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As one of the oldest settlements in Santa Clara Valley, Milpitas, which in Spanish means “little cornfields,” has experienced remarkable growth since the first settlers began living there in 1852. Located at the northeastern border of Alameda County, Milpitas has a population of approximately 62,000. The city enjoys the benefits of the valley’s explosive growth in the computer and electronics industry and has a wide selection of housing, ranging from custom hillside homes to lower-cost multi-family housing.

Milpitas formed as a City in 1954 and was often a target of annexation by the City of San Jose, but the local residents fought long and hard to stay a separate city. Milpitas is now home to many local computer hardware and chip manufacturing companies such as Flextronics, KLA-Tencor, and Sandisk, and the industrial base helps support the local city services. Milpitas actually ranks as the top in the nation with the largest percentage of residents employed in the computer and electronic products industry.

The schools in Milpitas are part of the Milpitas Unified School District and are a huge draw for parents looking for excellent schools in an affordable neighborhood. Three of the Milpitas elementary schools (John Sinnott, Curtner, and Marshall Pomeroy Elementary) have achieved a Great Schools ranking of 9 or higher. With the unified school district, all children attend Milpitas High School.

Parks and Recreation are a large part of the Milpitas living experience. Nearby Ed R. Levin Park is nestled in the foothills, and residents can also hike up to Monument peak. There are two local public golf courses, Summitpointe and Spring Valley, that offer differing levels of challenge and are regularly used by the locals. In total, Milpitas has over 15 traditional large sized parks scattered throughout the city as well a large sports complex for baseball and tennis that are fenced off for use.

Visitors to the area will also surely stumble upon the Great Mall, which has turned into a shopping destination and multi-family housing center in the city. Local VTA service currently stops at the Great Mall, and BART service is scheduled to arrive at the same location by 2018 as part of the Santa Clara County extension project.

The primary zip code for Milpitas is 95035, and the majority of homes in the region are single family homes. There are also some areas with attached duet style homes, condominiums, and townhomes for those looking for a lower cost housing option. Below is the historical market data for the city.

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Urban Pacific Homes

Tom is one of the most well-recognized luxury home builders in the region. His highly respected reputation has been built on his attention to detail and emphasis on the client relationship. Tom is available for feasibility consultations for both our sellers and buyers in support of the team.

Poyner & Poyner LLP

Jessica is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a specialist in trust, estate, and probate law. She is managing partner of one of the longest-established estate planning firms in California and has a reputation for excellence and client service.

Marketing Designs

 Jayne McCann is the owner of Marketing Designs in Belmont. Her company is a professional marketing agency with writers and designers to produce outstanding, unique print and online marketing materials for your property. Jayne personally visits every listing of ours to write professional copy and her designers work with us to develop the most creative and customized brochures to tell the real story about your property.


Scott is a professional photographer focusing on architecture and interior photos. He works closely with the marketing team to ensure your home will stand out.

Transaction Coordinator

Patria has over 10 years of experience in transaction coordination and will work to ensure that everything runs smoothly in the background from a disclosure and paperwork side of the transaction. This frees us up to focus on our clients and the homes they are selling and/or purchasing.