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. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,053 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,402 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,235 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,201 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,830 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,558 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,524 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,054 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,524 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,080 sqft
  6. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,748 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,890 sqft
  7. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,188 sq ft
    Lot size: 714 sqft
  8. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,272 sq ft
    Lot size: 714 sqft
  9. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,693 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,441 sqft
  10. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,279 sq ft
    Lot size: 771 sqft

See all Cambrian Area of San Jose, California Real Estate Townhomes.
(all data current as of 6/20/2018)

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. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 997 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,021 sqft
  2. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,891 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,812 sqft
  3. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,203 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,828 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,424 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,624 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,440 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,003 sqft
  6. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,152 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,426 sqft
  7. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,380 sq ft
    Lot size: 923 sqft
  8. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 6,050 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.82 ac
  9. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,015 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,890 sqft
  10. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,260 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.01 ac

See all Los Gatos - Monte Sereno Homes for Sale.
(all data current as of 6/20/2018)

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

Sorry, but we couldn't find any results in the MLS that match the specified search criteria.

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: 2,559 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,724 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,964 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,175 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,334 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,508 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,571 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,354 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,155 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,981 sqft

See all Almaden area of San Jose, California Real Estate Townhomes.
(all data current as of 6/20/2018)

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

  1. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 4,201 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,064 sqft
  2. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,033 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,776 sqft
  3. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,033 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,776 sqft
  4. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 3,168 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,333 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,119 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,262 sqft
  6. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,123 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,538 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,629 sqft
  8. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,688 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,250 sqft
  9. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,976 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,662 sqft
  10. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,339 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,626 sqft

See all Campbell, California Real Estate.
(all data current as of 6/20/2018)

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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, 5 baths
    Home size: 2,438 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,258 sqft
  2. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,092 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,160 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,954 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,060 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,811 sq ft
    Lot size: 757 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,684 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,042 sqft
  6. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,445 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,293 sqft
  7. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,319 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,088 sqft
  8. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,480 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,106 sqft
  9. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,312 sq ft
  10. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,163 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,311 sqft

See all Willow Glen area of San Jose, California Real Estate Townhomes.
(all data current as of 6/20/2018)

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

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

  1. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,933 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,290 sqft
  2. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,042 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,663 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,293 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,998 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,249 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,007 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,685 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,981 sqft
  6. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,805 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,903 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 2,764 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,972 sqft
  8. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 903 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,027 sqft
  9. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,663 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,286 sqft
  10. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,445 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,250 sqft

See all Real estate matching your search.
(all data current as of 6/20/2018)

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Realtor,
CIPS, CRS, ABR, SRES
Sereno Group
214 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd.
Los Gatos CA 95030
[Silicon Valley, California, USA]
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