Suburban living is still an integral part of the American dream. In Santa Clara County, Campbell, still offers an affordable version of the dream. As a bonus, it features one of the liveliest and hippest small-town-style downtowns in the valley, including an all-year farmers market that is one of the best.

Take this townhouse at 2785 South Bascom Avenue, #16, close to downtown. Set in a nicely landscaped gated community, it offers two large bedrooms and two and a half baths, as well as all the usual amenities: a gas water heater, cable TV, and double-pane glass windows, and an indoor laundry area. For those chilly nights, the living room features a cozy fireplace. For these warmer summer days, there are two spacious decks. The house was recently repainted, and there are carpets and tile floors throughout. At just $267,500, this is a nice home for people on a budget.

Thereís another unit for sale in the complex. In #6, youíll find all the same features, plus a brand-new water heater. Both this and the previous apartment come with underground parking, but youíll want to spend most of your time above ground, getting to know your neighbors on the lawns or at the complex swimming pool. This unit is for sale at $299,000.

Some of the best condominiums on the market are single-level end units, which provide the maximum amount of privacy. Thereís a condominium like that at 4294 Poplar Terrace. Itís a two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit, with its own private patio in the front. Part from all the normal amenities, the unit comes with central air conditioning, if you decide that it is too hot and want to head back indoors. It also comes with generous storage space, including a storage closet off the patio and an attic accessed by pull down stairs. The complex itself is a friendly community, where you can really get to know your neighbors around the clubhouse, pool, or common barbecue area. This nicely private condo is going for $398,000.

Househunters looking for someplace to move right into might do well to check out Unit A at 47 Dot Avenue. Conveniently close to downtown Campbell, this place is very close to John D. Morgan Park, which features a baseball diamond, softball and soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts and even a sand volleyball court.

This two-bedroom, two-bath unit was recently renovated, with new wood floors, fresh new paint, and a brand new kitchen with wooden cabinets, granite countertops, and, of course, all the major appliances in stainless steel. Even the lovely, shady balcony has been refloored. Thereís a separate family room and even a separate dining room, in addition to a breakfast nook and cozy breakfast bar. What makes this an outstanding deal is the space: It comes in at 1,442 square feet. Itís available now for only $409,000.