423 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,041 sqft
  2. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,530 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.16 ac
  3. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,651 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,226 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,950 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,203 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,673 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,250 sqft
  6. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,518 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,718 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,727 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,763 sqft
  8. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,053 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,094 sqft
  9. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,164 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.95 ac
  10. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,058 sq ft
    Lot size: 6.92 ac

See all Real estate in the Almaden Valley community.
(all data current as of 12/14/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Cupped Hardwood FloorsIn Almaden, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and anywhere near hills in Silicon Valley, there are homes with cupped hardwood floors.  Cupping is when the sides of the plants curl upward a little.  If you view cupped floors in lighting at an angle, the “lines” between the pieces of wood are more prominent, as shown in the photo to the right. Should you walk across them barefoot, you will feel the elevated sides.  When it is severe, there are very distinct ridges.

What causes cupping?  It can be caused by installing hardwood that hasn’t cured or sat in the home for a few days first.  But often that’s not the issue.  Most of the time, it seems to result from water in the crawl space below. As the moisture evaporates, it moves up through the home and through the hardwood flooring.

This doesn’t happen everywhere, but is most common in hillside locations, places that are flat but have hills nearby (as water can travel underground and then pop up, potentially under your house), locations with high water tables (such as Willow Glen, many areas of Almaden such as Almaden Springs, or Los Gatos), or properties where the grading is wrong and water gets pulled toward the home instead of away from it. Although in many parts of the U.S. the soil is sandy and the water drains through, in most of Santa Clara County, we have expansive clay soils.  With clay it’s harder for the water to soak through, but also when the soil gets wet it, it expands and pushes on the foundation and anything else in its way.

Are your floors beginning to cup?  If so, it’s a red flag to pay attention and find the cause of the cupping before the damage is permanent, or much harder to fix.  Check your crawl space for dampness and efflorescence (this requires going all the way into the crawl space).  If you aren’t able or don’t want to go into the crawl, make sure to hire someone competant to evaluate the situation.  Having a damp crawl space is not good (and if you find it in summer after a 3 year drought you do have an issue!).  I would suggest getting an ASHI or CREIA certified home inspector to check it out and advise you on the cause of the cupping and what to do to remediate it.  It may be that a hardwood flooring professional would also address this very well – I cannot speak to that but it may also be worth considering.

  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,423 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,041 sqft
  2. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,530 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.16 ac
  3. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,651 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,226 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,950 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,203 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,673 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,250 sqft
  6. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,518 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,718 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,727 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,763 sqft
  8. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,053 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,094 sqft
  9. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,164 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.95 ac
  10. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,058 sq ft
    Lot size: 6.92 ac

See all Real estate in the Almaden Valley community.
(all data current as of 12/14/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Appreciation by west valley zip code for July median sale priceHome values in Silicon Valley have been rising over the last few years, and in some segments the appreciation has been incredibly steep.  This happens when a big influx of home buyers want to purchase but the supply of real estate inventory is too limited for the demand.  This is happening in the most popular areas especially: those with either short commutes, great schools, a vibrant downtown, or some combination of these three.

Today I wanted to look at the median sale price of houses which closed escrow in July 2014 and the preceding few years for the same month only in a handful of zip codes in San Jose and Los Gatos along the west valley areas.  Considered for this study are 95070 – Saratoga, 95030 7 95032 – Los Gatos & Monte Sereno, 95008 – Campbell, 95124 – Cambrian area of San Jose, and 95120 – Almaden Valley area of San Jose.  The only month plotted is July for each year.

When charted, it appears that most of these west valley areas are appreciating somewhat steadily, though 95032 came down in the month of July 2014 as opposed to 2013 (one month does not make a trend, and please remember that ONLY July for each year was considered here).  At the other end of the spectrum is Campbell, 95008, which has been immensely popular in recent years.

Next let’s take a look at the numbers themselves for July in the years 2010 – 2014.

Median sale price for west valley zip codes

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Selling a home in San Jose's Almaden ValleyDo you want to sell your Almaden Valley home? This lovely corner of San Jose has become increasingly popular in recent years.

To maximize the marketing and sale of your property, it is very helpful to understand the motivation of people who are house-hunting in San Jose, 95120, and also to understand their concerns.

The positive aspects of living in Almaden are abundant. Many Silicon Valley home buyers to find the right balance of good schools, scenic neighborhoods, well kept homes, real estate pricing, and open space & trails in this southwestern part of San Jose.  Browse listings of San Jose 95120 homes for sale here (link to a page on this blog).

The concerns vary from one buyer to the next, but may include the following (many related to schools):

  • commute distance (especially in the southern part of the valley)
  • mercury in the soil from the Almaden and Guadalupe quicksilver mines
  • proximity of high voltage power lines in the more northern part of the area
  • the lower scores at Castillero Middle School (as compared to the elmentary schools which are feeders to it) or Pioneer High School
  • school boundaries between the Pioneer and Leland area – will they move as more development takes place in southern Almaden Valley?
  • For the part of Almaden with Los Gatos schools, will the drive be too far, and will there be enough kids in the neighborhood in those same schools?
  • For the neighborhoods in the Campbell Union High School District, will Leigh High remain an option into the future or will Branham become mandatory at some point?
  • Most of Almaden is in the San Jose Unified School District , which had mandatory busing in the past, and not so long ago – will it happen in the future?
  • for some, that there could be too much pressure at the highest scoring Almaden public schools
  • fire danger near the hills
  • wildlife near creeks it may attract (and in other cases, fears around mercury coming to their property in the stream or with the rains)
  • near creeks: wildlife attracted by the water as well as mercury coming down from the hills (one buyer worried about eating vegetables or fruits grown on land near creeks)

And we haven’t yet broached the issues around purchasing older homes, which is what most of the listing inventory is! Continue reading

Got Gas?A meeting will take place  on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Almaden Community Library ( 6445 Camden Ave, San Jose) to discuss the Guadalupe Landfilll’s “Gas Recovery Facility Relocation Project”.  Currently there is in place such a system to recover the gas which is naturally emitted as the items in the landfill decompose.  (Long timers in the area may recall problems at Shoreline in Mountain View when there were surprise combustion fires from the same sort of activity when the gas wasn’t being handled well.)  This gas must be captured and dealt with one way or the other.  But for various reasons, the powers that be at the landfill would like to shut down the current one and put a new one up in a different location, still at the landfill of course.  Some locals are concerned about a variety of problems that may arise with this change.     This landfill or dump is also known as the Guadalupe Recycling and Disposal Facility

For more info, please see the city’s website:  http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=2434

  1. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,796 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,341 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,595 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,539 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,521 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,746 sqft
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,078 sq ft
    Lot size: 810 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,136 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,416 sqft
  6. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 962 sq ft
    Lot size: 962 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,932 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
  8. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 720 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,999 sqft
  9. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,478 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,498 sqft
  10. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 832 sq ft

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(all data current as of 12/14/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Yesterday on my way home from a final walk through on a property in Blossom Valley, I stopped by some open houses – following signs, just like a lot of consumers do.  At one of the homes I spoke with a Realtor who’s starting to see a slowing in the real estate market.  That hasn’t been my own experience, so I asked him about his take on things and he mentioned the rising inventory in areas where he’s active in Silicon Valley.

There are many ways to get a pulse on the market, but perhaps one of the easiest ways to check it is to see the sale price to list price ratio and the days on market.  MLSListings, my local multiple listing service (of which I am a member), does some wonderful things with interactive graphs and charts, so I made use of that tool to see how San Jose is faring as a whole and also in some of the zip codes where I sometimes sell homes.  The charts below are for single family homes (not condos, townhomes, duplexes, etc.) and are by zip code for all price ranges.  Remember, stats are easily skewed one way or the other, and we might have seen different results if we teased it out by home size, lot size, school district, price point, presence of an in-ground pool, or any other factors.  This is the “big picture”.  First, then, San Jose as a whole.

San Jose AV DOM and SP to LP ratio all prices

What we see here is that homes are selling faster (shorter and shorter DOM or Days on Market) and a rising sales price to list price ratio.  Both of these indicate a strong seller’s market for the city of San Jose as a whole. Next, we’ll list a sampling of zip codes in San Jose, primarily along the west side (where I tend to be more active in my sales) but not exclusively so.  I’m putting these in numerical order.

Real estate market trends in San Jose 95112 - Downtown San Jose

In San Jose’s 95112 zip code, which is Downtown San Jose, it’s a mixed bag.  The sale price to list price ratio is rising (seller’s market) but the days on market are also rising (softening market).  This area would require more information – it could be that a few homes have been on the market for a very long time and skewing the stats, or homes in certain price points are just not selling.  From this vantage, though, it looks like 95112 is mixed.

Next: 95117, 95118, 95120, 95123, 95125, 95126, 15129, 95136, 95148

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Yesterday I was showing homes in Almaden (San Jose 95120) to one of my buyers for that area. A house in the Shadowbrook neighborhood had a really spectacular view of the hills from the upstairs bedrooms – could not resist snapping the picture to share.

Almaden Valley view of the hills from Shadowbrook area

If you are not familiar with this part of Silicon Valley, that’s Mt. Umunhum with the squarish building on top.

A few months back, I took an image of these same hills from the campus of Valley Christian High School. You can see it in this post on this same blogsite:
View from Valley Christian High School: Santa Teresa Foothills & Coastal Range On that one you can spot Mt. Umunhum as the area with the flat top along the crest of the hills.

Want to learn more about this upscale, scenic part of San Jose (in Santa Clara County)? Read an intro post: What Are the Advantages of Buying a Home in Almaden Valley?

More posts on Almaden Valley, the Almaden real estate market etc. here.

  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,423 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,041 sqft
  2. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,530 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.16 ac
  3. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,651 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,226 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,950 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,203 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,673 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,250 sqft
  6. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,518 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,718 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,727 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,763 sqft
  8. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,053 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,094 sqft
  9. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,164 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.95 ac
  10. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,058 sq ft
    Lot size: 6.92 ac

See all Real estate in the Almaden Valley community.
(all data current as of 12/14/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Beckwith Building in downtown Los Gatos, California

The beautiful Beckwith Building in downtown Los Gatos, California

I have been fortunate to have made 5 trips to Europe, one of them lasting 9 months, and will be returning again before the end of 2013 (this time to Belgium).  It is so diverse, beautiful and compelling! Having experienced a little culture shock myself (when living in Florence, Italy, for one year of university), I’m very sympathetic about how hard an international move can be, and I understand that for Europeans moving to Silicon Valley, there can be an acute culture shock, particularly for those coming from more rural areas.

The bulk of Silicon Valley is located in Santa Clara County, which is at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay.  In this county, there are approximately 1.8 million people, almost a million of them in the city of San Jose.  Some areas, or districts, of San Jose have a distinctive character and are almost like towns or small cities themselves.  So in this article I’ll mention both cities and towns, but also areas or districts of San Jose, which might appeal to our European transplants.   Most of my comments will reference Santa Clara County or “south bay” locations, but I will also mention others on the San Francisco Peninsula and SF Bay Area too.

Architecture, Urban Centers and Charm

It is an unfortunate negative in Silicon Valley that much of our housing consists of ranch style tract homes, and truthfully, they are not exactly a work of art.  New or newer homes tend to be on very tiny parcels of land (or “lots”) and for many people may simply feel too congested or crowded. But there are beautiful residential neighborhoods – you just need to know where to look!  In many ways, the areas with higher charm can make our global home buyers feel more comfortable than if they were faced with only track, ranch neighborhoods.

Do you value unique, older architecture with Victorian, Craftsman, Tudor or other home styles? Then check out these areas:

  • Within San Jose: the Japantown, Vendome, and Naglee Park areas of downtown San Jose. Also in central San Jose are the Rosegarden, Shasta Hanchett and Burbank neighborhoods which all boast some lovely older homes.  Or, if you love classic Spanish Revival style homes with views, consider the old Alum Rock area of San Jose near the country club (golf course).  The Willow Glen area of SJ (zip code 95120) is full of lovely old established neighborhoods with historic homes and tree lined streets.  If your job takes you to downtown San Jose, all of these areas will be fairly close.

Please read the rest of this article on the Move2SiliconValley.com website:

http://www.move2siliconvalley.com/which-silicon-valley-areas-are-the-most-european-feeling/

  1. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,470 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,758 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,306 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,606 sqft
  3. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,658 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,368 sqft
  4. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 368 sq ft
    Lot size: 457 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,544 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,194 sqft
  6. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 1,917 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,501 sqft
  7. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,270 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,394 sqft
  8. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,917 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,501 sqft
  9. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 18,320 sq ft
    Lot size: 37,126 sqft
  10. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft

See all Real estate in the 95112 zip code.
(all data current as of 12/14/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

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