What do houses cost in Silicon Valley?

What does it cost to live in Silicon Valley?

The cost of housing is probably the least fun thing about moving to the “south bay”.

In Santa Clara County: The median price of a house sold in this county is about $1.175 million and the average sale price of a home sold is about $1.409 million as of August 2017 (see my ReReport for details).

For a house in an area with good schools, the price tag starts at more like $1,300,000 for a smaller 3 bed, 2 bath house (in Cambrian with Union Schools as of 2017).  Homes in Cupertino start at around $1.8 million.  Want Saratoga with Saratoga Schools?  It will be well past $2 million unless you want an original condition home from the 1950s (aka a fixer upper).  If you want to “spot check” pricing, visit http://popehandy.rereport.com and check the various areas.

In San Mateo County: the median sale price is $1,485,000 and the average sale price is $1,856,000.

In Santa Cruz County: the median price is a far more affordable $809,000 and the average sale price $917,000.  As the car ads here used to say, “drive a little, save a lot”.  Please note, most of Santa Cruz County is not part of Silicon Valley, and the one area that really is, Scotts Valley, is on the periphery. Most of the hub of Silicon Valley is in Santa Clara County or in San Mateo County close to the San Francisco Bay (not along the coast). San Francisco is NOT part of Silicon Valley, though may reporters – some local – keep stating that it is.

 

A sampling of homes for sale in Silicon Valley:

Browse  listed homes in various and price range (or use the “by price point” feature in the sidebar):

San Jose’s Cambrian Park District (zip codes 95124, 95118)
Cambrian prices are “typical” San Jose prices for a decent area but not high end.

  1. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,464 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,406 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,498 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,402 sqft
  3. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,490 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,299 sqft
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,102 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,121 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,262 sq ft
    Lot size: 740 sqft
  6. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 960 sq ft
    Lot size: 840 sqft
  7. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,104 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,803 sqft
  8. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 824 sq ft
  9. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 903 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,078 sqft
  10. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 675 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,877 sqft

See all Cambrian Area of San Jose, California Real Estate Townhomes.
(all data current as of 8/20/2017)

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

Los Gatos and Monte Sereno (zip codes 95030, 95032)
Los Gatos is “high end”, Monte Sereno is more so. Great schools, low crime, wonderful community life and active “downtown”.

  1. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 1,752 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,468 sqft
  2. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,664 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.65 ac
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,785 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,218 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,316 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,557 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,936 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.38 ac
  6. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,160 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,998 sqft
  7. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,744 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,720 sqft
  8. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,791 sqft
  9. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,715 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,525 sqft
  10. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,460 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,000 sqft

See all Los Gatos - Monte Sereno homes for sale.
(all data current as of 8/20/2017)

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

Saratoga (95070)
Saratoga is even more expensive than Los Gatos and Monte Sereno; crime is low and school scores are very, very high.

  1. 7 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 7,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.34 ac
  2. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 5,831 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.01 ac
  3. 6 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 10,088 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.19 ac
  4. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 7,002 sq ft
    Lot size: 35,022 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 6,480 sq ft
    Lot size: 40,001 sqft
  6. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 6,169 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.48 ac
  7. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,524 sq ft
    Lot size: 43,560 sqft
  8. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,255 sq ft
    Lot size: 5.07 ac
  9. 6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,161 sq ft
    Lot size: 29,403 sqft
  10. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 5,060 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.60 ac

See all Saratoga, California Real Estate.
(all data current as of 8/20/2017)

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

Almaden Valley (95120)
An upscale part of San Jose. Schools range from good to great, crime is low. Nice bedroom community with scenic beauty and interesting history.

  1. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,923 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,552 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,454 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,761 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,454 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,831 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,824 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,944 sqft
  5. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,124 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,278 sqft

See all Almaden area of San Jose, California Real Estate Townhomes.
(all data current as of 8/20/2017)

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

Campbell (95008)
A nice, mid-range town with a neat downtown area between San Jose and Los Gatos.

  1. 6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 8,284 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,834 sqft
  2. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,225 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,326 sqft
  3. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,488 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,554 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,626 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,176 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,095 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,251 sqft
  6. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,195 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,011 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,973 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,111 sqft
  8. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,791 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,557 sqft
  9. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,250 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,015 sqft
  10. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,068 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,287 sqft

See all Campbell, California Real Estate.
(all data current as of 8/20/2017)

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

Willow Glen (95125)
Willow Glen is a district within San Jose but feels like its own town – as it did used to be separate! Great downtown. Neat old houses in many parts.

  1. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,353 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,298 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,622 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,028 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,790 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,028 sqft
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,080 sq ft
    Lot size: 901 sqft

See all Willow Glen area of San Jose, California Real Estate Townhomes.
(all data current as of 8/20/2017)

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

Luxury Homes – Properties Over $3,000,000 in Santa Clara County

  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,531 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,159 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,865 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,062 sqft
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,026 sq ft
    Lot size: 23,801 sqft
  4. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,220 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,350 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,401 sqft
  6. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,357 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,566 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,998 sqft
  8. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,218 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,445 sqft
  9. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 6,169 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.48 ac
  10. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,242 sqft

See all Real estate matching your search.
(all data current as of 8/20/2017)

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

 

Mary Pope-Handy
Realtor,
CIPS, CRS, ABR, SRES
Sereno Group
214 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd.
Los Gatos CA 95030
[Silicon Valley, California, USA]
1-408-204-7673
mary (at) popehandy.com
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