San Jose CA, the third largest city in California, is the self-proclaimed capital of Silicon Valley. Nestled at the south end of the Bay Area, sheltered by mountains on three sides, San Jose, CA, and its numerous peaceful suburban communities (e.g Evergreen, Willow Glen, Almaden Valley) offers a huge variety of real estate stock suited for both singles and families seeking to enjoy California's famed quality of life.
If you are looking for brand new lofts and condos, head Downtown San Jose, CA, which was recently revitalized with high-rise real estate developments or to Santana Row, famous for its trendy restaurants, hotels, luxury shops and great nightlife.
Authentic and historic San Jose neighborhoods such as Japantown and Naglee Park (East of San Jose University) will attract amateurs of Victorian or Craftsman homes and mansions from the early 1900s.
Families looking for charming, old fashioned and quiet areas will prefer Willow Glen, also considered one of the safest communities in San Jose, CA, thanks to an active neighborhood association. Price tags of homes in Willow Glen are among the highest in San Jose as can be expected.
South San Jose real estate market, which includes Santa Teresa, Cambrian, Edenvale and Great Oaks offer more affordable single family homes for families aspiring to a suburban and more outdoor lifestyle.
Almaden Valley, considered to be one of the top preserved areas in San Jose, remains one of the most desirable neighborhoods in San Jose as it boasts some of the best schools in the city.
West San Jose boasts eclectic neighborhoods with historic bungalows and many new developments built alongside Homestead Road and the 13-mile long Steven Creek Boulevard (San Jose Auto Mall) for commuters to Sunnyvale (hometown of Yahoo) Cupertino (Apple) but also for the many students of De Anza College.
East San Jose real estate market (e.g Evergreen) includes many recent affordable homes and condos, set on or against the hills of Silicon Valley. It is renowned in particular for its golf courses as well as the San Jose Flea Market. Eastridge Mall federates most of the shopping and entertainment going on in this area of San Jose, CA.
San Jose, CA Real Estate Market
Zip Codes Map
Source: City-Data, City of San Jose, CA, Main Postal Zip Codes
The City of San Jose, CA, sprawls over 180 squares miles, covers 62 Zip Codes and is generally divided in five areas:
- South San Jose: Almaden Valley, Blossom Valley, Cambrian, Coyote Valley, Edenvale, Santa Teresa, Seven Trees, Silver Creek Valley
- North San Jose aka the Berryessa district
- West San Jose: West San Jose, Burbank, Winchester
- East San Jose: Evergreen, Alum Rock, East Foothills, King and Story, Little Portugal and Meadowfair
- Downtown San Jose: Japantown, Rose Garden, Sunol-Midtown, Willow Glen, Naglee Park and Newhall/College Park
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