The neighborhood of Almaden Valley is situated within the city of San Jose, California.
The character of Almaden Valley is exemplified by its slower-paced environment. This part of the city is very good for those who need quiet surroundings, as the streets are generally very calm. Finally, it is very easy to access public green spaces from a large number of locations within the neighborhood, since there are about 20 of them nearby for residents to explore, such as Cathedral Park and Almaden Lake Park.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing around three quarters of the dwellings in Almaden Valley, while townhouses make up most of the remaining housing stock. This part of San Jose has a choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About three quarters of the population of this neighborhood own their home whereas renters make up the remainder. Most of the housing growth in this area occurred in the 1960s and 1970s.
Some, but not all, home buyers in Almaden Valley will reside within walking distance of one of about 10 grocery stores. A limited selection of restaurants and cafes can be found as well. Regarding education, in Almaden Valley, property owners will commonly be able to reach both primary and secondary schools by walking. Locals are served by public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
The car is very often the favored approach to get around in this area. Parking is easy. In contrast, getting around by transit can be very hard in Almaden Valley by reason of the infrequent service. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines, and it is easy to find a nearby bus stop from most properties. Most houses for sale in this part of San Jose are located in areas that are not very well-suited for traveling on foot since very few common errands can be run without needing to resort to a car. Despite the fact that the bicycling infrastructure is fairly good, the bike is a somewhat poor mode of transportation in Almaden Valley because riding is rendered difficult by the typically hilly topography.