Silicon Valley, San Jose, Los Gatos, Cambrian, Almaden, Saratoga California Real Estate & Homes for Sale

Real Estate in Silicon Valley, The Valley of Hearts Delight


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6922 Chantel Court, San Jose 95129

A beautifully updated condo in the Saratoga Place community with fantastic Cupertino schools
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 582 SqFt

​Offered at $589,950
On the MLS March 20th


1932 Bernice Way, San Jose, CA 95124
Beautiful, sunny, expanded Cambrian Park home!
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1402 SF, lot 5985 SF
Offered at $1,100,000, sold for $1,370,000
On the MLS Dec.11th
SOLD with 10 offers Dec. 19th
​CLOSED Jan 19, 2018

1932 Bernice Way, San Jose CA 95124 - Cambrian Park - Silicon Valley


1340 E Campbell Avenue, Campbell CA 95008
Sold & Closed Dec 8, 2017
Gorgeous Custom Tudor on Campbell's best street!
​4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2716 SF on 8804 SF lot

211 Westhill Dr., Los Gatos CA 95032
Sold & closed on Oct 24th
Stunning remodel, stunning views!

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
3112 SF of living space: 2856 Square Ft (appx.) + office (appx 256 SF) 
Lot size 13, 939 SF

211 Westhill Drive, Los Gatos CA 95032 - stunningly remodeled view home!



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"The Valley of Hearts Delight" was the way in which Santa Clara County, home to San Jose and now Silicon Valley, was once described.  For those of us who grew up climbing in the orchards, and who grow a few fruit trees in their own yards, it still is the Valley of Heart's Delight.  On this website, we will focus on Los Gatos and nearby areas such as Saratoga, Campbell, Monte Sereno, and the San Jose areas of Almaden and Cambrian.

Please also visit The Valley of Hearts Delight Blog for the latest market reports, area information, photos, tips, bits of history and more for Silicon Valley, San Jose, Los Gatos, Cambrian Park, Almaden Valley, Monte Sereno and Saratoga real estate and homes for sale!



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Where is Silicon Valley?

It's not a highly defined area and is not really a "valley" per se. It mostly resides in Santa Clara County, which is found at the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area and inland from Santa Cruz and the Pacific Ocean in California - separated by the Santa Cruz Mountains (referred to locally as "the hill"). 

The coastal range keeps the fog mostly at bay, but our Silicon Valley climate is still primarily dominated by the Pacific.  In addition to the Santa Clara Valley or County area, Silicon Valley creeps over the hill into Scotts Valley, up the San Francisco Peninsula to include Menlo Park, a bit up the East Bay into Fremont and Hayward, and generally pretty much anywhere within 45 minutes of San Jose.

The biggest city in Silicon Valley is San Jose. It is a sprawling city inching from the east foothills to the Santa Cruz Mountains and it includes many distinct districts. On the north and east there are  Berryessa, North Valley, Alum Rock, Silver Creek and Evergreen. In the downtown area or "central San Jose" we find many more, including the historic and rare Japantown, the old Vendome neighborhood, Naglee Park, the Rosegarden and Willow Glen areas, to name just a few!   Along the south and western sides of San Jose, we find  South San Jose, Blossom Valley (also sometimes called Blossom Hill), the Santa Teresa district (running along the Santa Teresa foothills, Cambrian Park (sometimes also called Cambrian Village),  Almaden Valley,  and West San Jose.

Additionally, the valley has smaller cities and towns too: Los Gatos, Monte Sereno (the smallest city in the county), Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountian View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Campbell, Morgan Hill and Gilroy. Each one has its own history and personality.   Almaden, for instance, was once the largest Mercury or Quicksilver mine in the world. Hence the San Jose paper is "The San Jose Mercury News". 

While there's plenty of information online about larger areas (districts of San Jose, or the cities and towns of Silicon Valley), these neighborhoods within the districts are not written about as much on the web.  So please contact me by phone or email if you are looking for specific information on these areas. 

This Silicon Valley Real Estate Website is provided to you by me, Mary Pope-Handy, a veteran Realtor, with Sereno Group Real Estate in Los Gatos.  No website, though, can give you precise advice or an expert opinion (not even this one!), so there are plenty of ways to contact me. I dislike pushy sales people as much as you do and always put my client's best interests first. And your privacy will always be respected - should you request more information from me, your name and contact information will never be shared with anyone, ever.

Mary Pope-Handy
Realtor, CRS, ABR, SRES, E-PRO
"Helping Nice Folks to Buy & Sell Homes in Silicon Valley Since 1993"
Co-Author: "Get The Best Deal When Selling Your Home in Silicon Valley"
408 204-7673 (cell)
Sereno Group Real Estate  (serving all of Silicon Valley)

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Los Gatos, CA 95030

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Serving all of Silicon Valley and specializing in the west valley communities of Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Campbell, and nearby parts of San Jose: Cambrian Park, Willow Glen, Almaden Valley, Blossom Valley and generally all of the areas along the Highway 85 corridor.

Should you require assistance beyond Santa Clara County, please contact me. I will be happy to help you find a top-notch, ethical, experienced, and caring Realtor whereever you want to buy or sell a home.

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