What do houses cost in Silicon Valley?

What does it cost to live in Silicon Valley?

Sold With 10 Offers! 1932 Bernice Way - Cambrian area of San JoseThe cost of housing is probably the least fun thing about moving to the “south bay”, apart from the traffic woes.

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 $1.440 million as of early 2018 (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 (appx 1200-1300 SF in Cambrian with Union Schools as of early 2018).

Homes in Cupertino start at around $1.8 to $2 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.

Yes, you CAN buy a house in Santa Clara County for less than $1 million. Learn about those locations here:
http://move2siliconvalley.com/can-buy-1-million-silicon-valley/

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 $800,000 to %850,000 range for the median and average sale price of houses.  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.

The East Bay is not really an area that I cover much, though I did live in Fremont and Berkeley for grad school – and Silicon Valley now does include Fremont, Union City, and Hayward. Prices are lower there. Pleasanton offers good prices relative to Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, and good schools plus a lovely downtown. But the commute….

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: 1,539 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
  2. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,464 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,907 sqft
  3. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,280 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,054 sqft
  4. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,224 sq ft
    Lot size: 866 sqft
  5. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,060 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,167 sqft
  6. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 841 sq ft
    Lot size: 892 sqft

See all Cambrian Area of San Jose, California Real Estate Townhomes.
(all data current as of 4/22/2018)

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. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,356 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,139 sqft
  2. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,443 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,003 sqft
  3. $1,449,000 : 218 Jo DR, LOS GATOS
    4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,489 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,019 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,234 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,656 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,260 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,441 sqft
  6. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 4.98 ac
  7. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,840 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,743 sqft
  8. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,156 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,313 sqft
  9. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,676 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,594 sqft
  10. 6 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,580 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,317 sqft

See all Los Gatos - Monte Sereno homes for sale.
(all data current as of 4/22/2018)

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. 6 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 12,285 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.10 ac
  2. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 7,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.24 ac
  3. 6 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 6,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.95 ac
  4. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,441 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.06 ac
  5. 6 beds, 10 baths
    Home size: 10,088 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.15 ac
  6. 6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 8,151 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.41 ac
  7. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 7,002 sq ft
    Lot size: 35,000 sqft
  8. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 6,369 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.57 ac
  9. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,255 sq ft
    Lot size: 5.07 ac
  10. 6 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 6,663 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.06 ac

See all Saratoga, California Real Estate.
(all data current as of 4/22/2018)

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: 5,911 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,964 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,175 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,454 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,388 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,630 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,975 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,155 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,072 sqft
  6. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,124 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,256 sqft
  7. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,452 sqft

See all Almaden area of San Jose, California Real Estate Townhomes.
(all data current as of 4/22/2018)

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. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 20,526 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.14 ac
  2. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 4,201 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,064 sqft
  3. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,161 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,315 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,632 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,138 sqft
  5. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 3,359 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,424 sqft
  6. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 3,359 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,407 sqft
  7. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 3,625 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,910 sqft
  8. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 3,359 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,446 sqft
  9. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 3,359 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,394 sqft
  10. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 3,359 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,394 sqft

See all Campbell, California Real Estate.
(all data current as of 4/22/2018)

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. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,010 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,986 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,790 sq ft
    Lot size: 797 sqft
  3. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,641 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,047 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,533 sq ft
    Lot size: 714 sqft
  5. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,383 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,245 sqft
  6. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,004 sq ft
    Lot size: 605 sqft
  7. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,585 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,777 sqft
  8. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,020 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,346 sqft
  9. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,144 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,334 sqft

See all Willow Glen area of San Jose, California Real Estate Townhomes.
(all data current as of 4/22/2018)

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: 1,161 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,915 sqft
  2. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,144 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,334 sqft
  3. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,594 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,007 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 950 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,362 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,639 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,026 sqft
  6. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,499 sqft
  7. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,228 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,001 sqft
  8. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,674 sq ft
    Lot size: 975 sqft
  9. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,804 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,346 sqft
  10. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 606 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.24 ac

See all Real estate matching your search.
(all data current as of 4/22/2018)

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

 

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Realtor,
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Sereno Group
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Los Gatos CA 95030
[Silicon Valley, California, USA]
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