Silicon Valley home prices are sky high, if lower than the peak of the market in Spring 2018. The median sale price of houses in Santa Clara County as of November is $1,296,000, and the average is about $1,574,000. Would you be able to buy a house in Cambrian for that median sale price, or a little lower?

Cambrian offers good schools, a reasonable commute to places like Apple in Cupertino, and a nice location near Los Gatos and Campbell with lower real estate prices than those two areas. For that reason, it’s become a magnet for smart home buyers over the last 20 years. If you have the budget for a median priced Santa Clara County home, how far would it go in Cambrian?  Here’s the data, pulled this week from MLSListings, to answer that question.

For the charts below: CUHSD refers to Campbell Union High School District, and SJUSD is San Jose Unified School District.


Chart of homes for sale in Cambrian by school district and zip code



In the chart above, there’s a clear price jump when you go from the SJUSD into the CUHSD. More properties are also available in the CUHSD. One very small segment has an unusual trend, however. In zip code 95124, within the Cambrian schools these properties show the highest average price per square foot of all sectors, but the same zip code in San Jose schools shows the lowest by a significant amount.

Below is a similar chart with statistics from April 11, 2019.


Cambrian houses at appx 1.25 million as of April 11 2019



Back in April, prices were up in both school districts, though more significantly in the Cambrian schools.

A similar chart from June 21, 2017 shows you a little ore perspective. Prices are still up in November 2019 compared to where they were in June of 2017.


Historical chart of how much home your money can by in Cambrian by price point and school district



When you take late 2017 and early 2018 out of the equation, it looks like “mild appreciation” between June 2017 and now – and that’s not bad!

Homes in 95118 tend to be younger and bigger than those in 95124, but the 95124 area is generally preferred as the schools are usually better (Union or Cambrian Elementary Districts and Campbell Union High School District vs San Jose Unified schools, though some of these are quite good, too) and 95124 is closer to Campbell and Los Gatos.

However, if someone is commuting to downtown San Jose, 95118 would be more convenient. The most expensive homes tend to be in 95124 with CUHSD. One caveat to this data is the quantity of results – Cambrian in the SJUSD has far fewer sales than CUHSD, and sometimes can be so low the data is unreliable. The smallest inventory for one of these categories this week was 6 in the SJUSD 95124 area.

It is very possible to buy a single family house at this price point today. If you’re interested in buying or selling a Cambrian home, please reach out to me! or 408 204-7673  Also, be sure to view my article on the Cambrian Park real estate market update, which features listing and sales data, trends & statistics, some of which you won’t find anywhere but here on the Valley of Heart’s Delight blog.


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Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate
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