Located in the Southeast foothills of San Jose, the Evergreen neighborhood is one of the wealthiest areas of San Jose. Much of the home building in the Evergreen area has taken place in the last 30 years, with the development of the Silver Creek Country Club and The Ranch Golf Club. The area also features "The Villages", one of the most popular 55+ master planned retirement communities in the Silicon Valley.
The Evergreen area is recognized for its excellent public schools, with four of the elementary schools in the district achieving a Greatschools ranking of 10. The distance away from the hustle and bustle of the Silicon Valley provides a quiet environment for neighbors to socialize and spend time together on the weekends. Without any direct links to public transit, most residents commute in their cars along Highway 101, and this has created one of the most difficult commutes in the Silicon Valley. The nice and spacious homes, excellent schools, and incredible views are the tradeoffs for a long commute.
During the last development phase in the mid-2000's, the Evergreen Village Square shopping center was constructed, and currently features a grocery store and other local shops. The square host's regular community events throughout the year including a local year-round farmers market that attracts residents throughout the community.
The Evergreen area of San Jose spans across multiple zip codes but is often clarified by Realtors as MLS Area 3. Most homes in the area are single-family homes, but there are also opportunities for condo & townhome ownership across multiple price ranges. The schools in the area drive home values, with the best schools located higher up the hill.