Campbell, California

The Orchard City

Campbell, nestled in-between the San Jose neighborhoods of Willow Glen and West San Jose and just north of Los Gatos, was named because of its history as a center for shipping fruit in the late 1800s. The drying grounds and canneries made Campbell an important rail center and allowed for its growth and transformation into a centralized downtown. The Pruneyard Shopping Center was named after the prune yard drying grounds. The Pruneyard now serves as an entertainment and dining hub, with many upscale restaurants, dessert shops, and a boutique dine-in movie theater.

The old commercial heart of Campbell is along Campbell Avenue, which now serves as the downtown area. Here you’ll find cafes, gift shops, restaurants, and mom-and-pop stores. The Community Center has a large weekly farmer’s market every Sunday morning. The majority of Campbell is a family-oriented suburban community with a smaller population than some of its neighboring cities. Single family homes can be quite expensive in the area, ranging anywhere from $1 million to $2 million depending on the size of the house. Properties tend to be slightly larger in size than some more congested cities in the South Bay Area, and therefore more expensive, but you gain the relaxed suburban feel within neighborhoods.

Education in Campbell

Campbell Union School District

The Campbell Union School District has 8 elementary and 2 middle schools in its enrollment area. The 8 elementary schools are:

Blackford Elementary School
(408) 978-4675
1970 Willow Street
San Jose, CA 95125

Capri Elementary School
(408) 364-4260
850 Chapman Drive
Campbell, CA 95008

Castlemont Elementary School
(408) 364-4233
3040 E Payne Ave
Campbell, CA 95008

Forest Hill Elementary School
(408) 364-4279
4450 McCoy Ave
San Jose, CA 95130

Lynhaven Elementary School
(408) 556-0368
881 South Cypress Ave
San Jose, CA 95117

Marshall Lane Elementary School
(408) 364-4259
14114 Marilyn Lane
Saratoga, CA 95070

Rosemary Elementary School
(408) 364-4254
401 W Hamilton Ave
Campbell, CA 95008

Village Elementary School
(408) 341-7042
825 West Parr Ave
Campbell, CA 95008

The 2 middle schools are:

Monroe Middle School
(408) 556-0360
1055 S Monroe Street
San Jose, CA 95128

Rolling Hills Middle School
(408) 364-4235
1585 More Ave
Los Gatos, CA 95032

The high schools within the Campbell Union High School District are as follows:

Branham High School
(408) 626-3407
1570 Branham Lane
San Jose, CA 95118

Del Mar High School
(408) 626-3403
1224 Del Mar Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128

Leigh High School
(408) 626-3405
5210 Leigh Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124

Prospect High School
(408) 626-3408
18900 Prospect Road
Saratoga, CA 95070

Westmont High School
(408) 626-3406
4805 Westmont Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008

Restaurants in Campbell

Whether in Downtown or Pruneyard, you always have options!

Downtown Campbell

 

Strolling along E Campbell Avenue in Downtown Campbell, there are a variety of highly rated restaurants.

If you’re out early in the day, Stacks is a brunch restaurant in downtown Campbell popular for their stacks of pancakes, of course! Some of their popular and unique pancakes include a Banana Macadamia and Coconut pancake, and a Meyer Lemon, Ricotta and Fresh Raspberry pancake. Like any great brunch restaurant, Stacks has the savory staples as well. You can get a wide range of eggs, omelettes, or skillets; or if you’re in more of a lunch mood, there are many sandwiches, salads, and burgers to choose from.

Trattoria 360 offers fine Italian cuisine with a high-class ambiance. The food is artfully displayed on each plate like a work of art. Their pasta is always fresh-made and their wine list is impressive, with a wide variety of imported Italian varieties.

Naschmarkt Restaurant is the type of restaurant you don’t see every day – modern Austrian food made with fresh Californian ingredients. To try something entirely new, visit and taste their spin on a Weiner Schnitzel and Austrian potato salad.

If you friend group is close-knit like family, Flights is a downtown Campbell venue serving sharable tapas and platters for your whole dining party. Paired with cocktail flights alongside their food options, the dining experience is both unique and delicious.

 

The Pruneyard

 

Heading east of the downtown area and arriving at the The Pruneyard, you’ll find more options for dining, as well as a boutiques and shops.

If you can’t decide what meal to eat, Luna Mexican Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch, AND dinner! They serve traditional Mexican dishes but what sets them apart is their mission to serve only clean ingredients with no additives and no preservatives. They never use canned items, and never use the microwave in their food preparation. The menu revolves around the Mexican trinity of corn, beans, and chile that have been nurtured from farm to kitchen.

Orchard City Kitchen is a very popular restaurant in the Pruneyard that is casual about everything except their food. With a farm to table feel, this new American restaurant shuns fancy tablecloths and formal service but delivers top-notch and serious eats. They serve tapas and small plates, making it easy to drop in for a quick bite and try as many dishes as you like.

The renowned chef at Orchard City Kitchen, Jeffrey Stout, also opened a new restaurant called Be.Steak.A that he classifies as an Italian-influenced steakhouse. They strive to offer a fine dining experience with prix fixe menus and some a la carte options. They are experts at crafting handmade and delicious pasta, and their reviews have been nothing but positive.

Kyoto Palace Japanese Steakhouse is a unique dining experience where guests sit around big teppanyaki tables while pro chefs cook for the crowd. With this setup, you both get to eat delicious food AND enjoy a cooking show!

If you’re a movie buff, The Pruneyard has its own privately owned Pruneyard Cinemas, where you can not only catch a new feature movie, but also enjoy a full meal including appetizers and main courses and craft cocktails at their bar. All food is delivered to your luxury lounger seat for you to enjoy during the movie.

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