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Named after the Spanish word for the cornfields that were once here, these days Milpitas is a peaceful and family-oriented suburb.
Studio / 1 BR
54% Complete
2 Bedrooms
80% Complete
3 Bedrooms
85% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students


What's around
  • 18 Schools
  • 509 Shops
  • 116 Fitness options
  • 322 Restaurants
  • 24 Grocery stores/markets
  • 29 Banks
  • 26 Nightlife options




Milpitas has a below average violent crime rate and an above average property crime rate compared to other cities in the United States.


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Though its often lumped in with other San Jose suburbs, Milpitas is technically its own city of roughtly 80,000 people. Located north of San Jose and south of Fremont, Milpitas is an integral part of Silicon Valley's old guard: big tech companies such as Cisco and SanDisk have made it their headquarters and two thirds of the real estate is taken up by industrial and commercial zones.

Milpitas is a perfect place to live to work and commute in the Bay Area. Buses, Cal Train, and the lightrail are all available. Milpitas also has easy access to all of the major highways to get elsewhere in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.

The vibe here is decidedly tech-centered, although there’s a noticeably scattered, almost rural industrial feel to the non-residential areas. The residential areas have a homogenous suburban feel that is similar to Sunnyvale and Mountain View – peaceful and family oriented. Like many Valley cities, those with kids are spoiled for choice when it comes to the many excellent public schools around.

There’s no concentrated downtown area; instead, commercial areas are broken down into retail centers. Some of these are focused around specific Asian cultures, such as Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Filipino communities, where tons of great (and cheap) food can be found.

There are plenty of dining options to be found, although people looking to indulge in nightlife will need to head into San Jose to frequent some of the more popular bars, clubs, and theaters.

Whether you’re a student or a professional, Milpitas' location is a winning one, offering proximity to community colleges, universities, and big employers.

Milpitas is bordered on the north by Fremont, on the east by the Diablo Mountain Range, on the south by East San Jose, and on the west by North San Jose.

Milpitas Silicon Valley City Image


Local Flavor   Milpitas LOCAL schools

Calaveras Hills School
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Distance:0.72 mi
St. John the Baptist Catholic School
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Distance:0.73 mi
Connexions Academy
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Distance:0.76 mi
Robert Randall Elementary School
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Distance:0.89 mi
Main Street Montessori
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Distance:0.94 mi


Local Flavor   Milpitas Local Flavor

The Great Mall
The Great Mall 447 GREAT MALL DR, MILPITAS, CA 95035 MAP

There’s more than enough shopping and entertainment here to keep you busy for a day. This is a huge mall with stores from some of the most popular brands; it also has a good food court.

Ed Levin County Park
Ed Levin County Park 3100 CALAVERAS RD, MILPITAS, CA 95035 MAP

Smack dab in the middle of Silicon Valley, this park has good hiking, a lake, and a playground for the kids. Great for family trips to the park or for a jog around the lake, which is one of the cleanest in the region.

In-n-Out Burger
In-n-Out Burger 50 RANCH DR, MILPITAS, CA 95035 MAP

In-N-Out is kind of a big thing in California -- residents are proud of our local burger joint and its got a cult following. Like other locations, the spot in Milpitas is very popular. You can't go wrong with a cheeseburger, fries, and milkshake.

Black Bear Diner
Black Bear Diner 174 W CALAVERAS BLVD, MILPITAS, CA 95035 MAP

Laid back restaurant with homey ambience, newspaper-style menus, and the famous black bear decorations – this is a great diner to stop in for a quick bite.

Banana Leaf
Banana Leaf 182 RANCH DR, MILPITAS, CA 95035 MAP

This Southeast Asian (Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai, and Indian) restaurant has a menu full of delicious Asian food. The atmosphere is also cozy and friendly.

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