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. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,535 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,700 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,348 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,163 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,235 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,299 sqft
  4. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 798 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,189 sqft

See all Cambrian Area of San Jose, California Real Estate Townhomes.
(all data current as of 10/19/2017)

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. 4 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 37,339 sqft
  2. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,828 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,054 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,593 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,626 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,023 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,753 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,026 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,384 sqft
  6. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,503 sqft
  7. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 7,313 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.00 ac
  8. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,086 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,473 sqft
  9. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,972 sqft
  10. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,898 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,976 sqft

See all Los Gatos - Monte Sereno homes for sale.
(all data current as of 10/19/2017)

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. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 7,546 sq ft
    Lot size: 4.10 ac
  2. 8 beds, 11 baths
    Home size: 10,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 8.30 ac
  3. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 5,831 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.01 ac
  4. 6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 8,151 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.41 ac
  5. 6 beds, 10 baths
    Home size: 10,088 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.19 ac
  6. 8 beds, 10 baths
    Home size: 8,244 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.04 ac
  7. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 7,002 sq ft
    Lot size: 35,022 sqft
  8. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 6,169 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.48 ac
  9. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,255 sq ft
    Lot size: 5.07 ac
  10. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,143 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.18 ac

See all Saratoga, California Real Estate.
(all data current as of 10/19/2017)

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. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,532 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,009 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,454 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,761 sqft

See all Almaden area of San Jose, California Real Estate Townhomes.
(all data current as of 10/19/2017)

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, 7 baths
    Home size: 8,284 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,826 sqft
  2. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,754 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,000 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,761 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,382 sqft
  4. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 3,244 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,361 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,716 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,803 sqft
  6. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 3,244 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,361 sqft
  7. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 3,328 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,655 sqft
  8. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,886 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,998 sqft
  9. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 1,886 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,998 sqft
  10. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,953 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,110 sqft

See all Campbell, California Real Estate.
(all data current as of 10/19/2017)

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. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 1,963 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,224 sqft
  2. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,171 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,402 sqft

See all Willow Glen area of San Jose, California Real Estate Townhomes.
(all data current as of 10/19/2017)

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

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

  1. 4 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 37,339 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,254 sq ft
    Lot size: 945 sqft
  3. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 2,881 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,100 sqft
  4. 5 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,824 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,194 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,407 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,406 sqft
  6. 7 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,034 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
  7. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 967 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,051 sqft
  8. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,414 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,718 sqft
  9. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,473 sq ft
    Lot size: 6.59 ac
  10. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 930 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,389 sqft

See all Real estate matching your search.
(all data current as of 10/19/2017)

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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CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist
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