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 more. For home buyers seeking walkability or easy access, this is a place to check out! But it’s not just walkable. 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. Add to that the 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?
Westchester Manor is within the Alta Vista neighborhood.
The Alta Vista neighborhood is part San Jose’s Cambrian district, and part Los Gatos (see a map of the neighborhood and municipal boundaries in the blog post linked). It’s bordered by Los Gatos-Almaden Road to the north, Union to the east, and Blossom Hill to the south. The Westchester Manor subdivision is entirely within San Jose on the northeast end of the neighborhood, next to Union Middle School.
This neighborhood has a very high owner occupancy rate – 87% 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 2-3 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 part of Westchester Manor (there are smaller subdivisions on Coronet that aren’t) approximately 80% were built between 1957 and 1959 although 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 a handful were rebuilt with new construction in 1980 and 1990.
Home sizes range with the smallest homes at 1,283 SqFt, 1,293 SqFt, 1,308 SqFt, and 1,319 SqFt. The biggest houses are 3,656 SqFt, 3,607 SqFt, 3,171 SqFt, and 3,072 SqFt. The median home size is 1,738 SqFt.
Lot sizes vary with the smallest at 5,597 SqFt, 6,039 SqFt, 6,100 SqFt, and 6,123 SqFt. Biggest parcels are 13,203 SqFt, 12,596 SqFt, 11,501 SqFt, and 10,904 SqFt. The median parcel or lot size is 7,450 SqFt. It’s worth noting that some of these lots may be including the PG&E easements to access the high voltage power lines that run between Coronet and Blossom Valley Drive. Home owners may use the easement land, but not build anything permanent on it or otherwise restrict PG&E access to 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 (2019-2020) have been between $1,390,000 million and $2,325,000, with an average of $1,709,625. 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.
Westchester Manor Gallery
Have a look at some of the tree-lined streets of Westchester Manor in the gallery below.
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 1/24/2021)
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