Silicon Valley Homes for Sale
Silicon Valley is a region in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California that serves as a global center for high technology and innovation. It corresponds roughly to the geographical Santa Clara Valley. San Jose is Silicon Valley's largest city, the third-largest in California, and the tenth-largest in the United States; other major Silicon Valley cities include Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Redwood City, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Cupertino. The San Jose Metropolitan Area has the third-highest GDP per capita in the world (after Zurich, Switzerland, and Oslo, Norway), according to the Brookings Institution.
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Silicon Valley is very diverse but there are many common threads. There is a true appreciation of the value placed on innovation, entrepreneurship, and hard work in terms of industry & labor. Recreation counts, too, though: enjoyment of the outdoors, the arts, the San Jose Sharks, local history, winemaking, volunteerism, school involvement, and dining out all rank as important, too. In many areas, schools and school excellence are an extreme priority.
One of the region's largest city parks is Kelley Park, a 163-acre green oasis running along Coyote Creek, just south of Downtown San Jose. The property, like many in Silicon Valley, was once home to fruit orchards and a farm owned by Louise Kelley.
Seven Seas Park
Recently completed, the 5.3 acre Seven Seas Neighborhood Park is now open to the public. The heavily favored Ocean theme, a result of extensive community meetings, was ultimately chosen in no small part for its unifying nautical theme which relates the park to nearby Tasman Crossing’s own maritime theme. Designed to resemble a shipping port, the park’s playgrounds and splash pad contribute to the neighborhood’s nautical character and create a destination-type attraction. The play area has two raised docks, an ADA-accessible boat structure, custom rock outcroppings, and boat masts with nautical flags for children to learn from. Additionally, shade canopies resembling boat sails provide protection from the intense summer sun, allowing for community use year-round.
Las Palmas Park
Las Palmas Park is envisioned as a “grand park” used and loved by many. From an expansive children's play area to recreational trails, soccer fields, and a skate park, the park will provide healthy outdoor opportunities for residents of all ages.