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The Silicon Valley: Home to the Most Expensive Zip Codes in the US

RS201_iStock_000005961236Medium-scrLooking for luxury in the Silicon Valley? It won’t be hard to find—some of the most expensive and luxurious homes can be found throughout the communities of the Silicon Valley and Bay Area. In fact, according to a 2015 Forbes study, California zip codes, and especially those of the Silicon Valley and Bay Area, dominate the charts for most expensive zip codes in the US.

The Most Expensive Zip Codes in America

Coming in at the #1 most expensive zip code was the Silicon Valley’s own 94027 of Atherton, a luxurious community located just north of Palo Alto (which had a high-ranking zip code of its own). The median home price of this extravagant community was just over $10.5 million, a cost that might seem absurd, but with the abundance of lavish mansions, lush landscaping, and top-rated schools within its boundaries—not to mention its easy commute to top-tier tech jobs in Menlo Park and Palo Alto—it’s not an unbelievable pricetag.

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Following Atherton for most expensive zip codes in the Silicon Valley/Bay Area were 94062 of Woodside and 94010 of Hillsborough (both Bay Area communities). The next Silicon zip was 94022 of Los Altos Hills, coming in at number 11 nationally and second in the Valley. Its median price of $2.4 million is due in part to its scenic landscape of rolling hills and valley, and partially to its absolutely breathtaking architecture of stately mansions. Following just behind San Francisco (#22 nationally) came Palo Alto’s 94301 (#36 nationally, third in the Valley) with a median price of $2.2 million. Los Gatos and 95030 came in fourth (51st in America) at $1.8 million.

What Does This Mean for the Silicon Valley?achievement-18134_640

The Valley is growing, demand is rising, and prices are climbing. Luxury has a price, as does the convenience of living in the technology hub of America. The Valley is fast becoming an exclusive Hollywood-esk location for corporate business execs and tech wizards—the place that calls to the rich, the famous, the important, and those seeking the absolute in modern luxury.

If you’re one of those seekers of extravagance, now is the time to act. Start by learning more about the communities of the Silicon Valley and exploring luxury homes for sale. And when you’re ready to find that dream palace, contact us and we will help you make that dream a reality.

San Jose’s Top 10 Fastest-Growing Companies

Silicon Valley is acclaimed for its thriving job market and employment opportunities. But San Jose, in particular, is the site of many of the area’s fastest-growing private companies.

A Spot at the Top:

San Jose’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Inc. came out with its annual list of the fastest-growing companies in the US. San Jose proves why it reigns supreme in Silicon Valley, with its fastest-growing companies sitting on a coveted spot starting more than halfway up the list. Here are San Jose’s top 10 companies on this prestigious list:

10. Clean Solar — 2014 Revenue: $8.5 million | Growth rate: 177%

9. Richter10.2 Media Group — 2014 Revenue: $3.7 million| Growth rate: 179%

8. Malwarebytes — 2014 Revenue: $48.1 million| Growth rate: 264%

7. TechShop — 2014 Revenue: $12 million| Growth rate: 345%

6. Early Growth Financial Services — 2014 Revenue: $6.5 million| Growth rate: 436%

5. Untangle — 2014 Revenue: $18.6 million| Growth rate: 487%

4. NorCal CrossFit — 2014 Revenue: $4.3 million| Growth rate: 641%

3. Ensighten — 2014 Revenue: $19.6 million | Growth rate: 1,012%

2. 360 Payment Solutions — 2014 Revenue: $2.5 million | Growth rate: 1,865%

1. Kukui — 2014 Revenue: $4.1 million | Growth rate: 3,944%

View the interactive map below or read more about San Jose’s fastest-growing companies for the location and further details about each company on the list.

San Jose Has a Hot Real Estate Market, Too

Since the city is such an attractive place to work, San Jose has an attractive real estate market.

Are you relocating to San Jose for work? Want to find the perfect place to live that’s convenient to your place of employment? Let us help you find your dream home in San Jose or the surrounding areas.

Search through the homes for sale in San Jose by your price range and find out more about the community, and when you’ve found the perfect property to call home, contact us and we can schedule a showing.

Mountain View May See a Permanent LinkedIn Campus

Real estate is in high demand in Silicon Valley.

And earlier this year, Mountain View city officials decided on building rights for a prime area of real estate, North Bayshore.

Development in North Bayshore

Mountain View’s North Bayshore neighborhood has been a magnet for high-tech employers, and the North Bayshore development plan envisions it as an area that meets the city’s development needs while preserving its natural landscape.

A New Campus for LinkedIn

up-close view of bicycle gearsLinkedIn was awarded 1.45 million square feet of available space in North Bayshore, where it plans to expand and build a new campus mixing work with play — new offices, shops, restaurants, an athletic club, a theater, and a hotel. A key feature of this new development would be the bike-friendly and pedestrian-friendly campus, with a central pedestrian avenue and bike bridge.

The campus proposal received praise from city officials a few weeks ago, and the proposed project’s first phase has a future completion date set for 2019.

Let’s Talk About Mountain View

Relocating to Silicon Valley and looking for a home in Mountain View? Let us be your guide to this great city — ask us for Mountain View real estate listingsour guide to having fun in Silicon Valley, and comprehensive home buying resources.

Have your dream home in mind? Call us at 408-357-4611 and we can schedule a showing.

Santa Clara: Home to the Best Corporate Citizens in the US

corporate office building viewed from belowMany people value transparency — especially with corporations.

People generally favor companies that have positive employee relations and environmental impact. Every year, a publication researches several factors and ranks corporations based on their overall accountability. This year, a Santa Clara business once again made the list.

Intel Ranks #5 in the Nation in 2015

Corporate Responsibility Magazine published their list of 100 best “corporate citizens” for 2015, and Santa Clara-based Intel topped the list at #5.

The technology company has been highly ranked before, earning distinctions like #15 Best Global Green Brands and Best Global Brands, not to mention pursuing company goals of diversity and global responsibility.

Read the full list of 2015 corporate citizens to find where Intel and other corporations rank in terms of climate change, human rights, and philanthropy.

Consistent Rankings in the Top 10

For the past three years, Intel has remained in the top 10 of best corporate citizens. Outperforming many of the other companies on the list, Intel’s highest individual rankings have been in these Corporate Responsibility Magazine‘s designated categories:

  • corporate governance
  • employee relations
  • philanthropy

Living and Working in Santa Clara

computer processor chipIntel’s high rankings mean good news for Santa Clara. Not only does the locally based company truly value its employees, the good press will likely increase business — possibly ushering in more jobs in Santa Clara and a stronger local economy.

But the city isn’t only known as the headquarters for its corporate citizens. Santa Clara is a vibrant area that offers plenty of opportunities to work and live well in Silicon Valley.

Gary & Robert Real Estate Team — Santa Clara Real Estate Experts

We specialize in the local real estate market and would be happy to provide you any assistance.

If you have any questions about Santa Clara homes for sale or what it’s like to live in the area, feel free to ask us. Contact us at 408.357.4611 or Info@GaryandRobert.com.

 

Cupertino Ranks in the Top 10 Most Educated Places in America

library in college universityCupertino landed toward the top of NerdWallet’s 2015 most educated cities in America. As the headquarters of Apple, Seagate Technology, and other thriving electronics companies, the city is known for its intelligent and highly qualified residents who have engineering and technology degrees.

San Jose also ranked among the larger cities, beating out California’s largest city for a spot in the middle. Let’s see how these two areas compared with the nation.

Cupertino: #10 Educated City in America

High School / Associate’s: 96.8% 

Bachelor’s: 76.7%

Master’s: 31.0%

While it may rank in the top 10, Cupertino easily beats out the other high-ranking cities — and the nation— for the largest percentage of residents with a master’s degree.

The area has enjoyed the spotlight before. It will likely continue to inch on up the list as Silicon Valley continues to attract technology start-ups and skillful employees.

With such highly educated residents, Cupertino provides more unique opportunities for starting careers and living in an appealing residential environment, not to mention bolstering the local economy as the in-demand industries seek the best minds for the job.

San Jose: #44 Most Educated Large City

computer motherboard High School / Associate’s: 82.5%

Bachelor’s: 37.6%

Master’s: 10.7%

San Jose easily surpassed Los Angeles in all three categories. As the so-called capital of Silicon Valley, it too will likely rank among the giants and perhaps become the most educated city in California.

High demands for engineering, computer science, electronics, and other thriving industries in San Jose will also bring an influx of the most qualified people with years of post-secondary education.

Come Join the Rankings in the San Jose Area

If you’re relocating to the area for work or became interested in these two most educated cities in the US, you can find out more about residential life in the San Jose area by checking out our real estate website.

If you have any questions about Cupertino or San Jose real estate in particular, please contact us at 408-357-4611 or info@garyandrobert.com. We would love to help.