Almaden Valley is an open area with lots of parks and trails. Coleman Lake is a large area where families can bike, boat, and enjoy the lake.
Almaden Valley homes are larger and more expensive than the smaller well known ranch style homes more common in San Jose. The homes are on larger tracts and its more of a rural setting with views of mountains and greenery.
Almaden Expressway is the main street that takes you to Almaden Valley. The area is close to Cambrian and Blossom Valley. Almaden Expressway takes you to highway 85.
Almaden Valley schools are part of the San Jose Unified School District. They are often the highest ranking schools in the district. Los Alamitos Elementary, Simmons Elementary, Greystone Elementary, Brett Harte Middle, and Leland High School are all excellent schools.
Almaden Valley is a very distinguished place and has the reputation of being one of the best places to live in San Jose.