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One of the newer districts of San Jose, Santa Teresa, is located in the Southern foothills about 10 miles from downtown. Moderately priced (by Silicon Valley real estate standards) and picturesque with plenty of neighborhood parks make this special community family friendly, dog friendly, and outdoor enthusiasts friendly in particular.

The Santa Teresa Golf Club and the 1,688-acre Santa Teresa County Park offer spectacular views and plenty of quiet recreation, including trails for horseback riding. (Inside the Santa Teresa County Park, also check out the Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch.) The Rancho Santa Teresa Swim and Racquet Club, small neighborhood parks, and plenty of convenient shopping including several strip malls, offer good commercial access as well as recreational opportunities.

Within the community, there are some high tech jobs (close to 101 and 85),  though the highways and public transit that connect Santa Teresa to San Jose and the rest of the Bay make for convenient commuting, too. Much of the housing is on the low to average price range for San Jose, but there are also luxury estates . For a more affordable area, tranquil neighborhood with a strong sense of community and plenty of accessibility Santa Teresa is a terrific choice.

Pan of Santa Teresa and Blossom Valley

What are homes and neighborhoods like in Santa Teresa?

Most of the houses you’ll find in Santa Teresa are ranch style homes in fairly uniform tract neighborhoods, but there are some exceptions.  There are pockets of newer construction and there are also some more rural properties – though you’ll have to look for them!

Below please find a live Altos Research chart, showing the median list price of homes for sale – this will give you an idea of what a house might cost there.

Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research

Homes for sale in Santa Teresa – get a sense of real estate or housing prices for single family homes, townhouses, and condominiums in this pretty south SJ area:

How’s the real estate market in Santa Teresa?  Check out the housing statics at my ReReport page, updated monthly.


Please read more about the Santa Teresa area of San Jose (and find a list of neighborhoods within it) on my Valley of Heart’s Delight blog: