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Nestled in the scenic hills of South San Jose, Almaden Valley is a peaceful neighborhood known for its high-performing schools and recreational parks.
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About Almaden

Thinking about a new place to call home in San Jose? Meet Almaden Valley—a San Jose gem blending top-tier education, diverse living spaces, and nature’s playgrounds. Here are six compelling reasons why Almaden should be on your radar.

1. Award-Winning Schools

Almaden Valley is in the San Jose Unified School District, boasting some of the best schools in California. The district’s test ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in California. Students here not only score high on standardized tests, but they also benefit from a well-rounded educational experience.

Some of the best schools in Almaden Valley include:

  • The Harker School
  • BASIS Independent Silicon Valley
  • Discovery Charter School – Phoenix
  • Blossom Hill

Almaden Valley students also attend schools in the Campbell Union School District and Los Gatos Union School District.

2. Housing Market and Homes

Variety is the spice of life, and Almaden offers a diverse range of homes—from mid-century classics to modern marvels. Add in some gated communities for that extra layer of security, and you’ve got an idyllic setting for families, retirees, or young professionals.

The home sale market in Almaden Valley is cyclical. As inventory peaks in the summer with around 60 or 70 homes for sale, it decreases to 15-20 homes for sale in the fall/winter months.

3. Scenic Beauty and Outdoor Activities

You’re never far from breathtaking views in this neighborhood. With the Santa Cruz Mountains serving as a picturesque backdrop, Almaden offers scenic beauty that’s perfect for nature lovers or anyone who enjoys a good Instagram backdrop.

Between Almaden Quicksilver County Park and Almaden Lake Park, outdoor enthusiasts have an abundance of choices. Whether you’re into hiking, biking, or even equestrian activities, Almaden provides a natural playground right in your backyard.

5. Convenience

Living near Almaden Expressway is like having a convenience store for your entire lifestyle. Imagine a stretch of road that packs in big-box retailers, quaint boutiques, and a culinary world tour—from fast food to fine dining. Need to run errands? Your banking, grocery, and even medical appointments are all neatly aligned on this bustling corridor. Plus, with cafes offering free Wi-Fi sprinkled along the way, even your work-from-home setup gets an upgrade. It’s not just a thoroughfare; it’s your gateway to a life where everything you need is just minutes away. That’s the Almaden Expressway advantage, and it’s one more compelling reason why Almaden Valley should be your next home.

6. Strategic Location

Positioned with easy access to major highways, Almaden offers a relatively congestion-free experience compared to the busier parts of San Jose. This makes it easier for you to explore other parts of the Bay Area or commute to work without the usual hassle.

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