Located in the West Valley of Santa Clara County, Campbell is a delightful community where tradition and progress combine in a successful blend.

Facts and Figures at a Glance

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City Population* 40,161
Average Single Family Home 12/09 $790,611
Median Family Income $96,548
Median Household Income $74,541
Per Capita Income $41,977
Employed Residents 30,794
Number of Occupied Housholds 16,103
Bachelors Degree or Higher 44.1%
Average Family Size 3.0
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Age 39.4
Campbell’s History
Benjamin Campbell, Campbell’s founder, came West in 1846 with his family. His father, William, is noted for having surveyed the cities of San Jose and Santa Clara, and for starting a sawmill near the town of Saratoga. In 1851, Benjamin Campbell bought 160 acres and planted it with hay and grain. This acreage later became Campbell’s historical downtown core.

In 1878, Mr. Campbell sold an acre of his land for $5 to the railroad and, by1887, the first subdivision was recorded west of the railroad from Campbell Avenue to the spot where the Water Tower Plaza now stands. The area became the center for shipping fruit, and within a short period of time, the drying grounds and canneries made Campbell an important rail center. The Campbell Fruit Growers’ Union became a well known cooperative with its 17-acre drying yard.

There were three major canneries in Campbell the J.C. Ainsley Packing Company, Hyde Cannery, and Payne Cannery. Most of the output of high quality fruit from the Ainsley Cannery was shipped to England. Ainsley Park, located between Harrison and the railroad tracks, commemorates the man and his cannery. Of special interest in the park are two giant black walnut trees that were planted by the Swope family, descendants of Benjamin Campbell.

With all the industry, Campbell needed a bank, and in 1895, the Bank of Campbell was established at the corner of Campbell and Central Avenues. The Bank of Campbell, now called the Farley Building, is Campbell’s oldest commercial building. President Theodore Roosevelt visited Campbell in 1903. He came at the request of Professor J. Fred Smith, the first principal of Campbell Union High School. While here, President Roosevelt planted a redwood tree on the school grounds. The Campbell Union High School closed its doors in 1980 and now serves as a community center, providing a meeting place for a variety of clubs and organizations. Campbell was first known for its churches, which once directed community life. Later, the Board of Trade became the leading community service. The Board of Trade is now known as the Campbell Chamber of Commerce.

Campbell was officially incorporated as a city in 1952. City offices occupied several buildings, such as Fire House No. 1 and the old Congregational Church, before the official City Hall was built. Campbell has grown from a small farming community with a population of approximately 5,000 to a progressive community with a population of over 38,000.

Public Art and Commemorative Plaques
The City of Campbell has 32 examples of public art for all to enjoy. The creative Display of 9 different artists provides a variety of art pieces in brass, bronze, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, tile, stained and stamped concrete, paint and glass.The City of Campbell has 48 bronze plaques at many sites throughout the City. These plaques provide information regarding historic events, sites and community leader contributions to the City.

Campbell Real Estate Listings

Sold Listings in Campbell

433 W Rincon AVE C CAMPBELL, CA 95008
Photo of 433 W Rincon AVE C, CAMPBELL, CA 95008 (MLS # ML81687548)
2 beds 2 baths 1,134 sqft $740,000
601 Marathon DR CAMPBELL, CA 95008
Photo of 601 Marathon DR, CAMPBELL, CA 95008 (MLS # ML81681644)
2 beds 2 baths 953 sqft $700,000
390 Union AVE B CAMPBELL, CA 95008
Photo of 390 Union AVE B, CAMPBELL, CA 95008 (MLS # ML81680134)
3 beds 3 baths 1,332 sqft $779,000
613 Marathon DR CAMPBELL, CA 95008
Photo of 613 Marathon DR, CAMPBELL, CA 95008 (MLS # ML81680119)
2 beds 2 baths 953 sqft $687,000
131 Union AVE H CAMPBELL, CA 95008
Photo of 131 Union AVE H, CAMPBELL, CA 95008 (MLS # ML81673956)
2 beds 2 baths 1,346 sqft $762,000
2785 S Bascom AVE 28 CAMPBELL, CA 95008
Photo of 2785 S Bascom AVE 28, CAMPBELL, CA 95008 (MLS # ML81673107)
3 beds 3 baths 1,262 sqft $700,000
966 Apricot AVE CAMPBELL, CA 95008
Photo of 966 Apricot AVE, CAMPBELL, CA 95008 (MLS # ML81670375)
2 beds 2 baths 1,027 sqft $730,000
2785 S Bascom AVE 2 CAMPBELL, CA 95008
Photo of 2785 S Bascom AVE 2, CAMPBELL, CA 95008 (MLS # ML81669397)
3 beds 3 baths 1,262 sqft $750,000
526 Valley Forge WAY CAMPBELL, CA 95008
Photo of 526 Valley Forge WAY, CAMPBELL, CA 95008 (MLS # ML81667097)
2 beds 3 baths 1,110 sqft $740,000
131 Union AVE E CAMPBELL, CA 95008
Photo of 131 Union AVE E, CAMPBELL, CA 95008 (MLS # ML81655706)
2 beds 2 baths 1,346 sqft $710,000
101 Redding RD A6 CAMPBELL, CA 95008
Photo of 101 Redding RD A6, CAMPBELL, CA 95008 (MLS # ML81651648)
2 beds 2 baths 1,279 sqft $722,000
16159 Loretta LN CAMPBELL, CA 95008
Photo of 16159 Loretta LN, CAMPBELL, CA 95008 (MLS # ML81653585)
2 beds 3 baths 1,334 sqft $780,000
65 Dot AVE CAMPBELL, CA 95008
Photo of 65 Dot AVE, CAMPBELL, CA 95008 (MLS # ML81653496)
2 beds 2 baths 1,060 sqft $570,000
110 Bascom CT CAMPBELL, CA 95008
Photo of 110 Bascom CT, CAMPBELL, CA 95008 (MLS # ML81650991)
2 beds 3 baths 1,277 sqft $675,000
433 W Rincon AVE K CAMPBELL, CA 95008
Photo of 433 W Rincon AVE K, CAMPBELL, CA 95008 (MLS # ML81650773)
2 beds 2 baths 1,134 sqft $730,000

Walk Score for Campbell

Campbell School Data

Campbell School Districts

Campbell Union
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Campbell Schools

Campbell Middle School
5-8, public
Capri Elementary School
K-5, charter
Castlemont Elementary School
K-5, charter
Rosemary Elementary School
K-4, charter
Westmont High School
9-12, public
Old Orchard School
PK-8, private
West Valley Christian School
K-8, private
St. Lucy Parish School
PK-8, private
Campbell Christian School
PK-8, private
Casa Di Mir Montessori School
PK-8, private
San Jose Christian School
PK-8, private
K-5, charter
Canyon Heights Academy
K-8, private
Learn for Fun at Durant
1-6, private
Pioneer Family Academy
K-12, private
Veritas Christian Academy
K-12, private
Old Orchard School
K-8, private
Centro Armonia School
K, private
Stellar Learning Academy
K-12, private
Canyon Heights Academy
PK-8, private
Starbright School – Campbell
K, private
Valley International Academy – Campbell Community Center
9-12, private
Live Oak Academy
1-12, private
Valley International Academy
9-12, private
Stellar Learning Academy
PK-12, private

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