The Burbank neighborhood in San Jose

Burbank neighborhood of San Jose - older area with power lines in frontThe Burbank neighborhood is conveniently situated in the Central San Jose district, close to Valley Fair, Santana Row, and downtown San Jose, as well as lots of medical care and two nearby hospitals. Great shopping and dining is close at hand.

It’s also very close to highways 880 and 280, making commuting in Silicon Valley more convenient, especially to downtown San Jose, Santa Clara University, Valley Medical Center, O’Connor Hospital, or anywhere along the 880 or 280 corridors.

Quick facts:
  • Homes in the Burbank neighborhood tend to be more affordable than most of San Jose and it’s more convenient than most places – those two are the major draws.
  • The area is mixed with both residential and commercial properties and a good number of multi family homes as well as single family homes.
  • The boundaries of the Burbank neighborhood vary from one source to the next and do not line up with those of the Luther Burbank Elementary School District. (A little sliver of that school district is part of the Buena Vista neighborhood and has the 195126 zip code).
  • The Burbank neighborhood’s zip code is 95128
  • Burbank San Jose is distinct from the City of Burbank in Southern California (a fun and interesting place to visit!).

Where is San Jose’s Burbank neighborhood?

The Burbank neighborhood is located north of Highway 280, mostly south west San Carlos (a little north of there), east of Highway 880 and west of Leigh Avenue (approximately).  Different maps may show the borders a little differently.

 

Shasta Hanchet neighborhood map - also Rosegarden Burbank Buena Vista Sunol St Leo's and more

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Naglee Park Neighborhood

The Naglee Park neighborhood in downtown San Jose is one of the most charming and historic areas in Silicon Valley. Known for older, beautifully maintained and updated homes, it boasts an annual historic homes tour and the opportunity to enjoy the Naglee Park Open Studios periodically.

Where is the Naglee Park neighborhood?

Located just east of San Jose State University, it is extremely convenient for those involved with the college or who work downtown.  Scenic Coyote Creek is its eastern boundary, Highway 280 the southern one, and E Santa Clara Street the northern edge of this community. This neighborhood is also close to the ever popular Happy Hollow Park and Zoo (which is in south San Jose, also along Coyote Creek).

You may have visited the neighborhood and not known it if you have eaten at the Naglee Park Garage, a well known local eatery.

Map of the area

Coyote Creek is the jagged eastern border.
Map of the Naglee Park neighborhood

What are homes in the Naglee Park neighborhood like?

Houses and homes in Naglee Park are primarily older, with the most historic being constructed in 1890. The average year built is 1935 as some of the properties were put up as recently as 2014 – though that is very unusual.

 

Naglee Park home - S 14th Street

Naglee Park home – S 14th Street

 

Besides being older, often historic homes, what can we say about the Naglee Park homes? First, there are 859 single family homes there, plus 39 duplexes, as well as other types of housing in the mix.  It is a good sized community, not a small pocket such as the Vendome neighborhood (see link at the bottom of this article).

Livable square footage in the single family homes ranges from a very modest 480 SF to an over sized 5007 SF of living space, with 1904 Sf being average. The average lot size is 6776 – pretty typical for most of the City of San Jose.

A variety of architectural styles can be found in the Naglee Parkneighborhood, including Victorian, Craftsman, Mediterranean, and more. A few years ago, I had the pleasure of selling a house in Naglee Park which was a beautiful Italian-Mediterranean style with classic beauty.

 

Naglee Park - Patio and Fountain

 

Are there any concerns with living in Naglee Park?

Like any downtown area in a big city, this is a place where you do lock your doors at night and can expect to sometimes deal with people wandering through who don’t live there and may be down on their luck. Naglee Park crime does exist, so do your research.

With the university nearby, parking may be an issue for some parts of Naglee Park.  Coyote Creek does sometimes flood, but most of Naglee Park is not in a 100 year flood plain. With the Coyote Creek breaking its banks in 2017, some homes on Arroyo Way were flooded, sadly.

Ask most of the residents what they think, though, and they’ll tell you that the beauty and convenience of the neighborhood far outweigh any potential issues.

What do homes cost in Naglee Park, San Jose?

Right now, in early 2023, inventory is very low, and therefore our data is also low. In general, though expect to find homes selling for between $1.5 million and $2.5 million. The exact location (busy vs quiet, scenic vs not), the home size, lot size, property condition (teardown or need of renovating versus turnkey or fully and recently remodeled or even expanded) can swing the values up or down.

If you want to purchase a turnkey home in Naglee Park it is likely to take more than 1.5 million to buy it in today’s market unless it’s quite small.

Below please find active listings of single family homes as well as condominiums and townhouses in the neighborhood. Also displayed will be sales of the same over the last year. Prices have changed over time, of course, but this will provide a fairly good idea of the Naglee Park neighborhood real estate market.

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See all Naglee Park of San Jose, California Real Estate.
(all data current as of 6/22/2024)

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

 
 

Read more – other downtown San Jose or central San Jose areas:

Japantown
Buena Vista
Rose Garden
Vendome neighborhood

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rose Garden neighborhood San Jose

The architecturally diverse and entirely charming Rose Garden neighborhood in San Jose is perennially attractive to home buyers. Silicon Valley residents appreciate the easy access to downtown San Jose and travel routes, but perhaps even more are drawn by the beautiful park the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden. They also appreciate that this is not just another area filled with tract style homes. Many of the properties in this part of the 95126 zip code are custom or semi-custom built and enjoy a wide variety of styles. Here are a few images of houses in the Rose Garden neighborhood of San Jose:

 

Tudor style home in the Rose Garden Neighborhood in Central San Jose

Charming English Tudor style house

 

Spanish style house in the Rose Garden Neighborhood

Lovely Spanish style house in the Rose Garden area of Central San Jose

 

Enchanting Mediterranean style house in the Rose Garden area

Enchanting Mediterranean style house in the Rose Garden area

 

A two story home with a detached garage, which is typical in the Rose garden.

A two story home with a detached garage, which is typical in the Rose garden.

Where is the Rose Garden neighborhood?

Boundaries for the community are not well defined, but generally this neighborhood is considered to be South of 880, East of Bascom, West of the Alameda from 880 to Naglee Ave, and then West of Dana Ave to Lincoln High or Forest Ave. This area has over 1,000 homes. Some might say the area included is much larger, or much closer in to the park, but these lines generally represent the safe bet for what is considered Rose Garden neighborhood.

Nearby neighborhoods include the Shasta Hanchett Park neighborhood and Burbank. The Buena Vista neighborhood is not too far to the south, also. Santa Clara sits just a little north of the Rose Garden. Downtown San Jose is about 2 miles from these. (more…)

Rose Garden Homes Tour in San Jose

Each autumn, the St. Martin of Tours School puts on a fabulous tour of lovely homes in San Jose’s Rose Garden neighborhood. While anyone driving through this central San Jose area can appreciate the diverse and beautiful architecture, often the best  features of these homes are found inside.

This year is the tour’s 22nd Anniversary! The homes tour is a large scale fundraising effort for the school. Tours are self-guided with hosts in each home ready to answer questions and share interesting historical facts and stories about the homes. On display will also be floral designs, artwork, and perhaps some treasures. The garden segment of the tour includes the Tea Garden, a spot to sit and enjoy complementary refreshments or a gourmet lunchbox (available to pre-order through October 6th with your tickets). The tour also features a boutique, where 100% of the proceeds will benefit St Martin of Tours School (credit cards accepted!) and a donation drawing.

Tour dates are Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th from 10am-4pm both days. No children under 12 are allowed on the tour. Come any time within the tour hours to begin, but note that it is recommended that visitors allot about 2 hours to view every home and the tour ends promptly at 4pm.

Tickets are available at the door, online, or through families in the school.

To read about the homes from last year’s tour, and to learn more about this year’s tour, and to purchase tickets, and more please visit the official Rose Garden Homes Tour website.

 

 

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J Lohr Wine Tasting Room in San Jose: worth a visit!

J Lohr Wine Tasting Room in San Jose (about 2 miles from downtown SJ)Awhile back, a Realtor friend, Colleen Kulikowski, was visiting from the Buffalo & Niagara Falls area of New York. Together we attended the California Association of Realtors conference in San Jose, CAR EXPO, where we enjoyed some great sessions and at which I was a panelist one day on social media and real estate blogging.   I very much wanted her to see more than just the inside of a conference center, though, so in the evenings and days before and after we saw some sights along the coast and went wine tasting in Los Gatos, Willow Glen, Monterey and central San Jose at the fabulously convenient J Lohr Tasting Room.

At J Lohr Wine Tasting Rooms, you can choose from available wines which ones you'd like to tryAs we  walked up to the door, I volunteered to pay for our tasting – just before noticing that it’s at no charge!  This is pretty rare today in Santa Clara County, Monterey County or Santa Cruz County wineries.  (When a tasting is free I always buy a bottle anyway if I enjoy the wine, and normally I do.)

Our hostess was very nice and gave us a printout of what could be tried that day and explained that we could select 6 and then she would “put them in order”.  Colleen and I prefer different types of wines so had little overlap in our selections – it was great to have so much variety.We both liked a number of wines and both made purchases (so they did ok on the free tasting by us). (more…)

Classic 1950 Ranch Style House in Pristine, Original Condition in Quiet Creekside Setting near Downtown San Jose!

Recently I had the pleasure of listing a fabulously unique property for sale.  For those who love “mid century” houses, this one is a must see, as it is in pristine, original condition and is also located in a fantastic location next to Coyote Creek at the corner of two no-through-streets.  It’s a quiet, park like pocket of Central San Jose, off the beaten path yet close to everything!

The address is 402 Terrace Drive, San Jose 95112 and I will be holding it open this weekend, Sept 22 & 23, 2012 from 2-4pm.  A two bedroom, one bath house, this rancher enjoys large rooms and an abundance of natural sunlight from the many, many windows.  Hardwood floors were recently exposed and they are beautiful!  Classic tile work in the kitchen and bath, an art form seldom seen in newer homes!

Please stop by!  Details on this fabulous opportunity follow, or get full details at

http://www.popehandy.com/listings/listing_home.cfm?property_ID=8420410

 

402 Terrace Dr
San Jose, 95112Offered at $399,500
2 Bedrooms
1 Full bath / 0 Half bath
1098 approx sq. feet
Fabulous opportunity! Super cute, sunny, clean, all original 1950s ranch style home in scenic, quiet location next to Coyote Creek. Beautiful hardwood floors, recently exposed. Large living room with brick fireplace. Classic mid-century kitchen & bath. Kitchen offers gas cooking & dining area. Bath features tub & sep stall shower. Oversized 2+ car garage, extra storage, tons of available parking.

 

 

 

The Grapevine wine, cheese and tasting bar in Willow Glen area of San Jose

Grapevine wine, cheese and tasting bar logoDowntown Willow Glen (part of central San Jose) offers fabulous strolling, dining and shopping. It’s a great destination spot, whether people want to go there for an afternoon, an evening, or a lifetime (read about Willow Glen real estate here, and ask me about Willow Glen neighborhoods).

Recently I had a friend visiting and I wanted to introduce her to this neat, historic and scenic part of Silicon Valley. We stopped in to Grapevine, a wine & cheese bar, one evening after the California Association of Realtors Conference & Expo in downtown San Jose.

Grapevine wine, cheese and tasting barThe service at the Grapevine was extremely good with friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable staff.  Menu offerings were extensive with varied wine and appetizer selections.  The ambiance was pleasant too, with great views onto the avenue, plenty of light and comfortable spacing between tables. In this age of frugality, it’s fair to mention that pricing is reasonable, too.

Colleen and I very much enjoyed the 60-90 minutes we spent at the Grapevine wine & cheese bar.  We each had a “flight” and tried 3 types of wine apiece and also ordered a yummy hot appetizer which featured artichokes, cheese and bread.  It was a great combination and very unhurried too.

Want to enjoy a little leisure time in beautiful Willow Glen? Take a little time and pop into the Grapevine Wine & Cheese Bar and try the offerings. You’ll be glad you did!

1389 Lincoln Avenue, Willow Glen – San Jose, CA, 95125

hone: (408)293-7574

http://www.grapevinewillowglen.com