Almaden Valley, or simply Almaden is a valley and primarily upper middle-class residential neighborhood of San Jose, California, in South San Jose.
It is named after the New Almaden Quicksilver Mines, which were named after the mercury mine in (old) Almadén, Spain, and produced mercury that was used to process ore during the Gold Rush.
Like its Spanish namesake, California’s Almaden had a number of quicksilver mines. The mercury was used during gold extraction in the California Gold Rush, but the mines were closed in 1975 and have been converted into Almaden Quicksilver County Park. Despite the closure of the mines, there still remains a high mercury content in the nearby soil, creeks, rivers, and signs are posted alongside them warning people not to eat the fish. Many of the names in Almaden retain their mercury mine themes. For example, there are streets called Silver Lode Lane and Silver Mine Drive (the latter of which was renamed). Also, many places in Almaden still use the name Quicksilver.
A number of parks provide activities such as hiking, history and relaxing views of the hills.
The Westfield Oakridge Mall provides major department and specialty stores to Almaden Valley.
The neighborhood is south-east of the town of Los Gatos, west of the Santa Teresa neighborhood of San Jose and south of Blossom Hill Rd. The informal borders are generally Blossom Hill Rd. at the northern end, McKean Rd. at the southern end, where the valley becomes mostly rural, and the town of Los Gatos to the west. The valley is located between the Santa Teresa Hills and the Santa Cruz Mountains, with Mount Umunhum to the west dominating the local geography.
Major companies close by include: IBM, Jabil, Kaiser, Jabil, Integrated Device Technology, and Western Digital.
Hayes Mansion invites guests to experience Northern California’s comfortable elegance amid lush landscapes and dramatic views of the surrounding mountains. From Bay Area vacations to conferences, Hayes Mansion offers the best accommodations for all getaways. The culture of San Francisco, the vineyards of Napa Valley, the beaches of Santa Cruz, and nearby golf courses all lie within reach of the estate’s prime location, 15 minutes from San Jose International Airport.
Enjoy a day at the spa just minutes away from home, or book a conference or enjoy a warm evening in the Palm Plaza Lounge.
The neighborhoods consist of primarily upper-middle-class families, with homes owned by local professionals, scientists, professional athletes, and Silicon Valley executives. According to a 2011 estimate, the median income for a household in Almaden was $148,801 and the median income for a family was $182,981. The cost of a home in the neighborhood is generally in the $1 million-plus range.
Be the first to know how much that house on your street is listed for! Receive a link to your personal portal that shows all the houses for sale as soon as they are listed on the MLS!Get your Almaden Valley All Access here
Sign up for your personalized Lifestyles & Options Information Session today. Simply call 408-705-6817 or Vito@ScarnecchiaRES.com. In this one hour session, we will review your current situation, One on One, in person, and we’ll walk through the checklist, discuss the presentation and next steps tasks to make sure you’re set.
We will not pressure you into anything
Walk away with a plan for your future
Invite your spouse and family members to attend
Will meet at your home at a convenient time for you
learn how to bring up this touchy subject with your parents
Sign up for this Free information session and receive a report to learn important steps to start the discussion with your parents. Call today 408-705-6817 and you will receive a free Continuum Plan Checklist!