Agnew is also known as Agnew’s Village. It’s located in Santa Clara, at the intersection of Agnew and Lafayette Street, its borders being approximately the Montague Expressway to the south, the Southbay Freeway to the north and the San Tomas Aquino Creek to the west, as well as the Guadalupe River to the east, respectively. Homes here usually consist of small craftsman single-family dwellings or upscale apartment complexes, such as Mansion Grove. Abram Agnew settled in the Agnew area in 1873, and hence that is how the area received its name; it was not, however, annexed into Santa Clara until the mid-1980s.
Agnew stands out for two reasons: its proximity to many local parks, and its proximity to Oracle, which is located between Agnew Road and the Montague Expressway. For professionals working at Oracle, it’s obvious that much of the town home and apartment living surrounding the complex were built to cater to this large workforce. Residents who like the area can purchase a home there, while living in the apartment/town home options before starting a family. Apartments and town homes often go for $500,000-plus, though they may be as low as the $350,000s. Homes cost between $750,000 and $1,000,000 in general.
Fuller Street and Agnew Parks are located in the immediate area of Agnew, while to the west Live Oak and Thamien Parks are available. These are not part of the Agnew neighborhood, however, and neither are the spectacular outdoor spots to the north: the Ulistac Natural Area, Fairway Glen Park and Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park. The quality and convenience of these local outdoor areas is positioned closer to the more affluent communities in the area, such as Fairway Glen. However, they are only a short drive from Agnew, with the Ulistac Natural Area clearly being the standout outdoor space amongst the three. The Ulistac Natural Area is a 40-acre park of native habitats — such as a savanna, oak grasslands and wetlands — lovingly restored over thousands of hours by volunteers. Not only is it the last example of native valley floor habitat of any real note, it’s also an essential cultural site of the Ohlone people.
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