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Once full or orchards and farms, the Berryessa area of San Jose today is largely developed, but a few pockets of trees and agriculture do remain. Most of this district is housing, but there are also a good number of businesses. (The photo below is from a property I sold in this part of North San Jose in 2021.)

Berryessa boasts very strong commute access, including both light rail and BART as well as major auto routes. Highway 680 runs through it, and 101 and 880 are nearby. Additionally, the major airport for Silicon Valley is in close proximity, too, the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. For the South Bay, this is one of the most accessible areas. This and the quality of many of the schools are perhaps the area’s biggest claim to fame.

Berryessa Orchard - property sold by Mary Pope-Handy

Where is Berryessa?

Berryessa is in the northern part of San Jose, set between the city of Milpitas to the north and the Alum Rock District to the south. The boundary on the east side is the East Foothills. The boundary on the west is Coyote Creek, approximately. Some resources may put it closer to Highway 101. (If you check  5 different sites, you may get 5 different answers for the boundaries on the west and south side of this district!)

Zip codes are 95131, 95132, 95133. (The MLS also includes a little of 95127, which is often thought of as Alum Rock Park.)

Another interesting, nearby area in San Jose is Japantown.

Which school districts serve this part of San Jose?

All or possibly just a vast majority of the Berryessa district is within the Berryessa Union Elementary School District, which has many highly scoring schools. The local MLS puts the area of Berryessa partly beyond that school district on the south and west sides, though.

This community is part of the East Side Union High School District. On the map below, it’s the whitish line tracing with the red line on the right side of the image.

Many of the Berryessa schools are highly rated by Great Schools.

Berryessa Union Elementary School School District boundaries map

 

The Berryessa real estate market

The housing market in Berryessa is competitive, particularly when the home and neighborhood are in good shape and the school scores are strong.

Each month, the closed housing statistics for this part of North San Jose are updated on my RE Report (single family homes). You can review the data for condos and townhomes in Berryessa here.

Trends at a Glance: houses and duet homes / single family homes

(Duet homes are  not the same thing as duplexes. Duplexes, like triplexes and four-plexes, are investment or income properties.)

Trends At a Glance Apr 2022 Previous Month Year-over-Year
Median Price $1,705,000 (-1.4%) $1,730,000 $1,410,000 (+20.9%)
Average Price $1,688,540 (-1.3%) $1,710,780 $1,409,770 (+19.8%)
No. of Sales 52 (+15.6%) 45 50 (+4.0%)
Pending 48 (-27.3%) 66 43 (+11.6%)
Active 30 (+30.4%) 23 23 (+30.4%)
Sale vs. List Price 119.0% (-0.5%) 119.6% 113.0% (+5.3%)
Days on Market 12 (+40.2%) 8 (+45.5%)
Days of Inventory 17 (+9.1%) 15 13 (+25.4%)

 

Condo Market in Berryessa: Trends at a Glance

The condominium and townhome market is a bit softer than the single family home market, but is still a strong seller’s market.

Trends At a Glance Apr 2022 Previous Month Year-over-Year
Median Price $1,155,000 (+2.7%) $1,125,000 $904,000 (+27.8%)
Average Price $1,112,840 (0.0%) $1,113,090 $865,091 (+28.6%)
No. of Sales 40 (+5.3%) 38 46 (-13.0%)
Pending 40 (-20.0%) 50 43 (-7.0%)
Active 24 (+41.2%) 17 13 (+84.6%)
Sale vs. List Price 116.8% (-2.1%) 119.3% 105.3% (+10.9%)
Days on Market (+5.9%) 7 18 (-58.0%)
Days of Inventory 17 (+29.6%) 13 (+112.3%)

 

 

Altos Research (to which I have a subscription) provides weekly market reports by zip code using LIST prices (sold prices are often at least $200,000 more as of Spring 2022). Here’s that info, which will be updated automatically each week, for the 3 zip codes listed above:

95131

 

95132 – this zip code is really at the heart of the district, and some websites say that the district is the same as just this one zip code area.

 

95133

Berryessa homes for sale

Interested in selling your home in Berryessa, or buying one there? The market is red hot.  I’ve shown many homes, and been in quite a number of multiple offer situations, over the last 12 months. With the arrival of BART, the housing market seems to be more desirable than ever there. Naturally, home buyers want to be close but not “too close” to transit lines. Being within a mile is a big plus for most consumers, though.

Here’s a preview of some of the most recently listed properties on the market there, plus pending sales and homes sold in the last 30 days. Only 5 will show here, so click the link at the bottom to view all of them.

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See all Berryessa in San Jose, Real Estate.
(all data current as of 5/19/2022)

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

 
 

 

We sell homes all over Santa Clara County, including 95131, 95132, and 95133. If you are looking for help with selling or buying a home in Berryessa, North San Jose, or anywhere in Santa Clara County, please reach out to us. The best way to start is via email, mary@popehandy.com, and we can set up a time to talk by phone.

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  • Silicon Valley Realtor, selling homes in Los Gatos, Saratoga, San Jose, Silicon Valley, and nearby since 1993. Prolific blogger with a network of sites.