Pushing strollers, walking dogs, biking, and luxurious rounds of golf are all a part of the comfortable lifestyle permeating Almaden Valley, an affluent bedroom community of San Jose in California’s Silicon Valley. Serene mountain views wrap around Almaden Valley, coupled with lush greenery, pristine waters, and a plethora of indoor and outdoor activities. Members of the Almaden Valley community are near myriad parks, shops, schools, restaurants, and recreational resources.
The climate of Almaden Valley lends itself to life outdoors. Winter lows average a cool 54 degrees while summer highs rarely exceed a cozy 75 degrees, and rain is sparse.
A focal point of the Almaden Valley community is the Almaden Golf and Country Club which has established a respected presence in the community for nearly fifty years. Not only can close-knit members enjoy playing golf on beautiful greens that have hosted PGA and LPGA tournaments, but also have access to a variety of amenities. The club is home to tennis courts and programs, swimming pool with swimming team and aquatic fitness programs, and hosts a variety of events including wine tasting. Additionally, the club offers elegant dining experiences, an expansive patio with stellar views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Mount Umunhum, and provides an exceptional venue for weddings and special occasions.
Also tempting to the outdoor enthusiast is the Los Alamitos Creek bike and walking trail stretching nearly five miles along the creek leading to Los Alamitos Lake Park. Los Alamitos Lake Park stretches across 65 acres offering fishing, sandy beaches and a swimming area in the south bay. Furthermore, the park hosts playgrounds with water features at both ends and picnic areas suited for large parties. Additionally, residents enjoy the Almaden Reservoir, Almaden Quicksilver County Park, and Calero Dam and Reservoir, as well as dog parks.
When members of the Almaden Valley community prefer indoor activities, the Almaden Valley Community Center has much to offer. There’s a community room, library, gym, dance studio, fitness room, a room dedicated to teens, computer labs, and teaching kitchen. Additionally, the community center offers after school programs, specialty camps, sports leagues, art, music, and health classes among others. Furthermore, there are programs for senior citizens as well as therapeutic services, programs, and camps for residents with special needs.
Education is among the highest priorities in Almaden Valley. There are four elementary, two middle, and two high schools, each part of the San Jose Unified School District and well recognized for academic achievements. There are also three highly-acclaimed private schools in the area. Elementary schools include Graystone, Los Alamitos, Simonds, and Williams. Middle Schools include Bret Harte and Castillero. The two high schools in Almaden Valley are Leland and Pioneer.
There are approximately 33 unique neighborhoods throughout Almaden Valley, woven together with a rich sense of community spirit. The area is home to a population of about 37,000. Neighborhoods are adorned with lush greenery, peppered with trees, and quiet streets.
No matter which neighborhood you settle into, Almaden Valley provides ample ways for you to get involved and give back your community. One of the most celebrated philanthropic endeavors is the Almaden Valley Art and Wine Festival, presented by the Almaden Valley Women’s Club. The event proceeds are donated to non-profit organizations and schools, including scholarships based on merit for exemplary students. The festival features artisans, entertainment, food, and – of course – wine! There are also kids crafts, carnival games and rides, a silent auction, and more.
The comfortable lifestyle of Almaden Valley, comprised of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages, generous climate, and access to a multitude of resources makes the community a beautiful place to settle in and call home.
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