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San Jose’s “north valley” area is also known as the Berryessa District. It’s the last part of San Jose before the boundary crossing into Milpitas. Located up against the foothills, with Penetencia Creek and Park inviting visitors to picnic, jog, and take in the vistas, it’s a scenic part of the sprawling city.

A mostly middle class region, north valley primarily has single family homes (houses and duet homes). The area was full of Apricot and Plumb orchards until the majority of it was developed in the 1960s and 70s. It enjoys wonderful diversity and is the home of San Jose’s previous mayor, Chuck Reed.

Both 680 and 880 run through the North Valley, and it touches 101 to the south and Montague Expressway to the north. With stops for lightrail and construction on a new BART station, Berryessa is a very well-connected neighborhood. But you don’t have to go far. Home to the San Jose Muncipal Golf Course, Berryessa is close to many attractions like the San Jose Flea Market, the Great Mall, Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve and Alum Rock Park. Berryessa’s Penitenciary Creek Park is home to their annual Art and Wine Festival, which draws a large number of artists and festival-goers to the area over the weekend – they also celebrate a new festival, the Festival of Art and Musique, or FOAM, in May.

With plenty of shopping, entertainment, easy access to jobs, and plenty of nice scenery the North Valley is a wonderful place to live and visit.

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.

Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research

Homes for sale in the North Valley

How’s the real estate market in the North Valley? See the Berryessa ReReport, updated monthly, for more.