Campbell Homes For Sale & Real Estate
Neighborhood Introduction & History
Like much of the South Bay, Campbell is mostly a result of the post-World War II housing boom. This is a great area for a pragmatic buyer looking for a livable house in a nice area with solidly-scoring schools. For those seeking more unique housing, there’s pre-war Campbell, a quaint small town with its own identity. Downtown, small but engaging, gives the city a depth and focal point lacking in several of its neighbors. The southern and eastern fringes of the city offer a pleasing semi-rural ambience and big lots, two things in short supply in the South Bay. Add two elementary school districts with solid scores and a location convenient to 85 and 280, and Campbell makes a strong case for itself.
Housing types & styles in the Neighborhood
Post-war tracts of conventional ranch houses offer lots of house and neighborhood for the money – some of these tracts are surprisingly upscale. There’s also, however, lots of relatively affordable new construction. Homes from the 1970s are fairly common and offer more space and amenities than the typical ’50s rancher. Semi-rural areas on the outskirts of town have large lots, and there’s a sizeable condo market closer in. The median sales price for homes in Campbell CA for Sep ‘15 – Dec ‘15 was $915,000. This represents an increase of 1.7% compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 9.5% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have appreciated 60.5% over the last 5 years in Campbell.
Restaurants & Shopping
There are few large shopping centers or business complexes in the city, as Campbell is primarily a suburban residential area. A five-block stretch of East Campbell Avenue has become one of Silicon Valley’s great little downtowns, where shops, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs thrive in the shadow of the town’s famous water tower. Campbell’s Farmers’ Market is weekly community celebration as much as a market, and is considered one of the Valley’s best.
Family Lifestyle, Parks & Activities
Campbell is home to 15 parks, a community center and a year-round swimming pool. Campbell Park is a popular destination with a playground, gardens, and trails that connect to a larger system. The Heritage Theater is a gorgeous former high school auditorium built in 1938. It is part of the renovated Campbell Community Center and now showcases live music, plays and comedy shows. Downtown Campbell has many vibrant restaurants, shops, bars, and even a wine tasting room.