Welcome to Almaden Valley
Upscale country living in the shadow of the Santa Cruz mountains
Revel in the down-to-earth country lifestyle of Almaden Valley. With its multitude of excellent schools, beautiful public parks, and outdoor recreational spaces, the neighborhood has long been a hotspot for families who enjoy a slower pace of living. Almaden Valley has kept true to its country roots despite its proximity to the buzzing San Jose and Silicon Valley. It has traded a lively downtown for quiet residential streets and large property lots that bring the country to the city borders.
Dominated by ranches and farmland since its first settlers arrived, Almaden Valley has developed into a tight-knit, involved community that has a great sense of civic pride in its scenic surroundings and well-kept historic district.
Despite its country roots, Almaden Valley is home to an incredibly exclusive real estate market that caters to high net worth families and individuals looking for a rural retreat within a stone's throw of the city. Nevertheless, many Almaden Valley homes still conform to Ranch, Prairie, and Craftsman architectural styles, although the majority of the residences also boast high-end finishes and an unrivaled sense of comfortable luxury.
What to Love
- Expansive green spaces and parkland
- Proximity to San Jose, Silicon Valley, and other bustling cities
- Excellent schools and walkable neighborhoods
- Upscale ranch-style living
Almaden Valley is home to a peaceful, laidback community of families and individuals who enjoy country-style living. The neighborhood's proximity to cities like Morgan Hill, Gilroy, and the rest of San Jose and Silicon Valley means it is home to many high net worth homeowners who commute to their workplaces but prefer to return to the solace of their spacious and private living spaces at the end of the day.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
True to its exclusive nature and country atmosphere, Almaden Valley is home to only a select few restaurants and eateries that boast excellent ratings and incredible dishes. One of these acclaimed dining spots is La Foret
, specializing in fine French cuisine in an intimate, romantic setting. The highly acclaimed Elements Restaurant
is another local establishment that serves Asian fusion dishes in a deceptively simple setting.
Thanks to Almaden Valley's proximity to cities like Morgan Hill and Gilroy, most residents prefer to drive the few minutes necessary to enjoy a lively downtown scene while maintaining the tranquility of their residential neighborhoods.
Things to Do
Although Almaden Valley is known for its quiet lifestyle, the neighborhood offers many fun activities and attractions, including the Almaden Valley Art and Wine Festival
, which brings food trucks, live music, and incredible artistry to the neighborhood. The grassroots Almaden Valley Farmers Market
is another enjoyable way to spend the day and brings fresh, locally grown organic produce to the avid cooks and aspiring chefs of the neighborhood.
The Almaden Quicksilver County Park
is a popular destination among nature lovers and dog walkers looking to enjoy over 4,000 acres of open space. Another popular open-air destination is Greystone Park, which often hosts concert series and is home to a child-friendly playground. For history buffs, the nearby New Almaden Mining Historic District
will fascinate with its ideally kept museum and preserved cottages from years gone by.
Despite its rural, small-town charm, Almaden Valley can certainly hold its own when it comes to quality schools and educational institutions. The very best of Almaden learning centers include:
- Almaden Country Day School, Pre-K, K to Grade 8, highly rated private independent school
- Challenger School, Pre-K, K to Grade 8, highly rated private school
- Henry T. Gunderson High School, Grades 9 to 12, highly rated public high school
- Leland High School, Grades 9 to 12, high rated public high school