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The scenic Woodside of Almaden neighborhood in San Jose offers tree-lined streets with sidewalks, proximity to the Los Alamitos Creek Trail, views of the Santa Teresa Foothills and the coastal range, and top notch public schools to boot. Many Silicon Valley  home buyers appreciate the quiet, the community involvement, and activities that take place in this area of Almaden, and choose to make it home.

With Google expanding into central San Jose in the upcoming years, it is sure to make this area even more desirable as Almaden Expressway is a very direct route to central and downtown San Jose.

 

Woodside of Almaden at Sunset

Woodside of Almaden at Sunset

 

Woodside of Almaden neighborhood description

There are 386 single family homes in the Woodside of Almaden neighborhood. They were built beginning in 1977, but some as late as 2016 (likely rebuilds) and the average age of construction is 1980.

Most houses are around 2,000 to 2,500 square feet, with the average being 2252 SF, but the range is expansive, from 1649 to 4066 SF. Many of these houses feature good sized formal entryways, vaulted ceilings in the living room, and comfortable layouts with well sized rooms. As a rule, houses in this community do not feel cramped – they were well designed.

Lot sizes span 7,680 to 15,705 SF with an average lot size being a generous 8942 square feet.

Homes are built forward enough on the lot that most back yards are a good size.

One challenge in places is that many of the streets are cul-de-sacs. Those properties at the end provide larger back  yards at the expense of street parking. In some parts of the neighborhood, the streets can seem a little over-crowded with cars and other vehicles.

Where is Woodside of Almaden?

The boundaries of this community in San Jose include Alamitos Creek, Camden Avenue, Harry Road, and a little of Almaden Expressway.  The zip code is 95120 (as it is for all of Almaden Valley). There are 4 tracts: 5783, 5935, 5936, and 5937.

Woodside of Almaden consists of  27 streets, most of them courts (with cul-de-sacs) and nearly all street names ending with “wood” – Almondwood, Blairwood, Bluffwood, Boonewood, etc. That said, not every “wood” street in Almaden is part of this neighborhood – just check a map to know.

This is at the south end of Almaden, so an objection some of my buyers have given to looking there is that it is “too far”. I do try to get my clients to look anyway, because being a little further out translates to a bit more home for the money. Since the area is so peaceful and pretty, many change their minds after visiting the area in person.

In terms of the San Jose City Council, this area (all of the incorporated area in Almaden) is in District 10.

 

Public Schools serving Woodside of Almaden

The public schools are very highly regarded, and this is a major draw for the area:

Graystone Elementary
Bret Harte Middle
Leland High

 

What do houses cost in Woodside of Almaden?

House values will reflect the exact location, home and lot size, and condition.  A home that needs to be totally rehabbed, or possibly torn down and rebuilt, may sell for$1.5 million or a bit more. A fantastic, younger home on a great lot with lovely views may fetch closer to $2.5 million. Most homes are selling right now between those two extremes in the low 2 millions.

For what you get, this area is one of the BEST VALUES in Almaden, in my opinion.

Below, please find active listings of homes for sale in Woodside of Almaden (if any), contingent and pending sales (if any), and homes which have sold and closed in the last 12 months.

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(all data current as of 12/5/2022)

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

 
 

 

Related Reading:

Almaden Valley neighborhoods – See a list of many more Almaden Valley neighborhoods and subdivisions

 

 

 

Author

  • Mary Pope-Handy

    Silicon Valley Realtor, selling homes in Los Gatos, Saratoga, San Jose, Silicon Valley, and nearby since 1993. Prolific blogger with a network of sites.