Top 5 Neighborhoods in San Jose, CA

January 14th, 2013 by christopher Leave a reply »

At one of our goals is to provide Real Estate information on a local level.  The following chart depicts the current top 5 Neighborhoods in San Jose, CA by listing count as well as a brief description of the area.



Neighborhood Number of Listings
Central San Jose 68
Evergreen 66
Alum Rock 51
Almaden Valley 46
Berryessa 43


Central San Jose

Central San Jose is one of the centers of both business and education in the South Bay Area. The region boasts both the bustling downtown San Jose business district and the founding campus of the California State University System, San Jose State University. Notable locations include the Tech Museum of Innovation, the nationally renowned Martin Luther King Public Library, and St. James Park.


Evergreen is primarily a suburban area which resides in the southeastern section of San Jose. Evergreen is home to both the upscale Silver Creek Country Club, and Evergreen Community College. Evergreen also hosts a large year-round farmers market.

Alum Rock

Alum Rock is perhaps most famous for “Alum Rock Park,” which boarders the neighborhood to the east. The park is a destination for bikers, runners, horseback riding, and a variety of other outdoors activities. Alum Rock is also a Valley Transit Authority (VTA) hub which allows it public transportation access to the greater bay area.

Almaden Valley

Almaden Valley was originally a gold rush town, coveted for its vast quicksilver mines, like most the south Bay Area it has transitioned to become a leader in high tech development. The old quicksilver mines have been transitioned into a County Park and is currently one of the largest urban parks in the state.


Berryessa resides in the northeastern section of San Jose, sometimes referred to as the North Valley Berryessa represents the northern suburban development of San Jose. Berryessa is known for its annual Art & Wine festival which regularly features over 100 artists and various food booths in the Noble Park section of the neighborhood.


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