Welcome to Campbell
Suburban city living on the outskirts of Silicon Valley
Located only a few miles southwest of San Jose's city center, Campbell is a fun, hip city suburb home to many young professionals who work in nearby Silicon Valley. With an energetic community, Campbell's downtown has developed into a walkable, bustling district home to many chic restaurants, bars, and boutiques.
Originally home to the Ohlone Native American tribe, Campbell's roots are found in its industrial and agricultural past. First known as the Heart of the Santa Clara Valley during the region's agricultural era, the area was later dominated by the sawmill industry, with a railroad running through its center. Today, Campbell boasts a highly sought-after real estate market due to its proximity to the rest of San Jose and all the amenities, attractions, and conveniences it provides. It is still the home to the Sunsweet Dried Fruits company, which pays homage to the region's agricultural past.
Although many of the newer homes and developments in Campbell follow contemporary designs, the majority of homes are built in Craftsman and California Bungalow styles, which are common throughout San Jose.
What to Love
- Proximity to Silicon Valley and central San Jose
- Energetic, hip atmosphere thanks to the burgeoning young professional population
- Many trendy eateries and bars
- Vibrant downtown district
Thanks to its relatively young population, Campbell is filled with a lively, bustling atmosphere with streets brimming with eclectic cafes and bars. Although most residents commute to nearby business and financial centers, many Campbell residents prefer to return home for after-work drinks and dinner with friends and family, which has provided the city with a thriving entertainment and dining scene.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Campbell has much to offer residents in search of fresh and delicious food and unique shopping experiences. The popular Pruneyard Outdoor Shopping Center
draws visitors from across the county to its open-air layout, home to local boutiques and well-known brands like Trader Joe's and Marshalls.
For sushi lovers, the beloved local Sushi Confidential
is the best spot to get your seafood fix in a hip, laidback setting. In keeping with the international theme, the authentic Viennese Naschmarkt Restaurant
is an excellent choice for traditional dishes, including schnitzel and goulash. And, should a more industrial atmosphere be in order, Willard Hicks
offers visitors expertly crafted cocktails and unique beers accompanied by mouthwatering, hearty American dishes.
Things to Do
Campbell's central location means there is always something interesting to do. The Second Saturdays Street Entertainment
showcases local artists, musicians, and entertainers from the comfort of downtown Campbell's plethora of bars and restaurants on the second Saturday of every month. Another local favorite is the weekly Urban Village Farmers' Market
, held every Sunday and featuring various local produce and food vendors to keep the entire family entertained and satisfied.
The city also boasts its own set of popular festivals, including the Campbell Oktoberfest
, which draws beer lovers from all over the county to enjoy live music and ice-cold craft beers in the sunshine. Another beloved local event, the Boogie Music Festival
, brings two days of live music and entertainment to four stages across the city's downtown district. The music is accompanied by food, beer, and wine booths to ensure you never have to wander too far from the fun to get a delicious bite to eat.
Campbell boasts a highly inclusive and engaging school district that provides residents with access to educational institutions, including: