In west San Jose with the 95129 zip code, near the borders of Saratoga, Cupertino, and Campbell, you’ll find the much beloved Happy Valley neighborhood. The nearby school, which is highly regarded, is Country Lane Elementary, so the area is also known as the Country Lane neighborhood. This is a quiet pocket of understated but very comfortable ranch style homes on lovely tree lined streets.

I have a lovely listing in this neighborhood at 4843 Englewood Dr, San Jose, CA 95129 – please click on the link and check out all the details and photos!

Tree lined streets in the Happy Valley neighborhood

Where is the Country Lane or Happy Valley neighborhood?

The Country Lane or Happy Valley neighborhood is bordered by Doyle Road, Saratoga Avenue, Prospect Road, and Lawrence Expressway. It is almost shaped like a triangle – but not quite. At the southern tip of the area is a commercial complex with a number of shops, restaurants, a hardware store, and much more. Just across Saratoga Avenue from there is Westgate, and “kitty corner” is El Paseo de Saratoga (with movie theaters as well as stores and restaurants). Prospect has more shops, including a See’s Candies, a car wash, eateries, you name it.

Happy Valley neighborhood in West San Jose 95129

How is the commute from this part of West San Jose? What’s nearby?

Depending on where you live in the Country Lane or Happy Valley community, it is about 1.5 miles to either Highway 280 or Highway 85, but you may find that you can commute via Saratoga Avenue, Lawrence Expressway, or San Tomas Expressway. Look at the map, below, to notice how very convenient this location is!

From this area, it may be a comfortable stroll or bike ride to a number of shops and eateries.

Country Lane / Happy Valley map closeup

In addition to offering a fantastic commute location, a neighborhood school which is high ranking, and easy shopping and dining, please notice that along the Lawrence Expressway there’s quite a bit of green. This convenient area also boasts the large and beautiful Saratoga Creek Park.

Saratoga Creek Park

Saratoga Creek Park in the Happy Valley neighborhood in west San Jose

Saratoga Creek Park includes a fitness trail, public restrooms, a playground, picnic areas, and even a dog play area. You can read more about the park on the city of San Jose’s webpage about it (and its rules): Saratoga Creek Park.

Large lawn area at Saratoga Creek Park in the Country Lane neighborhood in San Jose CA 95129

What are homes like in the Country Lane or Happy Valley neighborhood?

Happy Valley or Country Lane ranch style home

This lovely area is composed of several different subdivisions (see below), with different builders and different building start dates. Most of the homes, though, are single family homes (detached houses),  originally and mostly still ranch style.  There are a few multi family properties (duplexes) or condo units, but not many in comparison to the houses.

Country Lane San Jose 95129 house with tasteful upstairs addition

The houses were originally between 1000 and 2000 SF in most cases, set on lot sizes of around  7000 to 8000 SF. A few were constructed in the late forties, but more typical is late 50s to early 60s – an era in which today’s buyers will be happy to find hardwood flooring as one of the typical amenities of that day. Some are very original while others have been expanded out or up. Most of the streets are lined with full, mature trees.

Country Lane or Happy Valley corner lot ranch style house

Details on the Happy Valley or Country Lane subdivisions

Data Total SFullSize - Happy Valley neighborhood, Country Lane neighborhood - west San Jose

Below is a list map of all homes actively listed, pending, and sold on the MLS in the last two years. Or further down, browse by map.

  1. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,405 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,990 sqft
    Year built: 1962
  2. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,710 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,755 sqft
    Year built: 2015
  3. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,621 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,908 sqft
    Year built: 1959
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,284 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,291 sqft
    Year built: 1975
  5. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,929 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,015 sqft
    Year built: 1963
  6. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,702 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,250 sqft
    Year built: 1957
  7. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,211 sqft
    Year built: 1958
  8. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,225 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,583 sqft
    Year built: 1957
  9. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,570 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,261 sqft
    Year built: 1959
  10. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,814 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,960 sqft
    Year built: 1963
  11. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,346 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,146 sqft
    Year built: 1959
  12. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,433 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,139 sqft
    Year built: 1957
  13. 5 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,759 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,139 sqft
    Year built: 1958
  14. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,812 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,583 sqft
    Year built: 1957
  15. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,492 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,155 sqft
    Year built: 1958
  16. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,874 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,139 sqft
    Year built: 1958
  17. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,745 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,801 sqft
    Year built: 1958
  18. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,016 sqft
    Year built: 1957
  19. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,303 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,884 sqft
    Year built: 1959
  20. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,238 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,721 sqft
    Year built: 1960
  21. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,043 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,490 sqft
    Year built: 1959
  22. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,750 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,875 sqft
    Year built: 1958
  23. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,770 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,499 sqft
    Year built: 1957
  24. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,908 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,797 sqft
    Year built: 1958
  25. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,585 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,232 sqft
    Year built: 1959
  26. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,346 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,324 sqft
    Year built: 1957
  27. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,364 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,924 sqft
    Year built: 1959
  28. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,792 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,967 sqft
    Year built: 1959
  29. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,585 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,928 sqft
    Year built: 1959
  30. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,079 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,369 sqft
    Year built: 1959

See all Happy Valley Neighborhood including Country Lane in San Jose, CA.
(all data current as of 10/22/2018)

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