Located within California, United States, the municipality of Alum Rock is located in the San Jose metropolitan area.
Home buyers who prefer a relaxed environment will enjoy Alum Rock. The noise levels in this municipality are quite low, as the streets are generally quite tranquil. Lastly, although this part of the San Jose metropolitan area is not home to any parks, public green spaces are especially well-situated in nearby municipalities, which makes them easy to reach from most locations within Alum Rock.
The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of Alum Rock is an important part of its character. This municipality also has quite a good variety of housing size options - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The split between home owners and renters is about even. The properties in this part of the San Jose metropolitan area are quite old, since around 55% of its dwellings were constructed pre-1960, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s.
A supermarket is ordinarily accessible within a short walk from any home in Alum Rock. In addition, a restaurant is often just around the corner. When it comes to education, locals will value the proximity to both primary and secondary schools, which are within walking distance from most, if not all, houses for sale in Alum Rock.
Traveling on foot is quite practical for house buyers in this municipality; running common errands is convenient. On the other hand, it is at times challenging to commute by bicycle in this part of the San Jose metropolitan area as there are a fair number of elevation changes, and the cycling infrastructure is not especially comprehensive. Alum Rock is very car friendly. It is a rather short car ride to the nearest highway from anywhere in Alum Rock, and finding a place to park is easy. In contrast, the public transit service in this municipality is not very frequent. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines passing through the municipality, and bus stops are commonly nearby.