Campbell, California, is located in Santa Clara County, a part of Silicon Valley. The city was founded in 1846 by Benjamin Campbell. Acreage he bought for farming was later the core of historical downtown Campbell. In 1887 the first subdivision was established west of the railroad. Campbell was known as a center for shipping fruit, and before long canneries and drying grounds made Campbell a rail center. Unlike its neighbors, Campbell is not a major high-tech city, but it does claim the eBay creator made his home in Campbell. The city was incorporated in 1952. Orchards began to disappear to be replaced by tracts as Campbell continued to develop into a suburban residential area. There are approximately 40,800 people who live in Campbell.
Campbell has both beautiful land and history to draw residents and visitors alike. There are several parks to enjoy some outdoor time. The largest park in Campbell is Los Gatos Creek Park, located near Highway 17. Another is the John D. Morgan Park. Ainsley Park commemorates John Ainsley, who was a canning pioneer. Of interest to visitors are two giant walnut trees that descendants of Benjamin Campbell planted. The Ainsley House was the third home of John Ainsley and is now a historic house museum. Tours are held through the home four days a week. Another place history lovers will appreciate the Campbell Historical Museum. The small museum offers displays and items from the past as it tells the story of Campbell, including the impact it had in the 1880s on fruit distribution.
Campbell real estate offers townhomes and condominiums as well as modern contemporary homes in newer neighborhoods. You’ll also find ranch style single-family homes with large yards and mature trees. The friendly city offers many small shops in downtown Campbell as well as trendy places to eat. There are 19 elementary schools, nine middle schools, and three high schools in Campbell. You’ll also find 13 private schools and 28 preschools. With the mountains surrounding Campbell, there is much beauty to enjoy and many outdoor activities in which to take part. These all combine to make Campbell a must-see destination for homebuyers searching in the Santa Clara County area. If you would like more information regarding homes for sale in Campbell, California, please contact us today and allow us to assist you.
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