Like many Cambrian neighborhoods, the Westchester Manor subdivision in the Alta Vista area includes well kept homes and yards, tree lined streets, and wonderful public schools. This neighborhood, though, is unique in that residents can amble to the elementary or middle school without crossing major streets. And the same can be said of getting to the local grocery store, Safeway, coffee shop, and other stores. For home buyers seeking walkability or easy access, this is a place to check out! But it’s not just about that. From here it’s an easy jump to both Highway 85 off Union Avenue or a run to Vasona Lake County Park and downtown Los Gatos via Blossom Hill Road. On top of all that, add the very close proximity of the hills and you get the feeling that you’re not quite in the middle of a city at all.
Where is Westchester Manor?
The Alta Vista neighborhood is part San Jose / Cambrian, and part Los Gatos (see a map of the boundaries of the city / town at this newer article of mine: https://liveinlosgatosblog.com/alta-vista-neighborhood/). It’s bordered by Los Gatos-Almaden Road to the north, Union to the east, and Blossom Hill to the south. Within that area, Westchester Manor is entirely in San Jose and sits on the northest end of the neighborhood, next to Union Middle School.
This neighborhood has a very high owner occupancy rate – 88% from the numbers I pulled from Realist (a report available to members of the MLS) today. It’s a low-turnover, stable neighborhood. People move in, and they stay!
What are the homes like in Westchester Manor?
This is a predominantly “ranch style” neighborhood with mostly single story houses, but still quite a few two story ones, in an area with sidewalks, curbs, and gutters. Most houses have 3-4 bedrooms and at least 2 full bathrooms.
There are 3 tracts named within this subdivision. They don’t have exciting labels but instead are called tracts 1481, 1903, and 1997. There are 30-35 lots in each one and 106 in all.
There’s variation in age, but not much. Of the 106 homes which are identified as part of Westchester Manor – and there are a few on Coronet that aren’t – perhaps 75% were built between 1957 and 1959 and some in tract 1997 (including and near Grey Court) were built as late as 1965 (I found one house built in 1956 also). Most of them have been at least somewhat updated and others fully remodeled.
Home sizes range with the smallest homes at 1283SF, 1293 SF, 1308SF, and 1327 SF. The biggest houses are 3656SF, 3607Sf, 3171SF, and 3072SF. The median sized square footage (half are more, half less) is 1750 SF.
Lot sizes vary with the smallest at 5220SF, 5360Sf, 6100 SF, and another at 6100 SF. Biggest parcels are 12,980SF, 12,313SF, 22,154 SF, and 10,440 SF. The median sized parcel or lot is 7480 SF. Some lots may be including the PG & E easements to access the high voltage power lines that run between Coronet and Blossom Valley Drive, though. Home owners may be able to use the land there but not build anything permanent on it.
What do homes cost in Westchester Manor?
As mentioned, this is a low-turnover area, but if you’re lucky enough to find a house for sale there, expect to pay at least $1,100,000 for it (low end, small house, small lot, needs updating). Recent sales have been between $1,299,500 million and $929,999, mostly just above or below $1.2 million. Some areas are going to be a little more desirable than others. Taft and Westchester are both a little busy. Coronet has the high voltage power lines behind the homes. Being in the middle of Baron, Kunkel, Keene, or on Grey Court will likely cost a little more, as will having a bigger home, larger lot, and superior condition.
Homes for sale in & near Westchester Manor
This is a very low turnover area, so often there is nothing on the market at all. For that reason, the map below will include a wider area. Below that will be a list of homes for sale in San Jose 95124 generally.
Homes for sale in San Jose 95124
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(all data current as of 12/10/2019)
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