Alum Rock is a special and unique urban community in San Jose, California. Built on what used to be fruit orchard land, the neighborhood became residential in the 1950’s. Named after the Alum Rock Park, the community is known to be diverse, safe and in an awesome location!
Alum Rock Park & Schools
The park is great for getting out and enjoying hiking, biking and use of the Penitencia Creek Trail. Alum Rock is an older park with a lot of history. It is located in the foothills of the Diablo Mountain Range and has around 740 acres of beautiful, natural land. The park has a Visitor Center and Youth Science Institute nearby.
The school district for Alum Rock falls under the East Side Union High School District, which is a top-rated district.
Real Estate & Surroundings
Housing prices in this area average around $638,000, which makes this neighborhood upper-middle income, while still modest. What attracts people to the area are the unique characteristics of the community. For example, Alum Rock is a very college, student friendly area. It is walkable and the houses have character. The way the homes look, the views and the placement of the homes, are very inviting.
Alum Rock offers easy access to plenty of community assets. Travel by foot, bus or train to get to work, school or shopping. The convenience of the location to San Jose and the surrounding areas make work commutes significantly less than other CA residents.
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