Located in the north east end of Santa Clara County, Milpitas offers an excellent commute to locations throughout Silicon Valley. This, coupled with the fact that Milpitas is a great family town with highly regarded schools, makes this city one of the county’s most alluring. (Many would say you get a lot of bang for your buck in terms of the quality of the schools and the cost of housing.)
Milpitas began as an industrial community and was home to a huge Ford auto plant. Over the last two decades, however, Milpitas began to switch gears and is now home to many high-tech firms. The old Ford auto plant is now home to one of the largest outlet malls in the state—making Milpitas the destination of many weekend shoppers, and family activities abound throughout the city.
Milpitas is a fast-growing city and a large percentage of its new residents are children. They enjoy access to excellent schools with academic rankings in the 60th and 70th percentiles as well as many local parks and playgrounds. There is a new aquatic center in Milpitas, which offers four swimming pools as well as activities such as skating, bowling and the usual youth sports like softball, basketball and soccer.
Homes in Milpitas are generally newer. You can find not only single-family homes but town homes and condominiums as well. If you climb into the hills, homes are often on larger lots and boast beautiful valley and bay views.
One concern is the ongoing odor problem in Milpitas. It’s not equally strong everywhere, but appears worse closer to the bay.
Below, please find the live Altos Research chart showing the median list price of homes for sale – this will give you an idea of what a house in Milpitas might cost.
Homes for sale in Milpitas