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Japantown SJ

Japantown SJ

Bounded by Taylor Street to the north and Empire to the south, First Street to the west and 10th to the east, San Jose’s Japantown is a fairly compact, walkable neighborhood. The area’s little “downtown” runs along Jackson Street and features professional services and retail shops, including a dozen-plus restaurants—from Mexican and Korean to Chinese and Hawaiian and, of course, Japanese—and a recently opened dog boutique.

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Urban Lofts

Urban Lofts

A number of loft-style developments have sprung up in recent years in San Jose’s downtown core and fashionable Santana Row, as well as along the Alameda and in Japantown, offering homebuyers a living experience akin to what one might find in San Francisco or New York City.

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Berryessa: Past and Future

Berryessa: Past and Future

Twenty-five years ago, Berryessa might still have been considered the fruit basket of Santa Clara County—one of the last parts of the Valley to succumb to development. Even today there are a few agricultural holdouts nestled throughout the neighborhood. Of course, most of these plots have been transformed into suburban single-family homes. It’s a young, diverse neighborhood, with seven schools and its own school district. And now may be a good time to be shopping for a home in Berryessa.

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Naglee Park Charm

Naglee Park Charm

Naglee Park is old California at its finest, when San Jose was all orchards and vineyards. In fact, Naglee Park was once a vineyard, belonging to Union Gen. Henry Morris Naglee. The land was sold off by his heirs, and the foundations for Naglee Park were laid. Today, a few homes predate the 1906 earthquake, but most of the homes along the tree-lined lanes are pushing the century mark.

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Views from Communication Hill

Views from Communication Hill

In the almost four decades since the telephone tower was built on Communications Hill, a whole new neighborhood has been built around the tower—built, rather than sprung up. Lining the slopes are townhouses, condos and detached single homes, most of which have a commanding view of southern Silicon Valley. It’s a relatively new neighborhood, so buyers can expect all the modern amenities in the homes found there.

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