Monthly Archives: September 2014

Infographic: The Valley’s Tech Job Market

Six-figure salaries and huge signing bonuses are what you’d imagine is commanded by top talent in Silicon Valley. But for many, those with non-engineering tech jobs, Silicon Valley isn’t necessarily paved with streets of gold.

Check out this infographic by Focus and Column Five. Two factors seem to heavily influence the labor market:

1.  The intense funding activity by venture capitalists has created a wealth of new startups, and a wealth of new jobs.

2.  Top-tier companies such as Google and Facebook are putting a heavy premium on talent:

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Story orginally posted at FastCompany.com site database .

Spotlight: Atherton

This small, peaceful little town (pop: 7,000) was recently named The Most Expensive Zip U.S.Code. With a median list price is a whooping $9.44M and median sales price is just above $4.5M, we weren’t too surprised by the accolade. It’s also home to many tech billionaires like Paul Allen, Eric Schmidt and Meg Whitman.

It’s also the second-wealthiest city in the United States, according to more than one source. Forbes named it that in 2010; Bloomberg repeated the favor in 2013.

The homes are enormous, both new and old in a serene, beautiful setting, with easy access to Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Atherton has only one public park, 22-acre Holbrook-Palmer Park, but that’s okay because the entire town seems like a park.

Learn more about Atherton here.

One Of The Bay Area’s Most Expensive Homes Sells

Set on nearly six acres, the home includes a 35,000-square-foot main residence, a pool with a pool house, endless gardens, and a waterfall, the house known as “The House On The Hill” finally sold after two years on the market (to buyer from Asia) willing to shell out $23M. The entire house is exquisite including the Grand Music Room, 15-foot-high ceilings, imported antique parquet de Versailles flooring, and triple gold-gilt moldings, the most dramatic spot in the manse.

The Hillsborough Tudor estate has hosted at least four US Presidents (Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Bush), as well as British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and King Hussein of Jordan. With 12 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms (that’s 12 fulls and 3 halfs), the estate was built in 1932 for banking heir Celia Tobin Clark and stayed in her family for the next 60 years.

Listed By Richard Williamson of Today Sotheby’s International Realty.

Story via CurbedSF.com