Looking for a well kept Cambrian neighborhood close to a great elementary school? The Cambrian Acres subdivision in San Jose’s Cambrian district is directly adjacent to Oster Elementary School and the broader Oster neighborhood in Cambrian. It’s an easy drive via Camden Avenue to either Highway 17 or Highway 85, so is a good commute location, too.


Map - Cambrian Acres location within Cambrian Park, San Jose 95124


What is the neighborhood like?

The streets all have sidewalks, curbs, and gutters. Most areas are “tree lined” and attractive. The houses are almost exclusively single story.  The two story homes there (only 4 or 5) are either rebuilt or added onto. Most homes have been well maintained. There are a fair number of RVs, boats, trailers on some streets, but not all.


Street view in Cambrian Acres, San Jose, 95124


What are homes like  in Cambrian Acres?

The Cambrian Acres subdivision consists of 215 single family homes and 20 duplexes. (A duplex is a property with 2 units, both owned by the same person or people. It’s considered multi-family, income producing property and is different from a duet home.)


Cambrian Acres ranch style home


The houses were built first, mostly in 1959 and 1960. The duplexes followed later, constructed in 1967 – 1968. Less than 5% of the homes are 2 stories – if you value your back yard privacy, this is a huge plus!

The single family homes were fairly modest when built, with the smallest at 1012 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Today, many have been expanded (in one or two cases, rebuilt), and the largest is 2723 SF (of the  216 houses, only 14 are more than 2,000 SF). The average square footage is 1397 SF, and the median is 1248 SF.Lot sizes are mostly between 5200 SF and 6500 SF, but the range is 5172 SF to 15,318. The average lot size is 6091 SF, and that is more typical of the area.

The duplexes run between approximately 2100 SF and 2450 SF (average 2117 SF) – for both sides combined. The lots are similar to those of single family homes, ranging from about 6400 SF to about 9400 SF.


Red house in Cambrian Acres San Jose CA 95124


What are the public schools for this part of Cambrian?

The schools serving this neighborhood are:

  • Oster Elementary (Union School District)
  • Dartmouth Middle (Union School District)
  • Leigh High (Campbell Union High School District)


Oster Elementary School in the Cambrian area of San Jose


What do Cambrian Acres homes cost to buy?

Below please find homes for sale, pending, or closed within the last 6 months. The usual factors will apply to home values: precise location, home size, lot size, and condition of the property all count (as does the layout, landscaping, etc.).

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(all data current as of 5/30/2024)

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