There are so many reasons to come work in the Silicon Valley—high-paying tech careers. World-famous companies like Apple, Facebook, Netflix, Google, LinkedIn, and more. Tons of innovative new tech and workplace benefits. And plenty of career opportunities.
But… where to live? Here are some of our recommendations for best places to live in the Silicon Valley!
Closest to Major Employers
Obviously commute times are an important factor in choosing a place to live. So… why not live where you work? Some of the biggest employers and companies in the SV are located in San Jose, Mountain View, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, Cupertino, and Menlo Park.
If budget is your biggest concern, you might consider choosing a place to live that’s a little more friendly on the wallet. The median home value of San Jose, for example, is $658,000, much lower than some of its neighboring communities—which can range well into the millions.
Sunnyvale’s prices are also a little lower, with averages at $859,100. Another budget-friendly option is Santa Clara, at just $734,500. Other more affordable choices are Milpitas ($635,300) and Mountain View ($973,000).
Not ready to settle down out in the ‘burbs and want to make sure you stay close to all the action? You’re probably looking for a city that’s got a pretty hoppin’ downtown scene, like San Jose, or a more college-y town, like Palo Alto (home to Stanford University). Cupertino is known for its Asian culture. Mountain View is much-loved by foodies. And Campbell is another smaller town with a fun Downtown scene.
Welcome to California—where schools sell houses. If you haven’t heard already, finding a home in a good public school district is pretty crucial to protecting your home values. So… which are the best in the area? There are actually a lot of SV towns with great schools—some of which rank among the best in the state. Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Los Altos are all known for their top-notch schools.
Overall Best Places
Want a place that’s got it all—that perfect blend of fun, safety, good schools, major employers, and (somewhat) affordable living? You’ve got a lot to choose from here in the Silicon Valley! Some of our favorites are Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Cupertino, Milpitas, and of course, Sunnyvale.
Moving to the Silicon Valley?
If you’re thinking of relocating to or buying a home in the Silicon Valley, then it’s time to contact Gary & Robert. We’re here to help you explore the area, discover its beautiful neighborhoods, and find the perfect place to call home.