With a backdrop of Mount Diablo to the north and Copernicus Peak to the south, Milpitas has one of Santa Clara County’s highest homeownership rate. In the community of over 70,000 residents, about 70% of households are owner-occupied because the housing market within the city is still very affordable in comparison to the rest of Silicon Valley. The recent large-scale development and building boom in Milpitas created high-density, transit-accessible housing with modern architecture.
Milpitas is often called the “Crossroads of Silicon Valley” because most of the city is situated between two major freeways (I-880 and I-680), State Route 237, and a County expressway. You’re never far away from transportation either north to the East Bay Area or south to San Jose and the rest of Silicon Valley. As far as local attractions, Milpitas is home to the 1.5 million square foot Great Mall of the Bay Area and Northern California’s largest Asian market center, Milpitas Square.
The Milpitas Unified School District has 10 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 2 high schools. To find out more about each school, click the links to be taken to the school’s website.
To find out the top schools within the Milpitas Unified School District, head to GreatSchools.org and view the ratings for each school within the district. Schools rated from 1-3 are below average, 4-7 are average, and 8-10 are above average. GreatSchools strives to be an extremely accurate resource for parents, using data like student testing scores and academic progress to make their rating determinations. If there is a specific school you are interested in, we can help! Let us know about it and we can find a house on the market in the school enrollment area so that your child can attend the school.
Because Milpitas is home to the largest Asian market center, Milpitas Square, there are many tasty ethnic restaurants in the area.
For some classic Korean BBQ, Gen Q Korean BBQ offers freshly prepared meats and traditional Korean ban-chan (side dishes). Their generous portions of beef, pork, and chicken make this a carnivore’s dream. The atmosphere feels more like a nightclub than a restaurant, giving you a chill dining experience.
For some tasty casual snacks, Shihlin serves Taiwanese street snacks like popcorn chicken and sweet plum fries. Shihlin is named for Taipei’s Shihlin Night Market – the most famous one due to its very wide range of local delicacies in its small streets and alleys. The restaurant also offers some larger meals with chicken and rice in a box.
Darda Seafood Restaurant offers a plethora of Chinese food in every form you can imagine. If you don’t know what you want, the extremely large menu won’t make it easy on you! Noodles, Rice, Meat, Veggies, Soup, Hot Pot – it will definitely take you a while to try everything on the menu.
If you’re in the mood for noodles, check out QQ Noodle, offering Taiwanese noodles. Their most popular orders are the garlic noodle and the special hot oil noodle.
The most unique dining experience is probably at Pepper Lunch where your food is served teppanyaki-style on a sizzling hot plate. This Japanese style of cooking allows you a more personalized experience to cook the food to your own desired doneness. It’s fun AND functional!
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