Silicon Valley & Santa Clara County Real Estate News

May 15, 2015

Hike Saratoga Real Estate at Fremont Older Open Space Preserve

Go hiking on Saratoga real estate.Spend the day out in nature at the Fremont Older Open Space Preserve and enjoy this beautiful piece of Saratoga real estate. This 739 acre preserve offers a wide range of wilderness to enjoy. Scout out local wildlife and flora while strolling down the many Preserve trails. Spectacular views of the Santa Clara Valley are visible from popular Hunter’s Point. Hikers also enjoy the scenery from the beautiful open hayfields and Seven Springs.

Equestrian Saratoga home owners will find marked equestrian trails available for horseback riding. There are also specific trails designated for on leash dog walkers and bicyclists. Fremont Older Open Space Preserve is open to Saratoga real estate residents 365 days of the year from sunrise to one half hour before sunset. Admission is free. Located on the Fremont Older Open Space Preserve is the “Woodhills” House, a historic landmark built in 1914 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Fully restored to its original splendor, this house is privately leased, but docent-led tours of the house and garden area are available to the public annually in the spring. The main entrance to the Preserve is on Prospect Road only minutes off Highway 85. For additional information about the Preserve and tips for planning your day trip, click here.

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May 7, 2015

49ers Fans Live in Santa Clara and Visit Levi's Stadium

Live in Santa Clara and visit Levi's Stadium.Levi’s Stadium is a favorite spot for people who live in Santa Clara to enjoy concerts, soccer games, and, of course, cheer on the 49ers. One of the best ways to experience all that the stadium offers is to take a tour. Public tours are offered every day during business hours. Tickets include a 90-minute guided tour, as well the chance to go on a self-guided tour and explore the 49ers Museum. The VIP Experience Tour includes a meal at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak and Pub. Tours are held Monday through Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. The last tour begins at 4:30 p.m. On Sundays, the last tour leaves at 3:30 p.m.

Santa Clara property owners will get an in-depth look at the history of the 49ers in 11 different galleries and exhibits. Memorabilia, team uniforms and equipment, and all five of their Super Bowl Championship trophies are on display. The museum also hosts free Family Learning Nights twice a month. These nights are geared for kids from kindergarten through eighth grade. The focus is on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (or STEM). Projects bring STEM to life through the lens of football. The next Family Learning Night is “Forces in Football” and will be held on May 15th. The museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fans of the 49ers who live in Santa Clara should be sure to tour Levi’s Stadium and visit the museum to get a deeper appreciation of their favorite team. Go to levisstadium.com for more information.

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April 29, 2015

Great Finds for San Jose Homes at the Flea Market

Go to the flea market near San Jose homes.A wonderful destination for all who own San Jose homes is the San Jose Flea Market. Whether a vendor, employee, or patron, this is a great asset in the community. Serving San Jose since 1960, this place has allowed families to create lasting memories while shopping, playing, and eating. It is a great place to spend a day without spending a ton of money. In addition to the many food and vendor choices, those who own San Jose homes can enjoy a vintage carousel, mini ferris wheel, a playground complete with inflatable slides, and even an arcade to play in.

The San Jose Flea Market is open on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from dawn to dusk and admission is free with paid parking. Patrons can expect 300-500 vendors on weekdays and 1,000-1,500 on the weekends. Be sure to come hungry, as more than a dozen restaurants are on-site with breakfast, lunch, and dinner options available. Grab a corn dog on the go or sit down to enjoy some fresh local cuisine. San Jose real estate owners will enjoy visiting the market often, as well as bringing out of town guests to check out this cool piece of history. Visit sjfm.com for a complete listing of amenities, vendors, and job opportunities.

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April 21, 2015

Fine Dining for Saratoga Real Estate Owners at The Basin

Saratoga real estate owners enjoy The Basin.All who own Saratoga real estate can enjoy a sophisticated dining experience at The Basin. This delicious restaurant fuses Spanish and Italian flavors using local, wild, fresh, and organic ingredients. There is a vast selection of wine available at The Basin. You're certain to find a perfect wine and entree pairing whenever you dine there. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice, or share a bottle with those at your table. Choose from items such as slow braised short ribs, fois gras, asparagus cauliflower pizza, local albacore tuna, scallops, duck breast, and much, much more.

The Basin offers many dining options to all Saratoga property owners and other guests. Whether looking for an intimate date night, a larger family dinner, or even a company event, there are many options available to patrons. The Basin offers catering for parties and events as well. There is even the opportunity to enjoy dining outside under a 200 year old oak tree that is 120 feet tall. It is truly a joy to own Saratoga real estate and take advantage of all of the beauty and delicious food that this area has to offer. Visit thebasin.com for a full dining and wine menu, as well as more information about catering and all of the dining options available.

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March 31, 2015

COMING SOON! 1861 Nelson Way, San Jose CA 95124

Silicon Valley Home - 1861 Nelson Way, San JoseDon't miss your opportunity to see this Silicon Valley Property BEFORE it hits the market. Retro styled and Great Area!

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March 20, 2015

Saratoga Homes Enjoy the Serenity of Hakone

Serenity awaits Saratoga homes.Silicon Valley real estate is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and various chances for unique experiences in the outdoors. Hakone Estate and Gardens provides one of these rare opportunities in its tranquil gardens. As the oldest Asian estate and gardens on the West coast, Hakone has spent nearly a century perfecting its atmosphere of peace and harmony.

Residents of Saratoga homes are blessed to have this oasis to retreat to when the everyday chaos of life threatens to invade. With 18 acres of sublime beauty in the hills of Saratoga, Hakone overlooks Silicon Valley and offers a one-of-a-kind location for various types of gatherings from weddings to company retreats. As one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s premiere sites, Hakone has been has been selected to receive their distinguished “Save America’s Treasures” classification.

As Hakone celebrates its centennial during their multi-year centennial celebration from 2015-2017, families living in Saratoga homes are invited to join in the celebration at the planned public events and special activities. Guests are invited to stroll through the koi pond garden, or enjoy the silence in the bamboo and tea gardens, breathing in the complete unity of art and nature only Hakone can provide. To learn more about these beautiful gardens, or plan your own private event in their peaceful oasis, click here to visit their website.

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March 7, 2015

Learn and Play on San Jose Real Estate at Happy Hollow

Visit the zoo on San Jose real estate.San Jose real estate is full of opportunities for recreation and relaxation. A great example is The Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, which is a favorite destination for families with children of all ages. This Spring a new class called Coffee and Critters will be available for little ones 6 to 24 months old who are accompanied by an adult, and an Adult Animal Training class is also coming for those 16 years old and up.

Every Silicon Valley home knows how much joy children experience when they visit Happy Hollow. Whether parents take their children on the rides at the park, to the puppet theater, or on a tour of the animals at the zoo, families are sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. Happy Hollow definitely fulfills its mission statement, “Happy Hollow Park & Zoo connects children to nature through play!” From field trips to summer camps, this corner of San Jose real estate is bringing joy to children by giving them the opportunity to learn and grow while having fun.

The Park and Zoo are closed on Mondays in March, but they are open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on the weekends, and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday. Families should check out the website at hhpz.org to find out what the hours will be when they plan to visit, or call 408-794-6400.

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Feb. 24, 2015

Silicon Valley Home Value Tool Delivers Results!

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Feb. 16, 2015

Byxbee Park: A Great Reason to Own Palo Alto Real Estate

Enjoy Byxbee park near a Silicon Valley home and Palo Alto real estate.Byxbee Park is sure to become a favorite for any new Palo Alto real estate owner. This unique park offers trails, restrooms, beautiful views, and interesting environmental art. Enjoy training for races, keeping in shape, or just taking a stroll with friends, family, and pets. There are terrific views from several high points in the park, as well as sheltered parts of the park that are created by hillocks that were inspired by the shell mounds created by the Ohlone people who used to inhabit this area two to four thousand years ago. The art and history in this beautiful park are sure to help everyone appreciate their Silicon Valley home.

Those owning Palo Alto real estate and all visitors will enjoy seeing small animals and birds along the trail system as well as many beautiful plants and grasses. Crushed oyster shells cover the trail system. This material will move and compact naturally and provide a beautiful ambiance for the park. A broad collection of artists have moved and sculpted the earth in this park. Have fun learning about the past, experiencing nature, and appreciating present advancement by viewing the nearby airport. This park has much to offer all visitors and is located at 2375 Embarcadero Road. Click here to visit the park webpage.

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Feb. 7, 2015

Bocce Ball for Residents of Morgan Hill Homes

Play Bocce ball near Morgan Hills homes or a Silicon Vally home.A fun and unique outing that those who own Morgan Hill homes can enjoy time and time again is to Troy’s Bocce Ball Room. This venue can be a perfect place to host a corporate event, holiday party, wedding reception, anniversary party, join a league, or just have a fun night out with friends. The inviting atmosphere boasts 2 indoor bocce courts, 2 pool tables, 4 big screen tvs, shuffleboard, a full sized bar, local wines, a stage for live bands, and catering for any and all occasions.

Silicon Valley home owners are invited to book a bocce ball court for a mere $25.00 per court per hour. Courts are available for rental Thursdays from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm, Fridays from 7:00 pm until 1:00 am, and Saturdays from 7:00 pm until 1:00 am. Troy’s Bocce Ball Room is closed on Sundays and Mondays and offers leagues from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. A league could be a great way for those who own Morgan Hill homes to spend time with friends and make new ones. Call 408-778-0945 to reserve a court. Click here to visit the website and find out more information on utilizing the venue for your event. It is sure to be a great time.

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