Located in the West Valley of Santa Clara County, Campbell is a delightful community where tradition and progress combine in a successful blend. Named for prominent civic leader and rancher Benjamin Campbell of the 1850’s, this city is today a thriving and growing community of more than 39,000. Campbell was home to three major canneries in the late 1800’s, including the J.C. Ainsley Packing Company, the Hyde Cannery, and the Payne Cannery. The most famous owner was J.C. Ainsley, and his name adorns a park in Campbell located between Harrison Avenue & the railroad tracks.
Campbell was incorporated as a city in 1952, and features one of the more lively downtown districts in the region. Excellent restaurants, pubs, jewelry shops, clothing stores, and personal service boutiques adorn the historic district. VTA light rail runs through the heart of the downtown Campbell district and provides access to Downtown San Jose as well as the Caltrain system. During the summer nights, Campbell is host to a weekly concert series in the park that draws residents from nearby neighborhoods into the downtown.
Campbell is also home to the Pruneyard shopping center that features over 250,000 square feet of mixed use retail and office space. This center is a popular destination for restaurant goers, and features a movie theater as well. The shopping center was acquired by Ellis Partners in 2014, and they are working to enhance the site to attract new retail tenants and make it a larger destination center for the area.
The City of Campbell has it’s own 95008 zip code, and is served by the Campbell Union School District and the Campbell Union High School District. The combination of two vibrant shopping and districts and the high quality schools in the region make Campbell a desirable place to live.