Almaden Valley

Almaden Valley Community

Almaden Valley (often referred to as Almaden) is one of Silicon Valley’s most attractive residential communities. Almaden has been rated by Niche as #1 in Best Neighborhoods to Raise a Family in San Jose and #2 in Best Neighborhoods to Live in San Jose.

Almaden Valley is the area in the most southwestern part of San Jose, located west of the Santa Teresa section of San Jose, east of the town of Los Gatos, and south of downtown San Jose. Almaden consists of a number of distinct Almaden Valley Neighborhoods and is generally thought of as the 95120 zip code, but it also includes small portions of neighboring zip codes.

With its moderate climate, highly regarded schools, open outdoor spaces, and quiet neighborhoods, Almaden represents the classic California lifestyle. It is distinguished by rolling hillsides and a rural California charm. Fantastic views of Mt. Umunhum and Sierra Azuls can be seen throughout the community.

Key attractions in Almaden include Almaden Quicksilver County Park, New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum, Calero Park and Lake, and Almaden Lake Park. Almaden is also home to the Almaden Art & Wine Festival, Almaden Valley Harvest Festival, and New Almaden Music Festival. Read my AccessAlmaden blog for information about what’s happening in Almaden Valley.