Richest Neighborhoods In San Jose, CA For 2020


We used science and data to determine which San Jose neighborhoods have the richest people.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the richest neighborhoods to live in San Jose.
Richest Neighborhoods In San Jose

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren’t made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that San Jose has to offer. Where houses go for over 4.77x the national median and household incomes are 2.69x the national median.

But where exactly in San Jose do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Almaden Valley where the median income is a cool $147,988.

Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in San Jose out of 18 for 2020.

What’s the richest neighborhood to live in San Jose for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Almaden Valley looks to be the richest San Jose neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,118,684. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky. Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in San Jose. Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from richest to poorest.

For more San Jose reading, check out the best neighborhoods in San Jose and the worst neighborhoods in San Jose. Or, for living around San Jose, out the best San Jose suburbs and the worst San Jose suburbs.

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How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In San Jose For 2020

Every city has it’s best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we ranked every neighborhood based on income levels.

We ranked every neighborhood in San Jose by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Almaden Valley, was named the richest neighborhood in San Jose.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Buena Vista.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in San Jose ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In San Jose For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income<
1 Almaden Valley $147,988
2 Evergreen $128,820
3 Santa Teresa $115,527
4 Cambrian Park $111,931
5 West San Jose $107,156
6 Willow Glen $104,625
7 North San Jose $104,535
8 Berryessa $102,953
9 Blossom Valley $99,767
10 Rose Garden $95,382
11 North Valley $78,557
12 Alum Rock-East Foothills $77,166
13 East San Jose $73,521
14 Edenvale-Seven Trees $73,072
15 Downtown $71,036
16 Burbank $57,932
17 Fairgrounds $56,502
18 Buena Vista $44,822

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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