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Rose, Home Buyer in Santa Clara, CA

What are some good points and negative points about Blossom Valley?

Asked by Rose, Santa Clara, CA Sun Feb 1, 2009

I have two small children who will be going to elementary school and want a family-friendly/middle class neighborhood with reasonable home prices.

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Good points:
-Easy acess to the Valley via 87, 85 and 101.
-Affordable housing price
-Easy medical service like Kaiser
-Hills, Park
-Hitachi will develop new housing along Cottle Rd that will drive
up the demand.
-Shopping, Car dealer ship, Movies.
-There are several wonderful elementary schools. I suggest you move up
when they are high school age. No offense, most high schools need improvement
meaning their test score is lower than 800.

Negative Points:
-With the IBM disappearing it is another groups of residents. The IBM way made a difference in
schooling, literacy etc.
-Most homes were built between 1960-1970s and the 3 BR 2 bath 1400 sf ranch style home is
not very modern. BTW: They were sold for about 27K in the early 70s. Condo was 12-15K

Look at this way, the affordable homes in Blossom Valley will move up faster than best school pricey homes.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 2, 2009
Dear Rose,
Blossom Valley has reasonalby good schools and decent neighborhoods, yes family friendly. Home prices are at their lowest in a long time, so if you are thinking of Buying, make a move now.

have you considered Evergreen, of Capitol and Yerba buena? I have a listing there, its view by appointment, on 2632 Peartree Lane, 4/2.5, 1960sqft on 8800sqft lot, good schools round the corner......if interested, do contact me; 408-7773823.
All the Best for your home search,
Nina
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 2, 2009
Hi Rose,
The good points of living in Blossom Valley are that you can find very reasonable home prices in nice neighborhoods that are near parks and usually have easy access to hw 85 and 87 and 101. The not so good points are that the schools are just ok to good ( you can check out the school scores before you write any offers). Depending on where you work it can be a longer commute.
I live and work here and I know the area very well and I like it alot, if you need assistance just email me with any questions you may have I am always happy to help.

Regards,
Allyson
(408)705-6578
allyson@homesbyallyson.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 2, 2009
Rose,

Even though people call 95123 Blossom Valley, I refer to it as Santa Teresa. I reserve 95136 for Blossom Valley. For Santa Teresa, I think some of the pros are:
1.) Sakamoto Elementary
2.) The foot hills. You can hear coyotes and see deer.
3.) Walkable, family neighborhoods
4.) Dining and Shopping around Oakridge mall area
5.) Access to Light Rail
6.) Almaden Lake Park - great for biking, walking, and picnics.

Cons -
1.) Traffic/Commute
2.) Not the best schools out side of Sakamoto
3.) suburban house styles - mostly ranch?
4.) Deer eat roses.


Both are great areas.
Hope that helps.
CJ
Web Reference: http://www.TalkToCJ.com
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