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, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,235 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,299 sqft
  2. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 886 sq ft
    Lot size: 971 sqft
  3. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 668 sq ft
    Lot size: 779 sqft

See all Cambrian Area of San Jose, California Real Estate Townhomes.
(all data current as of 12/10/2017)

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. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,930 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,020 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,028 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,668 sq ft
    Lot size: 818 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,516 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,325 sqft
  5. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,848 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.02 ac
  6. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,113 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,020 sqft
  7. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,076 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.03 ac
  8. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,758 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,215 sqft
  9. 6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 7,031 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.00 ac
  10. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,152 sqft

See all Los Gatos - Monte Sereno homes for sale.
(all data current as of 12/10/2017)

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. 7 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 6,651 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.95 ac
  4. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 5,831 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.01 ac
  5. 6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 8,151 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.41 ac
  6. 6 beds, 10 baths
    Home size: 10,088 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.19 ac
  7. 6 beds, 10 baths
    Home size: 8,410 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.89 ac
  8. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 6,169 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.48 ac
  9. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,866 sq ft
    Lot size: 40,001 sqft
  10. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,255 sq ft
    Lot size: 5.07 ac

See all Saratoga, California Real Estate.
(all data current as of 12/10/2017)

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.

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

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: 1,950 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,368 sqft
  2. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,790 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,145 sqft
  3. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,612 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,497 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 2,396 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,263 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,015 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,114 sqft
  6. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,385 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,786 sqft
  7. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 784 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,721 sqft
  8. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,342 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,181 sqft
  9. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,680 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,237 sqft
  10. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,703 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,459 sqft

See all Campbell, California Real Estate.
(all data current as of 12/10/2017)

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. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 1,915 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,102 sqft
  2. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,004 sq ft
    Lot size: 601 sqft
  3. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 903 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
  4. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 784 sq ft
    Lot size: 618 sqft

See all Willow Glen area of San Jose, California Real Estate Townhomes.
(all data current as of 12/10/2017)

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

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

  1. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,327 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,573 sqft
  2. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,074 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,171 sqft
  3. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 904 sq ft
  4. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,762 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,001 sqft
  5. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 903 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
  6. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,214 sq ft
    Lot size: 39,199 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,739 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,115 sqft
  8. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 2,415 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,878 sqft
  9. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,220 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
  10. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,270 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,932 sqft

See all Real estate matching your search.
(all data current as of 12/10/2017)

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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SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist

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