Part of Silicon Valley, Almaden Valley is an affluent neighborhood and home to a beautiful valley surrounded by hills at the foot of Mt. Umunhum. Highly sought after for its great schools, 2 country clubs and that close to nature feeling.The Almaden Valley is a picturesque area located in the southern region of San Jose between the Santa Teresa Hills and Santa Cruz Mountains.The area is named after the New Almaden Quicksilver Mines that produced an ore called cinnabar, which was in operation until the early 1900's. The Almaden Valley is recognized by local residents as an upper-middle class neighborhood with larger homes on larger lots, and some of the best public schools in the San Jose Unified School District. This community is a driving style community with very little in the way of walkable retail or a central downtown core. Amenities such as grocery stores and retail are primarily located along Almaden Expressway.For those that love outdoor recreation, the southern part of the valley offers convenient access to boating on Calero Reservoir, hiking and biking trails, and a 27-hole championship golf course named Cinnabar Hills. For those that desire a little more urban recreational environment, Almaden Lake Park offers a 32 acre lake that is available for fishing and paddle boating. It also offers a tremendous amount of walking trails and picnic areas. For those desiring private golf and country clubs, the Almaden Golf and Country Club and The Golf Club at Boulder Ridge are both excellent local options. The Almaden Valley is consideredan affluent area and has both single family homes generally over the $1M range and condos, and townhomes but the majority of homes in the region are single family homes.
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Updated: 22nd January, 2019 6:53 AM.