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About the City of Campbell

There are those of us who prefer the hustle and hum of urban living and those who crave the wide-open spaces only a rural home can provide. In the middle are folks who want a small-town vibe but the convenience and amenities of the city.

If you fall into the latter category – Campbell, CA, chosen among Sunset Magazine’s Best Communities in the West – beckons.

This is a place where our older residents take advantage of the classes, trips and other offerings at the Campbell Community Center, singles and families laze away summer days while kids play in the water features at John D. Morgan and Jack Fischer Parks and many residents’ Sunday ritual includes a trip to the year-round Campbell Farmers Market.

And, all of this is within minutes of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment.

Campbell Heritage Theatre

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Schools in Campbell, CA

Families with children are keen on learning as much as they can about our local schools. Public school students here attend one of Campbell’s nine elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools, administered by the Campbell Union School District and the Campbell Union High School District.

Our city is also home to many private schools, such as Harker’s Academy and St. Lucy’s Catholic School.

Shopping and Dining in Campbell

Shopping in Campbell is a delight, with several large malls serving the area’s residents. The Pruneyard Shopping Center offers a bit of a one-stop shop, with banking, clothing retailers, health and beauty services, dining and entertainment.

The Campbell Plaza on Winchester Blvd. offers residents a supermarket, a multiplex theater, retail stores and restaurants. There are several other similar places to shop and dine in Campbell, such as the Kirkwood and San Tomas Plazas.

Shopping in charming Downtown Campbell shouldn’t be reserved for when you’re entertaining out of town guests. Here you’ll find amazing restaurants, sidewalk cafes, art galleries, wine bars and specialized boutiques.

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Events in Campbell, California

Campbellites love the area’s annual events. From the Summer Concert Series at Orchard City Green and Octoberfest to the Bunnies and Bonnets Parade and Boogie Music Festival in spring, residents turn out in droves.

Then there are the First Fridays, with street entertainment and seasonally-themed activities, Second Saturdays with Art and the semi-annual Wine Walks.

It’s during the winter holidays, however, that the city truly shows off its spirit. The Carol of Lights, held in December, always draws huge crowds as does the Campbell Holiday Tree Lighting.

Campbell Arts and Entertainment

Sure, we’re proud of our small-town vibe, but that doesn’t mean we don’t also enjoy the local arts and entertainment scene. When you buy a home in Campbell you’ll no doubt become one of the thousands of raving fans of the Heritage Theatre, at the Campbell Community Center.

From theatrical and dance performances to concerts featuring big-name performers, the Heritage is truly a gem in Campbell’s cultural scene crown.

You’ll also find a large number of art galleries and artist studios in Campbell as well as frequent author visits and book signings.

Campbell’s Outdoor Amenities

Campbell offers residents several community parks, featuring a variety of activities. Campbell Park is popular with those who enjoy shooting hoops, pitching horseshoes and hiking, biking or skating the fabulous 10-mile Los Gatos Creek Trail. The Campbell Community Center offers swimming in an Olympic-sized pool.

Looking for a safe space to let the pooch run free? The Los Gatos Creek County Dog Park is one of the most-visited in the valley.

Campbell, California Homes

Campbell is home to more than 19,000 housing units, according to the United States Census Bureau. Slightly more than half are owner-occupied.

The housing stock is dominated by single-family homes built between the 1950s and 1970s, but it also claims its fair share of multi-family homes, such as duplexes, condos and townhomes – ideal for the investor. As a plus, Campbell doesn’t have rent control as you’ll find in San Jose.

The largest homes in Campbell are typically the newest and fetch around $2 to $5 million. More modest homes in the area are priced from $1,200,000. All prices stated are estimates “at the time of writing.”

Needless to say, times have changed since Benjamin Campbell, our city’s founder, sold his land for a mere $5 an acre almost a century and a half ago.

Remember, home prices fluctuate so reach out to us if you’re interested in the current price range of homes for sale in Campbell. In the meantime, feel free to search the MLS listings or get to know some of Campbell’s charming neighborhoods.

Looking to Buy or Sell a Home in Campbell?

Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, working with an experienced, knowledgeable, and qualified real estate agent or broker will make the home buying or selling process easier.  Make sure your agent or broker understands your needs, the market, and has local expertise.

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