South San Jose
South San Jose is the southern region of San Jose, California in Silicon Valley. The name "South Side" refers to an area bounded by Hillsdale Avenue and Capitol Expressway to the North, Camden Avenue to the West, Highway 101 and Hellyer Avenue on the east, the border with the city of Morgan Hill towards the south, to the west. Neighborhoods in South San Jose include: Almaden Valley Blossom Valley Coyote Valley Edenvale Santa Teresa Seven Trees Silver Creek Valley Capitol Branham Ohlone-Chynoweth Almaden Blossom Hill Snell Cottle Santa Teresa Guadalupe River Trail Almaden Quicksilver County Park Santa Teresa County Park Martial Cottle Park SR 85 SR 87 CR G8 Oakridge Mall
Santa Teresa, San Jose
Santa Teresa is a neighborhood in the south of San Jose, United States. It is east of Almaden Valley, surrounding Santa Teresa Boulevard, with access to Highway 85. Santa Teresa County Park borders the neighborhood, it is most well-known as the home of Kinsey Milhone in Sue Grafton's "Alphabet" series of detective novels. The Santa Teresa area is home to the Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch, a historic ranch on the border of the southern hills about a dozen blocks west of one entrance to Santa Teresa County Park; the ranch was once holding many Spanish farmers and Ohlone Indians. This ranch provided fruit, dairy products, spring water to nearby homes and neighborhoods and as far away as downtown San Jose. Today, it is a Santa Clara County park with hiking trails, cultural education, recreational activities. Santa Teresa suburban neighborhoods includes several schools from the Oak Grove School District, including Santa Teresa Elementary and Bernal Intermediate School, it includes Santa Teresa High School.
Considered as South County, the southernmost area of Southern Santa Teresa's 95139 zip code is part of the Morgan Hill School District and includes Los Paseos Elementary and Martin Murphy Middle Schools. Students attend High School at either Ann Sobrato High or Live Oak High, both in Morgan Hill, California. By the. Santa Teresa is within San Jose's District 2. There are two popular city community gardens in Santa Teresa, Laguna Seca in 95139 and La Colina in 95123. Santa Teresa ZIP Codes: 95119, 95138, 95139, 95193, 95123 City of San Jose Neighborhood Boundaries Map
East San Jose
East San Jose is the eastern region of San Jose, California in Silicon Valley, comprising several neighborhoods and including a former city of that name. The area is bounded by Berryessa Rd to the north, Mount Hamilton toward the east, Highway 101 and portions of Yerba Buena Rd and Silver Creek Valley Rd towards the south, Highway 101 to the west. East San Jose was the name of a small former city that sat to the east of San Jose, annexed by the City of San Jose in 1911; the 1910 US Census recorded a population of 1,661. Before World War II, East San Jose was a small section of San Jose located on the east banks of the Guadalupe River and west of today's U. S. Route 101. After World War II, the area saw rapid development, along with much of the Santa Clara Valley. Evergreen Alum Rock East Foothills King and Story Little Portugal Silver Creek Valley Meadowfair East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library State Route 130 - Alum Rock Avenue and Mount Hamilton Road County Route G21 - Capitol Expressway Eastridge Mall Lake Cunningham Mabury Raging Waters Reid-Hillview Airport Ecco Glen
The Peralta Adobe is the oldest building in San Jose, northern California, still standing today. The adobe was built in 1797, is named after Luis María Peralta, its most famous resident; the original builder was Manuel González. Manuel González, his wife, their five children accompanied the Spanish Anza Party to California in 1776, he was one of the founders of the Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe, the first municipal government in California, established in 1777. This was the second house that González lived in, the first site was untenable due to winter flooding. In 1804, González died and the adobe went to Luís María Peralta in 1808. Peralta was a sergeant in the Spanish Army, commissioner of the Pueblo of San José, owner of Rancho San Antonio of the East Bay, one of the largest ranchos in Alta California. Peralta divided the house into two rooms, built a porch, a kitchen and a chimney, he died in August 1851, leaving the adobe to his two daughters. The house was the property of María Josefa until July 1862, María Dolores until 1866, Balthazar Peralta.
During the 1870s and 1880s, the adobe was used as a storage facility by Zeffiro Bastiani, Giovanni Spinetti, Lorenzo Scatena. In 1949, to make way for the construction of the Lusardi building in the adjoining lot, Guiseppe Bacchio had 17inches of the north-west exterior corner of the adobe removed. Purchased by the City of San Jose in 1966, the adobe building was restored, the surrounding park completed in 1976; the Peralta Adobe is San Jose's Historic Landmark #1, California Historical Landmark #866, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, the adobe was the first site certified as a component of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail; the Peralta Adobe is a historic house museum, available for tours by appointment. The building covers an area of 20 feet by 41 feet, has two connecting rooms of equal size; the walls are about 2 feet thick, made of adobe blocks that are 22 inches by 11 inches by 4 inches. The adobe is furnished inside. Outside is an outdoor fireplace oven.
The adobe and the Thomas and Carmel Fallon House are within The Peralta Adobe & Fallon House Historic Site, on San Pedro Square in downtown San Jose, operated by the local nonprofit History San José. The Fallon House is across the street from the adobe, was built in 1855 in the Victorian style. Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail Luis María Peralta This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Park Service. History San José: The Peralta Adobe & Fallon House Historic Site — tour information
Edenvale, San Jose
Edenvale is a neighborhood of San Jose, California, in South San Jose. Edenvale was once a town, named with reference to the Garden of Eden, because of the beauty and fertility of the place. One of the oldest buildings in the area is Hayes Mansion; the Union Pacific Railroad and historic Monterey Road runs through the area, known as El Camino Real. The railroad line carries Amtrak's "Coast Starlight." The most popular recent history of the neighborhood includes Frontier Village, an amusement park operated from 1961 to 1980. Most of the land was redeveloped into residential housing, it is one of the neighborhoods inside San Jose district 2. The Blossom Valley and Santa Teresa areas are considered to be south of Edenvale, the Seven Trees area is considered north of Edenvale. Parks and other public areas of interest include: Hayes Mansion The Edenvale Public library at East Branham Lane and Monterey Road Edenvale Garden Park Great Oaks Park Danna Rock Park Coyote Creek Park Hellyer Lake Park near Highway 101 Martial Cottle Park The following are schools located in the Edenvale area: Valley Christian High School Caroline Davis Intermediate School Christopher Elementary School Stipe Elementary School Edenvale Elementary School Hayes Elementary School Andrew P. Hill High SchoolThe public schools are in the Oak Grove School District and the East Side Union High School District.
San Jose District 2 Community Calendar San Jose Strong Neighborhood Initiative for Edenvale Edenvale Roundtable Community Association Edenvale Branch Library Martial Cottle County Park
Santa Clara County, California
Santa Clara County the County of Santa Clara, is California's 6th most populous county, with a population of 1,781,642, as of the 2010 census. The county seat and largest city is San Jose, the 10th most populous city in the United States and California's 3rd most populous city. Home to Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County is an economic center for high technology and has the third highest GDP per capita in the world, according to the Brookings Institution; the county's concentration of wealth due to the tech industry, has made it the most affluent county on the West Coast of the United States and one of the most affluent places in America. Santa Clara County is part of the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area. Located at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay, the urbanized Santa Clara Valley within Santa Clara County is known as Silicon Valley. Santa Clara is the most populous county in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Northern California, is one of the most affluent counties in the United States.
Santa Clara County is named for Mission Santa Clara, established in 1777 and was in turn named for Saint Clare of Assisi. Santa Clara County was one of the original counties of California, formed in 1850 at the time of statehood; the original inhabitants included the Ohlone, residing on Calaveras Creek. Part of the county's territory was given to Alameda County in 1853. In 1882, Santa Clara County tried to levy taxes upon property of the Southern Pacific Railroad within county boundaries; the result was the U. S. Supreme Court case of Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad, 118 U. S. 394, in which the Court extended Due Process rights to artificial legal entities. In the early 20th Century, the area was promoted as the "Valley of the Heart's Delight" due to its natural beauty, including a significant number of orchards; the first major technology company to be based in the area was Hewlett-Packard, founded in a garage in Palo Alto in 1939. IBM selected San Jose as its West Coast headquarters in 1943.
Varian Associates, Fairchild Semiconductor, other early innovators were located in the county by the late 1940s and 1950s. The U. S. Navy had a large presence in the area and began giving large contracts to Silicon Valley electronics companies; the term "Silicon Valley" was coined in 1971. The trend accelerated in the 1980s and 1990s, agriculture has since been nearly eliminated from the northern part of the county. Today, Santa Clara County is the headquarters for 6500 high technology companies, including many of the largest tech companies in the world, among them hardware manufacturers AMD, Cisco Systems and Intel and consumer electronics companies Apple Inc. and Hewlett-Packard, internet companies eBay and Yahoo!. Most of what is considered to be Silicon Valley is located within the county, although some adjoining tech regions in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties are considered a part of Silicon Valley. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,304 square miles, of which 1,290 square miles is land and 14 square miles is water.
Counties which border with Santa Clara County are, Santa Cruz County, San Mateo County, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and San Benito. Santa Clara County shared borders with Contra Costa, Monterey, Turlock counties until 1853, 1874, 1854 respectively; the San Andreas Fault runs along the Santa Cruz Mountains in the west of the county. Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge In 1978, California Department of Fish and Game warden Henry Coletto urged the department to choose the Mount Hamilton area as one of California's relocation sites under a new statewide effort to restore tule elk. While other ranchers refused, tech pioneers Bill Hewlett and David Packard allowed Coletto and state biologists to translocate 32 tule elk from the Owens Valley in the eastern Sierra onto the 28,000-acre San Felipe Ranch, which the families jointly own, in the hills east of Morgan Hill. From the three original 1978–1981 translocations to the Mount Hamilton region of the Diablo Range, there are multiple herds in different locations including the Isabel Valley, San Antonio Valley, Livermore area, San Felipe Ranch, Metcalf Canyon, Coyote Ridge, Anderson Lake, surrounding areas.
As of 2012, an estimated 400 tule elk roam 1,875 square kilometres in northeastern Santa Clara County and southeastern Alameda County. As of 2017 there are four herds in the Coyote Ridge area visible from U. S. Highway 101, according to Craige Edgerton retired executive director of the Silicon Valley Land Conservancy and local naturalist Michael Hundt; the Nature Conservancy "Mount Hamilton Project" has acquired or put under conservation easement 100,000 acres of land towards its 500,000 acres goal for habitat conservation within a 1,200,000 acres area encompassing much of eastern Santa Clara County as well as portions of southern Alameda County, western Merced and Stanislaus Counties, northern San Benito County. Acquisitions to date include the 1,756-acre Rancho Cañada de Pala, straddling the Alameda Creek and Coyote Creek watersheds for California tiger salamander habitat.
Almaden Valley, San Jose
Almaden Valley, or Almaden is a valley and upper middle class residential neighborhood of San Jose, California, in South San Jose. It is named after the New Almaden Quicksilver Mines, which were named after the mercury mine in Almadén, produced mercury, used to process ore during the Gold Rush. Like its Spanish namesake, California's Almaden had a number of quicksilver mines; the mercury was used during gold extraction in the California Gold Rush, but the mines were closed in 1975 and have been converted into Almaden Quicksilver County Park. Despite the closure of the mines, there still remains a high mercury content in the nearby soil and rivers, signs are posted alongside them warning people not to eat the fish. Many of the names in Almaden retain their mercury mine themes. For example, there are streets called Silver Mine Drive. Many places in Almaden still use the name Quicksilver; the neighborhood is south east of the town of Los Gatos, west of the Santa Teresa neighborhood of San Jose and south of Blossom Hill Rd.
The informal borders are Coleman Rd. at the northern end, McKean Rd. at the southern end, where the valley becomes rural, the town of Los Gatos to the west. The valley is located between the Santa Teresa Hills and the Santa Cruz Mountains, with Mount Umunhum to the west dominating the local geography; as part of the Silicon Valley, the main industry in the neighborhood is now high technology research and development. The neighborhoods consist of upper-middle-class families, with homes owned by local professionals, professional athletes, Silicon Valley executives. According to a 2011 estimate, the median income for a household in Almaden was $148,801 and the median income for a family was $182,981; the cost of a home in the neighborhood is in the $1 million-plus range. Schools in the area include: Leland High School Almaden Country School Bret Harte Middle School Castillero Middle School Holy Spirit School Almaden Country School Almaden Elementary School Challenger School Graystone Elementary School Guadalupe Elementary School Holy Spirit School Los Alamitos Elementary School Simonds Elementary School Williams Elementary School One of the key attractions of the Almaden Valley is the abundance of public recreational sites.
Almaden Lake Park Almaden Reservoir Almaden Quicksilver County Park Calero Dam and Reservoir Almaden Community Center and Library Almaden Golf & Country Club Almaden Swim and Racquet Club Almaden Valley Athletic Club VTA light rail: Almaden light rail station Map of Almaden Valley, California Recreation Events in Almaden Valley