Cambrian Park San Jose
AREA LOCATION: close to major freeways, Cambrian Park San Jose is located between Highway 17 (West) and Almaden Expressway (East) and bordered by Blossom Hill Rd (South) and Foxworthy Ave (North). The zip codes are 95124 and 95118.
LOCAL HOME SPECIFICS : mostly smaller (1200-2000 sqft), 1960s built homes. Some areas of newer homes exist especially near Houge Park or in the unincorporated area near Union Ave and Camden Ave.
PRICE RANGE: $1M- $1.6M+ for hills or newer-built properties
AREA DESCRIPTION: Cambrian Park in San Jose is known for its suburban feel created by beautiful tree-lined streets and central Cambrian Park Plaza which hosts a summer farmers market. We and Our Neighbors women’s club was established in 1892 near Union Ave and Los Gatos Almaden Rd, “…to promote social ties, intellectual and cultural pursuits, charitable deeds, and recreation for the farm families of the neighborhood.” Their clubhouse is a San Jose Historic landmark. The philosophy of this club continues in the atmosphere of the community. There is a section of county land in Cambrian area that is not incorporated as part of the city of San Jose (near Union Ave and Camden Ave). This unincorporated area has larger parcels close to 10,000 sqft and plenty of rebuilding projects recently completed or in progress.
Why Cambrian Park San Jose?
Cambrian is a wonderful Southwestern community of San Jose with good to great public schools and a nice suburbia feel. Many people love this area due to its central location to downtown Campbell, Los Gatos, Willow Glen and the Pruneyard shopping center. Another plus is it’s accessible via several freeways. When you are home in the evening or weekend, you don’t need to leave Cambrian due to many shopping and recreation options in the immediate area.
Outdoor Recreation Options
Located in the valley flatland, many convenient parks exist. Visit Doerr Park, Kirk Park, Paul Moore Park, Butcher Park, Houge Park or Lone Hill Park for a variety of playgrounds and grassy fields. Or head to Belgatos Park for a short hike in the foothills. You can also venture into the nearby section of Almaden Valley and enjoy Almaden Lake and the surrounding park with many paved pathways. Also popular in this area are the biking paths throughout the roadways and along Guadalupe Creek.
Cambrian Park Shopping
The main shopping area in Cambrian is at Cambrian Park Plaza which is in the process of redevelopment plans to become Cambrian Village. Besides this shopping center at the corner of Camden Ave and Union Ave there are a several other large shopping centers. One of these includes Almaden Plaza at Blossom Hill Rd and Almaden Expressway. This shopping center has Costco, Trader Joe’s, Barnes and Noble and several restaurant choices. Target and Home Depot are located at Hillsdale Ave and Leigh Ave among other popular stores and food options. You can find specialty grocery stores at Curtner Ave and Leigh Ave too. As you can see Cambrian is an area of town that offers many conveniences that are all closeby!
SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Great school options with Union School District and Cambrian School district and some San Jose Unified schools supporting the area.
Union School District – schools for Northeastern Almaden and Cambrian/Los Gatos (lookup addresses here) Includes:
- Guadalupe Elementary
- Leitz Elementary
- Noddin Elementary
- Alta Vista Elementary
- Oster Elementary
- Carlton Elementary
- Dartmouth Middle
- Union Middle
- Branham High (CUHSD)
- Leigh High(CUHSD)
Cambrian School District – Borders San Jose Unified to the East and Union School District to the south. Schools for the area bordered approximately by Highway 17 to Campbell Ave to Dumbarton/Kirk Rd to Highway 85 (Lookup addresses here)