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CAMPBELL

white house with white picket fenceWith its charming historical downtown, safe streets, strong sense of community, highly regarded schools and relatively modest real estate prices, Campbell has become one of the Santa Clara Valley’s most desirable residential communities. Home to 38,000 residents, it’s part of what’s known as the “West Valley,” along with its tony neighbors, Los Gatos and Saratoga.

When it comes to location, location, location, Campbell has all three. Campbell sits just a short drive away from Mineta International Airport, Silicon Valley’s work places, San Jose’s cultural attractions, Santa Cruz mountain wineries and Santa Cruz beaches.

Campbell was settled in 1851 by hay farmer Benjamin Campbell, whose original 160 acres today comprise Campbell’s historic downtown. During the century that followed, the business of growing, drying and packing prunes and apricots dominated the city’s life. In 1952, Campbell was incorporated, and Orchard City’s orchards gave way to homes and retail centers. Many of the city’s landmarks, such as Water Tower Plaza and The Pruneyard shopping center tip their hat to Campbell’s proud agricultural heritage.

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CUPERTINO

Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Cupertino is an amazing mix of imagination and cooperation. Home to such high tech firms as Apple computers and Hewlett-Packard, Cupertino boasts a vibrant economy, beautiful surroundings, and a population full of spirit and optimism.

Cupertino – a city of just over 52,000 people – is located about 20 minutes from San Jose International Airport. Cupertino is a community rich in economy, culture, and sunshine. With one of the most diverse, progressive and technologically savvy populations in Northern California, Cupertino is quickly becoming a city that people like to talk about.

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LOST ALTOS

Tree lined streets and a small village atmosphere characterize Los Altos which is located in the heart of world famous Silicon Valley. Just 40 miles south of San Francisco, Los Altos is a residential community served by seven small retail areas. The seven square mile city is developed with small businesses, schools, libraries and churches.

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LOS ALTOS HILLS

The primarily residential community of Los Altos Hills is 8.4 square miles in area. The Town is distinctive because of its rolling hills and picturesque valleys. Numerous creeks and densely wooded areas provide pleasant visual diversity. The Town’s location along the edge of the Santa Clara Valley contributes to a mild climate, with only rare extremes of temperature.

Incorporated in 1956, the Town of Los Altos Hills is a premier Silicon Valley residential community located adjacent to the City of Los Altos, thirty-five miles south of San Francisco, five miles south of Stanford University and seventeen miles north of downtown San Jose. The advocates of incorporation were dedicated to the “preservation of the rural atmosphere of the foothills and orderly and unhurried growth”.

Numerous Silicon Valley executives are residents of Los Altos Hills where the market value for unimproved building sites is currently estimated at $2M per acre. The minimum lot size is one acre. Many homes are large with such amenities as pools, sports courts and secondary units. Residents are encouraged to become active in Town governance, serve on Town committees and participate in local events.

Moreover, residents can avail themselves of the unique rural nature of Los Altos Hills by using the extensive pathways system, enjoying the views, visiting the preserves and meeting neighbors in the process.

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LOS GATOS MOUNTAINS

a couple of buildings in Los Gotos, CAAlmost surrounded by San Jose, Campbell is located close to Silicon Valley Industries and is home to many high tech firms. At one time famous for its prunes, Campbell celebrates its heritage with an annual Prune Festival and has named one of its major shopping malls “The Prune Yard.”

One of Santa Clara County’s older suburbs, Campbell has many long-time residents who know each other. A town prides itself on being sophisticated yet retaining a small-town atmosphere.

Schools rank well above the 50th percentile with some in the 90s. Community support is strong with at least two bonds having been passed in recent years for improvements. Crime rates are low to average.

A more or less middle-class town, Campbell’s homes are mostly three bedroom. There are many restaurants and plenty of shopping. The downtown has been nicely upgraded and includes many small shops and coffee houses.

Residents enjoy a 30-acre community center with gyms, auditorium, track and tennis, as well as a year-round pool and fourteen parks. There is a pleasant bike trail along a local creek, which will take you into Los Gatos. Balmy Santa Clara Valley with average temperatures add to the enjoyment with winter lows around 50° and summer averages around 80°.

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LOS GATOS/MONTE SERENO

The town of Los Gatos — Spanish for “The Cats” — gets its name from the wildcats that frequented a small lake in the Los Gatos mountains.

Today, Los Gatos is one of Silicon Valley’s most desirable communities, reflected in the value of Los Gatos real estate and the quality of Los Gatos’ shopping district. The town is blessed with natural beauty, historic architecture, a strong civic culture and highly regarded schools. The historic downtown is filled with great Los Gatos restaurants and shops, ranging from one-of-a-kind owner-operated specialty businesses to high-end regional and national retailers. Los Gatos hotels, restaurants and shops welcome visitors.

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MILPITAS

As one of the oldest settlements in Santa Clara Valley, Milpitas existed prior to incorporation as a community with a history. This community named Milpitas, which is Spanish means “little cornfields”, has experienced remarkable growth since its 1954 incorporation.

Now a vital part of the high tech industrial “Silicon Valley” and still a thriving community with a population of 65, 000, Milpitas is “home” to ethnically diverse group of residents and to a broad range of small and large businesses and industries. Business, industry and people are attracted to Milpitas by its location, fine school district, attractive residential neighborhoods, churches of different faiths, access to major freeways, parks and recreation facilities, health facilities, shopping centers, fine restaurants and major hotels with banquet facilities.

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MORGAN HILL/GILROY

street view of Gilroy, CAMorgan Hill is located in southern Santa Clara Valley, approximately 12 miles south of San Jose, 10 miles north of Gilroy, and 15 miles inland from the Pacific Coast. The Valley is approximately 4 miles wide and is surrounded by the Santa Cruz mountain range to the west, and the Diablo mountain range to the east. Parks and open spaces abound, helping Morgan Hill a charming, small town atmosphere.

Gilroy is best known as the “Garlic Capital of the World,” and home of the annual Garlic Festival in July. But the City is also known for its peaceful residential environment, its award-winning parks, golf course and recreation programs, and for its “urban forest,” for which the City has won Tree City USA awards annually since 1979. Gilroy is centrally located within a short driving distance of Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz, the San Joaquin Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

A variety of superior community facilities and resources have placed Gilroy high in recent surveys which have attempted to measure the “quality of life” in Bay Area cities. Downtown, new vitality and a healthy respect for history make for a lively and interesting town center. Mature neighborhoods blend with newer homes to create an ambient atmosphere for residential areas, served by nearby schools, parks and churches, and just the right combination of rural and suburban amenities.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW

view of a vineyard and mountains in Mountain View, CANestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, just 10 miles north of San Jose and 35 miles south of San Francisco. The City is home to 72,200 residents and to many nationally and internationally known corporations. The City enjoys an average of 106 days of clear skies each year. Daytime temperatures are moderate, often in the fifties and sixties in the winter and the seventies and eighties in the summertime.

Once covered in orchards and vineyards, Mountain View began as a stagecoach stop and an agricultural center for the lush Santa Clara Valley. The town was incorporated in 1902 with a population of fewer than 1,000 people. After World War II, The City’s population exploded with the growth of the electronic and aerospace industries.

Today, Mountain View is a modern, high-tech city. While Mountain View is keeping pace with new ideas and innovations, the City is also committed to the traditional values of strong neighborhoods and citizen involvement.

In recent years, the City of Mountain View has developed some of the finest recreation facilities the Bay Area has to offer. The City’s extensive City park system not only provides an outstanding array of neighborhood parks, but includes an innovative regional park created from reclaimed landfill. Shoreline-at-Mountain View Park, built along San Francisco Bay, features an 18-hole golf course, a sailing lake and a wild life interpretive trail. The Civic Center, built around downtown’s Pioneer Park, has one of the finest theater facilities in Northern California as well as a new, 60,000 square foot state-of-the-art library.

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PALO ALTO

red-roofed buildings in Palo Alto, CALocated 35 miles south of San Francisco and 14 miles north of San Jose, Palo Alto is a community of approximately 61,200 residents. Part of the San Francisco Metropolitan Bay Area and the Silicon Valley, Palo Alto is located within Santa Clara County and borders San Mateo County.

More than 100 years old, Palo Alto is named for a majestic 250 year old coastal redwood tree along San Francisquito Creek, where early Spanish explorers settled.

The blend of business and residential areas anchored by a vibrant downtown defines Palo Alto’s unique character. A charming mixture of old and new, Palo Alto’s tree-lined streets and historic buildings reflect its California heritage. At the same time, Palo Alto is recognized worldwide as a leader in cutting-edge technological development. This exciting mix of tradition and innovation makes Palo Alto an extraordinary place in which to operate a business.

Palo Alto’s San Francisco Bay location and natural environment offer the opportunity to enjoy bird and aquatic life in a natural habitat. Proximity to Stanford University with its cultural and educational offerings add to the vibrance, innate charm and beauty of Palo Alto.

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SAN JOSE – ALMADEN VALLEY

hillside view in the Almaden ValleyOne of the most attractive residential areas of Silicon Valley, the South San Jose community of Almaden is distinguished by nice hillside views and “one of the most gorgeous landscapes in America”. Almaden Valley’s key attraction is Almaden Quicksilver County Park, which contains remnants of a historic mercury mine that produced more than $75 million in mineral wealth from the Gold Rush era to the 1970s (the San Jose mine’s name came from the Almaden Mine in Spain). The Almaden Quicksilver Park also boasts plenty of hiking and biking trails and a spectacular wildflower display during the springtime. Almaden Expressway helps make the cultural attractions and amenities of the downtown area easily accessible for Almaden residents.

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SAN JOSE – BLOSSOM VALLEY

San Jose is known to have a world renown quality of life. The area offers a wide variety of exciting cultural, recreational, educational and entertainment opportunities. In addition, the City of San Jose has the nation’s best public safety record of any metropolitan area, a marvelous ethnic diversity and a beautiful climate.

Temperatures vary from an average of 50 degrees in January to an average of 70 degrees in July. San Jose boasts an average of more than 300 sunny days per year, and has a mean annual rainfall of 14.4 inches.

Nightlife includes the American Musical Theater of San Jose, the Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, the Children’s Musical Theater San Jose, and the Opera San Jose.

The city also boasts many family resources such as the Children’s Discovery Museum, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, the Japanese Friendship Garden in Kelley Park, the Lick Observatory, and the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

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SAN JOSE – CAMBRIAN

outside view of a Hallmark store in CambrianSan Jose is known to have a world renown quality of life. The area offers a wide variety of exciting cultural, recreational, educational and entertainment opportunities. In addition, the City of San Jose has the nation’s best public safety record of any metropolitan area, a marvelous ethnic diversity and a beautiful climate.

Temperatures vary from an average of 50 degrees in January to an average of 70 degrees in July. San Jose boasts an average of more than 300 sunny days per year, and has a mean annual rainfall of 14.4 inches.

Nightlife includes the American, the Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, the Children’s Musical Theater San Jose, and the Opera San Musical Theater of San Jose.

The city also boasts many family resources such as the Children’s Discovery Museum, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, the Japanese Friendship Garden in Kelley Park, the Lick Observatory, and the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

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SAN JOSE – CENTRAL

view of buildings in central San Jose, CASan Jose is known to have a world renown quality of life. The area offers a wide variety of exciting cultural, recreational, educational and entertainment opportunities. In addition, the City of San Jose has the nation’s best public safety record of any metropolitan area, a marvelous ethnic diversity and a beautiful climate.

Temperatures vary from an average of 50 degrees in January to an average of 70 degrees in July. San Jose boasts an average of more than 300 sunny days per year, and has a mean annual rainfall of 14.4 inches.

Nightlife includes the American Musical Theater of San Jose, the Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, the Children’s Musical Theater San Jose, and the Opera San Jose.

The city also boasts many family resources such as the Children’s Discovery Museum, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, the Japanese Friendship Garden in Kelley Park, the Lick Observatory, and the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

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SAN JOSE – EAST VALLEY

San Jose is known to have a world renown quality of life. The area offers a wide variety of exciting cultural, recreational, educational and entertainment opportunities. In addition, the City of San Jose has the nation’s best public safety record of any metropolitan area, a marvelous ethnic diversity and a beautiful climate.

Temperatures vary from an average of 50 degrees in January to an average of 70 degrees in July. San Jose boasts an average of more than 300 sunny days per year, and has a mean annual rainfall of 14.4 inches.

Nightlife includes the American Musical Theater of San Jose, the Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, the Children’s Musical Theater San Jose, and the Opera San Jose.

The city also boasts many family resources such as the Children’s Discovery Museum, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, the Japanese Friendship Garden in Kelley Park, the Lick Observatory, and the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

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SAN JOSE – EVERGREEN

San Jose is known to have a world renown quality of life. The area offers a wide variety of exciting cultural, recreational, educational and entertainment opportunities. In addition, the City of San Jose has the nation’s best public safety record of any metropolitan area, a marvelous ethnic diversity and a beautiful climate.

Temperatures vary from an average of 50 degrees in January to an average of 70 degrees in July. San Jose boasts an average of more than 300 sunny days per year, and has a mean annual rainfall of 14.4 inches.

Nightlife includes the American Musical Theater of San Jose, the Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, the Children’s Musical Theater San Jose, and the Opera San Jose.

The city also boasts many family resources such as the Children’s Discovery Museum, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, the Japanese Friendship Garden in Kelley Park, the Lick Observatory, and the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

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SAN JOSE – NORTH VALLEY

San Jose is known to have a world renown quality of life. The area offers a wide variety of exciting cultural, recreational, educational and entertainment opportunities. In addition, the City of San Jose has the nation’s best public safety record of any metropolitan area, a marvelous ethnic diversity and a beautiful climate.

Temperatures vary from an average of 50 degrees in January to an average of 70 degrees in July. San Jose boasts an average of more than 300 sunny days per year, and has a mean annual rainfall of 14.4 inches.

Nightlife includes the American Musical Theater of San Jose, the Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, the Children’s Musical Theater San Jose, and the Opera San Jose.

The city also boasts many family resources such as the Children’s Discovery Museum, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, the Japanese Friendship Garden in Kelley Park, the Lick Observatory, and the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

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SAN JOSE – SANTA TERESA

San Jose is known to have a world renown quality of life. The area offers a wide variety of exciting cultural, recreational, educational and entertainment opportunities. In addition, the City of San Jose has the nation’s best public safety record of any metropolitan area, a marvelous ethnic diversity and a beautiful climate.

Temperatures vary from an average of 50 degrees in January to an average of 70 degrees in July. San Jose boasts an average of more than 300 sunny days per year, and has a mean annual rainfall of 14.4 inches.

Nightlife includes the American Musical Theater of San Jose, the Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, the Children’s Musical Theater San Jose, and the Opera San Jose.

The city also boasts many family resources such as the Children’s Discovery Museum, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, the Japanese Friendship Garden in Kelley Park, the Lick Observatory, and the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

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SAN JOSE – SOUTH

San Jose is known to have a world renown quality of life. The area offers a wide variety of exciting cultural, recreational, educational and entertainment opportunities. In addition, the City of San Jose has the nation’s best public safety record of any metropolitan area, a marvelous ethnic diversity and a beautiful climate.

Temperatures vary from an average of 50 degrees in January to an average of 70 degrees in July. San Jose boasts an average of more than 300 sunny days per year, and has a mean annual rainfall of 14.4 inches.

Nightlife includes the American Musical Theater of San Jose, the Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, the Children’s Musical Theater San Jose, and the Opera San Jose.

The city also boasts many family resources such as the Children’s Discovery Museum, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, the Japanese Friendship Garden in Kelley Park, the Lick Observatory, and the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

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SAN JOSE – WILLOW GLEN

Once an incorporated city in its own right, Willow Glen is a part of San Jose that feels like a small town with its own main street–Lincoln Avenue–surrounded by tree-lined neighborhoods of architecturally distinctive single family homes, many of them Spanish-style homes built in the 1920s and 1930s.

Located three miles southwest of downtown San Jose, Willow Glen is bordered by the Guadalupe River, the Los Gatos Creek and Coe and Curtner Avenues.

The Lincoln Avenue downtown business district, located between Coe and Minnesota, is lined with sidewalk cafes, Italian delis, home design stores and clothing boutiques. Most Lincoln Avenue stores are still owner-operated and retail businesses. Willow Glen features two of the Silicon Valley area’s remaining independent bookstores.

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SANTA CLARA

Santa Clara missionThe City of Santa Clara, at the center of the Silicon Valley, is in a strategic regional location convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail and other public transportation.

Santa Clara has a long tradition of quality public services and a well-maintained infrastructure. The City has owned and operated its own electric, water and sewer utilities for over a century.

From historical neighborhoods to high tech facilities, Santa Clara has it all. Excellent residential areas (for a wide range of family budgets), the city’s award-winning Convention Center, Community Recreation Center, International Swim Center, Youth Activity Center, Senior Citizens Center, outstanding public library open extended hours, 38 municipal parks and playgrounds, the championship Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club, and walking paths and bikeways that connect all parts of the City, are just a few of the reasons that residents love Santa Clara.

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SARATOGA

street view of Saratoga, CASaratoga is a beautiful California village at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains with a quaint downtown, beautiful redwood-covered mountains, highly sought-after real estate and a rich collection of wineries, public gardens and cultural attractions. Though it’s a quiet and exclusive residential community, it’s close to San Jose’s urban attractions, Santa Cruz’s beaches and Silicon Valley’s top companies. Saratogans welcome visitors, and its restaurants, boutiques and hotels make it an ideal Northern California destination.

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SUNNYVALE

streetview of Sunnyvale, CASunnyvale, California, has long been recognized as one of the best managed cities in the nation and in 1993 was acclaimed by the White House as a model for effective government at all levels. Known as the “Heart of Silicon Valley,” Sunnyvale combines the advantages of an attractive suburban setting, a diverse population, metropolitan cultural opportunities, and a dynamic high-technology industrial foundation.

The City offers high quality services at a remarkably low cost to its residents and businesses. With the welcome attributes of mild weather, a beautiful and varied regional environment, and a vibrant economy, Sunnyvale provides an excellent quality of life for people to live, work and raise their children.

The community currently enjoys the benefits from a tradition of long-term community planning, including award-winning parks, one of the lowest crime rates in the nation for cities over 100,000 population, excellent local schools, and well-maintained urban infrastructure. According to a 2000 citizen opinion survey, virtually all Sunnyvale residents rate the city as a good or excellent place to live.

Sunnyvale is home to Silicon Valley high-tech industry leaders in fields ranging from advanced satellite construction to pioneering biotechnology; from semiconductor research, design and manufacturing to leading edge internet firms.

Also located within easy access from Sunnyvale are California’s beaches, mountains, spectacular state and national parks, as well as the internationally acclaimed cultural resources of San Francisco and San Jose. Nearby theaters, concert halls, museums, galleries and libraries satisfy a wide range of cultural interests.

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