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.
There are three developments within the Almaden Winery neighborhood:
- Vintage, built by New Cities
- Tresor, also built by New Cities
- Vineland, built by HaymanThe first to open was Vintage, in 1994. By 1996, all houses were completed.
What are homes like in the Almaden Winery?
The design is primarily Mediterranean, lots of windows and natural light, smaller lots generally, mostly two story homes with two car garages.
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Tresor: home sizes vary from about 1570 square feet to 2300 square feet (on lots of less than 4000 SF). The front yard landscaping is handled by the HOA, there are private roads and a small HOA fee of about $85 per month as of this writing. These are on zero lot lines (so are “patio homes”) and of the three neighborhoods, these tend to be the most affordable.
Vineland: homes are a bit larger and so are the lots. Also zero lot lines in most cases. Properties here may enjoy 2300 to 2800 square feet on lots of 4000 to 6000 square feet.
Vintage: houses range from 1500 to 2600 square feet, and the lots range from about 5000 SF to 7000 SF. A few even have pools. These are not patio homes or zero lot line properties. Many homes, perhaps half, have 3 car garages. Some streets are particularly “tight knit.” I heard from a colleague that the residents on Chaumont have a block party each year, for instance.
Where is the Almaden Winery neighborhood?
Located off of Blossom Hill Road and close to Dartmouth Middle School, the neighborhood is at the mouth of the Almaden Valley but is now technically considered a part of Cambrian Park and has a Cambrian zip code, 95118. The Guadalupe Creek and some percolation ponds are the back boundary (homes on just the other side of the water are considered officially part of Almaden Valley). A number of homes enjoy a beautiful waterfront view and unobstructed vista of the mountains. Some of them are on larger lots, too, and sell for a premium.
Almaden Winery Neighborhood Homes Listed for Sale
Want to buy a house in the Almaden Winery area? Here’s what is currently available. Please contact me for information on these homes, or to hear about others coming on the market soon!
Almaden Winery neighborhood real estate and homes for sale
Below please browse homes that are SOLD as well as any which may be available or sale pending / under contract. Often there are few or no properties on the market at all, but you can view the solds to provide an idea of home values and pricing.
The Streets in the Old Almaden Winery Neighborhood
Le Franc Dr
Le Fevre Dr
Want to buy or sell a home in this beautiful part of San Jose along the Almaden – Cambrian border? Please contact me and we can talk about the area, local real estate, its variables and how to work on getting your next house bought or sold!
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