With a population of more than one million people, San Jose is the 1oth largest city in the nation and the 3rd largest in California. Originally named for the Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe in 1777, San Jose was the first civil settlement in California and the first state capital. It was also the first major city with a woman mayor. San Jose dubbed itself the capital of Silicon Valley, and it is, in fact, the largest city in the region now known as Silicon Valley.
It’s a sprawling, mostly suburban city with a number of districts which are all quite distinct. The upscale Silver Creek Valley community is in the Evergreen District in Southeast San Jose. West San Jose borders Cupertino and Campbell and is known for its short commute to places such as Apple. Willow Glen is close to downtown San Jose and exudes a charm from yesteryear, with far fewer tract homes than most of Santa Clara County. Cambrian (Cambrian Park) and Almaden are highly regarded for their good schools. Berryessa enjoys beautiful hillside vistas and a close proximity to the high tech centers in North San Jose such as Cisco. Alviso sits at the bottom of the San Francisco Bay and was its own city, separate from San Jose, until a few decades ago. There are many other districts or regions in San Jose. Have a quick look at the map below.
All of that said – how is the city as a whole doing?
Below please find a live Altos Research chart, showing the median list price of homes for sale – this will give you an idea of what a house might cost there.
Homes for sale in San Jose
How’s the real estate market in San Jose?