Almaden Valley

Almaden Valley Community

Almaden Valley (sometimes referred to as just Almaden) is one of Silicon Valley’s most attractive residential communities, consisting of approximately 33 Almaden Valley Neighborhoods. Almaden is located in South San Jose, and is distinguished by rolling hillsides and a rural California charm.

Fantastic views of Mt. Umunhum and Sierra Azuls can be seen throughout the community. With its moderate climate, highly regarded schools, open outdoor spaces, and quiet neighborhoods – Almaden represents the classic California lifestyle.

Almaden is located west of the Santa Teresa section of San Jose, east of the town of Los Gatos, and south of downtown San Jose (Almaden Valley on Google Maps). It is generally thought of as the 95120 zip code, but also includes small portions of some other neighboring zip codes.

Almaden has a Livability Score of 84, which is considered exceptionally livable. The Livability Score is based on seven key categories – including Amenities, Cost of Living, Crime, Education, Employment, Housing, and Weather.

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.