Brady and Son Realty

A Real Estate Team from Keller Williams Silicon City

Fulfilling Dreams, one Home at a Time.

Whether you are selling, buying, or investing, our goal is to meet your Real Estate needs so well that you recommend us to your family and friends.

2221 Oakland Road #268, San Jose, CA 95131

Phone: 408-868-8052

San Jose, California

Downtown San Jose

San Jose Area Profile

San Jose is divided into 10 city council districts and 11 Real Estate areas. This page describes San Jose as a whole at a summary level. See the San Jose Area Pages for detailed information about each region.



City Government

The City of San Jose is governed by a city council comprised of 10 members elected to 4-year terms from geographic districts. The Mayor is separately elected to a 4-year term, and a council member is selected as Vice Mayor. The government itself is managed by a City Manager.

San Jose City Hall with the beautiful rotunda

Things to Do in and around San Jose





Parks and Rec:

  • Kelley Park – 1300 Senter Road San Jose, CA 95112
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Mountain Biking


Theater, Concerts, and Museums

Area Theater and Concert Venues and Organizations:

Area Galleries and Museums:

Dining and Shopping in San Jose

Places to Eat:

There are a number of restaurants in downtown San Jose, and each area has its own vibrant culture of food and drink.

Places to Shop:

  • Westfield Valley Fair
  • Westfield Oakridge Mall
  • Santana Row
  • Eastridge Mall

Education Opportunities in San Jose

K-12 Schools Serving San Jose

As a city of over one million people, listing all the K-12 schools here would be overwhelming. Please review the school lists in the specific San Jose real estate areas that interest you. You can find those areas here.

Higher Education

San Jose Real Estate Market

San Jose City Real Estate Trends
San Jose Real Estate Trends: Average Sales Price and Average Sales to List Price Ratio by Month for the past 12 months

The San Jose Real Estate Market is divided into 11 regions within the city that spans 177.5 square miles and houses more than a million people.  The graph above shows average sales price and sales price to list price ratio for sales across the city of San Jose for the past 12 months. Average home sales declined through the end of 2019 as normal in the winter months. Come February, prices began climbing in anticipation of a brisk spring selling season. Then COVID-19 Shelter in Place restrictions hit on March 16. Surprisingly, unlike many areas, San Jose prices held firm and began climbing again in June. This demonstrates continued demand for housing in San Jose. 

The average sales to list price ratio denoted by the red line shows that average sales dipped below list during the fall slump, but have remained in positive territory since January, further validating the strong demand.

San Jose Real Estate Sales by Price Range
San Jose Real Estate Trends: Sales by price range for the past 12 months

The histogram above breaks down San Jose real estate sales by price range. Here we see the peak remains solidly in the $600,000 to $1,000,000 bands where it has been at least since 2017.

San Jose Real Estate Average Days on Market
San Jose Real Estate: 6-month Average: Days to Sell versus Price Range

The second rule of real estate after Location: Timing. Buyers and Sellers need to understand the time trends in the market. 

Sellers need to be aware of how long it might take to sell their home. Many variables affect this time, not the least of which is list price. 

For the buyers, it is important to understand how fast you have to move – not just in responding to a home you like, but in how frequently you need to check the market and how quickly you need to make arrangements to view the home.

Here we see that in most portions of the market, homes sell in 2-3 weeks compared to about a month one year ago, further testifying to the strong housing demand in the city.

Understanding Price is imperative both form the Seller’s and Buyer’s perspectives.

For the seller, pricing too high can be disastrous. Buyers will focus their attention on lower-priced listings first. So can pricing so low that buyers wonder what is wrong with the property.

Much the current Silicon Valley Market is deliberately priced low to spark interest, often resulting in multiple offers driving the price up as evidenced by the ratios over 100%. 

In this graph of sale price divided by list price, we see that in all but the highest price categories, sales prices up to 4.5% above list compared to 2% below a year ago.

San Jose Real Estate Average Sales to List Price Ratio by Price Range
San Jose Real Estate: 6-month Average Sale Price to List Price Ratio by Price Range

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