Almaden Valley or more commonly referred to as Almaden is an affluent upper-middle-class neighborhood of about 37,000 in the southeastern portion of San Jose, California. As part of the Silicon Valley, the main industry in the neighborhood is now high technology research and development; IBM Almaden Research Center is located there. The neighborhoods consist of primarily upper-middle-class families, with homes owned by local professionals, scientists, 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.
Almaden’s school district is made up of quite a few esteemed institutions. Elementary schools include Almaden Country School, Almaden Elementary School, Challenger School, Graystone Elementary School, Guadalupe Elementary School, Holy Spirit School, Los Alamitos Elementary School, Simonds Elementary School, and Williams Elementary School. Almaden Valley also features Almaden Country School, Bret Harte Middle School, Castillero Middle School, and John Muir Middle School. The high schools in the Almaden District are Leland High School and Pioneer High School.
Want to get outdoors? One of the key attractions of the Almaden Valley is the abundance of public recreational sites. A few of these include Almaden Lake Park, Almaden Reservoir, Almaden Quicksilver County Park, Calero Dam and Reservoir and Almaden Community Center and Library. Looking to meet new neighbors and get a work out in? Join the Almaden Country Club, Almaden Valley Athletic Club or Almaden Valley Swim and Racquet.