San Jose Districts and their Values

San Jose Area Price Rankings Graphic Sept 2020 Landscape

Data Gathered September 2020

What does it cost to buy a single family home in the city of San Jose?  There are many San Jose districts and their values vary by about 2 to 1 from the highest to lowest priced areas in this large, sprawling city with about 1,000,000 residents.

In this article we’ll take a look at the main, fairly well defined districts and discuss the cost of purchasing a house in each one. After each small description, there’s a link to a post on my website for that area. You can also find relevant information on my Valley of Heart’s Delight blog, – just click on the “Neighborhoods” link.

Lastly, if you’d like to see a map of where these parts of San Jose are located, please click on this link to find this article with a helpful map: San Jose is big and sprawling: where are the districts?


San Jose Area Price Rankings Graphic Sept 2020 Vertical Format1 Almaden Valley

A beautiful, lush area towards the south, Almaden Valley is an upscale, highly commutable area with many homes going into a number of top-rated public schools.


More info on the Valley of Heart’s Delight blog for Almaden (subdivisions, neighborhoods, market posts) – please check this site for ALL San Jose districts

2 Willow Glen

Willow Glen is a charming area with a popular downtown strip. The highly walkable neighborhood is close to Downtown San Jose but feels like a step back in time with many beautiful old homes in such classic styles as Victorians and Arts and Crafts.


3 Evergreen

A diverse and vibrant area, Evergreen is a community in the south-east of San Jose made up of a variety of homes, offices, and shopping. Good schools, public parks, jobs, and entertainment all make this a desirable area in East Valley.


4 Cambrian

Bordering Los Gatos and Campbell, Cambrian is a desirable suburban district. Good schools, low crime, and convenient shopping and freeway access add to the benefits of living in Cambrian.


5 Berryessa

Also called the North Valley, this scenic area of San Jose borders Milpitas. Primarily Single Family Homes, Berryessa has plenty of freeway and public transit options for commuters. Outdoor enthusiasts will not find Berryessa lacking in options, and shoppers will appreciate the Great Mall.


6 Downtown

From Queen Anne’s Victorian urban estates to newly built luxury condos, city living has a variety of faces. The main draw to living downtown, of course, isn’t the housing but the community – big businesses, museums, entertainment, excellent dining options and more. There’s always a lot going on downtown, especially near San Jose State University.


7 Blossom Valley

Plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment are some of the biggest attractions in this otherwise quiet suburban district. Bordered by Cambrian, Willow Glen, Santa Teresa, and the foothills.


8 Santa Teresa

Nestled in the Southern Foothills, this scenic suburb is home to a few high-tech businesses with easy freeway and public transit commutes elsewhere. Dappled with parks large and small, with golfing, swim and racquet clubs, and horseback riding trails, Santa Teresa is popular with active families and pet owners.


9 Alum Rock

Alum Rock, a part of San Jose’s East Valley, boarders Alum Rock park, with some homes climbing the hillside and featuring spectacular views.


10 South SJ

One of the more affordable areas in San Jose, South San Jose has easy access to freeways and public transit. Coyote Creek runs the length of this area, right through the middle, offering plenty of parks, open space, and trails. South San Jose is also near entertainment such as golfing, shopping, the fairgrounds, and Happy Hollow Park and Zoo.




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