The Alameda

The Alameda

San Jose, California Homes for Sale

About The Alameda

Charmingly residential but within easy reach of world class museums, parks and ethnically diverse restaurants and shops, the Alameda neighborhood sits just north of San Jose's downtown core. West Hedding Street marks the northern border, Park Avenue the western edge and Stockton Avenue fronts the more commercially mixed eastern end. The Alameda, the neighborhood's main roadway as well as its namesake, runs through the center. In 1849 the first stagecoach line ran along The Alameda from San Jose, California's first capital, to San Francisco. The roadway and the surrounding neighborhood are considered a City Landmark District.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $1,350,000 to $4,100,000

Closed Prices: $760,000 to $4,000,000

Median Sale Price: $1,480,000

Average $ per sq ft: $1005

Association Fee Ranges: $90 to $425/mo, $0 to $373

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1900 to 2012

Sq. Ft.: 870 to 6248 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 5 Bathrooms

Around The Alameda

Many homes in the neighborhood, especially along the historic roadway, have an old-fashioned Spanish or Victorian flair. Apartments and condos have been added to the mix, but they blend in well with the historic architectural styles. If you want a quieter living space, choose a home on the neighborhood's side streets. You'll still be close enough to enjoy the vibrancy of The Alameda when you want some entertainment. No matter where you live, you'll be within walking distance of some soothing open green space.

Though several dining opportunities are close by in downtown San Jose, The Alameda has its own charm. Enjoy a sip or two at Wine Affairs, the local wine bar, or some Italian fare at Pasta Pomodoro. Greenlee's Bakery is known for their cinnamon bread and the Bluefin Japanese Restaurant for its sushi. If you're in the mood for a Philly cheesesteak sandwich, head for Calvin's. Looking for some great coffee and some free WiFi? Get comfy, indoors or out, at the Crema Coffee Roasting Company.

Take a walk around the neighborhood and you'll find historic homes, such as the Dunne mansion or the Minerva building, both Victorians built toward the end of the 19th century. Low rise apartments and other buildings, some dating back to the mid-20th century, add their own vintage charm. Stroll down The Alameda and find quaint coffee hangouts, restaurants and local shops along this tree-lined, pedestrian-friendly historic roadway.

Friday nights are perfect for heading to San Pedro Square. Just over a mile south of The Alameda, the San Pedro Square Market offers live music, several happening bars and foods from around the globe. One local favorite is the Loteria Taco Bar. Habanero mango chicken tacos, anyone? Or, indulge your sweet tooth at Chocatoo, a dessert bar with Australian roots. Chocolate fondue, cheesecake, tiramisu and eye-popping cakes are on the menu. Take home some hand-made chocolates for later. If the NHL San Jose Sharks are in town, spend your Friday night at an exciting, fast-paced hockey game.

Sunday is perfect for exploring Guadalupe Park, an urban green space that follows the banks of the Guadalupe River. The three-mile long park runs from Interstate 880 in the north into Downtown San Jose. Along the way, enjoy trails that lead to an outdoor carousel, public gardens, art exhibits and playgrounds for young and old. The downtown end leads to Discovery Meadow, home to the Children's Discovery Museum. Pack a picnic and enjoy your day in the great outdoors, then top off your day with a meal in Silicon Valley's signature city.

Locals Love

  • Proximity to San Jose International Airport
  • Close to Interstate 880
  • Close to Guadalupe River Park

Locals Don't Love

  • Noise from the airport
  • Commute traffic

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