All About West San Jose
When walking along Santana Row, the epicenter of style in West San Jose, it’s easy to see why the area was ranked one of the top places in the U.S. to meet a mate. This upscale, Mediterranean retail and entertainment neighborhood is San Jose’s answer for haute couture fashion shopping, fine dining , and is where the young and the prestigious come to flaunt their brains and buying power – potent stuff if you’re hunting for an upwardly mobile partner in crime. From live music, farmers markets and designer brands like Gucci, Burberry and Brooks Brothers, to trendy wine bars, lounges and eateries, this is definitely the place in Silicon Valley to see and be scene.
Across the street is San Jose’s claim to worldwide fame, the Winchester Mystery House, the former home and gardens of the Winchester rifle heiress Sarah Winchester. Here you will find the oddest mansion in existence, complete with architectural oddities – such as stairways to nowhere and windows opening to walls – designed by Sarah to confuse the spirits of Winchester rifle victims. If mysteries are your muse, don’t miss this wonderfully wacky historic treasure, often featured on mystery and travel shows throughout the world.
If you’re more into the sort of mystery involving what’s in the next store, check out Westfield Valley Fair megamall just down the street, featuring 250 boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, Betsey Johnson, Stuart Weitzman, Tiffany & Co., BOSS Hugo Boss, Juicy Couture, and Apple.
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 listed here, such as suburban living areas like Almaden Valley and North/South San Jose, we do list the major areas that provide unique opportunities to those visiting our city. They include Downtown, Rose Garden, Japan Town, Willow Glen, Little Saigon and West San Jose. In addition we have also listed information on Los Gatos and Campbell, neighborhoods that offer their own unique historical experiences.
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