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Relaxed and upscale lifestyle with elevated amenities

Welcome to Almaden

Almaden is located just south of San Jose, between the Santa Teresa Hills and the Santa Cruz Mountains. This delightful neighborhood continues to grow in popularity and is known for its stellar schools, engaged community, and family-oriented atmosphere. While it has the feel of a suburban paradise, it is easy to visit local upscale shopping, fine dining, and exceptional entertainment while enjoying an easy commute to the surrounding Silicon Valley companies.

With a history dating back to the 1820s, when mercury deposits led to the creation of mines in the area, Almaden’s rich parkland boasts foothills covered in oak trees as well as plentiful open space and mountain views. Green space is abundant throughout the community allowing for extensive golf courses, expansive yards, and numerous parks.

Architectural styles vary in Almaden. Vast modern complexes, charming bungalows, Spanish-style multi-level homes, and exceptionally well-manicured lots create an aesthetically pleasing and varied atmosphere. Pride of ownership runs high in this neighborhood, as evidenced by the ongoing maintenance and upgrades throughout the area. The community has a welcoming reputation and a friendly, approachable vibe.


What to Love

  • A friendly, welcoming community
  • Exceptional educational opportunities
  • Plentiful outdoor adventures
  • Convenient access to upscale amenities
  • Family-focused atmosphere

Local Lifestyle

Residents in Almaden regularly don their activewear and head out to hike, bike, or walk in this sunny and slightly warmer area of San Jose. While the atmosphere is relaxed and focused on the outdoors, it also exudes an elevated, premier lifestyle.

Because Almaden is a haven for families, the community is actively involved in local events, school fundraising, and frequent socializing among families and neighbors. You will often see residents enjoying each other’s company at a local coffee shop or taking their dogs for a walk together.


Shopping, Dining & Entertainment

Sample various cuisines, enjoy boutique shopping, and experience stellar entertainment in Almaden. Enjoy fresh sushi rolls, vegetarian dishes, bento boxes, and Japanese beer at Almaden Sushi. Relax and enjoy this cozy atmosphere.

Amato Pizza serves much more than hand-kneaded dough, homemade tomato sauce, and fresh toppings. They also dish up delicious breadsticks and spicy wings to hungry patrons who return time and again for their food and friendly service.

Head to the fun and vibrant atmosphere at Mr. Mojito JF Bar & Grill. Meet up with friends or hang out with your four-legged pooch and enjoy a wide selection of mojito flavors paired with chicken tacos, zucchini fries, and more.

Take the entire family to Malibu Grill & BBQ for house-made barbeque, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and salad. Check out their beer and wine bar while cheering on your favorite team at this fun and friendly sports grill.

Indulge in a generously sized donut at Maple Leaf Donuts over a delicious cup of coffee. Or, savor a sausage and egg croissant. Whichever you choose, your taste buds will thank you. Stop in T4 Almaden Valley to savor traditional Taiwanese tea. You will notice a difference after just one sip since only premium tea is brewed. Pair your tea with a selection of Taiwanese street food, such as fluffy egg puffs or crispy popcorn chicken.

Things to Do

There’s plenty to keep you busy in Almaden all year long. For art and wine enthusiasts, check out the Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival at Almaden Lake Park, held the last weekend in summer. Discover a new vintage while viewing the available art for sale at this vibrant festival. 
Grab your kids and head to Parma Park, a fun and fenced-in park for little ones to explore. Play equipment, swings, and a sand area will provide hours of entertainment.

Locals enjoy the Almaden Community Center and the high-quality activities and programs they provide their residents of all ages. Hone your artistic skills or head to a fitness class at this exceptional community center.

Keep your family busy all summer at the Almaden Cabana Club, open only to residents in the 95120 zip code. This exclusive club has three pools, two picnic areas, sand volleyball, and on-site lifeguards. Consider joining one of the most prestigious country clubs in San Jose – the Almaden Golf & Country Club. With a 19-hole championship course, tennis courts, fitness center, and clubhouse, you will enjoy entertaining friends and making new ones at this premier country club.

Discover the ultimate club experience at the Boulder Ridge Country Club. Not only will the 27-hole championship course impress you and your guests, but the hospitality and friendliness of the staff will keep you coming back time and again.


Almaden is fortunate to have several excellent schools available for its residents.


Overview for Almaden, CA

37,827 people live in Almaden, where the median age is 47 and the average individual income is $85,904. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

47 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Almaden, CA

Almaden has 12,241 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Almaden do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 37,827 people call Almaden home. The population density is 5,343.611 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.29 / 49.71%

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Schools in Almaden, CA

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Around Almaden, CA

There's plenty to do around Almaden, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including lifeSport Fitness, Shaolin Kungfu Zen, and 408 Therapy.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 3.97 miles 53 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.56 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.95 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.59 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.31 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.43 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

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