Everything You Need to Know About Moving to Campbell

Everything You Need to Know About Moving to Campbell
Campbell is a vibrant community with stunning landscapes and gorgeous views in the heart of Santa Clara County. This lovely suburb is the perfect place to reside, work, or simply experience all life offers you. From the city’s innovative spirit to its historic charm, you’ll soon discover why Campbell is considered such a nice place to live. Let’s dive into what makes Campbell one of California’s most sought-after cities.

The cost of living in Campbell

Every city has unique pros and cons, and Campbell is no different. The city’s cost of living index is 242.5, far above the U.S. average. Its abundant activities, opportunities, and lifestyle amenities justify the price tag for many residents.

As a newcomer to Campbell, you’ll find the most significant expense is housing. As of September 2023, Sheila Santwani has 41 publicly listed properties in Campbell. The mean home value for these properties is $1.75 million. While far above the state and national averages, that figure is comfortably within reach of many Bay Area luxury buyers.

Once you’ve purchased a Campbell house, your most significant financial outlay will be in the past. Expenses like groceries, health care, and transportation exceed national averages but are primarily in line with state averages (and often less expensive than elsewhere in the Bay Area).

While Cambell’s costs for goods and services are above the national average, the city has excellent infrastructure, rich cultural attractions, and fantastic business opportunities — not to mention a dream climate and excellent schools.

Embracing the climate of Campbell

Campbell enjoys a warm-summer Mediterranean climate. Summers here are mild and sunny, with temperatures hovering between the mid-60s to the low-80s. Come July, you'll enjoy days when high temperatures peak around 83 degrees. Temperatures in the winter turn colder, with average lows dipping into the low-40s.

Campbell residents experience less precipitation than those living in San Francisco. The former averages about 18 inches of rain annually, making those indoor movie nights a tad cozier. Campbell rarely sees snow, and the city is ideal for sun-lovers, boasting 255 sunny days a year. Overall, the city has an impressive climate perfect for various activities.

Things to do

Campbell has a thriving, highly walkable Downtown filled with gourmet restaurants, cafés, galleries, and boutiques. Campbell also has a variety of recreational activities available to residents and visitors alike.

Campbell Farmer’s Market

The Campbell Farmer’s Market is a lively place where the community comes together to enjoy fresh produce, local crafts, and good company. Enjoy live music and shop fresh and locally sourced produce as the aroma of freshly baked goods fills the air. Every visit to the Campbell Farmer’s Market is an adventure, a celebration of community spirit, and a testament to the land's bounty.

Campbell Historical Museum

Embark on a nostalgic journey at the Campbell Historical Museum. Each exhibit unravels the city's rich tapestry of history, encouraging you to dive deeper into the Campbell’s past. Walking through the museum, you'll feel connected to Campbell’s bygone years, immersed in stories that resonate and remind you of the city's storied heritage.

Campbell Community Center

A myriad of resources await you at the Campbell Community Center. This bustling hub is focused on holistic development, communal bonding, and personal growth. Whether you're keen on attending a workshop, joining a fitness class, or simply enjoying the beautiful gardens, this center caters to diverse interests. With tennis courts, a football field, and more, Campbell Community Center has plenty of amenities. It’s a place filled with community spirit, echoing the city's ethos of togetherness and growth.


Campbell Park and John D. Morgan parks are two popular parks amongst families with lots of picnic areas, basketball courts and playgrounds. Campbell Park is a major access point to the Los Gatos Creek Trail which connects Downtown San Jose to Vasona Park, and on to Lexington Reservoir in Los Gatos.

Excellent restaurants

As you might expect from a thriving California city, Campbell has a full lineup of excellent restaurants.

Orchard City Kitchen

This chef-owned eatery specializes in New American small plates and has a full bar and weekend brunch. The menu at Orchard City Kitchen changes seasonally, but you can always expect to find creative and delicious dishes made with fresh, local ingredients.

Naschmarkt Restaurant

This fine-dining restaurant serves traditional Viennese cuisine, such as viener schnitzel, quark spaetzle, and goulash. At Naschmarkt, the atmosphere is elegant and sophisticated, and the service is impeccable.

A Bellagio Italian Restaurant

A Bellagio has been serving Campbell for over 30 years. The menu features classic dishes like spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, and chicken parmesan. The portions are generous, and the prices are reasonable.

Aqui Campbell

A popular Mexican restaurant, Aqui Campbell serves authentic dishes like tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. The menu also features a variety of seafood dishes and vegetarian options. The atmosphere is lively and festive, and the margaritas are delicious.

Pacific Catch

This casual seafood restaurant offers a variety of fresh fish and shellfish dishes, all cooked to order. The menu also features a variety of salads, soups, and sides. The atmosphere at Pacific Catch is family-friendly, and the prices are affordable.

Flourishing job opportunities

Campbell thrives in beauty, leisure, and its dynamic job market. Nestled close to Silicon Valley, the city is a hub of innovation and offers a range of opportunities across sectors. There's a place for every ambition and dream, from startups to established firms. The city’s most prominent companies include 8x8, Barracuda Networks, ChargePoint, Hightail, and ZURB.

Campbell schools

Education forms the backbone of any thriving community, and Campbell stands tall in its commitment to nurturing young minds. The city boasts a range of schools that focus on holistic development, ensuring every child gets the foundation they deserve for a bright future.

Campbell Union School District serves over 7,000 area students, while Campbell Union High School District serves over 8,000 area students. Between these two districts, over 30 schools (not including preschools) operate in Campbell. There are also 13 private schools in Campbell.

About Sheila Santwani

A seasoned Realtor® and resident of the Bay Area for over 20 years, Sheila Santwani is committed to her clients’ success. Whether buying or selling, Sheila is dedicated and ideally positioned to help you achieve your real estate goals. Sheila brings diligence, drive, and precision to every real estate journey, ensuring her clients get the best of the market.

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about the Campbell real estate market, reach out to Sheila Santwani today.

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