Welcome to Campbell
Located in the San Francisco Bay Area’s Silicon Valley, the town of Campbell has cemented its reputation as a hip and suburban area with plenty to do and see! Conveniently located near San Jose and other Silicon Valley hotspots, Campbell is a fantastic place to live and work.
Founded by Benjamin Campbell in 1846, the town of Campbell was originally known for its fruit shipping center and canneries. Campbell’s oldest commercial building, the Bank of Campbell, was built in 1895 and still stands today. In 1952, Campbell was officially incorporated as a city and continued its growth from a small farming town to a thriving Silicon Valley community.
Today, Campbell is a thriving urban suburb, boasting a highly educated population and lots of fantastic homes. As is typical of Silicon Valley, home prices range into the low millions, but plenty of wonderful California ranch-style single-family homes are available. Some older homes with unique architectural styles can be found downtown, as can apartment buildings for those looking for a smaller living space.
What to Love
People and Lifestyle
Campbell is considered a city but offers a pleasant suburban feel that’s great for families. The thriving downtown area is filled with small businesses along with typical retail and dining comforts.
Young Silicon Valley professionals love living in Campbell due to its proximity to work; the downtown area features plenty of comfortable apartments. Families also enjoy Campbell’s school system and community atmosphere.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
From small, locally-owned shops to delicious high-end restaurants, there’s something for everyone in Campbell! Check out the lively downtown area for an exciting day on the town.
Campbell is known for its small businesses. Redemption is a lifestyle boutique that sells California-made goods that focus on sustainability and wellbeing—the perfect place to find a gift for someone you love. If you’re looking for some familiar brands, visit the open-air Pruneyard Shopping Center, which is home to favorites like Trader Joe’s, Marshalls, and even a movie theater!
Grab a bite to eat at Opa Campbell, a festive Greek restaurant offering authentic cuisine and happy-hour drinks! Locals also love Manresa Bread, a local bakery serving freshly-baked bread and pastries. If you’re looking for something a little more upscale, try Willard Hicks, a stylish steakhouse where you can order a fantastically-crafted cocktail to accompany your delectable meal.
Things to Do
Downtown Campbell is packed with fun things to do and annual community events that are beloved by all. From holiday celebrations to festivals, something exciting is happening in Campbell all year long!
Each fall, the town hosts Oktoberfest, a weekend of live music, incredible food, and arts and crafts - the perfect event for the whole family to enjoy! You won’t want to miss the Boogie Music Festival, a two-day event held each year that features fabulous musical performances, food and wine, artisan booths, and fun rides for kids.
Locals love enjoying Campbell’s plentiful parks and hiking trails, which stretch for miles along scenic views. On Sundays, you can stop by Campbell’s farmer’s market, an open-air market selling locally-sourced produce, flowers, and handmade goods. For those interested in historical sights, make sure to check out the Campbell Water Tower, a landmark downtown.
Campbell is served by the Campbell Union School District and features five schools located within the city limits. Students typically graduate from Westmont High School, a National Blue Ribbon and California Distinguished School.