Centered within the 10th largest city in the country lies picturesque Willow Glen. This charming community is a perfect mix of urban downtown life and sleepy community based neighborhoods. With top schools (both public and private), beautiful parks, community events and a thriving downtown Willow Glen provides that small town life in the biggest small town in the world.
Anchored by the renowned Santa Clara University, the city of Santa Clara is home to some of the most iconic businesses in the world including Intel, McAfee, National Semiconductor and Nvidia. Known as a good place to work, Santa Clara offers plenty of options for fun including Great America, Levi’s Stadium – home of the San Francisco 49ers, Avaya Stadium – home of the Earthquakes and a downtown square that hosts a year round farmers market.
While Apple may be Cupertino’s most famous resident there is more to this city than the computer giant. Vallco Shopping Center’s movie theater and ice rink bring in shopping and entertainment options while De Anza College is a leader in developing sustainable educational campuses. The Cupertino public school system is consistently ranked among the best in the state year after year. Recreation is a highlight in Cupertino with hiking in Rancho San Antonio, multiple golf courses and Memorial Park and Community Center.
Home of the historic New Almaden Quicksilver Mine, Almaden is known for hiking, biking and horseback riding trails nestled among quiet neighborhoods and award winning schools. Castillero and Bret Harte Middle Schools and Leland High School rank among the best in the state with Almaden Country School topping out the local private schools. Open space and outdoor living provide a relief from the hustle and bustle of living in San Jose.
Known for its thriving downtown, historic homes and expansive parks and hiking trails Los Gatos is a gem of Silicon Valley living. Nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountain foothills Los Gatos carries the small mountain town feeling with ample tree lined streets and plenty of open recreational spaces including Vasona Park and the Los Gatos Creek trail. Not unusual for Silicon Valley, the picturesque small town living shares the same space as some of the most well known names in the tech industry with Los Gatos playing home to Netflix and Image Shack.
Long known as a science and technology center, Sunnyvale plays host to big research and development groups including Lockheed Martin, NASA and Northrop Grumman in addition to traditional tech giants Yahoo! and Palm. The southern half of Sunnyvale is primarily residential, providing host to one of the largest selection of Eichler homes in the region spread over 16 tracts totaling 1100 Eichler homes. With multiple golf courses, open parks and community orchards, Sunnyvale provides an ideal balance between traditional living and cutting edge industry.
Overseen by its iconic water tower the city of Campbell boasts a thriving downtown that plays host to events year round, including Oktoberfest celebrations and an annual Summer Concert Series.
Saratoga is home to some of the Valley’s most renown concert and wedding venues with Villa Montalvo, Hakone Gardens and the Mountain Winery all located near the historic downtown. Saratoga Village is a downtown that preserved the rural feel of Saratoga’s legacy while providing shopping and dining in some of the most unique shops and restaurants around. Rounding out life in Saratoga are well respected public schools, renown private schools and West Valley College.
Just 20 minutes south of the heart of Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill is one of the fastest growing family friendly cities in the Valley. With over 20 shops and restaurants the downtown area there is always somewhere to go for a night out or a Sunday stroll. Over 2,900 events are scheduled annually, from children’s story time at the library to the annual wine walk through downtown.
The cities of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills sit at the north end of Silicon Valley. Centered around a thriving downtown, Los Altos thrives in its semi-rural atmosphere even as it plays home to some of the most technologically minded people in the world. With almost a dozen local parades each year, Los Altos brings that real small town feel to the Valley. Backed by some of the best school districts in the state Los Altos also prides itself on its Youth Sports programs, soccer, baseball and basketball being among the local favorites.
From the birth of the semiconductor to the firs sale of the Apple I computer, Mountain View has been an important part of Silicon Valley’s growth. Best known as the headquarters for Google and LinkedIn Mountain View is host to over two dozen tech companies. Beyond the Tech industry, Mountain View hosts Shoreline Park and the Stevens Creek trail providing miles of open space, hiking and biking and 18 holes of golf. Good schools and easy access to all of the Valley’s public transportation systems makes Mountain View a great choice for work – life balance.
The Capitol of Silicon Valley, San Jose is the 10th largest city in America and the largest in Northern California, with one of the most diverse populations in the country. Over 180 square miles combine for over 30 distinct, named neighborhoods – each with its own distinct feel and benefits. Professional and Minor League sports teams call San Jose home including the San Jose Sharks and the Earthquakes. A burgeoning art and theater scene complements world class food and a growing beer and wine scene. Almost 16,000 acres of parkland and over a dozen event sites and museums are available when one of the 18 golf courses are not.