The neighborhood of Fairgrounds in San Jose is split into four quadrants by Monterey Road, which runs north to south, and Tully Road, which runs east to west. Its borders are the Guadalupe Parkway to the west, Senter Road to the east, Interstate 280 to the north, and the East Capital Freeway to the south. Now is a good time to buy in Fairgrounds, San Jose because the prices are projected to increase by 7% over the next year, following the approximate 13% increase over the past year. The median home value is currently just over $500,000 in Fairgrounds, while the median list price is $369 per square foot and the median sale price is $465,000.
Fairgrounds has a unique opportunity for entertainment for families in the area: the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, which is connected to Kelley Park. Located within these same boundaries is the Japanese Friendship Garden and the Portuguese Historical Museum. These additions to Kelley Park are truly unique in terms of not just San Jose neighborhoods, but neighborhoods across the state of California as a whole. At the zoo children can feed animals, take in a puppet show and enjoy the incredibly realistic animal enclosures … all within walking distance of most West San Jose homes. The Japanese Friendship garden is popular with San Jose residents as a place to reflect and to celebrate occasions like parties and weddings. The Portuguese Historical Museum, which opened in 1997, is considered a major attraction in Historic San Jose, showing life as it was at the turn of the 20th century in the Santa Clara Valley, including a replica of the first Chapel to the Holy Spirit, which was constructed in 1915.
The community of Fairgrounds does a very good job of keeping schools close together. As a homeowner with a family, it’s difficult to purchase a home that is close to all schools when they are spread out in a disorganized fashion. Rocketship Mosaic Elementary, RF Kennedy Elementary, JW Fair Intermediate, Santee Elementary, Yerba Buena High, and Jeanne R. Meadows Elementary are all located within the borders of Fairgrounds, only blocks from one another.