Squeezed between San Jose and Los Gatos lies Campbell, a town that offers the best of both places, and quite a lot of its own as well. It has good schools, good shopping (think Pruneyard Mall) and good transportation to just about anywhere in Silicon Valley, along with that sought-after small town feeling. There are some great homes here as well, and they are very affordable.

For true bargain hunters, a three bedroom, two bath home at 1071 Longfellow Avenue is a must-see. The previous owner was a contractor who spared no expense turning this into a dream home. There’s place to grow the house too. It is currently 1,184 square feet, but it sits on a 10,018 square foot lot, which leave plenty of room to expand or add a separate guest cottage. The Viking kitchen comes with all the major appliances in stainless steel and opens into a peaceful breakfast nook overlooking the back yard. The colorful bedrooms have been painted in subdued tones that blend in nicely with the impressive porcelain floors, made to look like hardwood. This is the perfect home for a growing family, and it is selling for $675,000.

At 1465 Bent Drive is a gorgeous four bedroom, three bath, detached single family home, with a separate cottage with its own kitchen, for when the in-laws drop by unannounced—out of sight, out of mind, as it were. This 2,269 square foot home sits on an 8,712 square foot lot, with plenty of fruit trees, a Japanese maple, and even redwoods. The spacious and bright living room/dining room combo includes a wood burning fireplace and plenty of built-in shelf space. The large, eat-in kitchen includes a beautiful exposed brick wall that encompasses a built in oven, wood cabinets and extra counter space. This stunning home on a quiet, tree-lined street is now selling for $689,000.

An older home with a hint of old-world elegance can be found at 3930 Via Cristobal. This four bedroom, three bath home includes two master suites in addition to two regular bedrooms. There is a spacious living room/dining room combo, along with a large, newly renovated kitchen. In fact, the entire home has been recently remodeled and the bathrooms have been redone with beautiful marble walls and new laminate floors. The house is 1,990 square feet, set on a 6,720 square foot lot. For families that love dining outdoors, a brand new deck was added during the remodeling to run along the entire back of the house. This home is selling for $649,000.