Best neighborhoods in San Jose

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Willow Glen

Ranked 1st best neighborhood in San Jose

"My Fond Memories"

- smd4newsboys
When I lived In California One of the places i settles with my parents was in Willow Glen. I loved living here there was always a ton to do as a kid which was good. It kept me busy and got me out of t...
37.2960364566032 -121.90718291177
Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in San Jose

"Picture perfect"

- bayareabound
Silver Creek Valley is a small, but affluent, country club-type neighborhood that stretches along US Route 101. In fact, it is fairly new and is considered one of the nicest areas in San Jose. As a...
37.2852449024725 -121.774891153388


Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in San Jose

"vibrant downdown area, but still small town feel"

- Shinebox
I took my family to the tech museum of innovation in downtown san jose last winter to see a special exhibit of machines built after Da Vinci's designs. The exhibit was absolutely fascinating. The re...
37.336029083315 -121.897566280755
Ranked 4th best neighborhood in San Jose

"Full-Service Suburban Living"

- DirtyHarry
You are deep into suburban living by the time you get into Blossom Valley. Condos, townhomes, single-family homes and even trailer parks make up the dozen or so micro neighborhoods that you find here...
37.252474407964 -121.848518877938


Ranked 5th best neighborhood in San Jose

"Great For Tech Workers with Families"

- DirtyHarry
Bordering Los Gatos on the west, Cambrian Park is one of those transitional areas where you see home prices slowly rise the closer you get to its upper crust neighbor. There are even some million dol...
37.2591734057249 -121.922384226


Ranked 6th best neighborhood in San Jose

"The Far Tentacle of Suburban Sprawl"

- DirtyHarry
The Evergreen area just to the south of Reid-Hillview Airport and Lake Cunningham on the far eastern end of San Jose is the far reach of SJ suburban sprawl. The area was in the midst of a housing boom...
37.3124066995925 -121.786885023561
Ranked 7th best neighborhood in San Jose

"Best Bay Area Airport"

- StephSF
While the surrounding neighborhood is subject to noise and is fairly residential by comparison to the rest of the city, I stand by the fact, time and time again, that San Jose Airport is the best in S...
37.3922488919316 -121.937697720201
Ranked 8th best neighborhood in San Jose

"Too ordinary to impress"

- bayareabound
Bounded by Santa Clara to the north, West San Jose is a large, underwhelming neighborhood concentrated between Highway 280 and US Route 85. Although this district doesn’t wow you in any way, shape or...
37.2985422285044 -121.986487489901


Ranked 9th best neighborhood in San Jose

"Blue Collar and Below"

- bayareabound
Cornered into Highway 880 and 280, Burbank is a flat, blue collar San Jose community with very little to offer. It was mostly concentrated in the Santa Clara County, but part of the neighborhood has...
37.322601756924 -121.92290320011
Ranked 10th best neighborhood in San Jose

"Nice neighborhood for families"

- SuS1
Housing is definitely cheaper here, fresh air, nature, beautiful mountain views , far away from pollution path. The schools are average and above and some 8 out of ten schools. Since housing is a lot...
37.3762688395578 -121.873338468421

Alum Rock

Ranked 11th best neighborhood in San Jose

"Foreclosures and modest San Jose living"

- bayareabound
Nestled at the base of the Diablo Range foothills, Alum Rock is a modest, but comfortable residential San Jose neighborhood. It spans about 1.2 square miles of flat, middle to upper middle-class terr...
37.3744205066842 -121.828442632305


Ranked 12th best neighborhood in San Jose

"A Mix of Good and Not So Good Neighborhoods"

- DirtyHarry
The southeast neighborhood of Edenvale—just a hop, skip and jump from Morgan Hill—is actually better thought of as a grouping of about a dozen suburban residential neighborhoods: Century-Pebbletree, C...
37.2747805038473 -121.814451236503
Ranked 13th best neighborhood in San Jose

"The slums of San Jose"

- bayareabound
Known as the East Valley or the East Side for its location, East San Jose is a diverse, intensely urbanized San Jose neighborhood. The area hosts a variety of lower-class living terrain, but is mostl...
37.3401266812435 -121.815973768718
Ranked 14th best neighborhood in San Jose

"Emphasis on lower-class"

- bayareabound
Bounded by US Route 87, US Route 101 and Highway 280 and West Capitol Expressway, Fairgrounds is both a major retain haven and an extremely underwhelming residential space. As a whole, there is nothi...
37.3028563777545 -121.857193279707


Ranked 15th best neighborhood in San Jose

"Nice Hilly Homes"

- DirtyHarry
The Berryessa area of San Jose is located in the far northeastern corner of the city, nestled up against the Contra Costa hills. This is a fairly middle class to upper middle class neighborhood, not...
37.4055229766732 -121.836482708239

Unranked Neighborhoods

"Country club living"

- bayareabound
Located within the southern region of San Jose, Almaden Valley is an upper middle-class, open spaced neighborhood stretching from Blossom Hill Road to Harry Road. The area hosts a kind of rural and f...
37.2224819275928 -121.869983728056

Rose Garden


"Its All Roses"

- DirtyHarry
The Rose Garden Neighborhood in San Jose is just north of the Burbank neighborhood. It is named for being the home of the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden. The homes right around the Rose Garden itself...
37.3333425562912 -121.939989438379
Santa Teresa

"Great Southern Nook"

- DirtyHarry
The Santa Tereza area, the farthest most southern part of San Jose, is one of those enclaves for the upper-middle class that you expect to find in the vicinity of the Silicon Valley. On the northe...
37.231514745698 -121.811264122961
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