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Top 4 Places to Live in Santa Clara County

Los Gatos is an affluent town in the southwest foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. While it has a lively downtown full of shops, restaurants, and offices, much of Los Gatos is suburban with several notable schools. While it is on the southern end of the Silicon Valley, it is still the home of several high-tech companies—most notably the streaming and content creator Netflix. Like most of Santa Clara County, Los Gatos started out as an agrarian town. It was also involved in the logging industry and railway transportation between San Francisco and Santa Cruz. These early pursuits led to the buildup of its Downtown area, which maintains many restored Victorian-era homes and commercial buildings. Today, Los Gatos is a thriving community that hosts a number of local events and activities. It includes large recreational spaces for daily use by residents and visitors alike. Los Gatos is close to multiple major highways and offers small town charm within access to major city hubs.
Los Gatos
San Jose
Located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, Mountain View remains the location for many high-tech company headquarters, including Google, Mozilla Foundation, Symantec, and Intuit. It was also the location of the Shockley Semiconductor Factory--the first company to develop silicone semiconductor devices that led to nicknaming the area “Silicon Valley.” What would become Mountain View began as a stagecoach station and agricultural community between San Francisco and San Jose until World War II. It then grew more urbanized by engaging in the new aerospace and electronic industries. High technology is now the foundation of the local economy. Specialized tax districts in Mountain View’s technology sectors led to recreational growth along the North Shoreline and investment in its well-maintained Downtown district. Mountain View is mostly made up of residential neighborhoods with the majority of business parks in the North Shoreline area north of Highway 101 and east of Highway 85. It has a lively downtown well-suited for daytime activities, nightlife, and community events. It includes both private and public schools with a sought-after ratio of students to full-time-equivalent teachers of 20.4 to one.
Mountain View
Morgan Hill sits at the southern tip of Silicon Valley as the location of several high-tech companies. Primarily affluent residents often work within the tech industry and enjoy Morgan Hill’s eminent dining, entertainment, and recreational opportunities. It is home to Michelin-star chefs, luxurious hospitality, wineries, nature parks, and many community events. Morgan Hill is situated between San Jose and Gilroy in the southernmost section of the Santa Clara Valley, between the eastern Diablo Range and western Santa Cruz Mountains. It combines agricultural roots with modern Silicon Valley investments. It is part of the Santa Clara Valley American Viticultural Area, and houses multiple technology companies, start-ups, and research and development firms. The city is served by the Morgan Hill Unified School District and numerous private schools, both religious-based and nonsectarian. It has convenient public transportation to educational and career opportunities in the denser areas of Santa Clara County.
Morgan Hill

Why work with Nicki

Nicki is a top producer who is consistently ranked in the top 2% of all agents in the market. She’s a resident of the San Jose area for 40 years with an in-depth knowledge of the area. She has been a customer service professional for over 35 years and has a successful track record handling multi-million dollars sales transactions and contract negotiations.

When you hire me as your Real Estate professional, you’re also hiring my entire team so we can truly provide you with the finest customer service in real estate. We have the knowledge and expertise to help you walk through the selling and buying of real estate better than anyone. 

Client Testimonials

Jessica I. Posted on Yelp

I can't say enough about the Baucci team! My husband and I had the leasure of wroking with them to purchase a condo, and the entire process from start to finish was easy, organized, and an absolute pleasure! We contacted Nicki one night after looking at rent prices in the area and realizing that we could afford a condo for the same price. Within a couple of days, we had gone to see the condo we were interested in, Nicki and her team had contacted the listing agent and we put in our offer. Because of the Banucci team's amazing reputation, the seller & listing agent accepted our offer over others because they knew it would be a smooth process. This just doesn't happen in the Bay area and we were lucky enough to have Nicki's team on our side. We're now getting settled into our condo, and couldn't be happier!

Dave B. Posted on Google Reviews

The Banucci team are true professionals! Because we live out of the country, we thought selling may be complicated but the team Nicki assembled made the selling process amazingly easy; I felt like I was there. Attention was paid to every detail and recommendations for upgrades that would be essential for commanding the highest value for our home were absolutely on point. The sale price far exceeded our expectation for price and time to sell. Nicki left nothing to chance and anticipated issues before they became issues. If you want to sell, the Banucci team is the best in the business. I am not surprised this team are top producers in the Bay Area...well deserved indeed!

Doug Edwards Posted on Google Reviews

I was dreading selling our house, envisioning what a hassle it would be to go through all the paperwork, repairs and meetings required in the middle of a pandemic. I found Nicki and her team through Yelp, though I was skeptical that anyone could have so many great reviews. If the experience of her other clients was like mine, I am now totally convinced she earned every one of her five stars. I've rarely encountered a service provider who over delivered as much as Nicki and her team -- and it truly was a team effort. Every one involved was professional, knowledgable, and responsive. From suggesting contractors, overseeing repairs and setting the perfect price for the market, they did everything right. I'm not an easy client to please, but I can't think of a single thing I wish they had done differently. My very highest recommendation.

Hema Pandit Posted on Zillow

We interviewed 4 agents from 4 different agencies and picked Nicki Banucci because she was the most prepared with accurate comps, great presentation of her team and had the most amount of enthusiasm to get the job done. Nicki is very professional and was available anytime we had a question. Her team is very seasoned, responsive and extremely organized. They laid out the entire process including setting up a calendar of events and followed up regularly to ensure we didn’t miss critical steps. We got top dollars for our home with a free rent back. Nicki structured the sale such that we got the best price and generated many many offers. She brought in a professional stager who did wonders with our home. Each of the above are the hallmarks of a successful real estate agent and we would recommend Nicki in a heartbeat. Nicki and her team are very easy to work with, are available at night and on weekends including early hours. Nicki even responded to us during her vacation which shows tremendous commitment.

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