Welcome to Santa Teresa
A scenic and pastoral area of San Jose with stunning views
A scenic, more affordable part of San Jose with excellent freeway access, Santa Teresa, located in the southernmost part of the city, offers pleasant views and somewhat rural existence. Bound by the Santa Teresa Hills to its west and the Bayshore Freeway (101) to its east, the area is largely residential but also houses numerous Silicon Valley tech campuses.
Real estate is mixed here: Most homes are modest and moderately priced while others - particularly those on the hilly, eastern side of town - are in the luxury range.
Green space is plenty in this area and there are several parks for families and outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. The school system is excellent and buyers with young children gravitate to this area because of it.
What to Love
- Great for families
- Pastoral beauty
- Largely residential but also houses numerous tech campuses
Santa Teresa is a mix of families and young professionals. Those with children appreciate this area’s suburban nature; singles enjoy its proximity to some big companies.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Aqui is Santa Teresa’s most popular restaurant. Offering a menu full of “superfood” ingredients like sustainable salmon, California eco-farmed brown rice, spinach, sweet potatoes, mango, and avocado, the eatery doubles as a gallery for unique artwork from talented local artists.
Things to Do
Santa Teresa County Park, a 1,674-acre park located in the hills of South Santa Clara County, is a popular destination for Santa Teresa residents. Locals also gather in Quicksilver Park, a 4,163-acre parcel of land that includes the grounds of former mercury mines adjacent to south San Jose.
There are many excellent schools located in Santa Teresa. Popular options include: