5.5 out of 10

Milford Village

37.4339374087889 -121.872389852617
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Retirees


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Pretty Unexceptional"

Nestled up against the rolling green cow pastures of Contra Costas, Milford Village is yet another Milpitas ranch house haven hearkening back to the 50’s and 60’s when these homes were all the rage. Milford Village itself is mostly flat and homes block out the view of hills to the east enough where you are likely to barely make out the rolling hills on street level.

One nice feature of the Milford Village neighborhood is that it is far enough on the eastern end of Milpitas that the stink that comes off the salt flats/landfill on the western end is diluted enough that you don’t get the worst of its bite. (Except perhaps in the summer time, when no area in Milpitas is safe.)

The foreclosure crisis has really hit this neighborhood hard with 4 of 5 homes here being for sale due to foreclosure. This also means that the homes here are being sold for below normal market rates (at about $425 K on average.) These are not amazing homes, being simple ranch homes but the proximity of Milpitas to Silicon Valley usually raises prices on homes in the area.

Unfortunately, one of the drawbacks of Milford Village is the schools which get mediocre ratings in terms of test scores.
Alexander Rose fares a little better than Robert Randall Elementary, but neither does exceptionally well. This is surprising given the fact that schools are generally pretty strong in Milpitas with both the local high schools—Piedmont Hills and Milpitas High scoring exceptionally well on their test scores.

Overall, this is a pretty average suburban neighborhood of the kind you can find thousands of across the American west. If it were not for the olfactory drawbacks of Milpitas and sub-par educational options of this particular neighborhood, it would no doubt fair better in my assessment overall.
  • Close to Silicon Valley
  • Safe
  • Not Too Stinky
  • Mediocre Schools
  • Average Homes
  • No Real Nightlife
Recommended for
  • Retirees
JamesH3 A bunch of BS (written March 28, 2015). Great for retirees. I bought my retirement home when I was 32 and now 49 years later at 81 I've never regretted it. Nor do I get any odor some residents complain about. I live next to Foothill Park which is by Rose School. Also the Parks throughout town seem busy, especially on weekends. Any odor Milpitas has doesn't seem to keep people from using the Parks.
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