Family-friendly neighborhoods in West San Jose with great public schools and a wide variety of parks.

Welcome to Cambrian

Charming, family-friendly area where everyone feels welcome
Cambrian, CA encompasses an area of family-friendly neighborhoods in West San Jose with great public schools and a wide variety of parks. The community offers a suburban feel without feeling cramped. Cambrian is centrally located and convenient to all major freeways. The area is also the future home of Cambrian Park Plaza. This 18-acre planned development includes retail, restaurants, homes, and a hotel. 

Cambrian’s peaceful tree-lined streets feature spacious single-family homes in an array of styles. Each of Cambrian’s neighborhoods has its own distinctive feel, but all offer a similarly laidback residential vibe - which is one of the best reasons why Cambrian's real estate is coveted. 

What to Love

  • Ample park space, perfect for a breath of fresh air
  • Convenient to Silicon Valley and major freeways
  • Exploring the 18-acre Cambrian Park Plaza
  • Cambrian's tasteful homes and houses for sale

Local Lifestyle

Cambrian is home to a diverse and educated population. Spanning the area of San Jose closest to Los Gatos and other Silicon Valley tech hubs, Cambrian attracts many tech workers and their families. The community boasts excellent public schools and outstanding local businesses.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Cambrian is home to a wide range of shops and restaurants, so residents rarely need to venture out of the area to fulfill their everyday needs.

Jack Holder’s Restaurant & Bar is a laidback and family-friendly tavern serving elevated all-day diner fare. The wide-ranging menu includes classic and specialty breakfast plates, aged angus burgers, signature sandwiches, gourmet fries, steaks, pasta, flatbread pizza, farm-fresh salads, sunrise cocktails, and old-fashioned milkshakes.

International Food Bazaar has been attracting shoppers from all over the valley with its wonderful variety of international food items since the 1970s. This exceptional global grocery store stocks fresh organic herbs and produce, grain-fed halal beef and antibiotic-free, free-range chicken from local Californian farms, mouthwatering kabobs, and other specialty food items.

Tu Mero Mole is a popular local spot for great authentic Mexican food. Tu Mero Mole’s classic regional dishes, including enchiladas, fajitas, and fresh scratch-made corn tortillas, are all bursting with flavor.

Things to Do

Cambrian’s neighborly vibe comes to the forefront on the Fourth of July when the community comes together for numerous neighborhood street parades. The festivities typically include tasty BBQ eats, beer and wine vendors, fun games for kids and adults, and fireworks displays.
Cambrian residents also enjoy access to numerous neighborhood parks and green spaces. Hogue Park covers an area of 12.5 acres and offers amenities like basketball and tennis courts, a horseshoe pit, an exercise course, and separate playgrounds for children aged two to five and five to 12.
Butcher Park has a sprawling off-leash dog area with separate sections for larger and smaller pups. Like Hogue Park, Butcher Park also has playgrounds for younger and older kids. Other facilities include a field for softball and soccer, courts for basketball and volleyball, and a children’s water play feature.
Every Wednesday between May and September, Cambrian Park Urban Village Farmers’ Market features vendors selling seasonal local produce, fresh fish, flowers, herbs and spices, cheese, and delicious, ready-to-eat foodstuffs, including BBQ and crepes. The farmers market kicks off each Wednesday at 4 p.m. and closes at 8 p.m.


Cambrian is served by the Cambrian and Campbell Union High school districts.
  • Bagby Elementary School, Public, K-5.
  • Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School, Public, Magnet, K-8.
  • Price Charter Middle School, Public, Charter, 6-8.
  • Branham High School, Public, 9-12.
  • Leigh High School, Public, 9-12.
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