There’s something inviting about the north valley community of Berryessa. This quiet residential San Jose neighborhood, bordering Milpitas, is well-stocked with single-family homes and is solidly middle class with a very diverse population.

There are a number of Berryessa homes for sale right now, in a variety of price ranges, that cater to families with kids.

At 2151 Oakland Road, there’s a three-bedroom, two-bath 1,352-square- foot manufactured home with a rustic setting and landscaping that looks like it could have been there for years. There’s a nice carpeted living room with a ceiling fan for the warm summer days and a fireplace for cold winter nights. Adjacent to that is a dining area with a wooden floor.

The master bedroom has a spacious walk-in closet, and a wire for direct TV. It also has a separate bathroom with its own tub, so mom and dad don’t have to wait in line for their kids.

The best thing about this house is its price. It can be had for $124,900, which comes to just $734 a month. Or you can rent it for $1,038. Either way, it’s a way to get started in Berryessa.

Homebuyers looking for a little more space might check out 1311 Muench Court. This two-story home, built 25 years ago, measures 1,550 square feet, not counting a comfortable, fenced-in backyard and patio. There are three bedrooms and two and a half baths, which should do away with the the early morning bathroom rush. The living room opens right into the backyard, while a dining alcove connects with the kitchen, with its elegant dark wood cabinets and granite slab counter tops.

On weekends there’s a garden to putter in, and just a few minutes away by foot there’s putting at the San Jose Golf Course. This home can be had for $549,000.

Another Berryessa home worth checking out is at 3034 Ironside Court. It’s a two bedroom condo of 900 square feet, which could be perfect for the young family just starting out. It’s the end unit of a friendly, quiet complex, covered with lawns and with a pool and clubhouse.

The complex itself is well maintained, and the home is in good condition. There are laminate floors, a brick fireplace and a two-car garage for easy access to Highways 680/280 and 880. It also comes with a private backyard, and the total lot size is 1,742 square feet, almost double the space of the unit. It’s priced at just $175,000, or $709 a month.