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

Silicon Valley is The Valley of Heart's Delight: San Jose, Los Gatos, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Campbell and moreDo you want to buy a home or sell a home in Silicon Valley, California?  Or just keep a pulse on the market? This site is here to help with information, reports, and links to other related places on the web all about Silicon Valley real estate and homes for sale. Special  focus is given to the west valley communities of Los Gatos, Saratoga, Campbell, Monte Sereno, and nearby areas of San Jose, particularly Cambrian Park and Almaden Valley. 

"The Valley of Heart's Delight" is the way in which the beautiful Santa Clara Valley, with its blanket of fruit orchards covering the valley floor, was once described.  Prune, apricot, cherry, walnut and other trees and vines have given way to housing, high tech, biotech, and a myriad of other industries. Perhaps the strongest hallmark of Silicon Valley today is the "spirit of innovation" that permeates life here.  We continue to enjoy the fabulous sub-tropical climate that made this such a haven for produce, an abundance of ways to enjoy the outdoors as well as cultural opportunities, three universities, great diversity, a highly educated population, and an extremely low crime rate for a large city anywhere in the US.  Many of us continue to host fruit trees in our yards too.  It still is "the Valley of Heart's Delight" - but it is also, now, Silicon Valley

Please 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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There are three ways you can search and find houses, condominiums & townhomes for sale in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara County, San Jose & other towns & cities)

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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"
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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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