My husband and I purchased one of the single family homes in 2006 and we love living here! It's very quiet and the neighbors are friendly but keep to themselves. We live by the park and love the view. Even though we don't have a lot of views from our home, it's still a beautiful place to live and see the views while we drive. We have lost a lot equity in our home since we purchased it and feel jealous of the people who are able to buy the homes for so much less. Nonetheless, we love the neighborhood and our home.
The surrounding neighborhoods and areas are overpopulated so there is a lot of traffic on the roads on the weekends. I avoid taking Capitol as much as I can. But it is nice to have close access to so many different shopping centers and freeways. By taking the surface streets, you can get to downtown San Jose in 15 mins, and to Willow Glen and Campbell very easily.
Since living in our home, we've had KB come to our home about a dozen times to fix problems and have had 3 water leaks in 3 separate areas! Since our house is still under warranty, KB has fixed them but of course, with the "skilled" labor they send, it takes more than 1 time to fix the problem and many visits. There is a 10 yr structural warranty on the house - I would recommend you check with your realtor to see if it transfers to the next owner. Definitely get a home warranty when you buy the house!