Vineyard Heights Estates

San Jose, Santa Clara County, California


59.5 Arces

Take a break from the constraints of quarantines and embrace an extraordinary lifestyle in your private retreat looking out over the San Jose city lights and shimmering South Bay.A gated private road winds through 150-year old oak trees to the hilltop revealing the grandeur of Vineyard Heights on Mt. Hamilton. While only 30 minutes from downtown, the vistas at 2,100-feet elevation offer commanding views across Silicon Valley to San Franciscoall yours on over 48 acres of private, pristine land that backs up against Grant Park.Envision your estate on a three-acre build-site looking down on your 120-year old grove of olive treesan exclusive sanctuary with 360 views of the rolling hills, Lick Observatory and city lights below. While steeped in history, Vineyard Heights was designed, constructed and approved to be Santa Clara Countys first modern, off-grid subdivision. As part of this landmark achievement, you reap the benefits of a state-of-the art solar energy system, your own pristine mountain water and high-speed, internet fiber optic service. Carbon footprints dont get much smaller.Explore the endless possibilities for this exceptional property, whether planning new construction of an executive home, a family compound or corporate retreat. The property also includes an existing 2-year old A-framed tiny home: 600-sq. ft, 2 bedroom, 1 bath cabin or the 280-square-foot, rock-clad efficiency cottage with extensive paved patio and landscaped gardens. The garden area has 4 irrigated raised beds, and a large potting shed.Create the ultimate entertaining mecca with room for multiple outdoor venues, including gourmet kitchen, pool, spa, cabana, bocce ball, and sports courts and more all connected by meandering pathways and lush landscaping against the beautiful backdrop of the surrounding natural terrain. And brilliant star gazing that only a mountain vantage can provide.Its history makes it ideal for ribbons of grapevines gracing its rolling contours. Continue the areas rich heritage of winemaking by taking advantage of its ideal growing conditions that date back to harvests in the 1880s, including an entry in the 1915 San Francisco Worlds Fair. The property is part of the historic Mt. Hamilton Vineyard once owned by John L. Koster, who was also the president ofthe California Barrel Company. A prominent proprietor, he socialized with the likes of Levi Strauss, Adolph Spreckels, and Samuel Lilienthal and made this his country estate away from his downtown San Francisco mansion. The award-winning Riesling was sold to local prominent businessmen throughout the valley.This exceptional property is the rarest of opportunities. Thirty-five minutes from San Jose Airport and downtown, your private vista-filled estate awaits. Unwind and breathe in the rarefied mountain air. Social distancing never sounded better. Escape to Vineyard Heights Estates.Property Highlights:49+/- acres of hilltop privacy.Gated road from Mt. Hamilton.Panoramic views over the city of San Jose and the South Bay.Three acre build-site.Cul-de-sac location.Fertile agriculture ground ideal for grape vines.120 year old grove of olive trees.Existing residences (includes 600 sq ft cabin & 280 sq ft cottage).Endless possibilities to create a true sanctuary.Easy 35 min drive to San Jose city & San Jose International airport.

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Lot Details

  • Icons/close No Mobile Home Data Provided
  • Icons/close Property is not on a Cul de Sac
  • Icons/close Property is not a Corner Lot
  • Icons/close Property is not Subdividable

Internet Speed for San Jose, California

Provider Type Max Up Max Down
ViaSat, Inc. Satellite 3 Mbps 100 Mbps
Etheric Networks, Inc. Terrestrial Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps 100 Mbps
Razzo Link, Inc. Terrestrial Fixed Wireless 6 Mbps 30 Mbps
Cruzio Media Inc. Terrestrial Fixed Wireless 30 Mbps 30 Mbps
HNS License Sub, LLC Satellite 3 Mbps 25 Mbps
VSAT Systems, LLC Satellite 1.3 Mbps 2 Mbps
GCI Communication Corp. Satellite 0 Mbps 0 Mbps
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This San Jose Economy

Description San Jose
Unemployment Rate 2.9%
Recent Job Growth 2.5%
Future Job Growth 38.9%
Sales Tax 9.3%
Income Tax 8.0%
Income Per Capita $40,275
Household Income $96,662
Family Median Income $105,943
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting 0.4%
Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction 0.0%
Construction 6.0%
Manufacturing 18.5%
Wholesale Trade 2.3%
Retail Trade 10.6%
Transportation and warehousing 2.7%
Utilities 0.6%
Information 3.3%
Finance and insurance 2.8%
Real estate, rental, and leasing 1.9%
Professional, scientific and technical services 10.9%
Management of companies 0.1%
Administrative, support, and waste management services 5.4%
Educational services 7.0%
Health care and social assistance 11.3%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 1.9%
Accommodation and food services 7.0%
Other services 4.9%
Public administration 2.5%
Approximate Location
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This land's price of $1.4M is equal to:
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USDA Hardiness Zone 9b.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones are the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location.

Zone 9 has a year-round planting zone due to its ideal temperature and growing conditions. If you purchase a property in Zone 9, you will be able to get multiple harvests. Including some crops that might be considered exotic!

The coldest days in winter:
Temperatures from 25 to 30°C

This zone is good for growing:
citrus, avocado, kiwi, passion fruit, guava, and pecans