If your idea of the perfect weekend includes getting outdoors, whether to commune with nature or participate in something more active, do look at the homes for sale in South San Jose, or Southside, as locals call it.
On the other hand, if you prefer spending your leisure time shopping, watching sporting events and dining out, you should also shop among the homes for sale in South San Jose. Light rail in the area makes it a snap to spend a day in the city.
Several school districts serve the public school students who live in South San Jose. These include:
- San Jose Unified School District
- Franklin-McKinley Elementary School District
- Oak Grove Elementary School District
Williams Elementary School, located in South San Jose’s southern region, in the Silver Crest neighborhood, is the highest ranked elementary school in the community. In fact, it’s one of the highest ranked public elementary schools in the state, performing better than 99.2 percent of all of them. School rankings site SchoolDigger.com ranks Williams Elementary 46th of 5,621 California elementary schools.
Of South San Jose’s middle schools, Bret Harte performs the best – better than 97.2 percent of all middle schools in California. SchoolDigger.com places Bret Harte at 70th of 2,472 California public middle schools.
The highest rated high school in South San Jose is Leland High, located in the southeast section of the community. Ranked better than nearly 97 percent of California’s public high schools, students here boast a better-than 95 percent average score on standardized tests.
You’ll also find a number of private schools scattered throughout South San Jose.
Recreation in South San Jose
With 193 parks and open space areas, South San Jose offers no shortage of ways to get outdoors and remain active. Whether you enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding or just strolling wilderness paths, there’s a park here to accommodate you.
Golfers have lots of choices as well, from Los Lagos Golf Course and Almaden Golf & Country Club to Cinnabar Hills, The Ranch Golf Club, and others.
Bring the plane when you buy a house in South San Jose, the private Reid-Hillview General Aviation Airport is located right here.
Homes in South San Jose
South San Jose offers many communities and some of the more popular include Santa Teresa, Blossom Valley, and Silver Creek Valley.
Prices of homes for sale in South San Jose vary, according to the area and home style. Condos, for instance, can be priced as low as $335,000 in some areas and as much as $900,000 in others.
Single-family homes for sale in South San Jose are priced likewise, with prices starting typically in the $800,000s.
South Side San Jose is located roughly south of Hillsdale Ave. and West Capitol Expressway, and north of Morgan Hill, between Highway 101/Senter Rd. and Camden Ave.