Welcome to Campbell
Campbell is a family-oriented city bordering San Jose in Santa Clara County. Campbell is a friendly community with many young families. The city offers great shopping and dining in a charming and fun downtown area and at the sprawling Pruneyard shopping center. There are also numerous parks dotted around Campbell. Just south of the city limits, expansive Verona Lake Country Park features a beautiful boating lake and free outdoor concerts during the summer.
Campbell’s real estate mix includes distinctive early-20th century Craftsman homes close to the downtown area and peaceful residential neighborhoods with renovated mid-century single-family homes. Campbell’s welcoming suburban neighborhoods also offer many newer homes and townhouses.
What to Love
- Family-oriented city
- The Pruneyard shopping center
- High-quality schools
- Vasona Lake County Park
People and Lifestyle
Campbell is a desirable city with high-quality schools and two vibrant shopping districts. The community is surrounded by San Jose to the east and north and the cities of Los Gatos and Saratoga to the south and west. The city is within easy reach of all the Silicon Valley tech hubs. VTA Light Rail provides a direct route to Downtown San Jose.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
is an open-air shopping center spanning 250,000 square feet of mixed-use retail and office space. Tenants include yoga studios, sports supply stores, cosmetics brand Bluemercury
, independent booksellers Books Inc
., department store Marshalls
, and Trader Joe’s
for grocery shopping. The Pruneyard also features restaurants, breweries, and a movie theater. Dining highlights include Italian-influenced steakhouse Be.Steak.A
, family-friendly Italian restaurant Buca di Beppo
, theatrical Japanese teppanyaki restaurant Kyoto Palace
, and authentic Mexican eatery Lulu’s
. The Pruneyard is within walking distance of Campbell’s quaint and fun historic downtown district, where you’ll find excellent restaurants, jewelry shops, clothing stores, and personal service boutiques. Tigelleria Ristorante uses fresh organic ingredients for modern takes on classic Italian dishes. Willard Hicks
is a stylish destination for black angus steaks, and other wood-fired entrees served alongside handcrafted cocktails. Signature specialty steaks include blackberry glazed filet mignon, peppercorn New York strip, and ginger ponzu bone-in ribeye. Opa
! offers authentic Greek cuisine in a lively setting with an outdoor patio and happy hour deals. Capers
is a vibrant spot serving an eclectic menu of American bistro fare alongside a drinks menu featuring signature martinis. Capers also features live music on the weekends. Blue Line Pizza
is a downtown favorite for delicious pies, great drinks, and live sports. And you can always hop on the VTA Light Rail to enjoy many more shopping, dining, and entertainment options in Downtown San Jose.
Things to Do
Campbell Farmers’ Market
takes place in Downtown Campbell every Sunday. This year-round market features dozens of vendors selling farm-fresh produce alongside specialty foodstuffs. Los Gatos Creek County Park
on the east side of Campbell features a dog park and lots of trails for biking, running, and walking. The Los Gatos Creek Parkway connects this park with the larger 145-acre Vasona Lake County Park to Campbell’s south. The centerpiece of this sprawling greenspace is a picturesque lake used for boating and fishing. Facilities include a marina on the lake, lakeview picnic pavilions, and several trails for hiking and biking. Other parks in Campbell include John D. Morgan Park
and numerous smaller neighborhood greenspaces.
Campbell operates its own Campbell Union and Campbell Union High school districts. Highlights include:
- Capri Elementary School, Public, Charter, K-5.
- Castlemont Elementary School, Public, Charter, K-5.
- Village School, Public, Charter, K-5.
- Campbell School of Innovation, Public, Charter, K-8.
- Westmont High School, Public, 9-12.