Santa Clara Mission Park - Large, Relatively New Homes in the $700s
Mission Park homes were built in northern Santa Clara in 1997. The 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2106 sqft models have high ceilings, separate dining room, inviting family room with fireplace which leads out to a large patio area. If you want a house that is over 2000 sqft and 15 years or younger near major employment centers, then Mission Park might be worth considering.
The schools are Kathryn Hughes Elementary, Buchser Middle, and Santa Clara High.
The homes have a contemporary style - stucco exterior, tile roof, central heat and air conditioning.
All this at a cost in the low $700s!!
What's the catch?
Mission Park is right next to Great America amusement park. Between Great America Park and Lakeshore Drive are massive, hulking high-voltage towers. People are still debating whether high EMF poses any health risks. Just north of Lakeshore has some industrial plant. (I may post photos later.)
Also, it's right under the flight path of planes landing at San Jose airport.
In conclusion, if you don't mind the noise of Great America Park, high-voltage power towers, industrial plants, then Mission Park gets you a nice-looking 2-story high-ceiling home in the low $700s..