A vibrant community with a much-loved, very walk-able downtown area, Campbell California is probably the most popular city in Santa Clara County or Silicon Valley today. It enjoys plenty of shops, restaurants and businesses in the heart of town, plus the bustling Pruneyard Shopping Center, several parks, easy freeway access and light rail, too.
The downtown area features shops, restaurants, a Manresa bakery. The Sunday morning Farmer’s Market is one of the best around, with a good variety of fresh produce, lunch items to grab while strolling, baked goods (thank you, Manresa!), flowers, and non-agriculture based items to tempt.
Nearby is a beautiful 30-acre community center where the residents can enjoy classes, workshops, and plays, musicals, or other events. It offers gyms, auditorium, track and tennis, as well as a year-round pool.
The city of Campbell also enjoys a shopping mall, the Pruneyard, with a luxury movie theater and more restaurants, stores, and open spaces for events and entertainment. In close proximity there’s a Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and many of the ordinary stores and businesses that people need. On Winchester Boulevard you’ll also find a discount movie theater.
Love to visit parks? This city boasts 14 of them, and even shares a dog park with its neighbor, Los Gatos. There is a pleasant bike trail along the Los Gatos Creek Trail, which will take you into Los Gatos and someday will connect to the San Francisco Bay.
Residents enjoy a 30-acre community center with gyms, auditorium, track and tennis, as well as a year-round pool and fourteen parks. There is a pleasant bike trail along the Los Gatos Creek Trail, which will take you into Los Gatos and someday will connect to the San Francisco Bay. Balmy Santa Clara Valley with average temperatures add to the enjoyment with winter lows around 50° and summer averages around 80°.
From this mid sized city it’s easy to use the light rail, to hop on Highway 17 / 880, or to use San Tomas Expressway to get to work areas.
Schools range from fair to excellent, depending on where exactly the home is located.
Crime is not rampant, with low to average rates.
Balmy Santa Clara Valley with average temperatures add to the enjoyment with winter lows around 50° and summer averages around 80°.
It began as a community of farmers busily working the fruit orchards and grew to including canning plants once the railroad was established. The most popular fruit grown in herewas the prune, as was the case with much of the valley. Reminders of the past can be seen in the naming of the main shopping center, “The Pruneyard” and in the annual Prune Festival.
The City was incorporated in 1952, and it no longer has acres of orchards, but slowly developed into a much beloved community.
If you love local history, check out the link above and be sure to visit both the historical museum as well as the Ainsely House.
What are homes like in Campbell?
There are a variety of housing types available, from mobile homes and apartments to condos, townhomes, and single family homes.
Close to downtown, there’s a large seniors apartment building too.
Many houses sprung up from the 50s to the 70s, but there are also some very charming old Victorians gracing the area near downtown.
In general, there’s a little bit of everything in this welcoming city.
Real estate information
Prices are generally higher than in neighboring San Jose, but lower than in Los Gatos or Saratoga. (As compared to Cambrian Park in San Jose, it seems to be 10-20% more.) This is not a luxury market town like Los Gatos or Saratoga, but it does have some very high end neighborhoods or pockets. One of my favorite streets is Campbell Avenue by Leigh Avenue. On the west side of Leigh it’s in this city, and on the east side it’s Willow Glen. Both lovely, with larger homes and lots and beautiful tree lined streets. (This is close to the Dry Creek Road area.)
The real estate market here is often strong because the city has so much to offer. Read more on the local real estate market trends here on this site’s blog. This article in on our Valley of Heart’s Delight blog and we update it monthly.
Below is the live Altos Research chart, which shows up-to-date median list price comparison of homes for sale – this will give you an idea of what a house in this city might cost.
Visit our ReReport chart, updated automatically the first part of each month – so bookmark this page and return often!
Below is a quick look at the real estate market in 95008 via Altos Research. It is automatically updated each week.
Neighborhoods and home styles
There are a variety of housing types available, from mobile homes and apartments to condos, townhomes, and single family homes. Close to downtown, there’s a large seniors apartment building too. Many track neighborhoods with ranch style houses sprung up from the 50s to the 70s, but there are also some very charming old Victorians gracing the area near downtown. The Ainsley House, a gorgeous Tudor style home which a museum now, is open to the public and definitely worth a visit too!
This city is fairly spread out, so there are neighborhoods which are very distinct. If you visit the area east of the Pruneyard, which borders on Willow Glen, you will find some modest segments but also some a little more lavish ones, but many tree-lined streets with sidewalks which invite pedestrian activity. Visit the far west side, which borders Saratoga, and some patches have a much more rural feeling. There are no shortages of condominiums or townhouses along Union Avenue, close to the Pruneyard, parks and downtown.
Next browse real estate listings and homes for sale in 95008 by price point or view by map below:
Homes for sale
Residential Properties for sale in the City of Campbell, California 95008 (houses, townhomes, condos) by home type – please click on the two links below or browse using the map widget below.
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