San Jose's Santa Teresa neighborhood is tucked into the foothills of
south San Jose about ten miles south of downtown San Jose. Picturesque
and family-oriented, this neighborhood grew up around Santa Teresa IBM,
which is one of the area's major employers.
Santa Teresa is a relatively new neighborhood, with most homes
having been built over the past three decades. Homes in the area are
moderately priced, well maintained and there is a strong feeling of
community. Parks have sprung up around schools and neighborhoods and
you will find many places for recreation and relaxation.
Santa Teresa County Park is one of the County's biggest parks and
is located in the Santa Teresa Hills. This diverse 1,688-acre park,
rich in history, offers spectacular views from its trails and secluded
upland valleys of the park provide a quiet spot for exploring the
natural environment minutes away from the surrounding developed areas.
Here you'll find a variety of recreational opportunities. The Santa
Teresa Golf Club, operated by a concessionaire, offers an 18-hole
championship course and a 9-hole/par three course. The clubhouse
includes a restaurant and pro shop. Electric carts are available for a
fee. Also located in the golf course is a banquet facility, available
by reservation. The park also offers over 14 miles of unpaved trails
for equestrian, hiking and bicycle use.
On the flatlands of Santa Teresa is Rancho Santa Teresa Swim and
Racquet Club and you will find many small neighborhood parks as well.
Shopping is plentiful and convenient with several strip malls and a
large regional shopping mall nearby. For those commuting to work,
transportation is easily accessible with local light rail stop and many
bus stops around the area. Highway 101, 85 and 87 are also convenient