Although not a major high-tech city like many of its neighbors, Campbell is the original home of eBay and of its creator, Pierre Omidyar.
Campbell is home to the Pruneyard Shopping Center, a sprawling open-air retail complex which was involved in a famous U.S. Supreme Court case that established the extent of the right to free speech in California.
The larger of the associated Pruneyard Towers, built in 1970, was for many years the tallest building between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Today the Pruneyard Shopping Center is home to Democrat Mike Honda and the South Bay offices of the FBI.
Living in Campbell offers residents an urban-suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes.
In Campbell there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.
Many young professionals live in Campbell and residents tend to be liberal.
The public schools in Campbell are highly rated.