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This little-known Silicon Valley neighborhood is suddenly one of the hottest housing markets in America — take a look

Business Insider Logo By Melia Robinson of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 26: <p> Lots of people working in Silicon Valley can't afford to buy a home there.</p><p> As a housing shortage in the San Francisco Bay Area continues to drive prices sky-high, some homebuyers are turning their attention to a micro-neighborhood - called Serra - located between the headquarters of Google and Apple. It's also known by its main drag, The Dalles.</p><p> This southwest corner of the town of Sunnyvale offers relatively affordable houses, proximity to major tech companies, and a small-town suburban feel. Still, Serra has flown under the radar, in part because few people know it exists. <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/search/the+dalles+serra+neighborhood/@37.3335338,-122.0878796,13z"> Google Maps</a> doesn't even recognize the name.</p><p> Earlier this year, real-estate site <a href="https://www.redfin.com/blog/2017/01/the-hottest-neighborhoods-of-2017.html#SanJoseCA"> Redfin named Serra the third hottest neighborhood of 2017</a>. The site based the ranking on increases in internet traffic to listings in specific neighborhoods. Serra homes typically sell in under two weeks at 106% of the listing price.</p><p>Here's what life is like in the neighborhood.</p>

Lots of people working in Silicon Valley can't afford to buy a home there.

As a housing shortage in the San Francisco Bay Area continues to drive prices sky-high, some homebuyers are turning their attention to a micro-neighborhood called Serra, located between the headquarters of Google and Apple. It's also known by its main drag, The Dalles.

This southwest corner of the town of Sunnyvale offers relatively affordable houses, proximity to major tech companies, and a small-town suburban feel. Still, Serra has flown under the radar, in part because few people know it exists. Google Maps doesn't even recognize the name.

Earlier this year, real-estate site Redfin named Serra the third hottest neighborhood of 2017. The site based the ranking on increases in internet traffic to listings in specific neighborhoods. Serra homes typically sell in under two weeks at 106% of the listing price.

Click ahead to see what life is like in the neighborhood.

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