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Old 12-26-2012, 10:36 AM
Location: Newark, CA
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Originally Posted by marcopolo666 View Post
Bang for the buck - Willow Glen is more expensive, and the houses are often older and smaller.
This...and the huge WG homes that have been built up in place of formerly small old homes are even more expensive. WG is a nicer place to live in my opinion though than Cambrian Park is, but the schools aren't as good.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:32 PM
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Can anyone give me any feedback on the Pruneyard area in Campbell?

Thanks in advance, as we really liked a couple of houses we looked at there recently and are trying to gather as much data as possible in order to make our decision.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:26 PM
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Pruneyard area of Campbell is nice. There is a farmer's market in downtown Campbell, theater, restaurants and shopping all in easy reach, the Los Gatos Creek trail accessible from several locations for walking or biking.
There are events in Campbell throughout the year. Easy access to freeways makes for a central commute area.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by shadowyman View Post
Please let us know the outcome of this search. I'm also interested in these three neighborhoods. It'd be useful to know what your final decision has been and why.
Thanks to the advice in this thread we ended up in Campbell. It turned out to be the perfect location for us in terms of our price range and what we were looking for with regards to the kids (Cambrian school district) and a commute (25-30 minutes door-to-door).

We spent some time (a smattering of days) in town prior to signing our lease and were content with what we were getting by living there. We walked a few miles on the LGC trail, and spent a few afternoons at Morgan Park, which the kids absolutely love.

While not on the cheaper side, we found the rents more affordable than the northern areas, but without giving up the clean and safe feeling that the great expense in those neighborhoods usually brings.

Finally, we got a much stronger sense that Campbell was primarily a "family" town, rather than a town of people who were primarily commuters, or students, etc. I'm probably not putting that correctly, but it's basically the idea that there were a lot of families in the houses surrounding our area for many streets/blocks.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:53 PM
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Blossom Hill: increasing violence, becoming more ghetto because of the gang members

Evergreen: nice area, if you live here, you shouldn't ever have to go to East San Jose for anything

Milpitas: nice area, police blotter only indicates mostly property crime
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:55 PM
Location: earth?
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Blossom Hill.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:06 AM
Location: San Jose, CA
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You moved quickly on this - glad you found a place you liked and hope you enjoy it here!
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