Almaden Valley (San Jose)

Almaden Valley, or simply Almaden is a valley and primarily upper middle class residential neighborhood of San Jose, California, in South San Jose.

 

It is named after the New Almaden Quicksilver Mines, which were named after the mercury mine in (old) Almadén, Spain, and produced mercury that was used to process ore during the Gold Rush.

Like its Spanish namesake, California's Almaden had a number of quicksilver mines. The mercury was used during gold extraction in the California Gold Rush, but the mines were closed in 1975 and have been converted into Almaden Quicksilver County Park. Despite the closure of the mines, there still remains a high mercury content in the nearby soil, creeks and rivers, and signs are posted alongside them warning people not to eat the fish. Many of the names in Almaden retain their mercury mine themes. For example, there are streets called Silver Lode Lane and Silver Mine Drive (the latter of which was renamed). Also, many places in Almaden still use the name Quicksilver.

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$1,188,000
SAN JOSE, CA
3
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Douglas Yoder
D.A. Yoder Commercial Real Estate Services
REIL
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$1,590,000
SAN JOSE, CA
5
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Melinda Doutt
Intero Real Estate Services
REIL
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$1,995,000
SAN JOSE, CA
3
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Mark Von Kaenel
KW Bay Area Estates
REIL
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$1,695,000
SAN JOSE, CA
5
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Grace Pei
Compass
REIL
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$1,849,000
SAN JOSE, CA
5
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Theresa Wellman
Intero San Jose, Willow Glen Lincoln Ave
REIL
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