Cambrian Park: Good Schools, Low Crime, Close to Los Gatos and Campbell

Cambrian Park, or more broadly, Cambrian, is a west San Jose neighborhood or district and is one of the high-value areas in Silicon Valley. The schools are good, the crime is low, and the commute is not too bad.

Cambrian Park Plaza signFor people relocating to Santa Clara County, this is a place to know about since quality education and affordability are often high priorities! Most Silicon Valley home buyers would say that Cambrian Park real estate offers a very good value.

What’s the compromise for the more reasonable prices of homes for sale? Well, Cambrian doesn’t have an interesting, upscale downtown area like Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, or Willow Glen. (It may, when the Cambrian Park Plaza redevelopment takes place.)

But it does have tons of shopping & restaurants and even a Farmer’s Market. It also enjoys a top notch hospital (Good Samaritan) and plenty of parks as well as a fantastic rec center with a large park adjacent to it, the Camden Community Center, which has loads of programs (including an after school program for youth), classes, and a fabulous pool.

Altogether, there are about 75,000 to 80,000 residents in Cambrian, spread throughout part of two zip codes, part of 95124 and some of 95118.

If there is a “central Cambrian Park”, it would have to be near the original Cambrian Park Shopping Center, which was the first actual mall in San Jose! That area is sometimes known as Cambrian Village.  People sometimes use the three names interchangeably: Cambrian, Cambrian Park, Cambrian Village.


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Cambrian Park Houses for Sale in 95124

The Cambrian Park area is a suburban, largely residential district within the city of San Jose.  It is composed of the zip codes 95124 and 95118 plus a small bit of 95008. Cambrian has about 75,000 to 80,000 residents.

Cambrian is known for good schools, low crime and nice parks & shops. There’s no exciting downtown area but it’s close to Los Gatos, Campbell and Willow Glen. Some parts actually border Almaden Valley too.  The areas on the far west side of this region have beautiful hillside vistas.

While most of the homes & houses in Cambrian are ranch style tract homes built after World War II, there is variety, including some very old, historic homes and some very new ones.  Some properties near the original Cambrian Village area (at Union and Camden Avenues) are on large lots – many of those old houses are now being torn down and large, new homes are springing up in their place.

San Jose, 95124 is home to about 45,000 people.  Part of this zip code runs up into the foothills and very close by.  This area is served by either Cambrian Schools or Union Schools – both excellent! (95118 is mostly a part of San Jose Unified School District.)

Browse MLS listings of homes for sale in the 95124 part of Cambrian

Below please find listed houses for sale in San Jose, 95124.