The City of Campbell is located in the West Valley area of Santa Clara County. The City is bound by the City of Saratoga and Monte Sereno to the west/south west, Town of Los Gatos to the south and San Jose to the north, east and south. It encompasses 6.35 square miles. The City was founded in 1887, and incorporated in 1952 as a general law city. Campbell operates under a Council/Manager form of government.
At one time famous for its prunes, Campbell celebrates its heritage with an annual Prune Festival and has named one of its major shopping malls “The Prune Yard.” The Pruneyard Shopping Center is a sprawling open-air retail and restaurant complex. Residents also enjoy a 30-acre community center with gyms, auditorium, track and tennis, as well as a year-round pool and fourteen parks. There is a pleasant bike trail along a local creek, which will take you into Los Gatos.