San Jose Neighborhoods

No city is a singular neighborhood and in San Jose we have many varieties of lifestyles, work and play areas within our south bay nook. While not every neighborhood is called out specifically below we do list the major areas that provide unique opportunities to those visiting our city. Below, you’ll find some of the best neighborhoods in San Jose for outdoor recreation, shopping, culture, nature and a whole lot more. Click on an area in the map below to view neighborhood information.

 

Downtown

San Jose's urban center is home to over 250 restaurants, 9 theater venues, numerous art galleries, museums and many uniq…

Japantown

Japantowns in the U.S. are an endangered species, but San Jose’s is alive and kicking. Just north of downtown, this hist…

Willow Glen

This picturesque, walkable family-centric neighborhood features charming residential streets and a well-planned main str…

Rose Garden

Tucked among the residential haven of the Rose Garden, is in fact a horticultural heaven. Just northwest of downtown you…

Fairgrounds

The Fairgrounds (also sometimes referred to as South Campus) area of San Jose, which does indeed include the Santa Clara…

West San Jose

At the center of West San Jose (a shoppers paradise) you'll find Santana Row. This upscale, Mediterranean-style retail a…

North San Jose

North San Jose is one of the best neighborhoods in San Jose for tech types. It’s well-known for a population who love wo…

East San Jose

The East Foothill landscapes are quintessentially Californian and one can get in touch with nature at any number of the …

South San Jose

South San Jose is a dream come true for the weekend warrior and the outdoor/nature enthusiast. Many of San Jose's 193 pa…

Nearby San Jose

Santa Clara

Santa Clara, San Jose's neighbor to the north-west, has a lot in common with San Jose including a Silicon Valley tech in…

Campbell

Campbell is another charming town where you can stop for boutique shopping, dining or pass by on your way to the Santa C…

Los Gatos

If you’re enamored with the authentic California wine country lifestyle, it’s hard to imagine a town more perfect than L…

Saratoga

The neighboring town of Saratoga is know for it's suburban high-end aesthetic with tasting rooms, boutique shopping and …

Gilroy / Morgan Hill

A peaceful 45 minute drive south down the historic 101 will land you in the fabulous agricultural community of Gilroy an…