Blossom Valley

Where is the Blossom Valley area of San Jose?
San Jose has many “districts”, including Blossom Valley. Where is it? It borders Cambrian Park on one side, Willow Glen on another, Santa Teresa on the third, and the Santa Teresa Foothills on the forth.

Like Cambrian, Blossom Valley doesn’t have a “downtown”. It is suburbia. It does offer q quieter pace than downtown San Jose and has tons of shopping. More affordable than Cambrian or Willow Glen, it’s a little “further out”. Many areas are close to the beatuful Santa Teresa foothills. It’s served by the light rail and both Highway 85 and 87 and offers a very reasonable commute time to downtown San Jose.

The schools there are pretty good overall.

Oakridge Mall, now called Westfield Oakridge Mall, is perhaps the best known part of Blossom Valley. Sears, Macys, Target are all anchor stores there. With the recent renovation of the mall, parking can be a headache (and there’s valet parking if you are rushed but it costs $5). The remodel was tastefully done, though, and the choices of restaurants, shops and movies to take in do make it a good destination. You can even get a chair massage at Oakridge.

Also in Blossom Valley, you can enjoy miniature golf and a waterslide. Additionally, there are golf courses and hiking nearby (at Santa Teresa Park).

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