San Jose’s Santa Teresa neighborhood is one of the more family-friendly areas in the city. The area is served by three different school districts from K-12, with another being very close, but outside district lines. Because of this, it’s not uncommon to see students walking to and from school in this neighborhood and throughout Oakridge Mall nearby. And an array of organized sports leagues from basketball to football makes Santa Teresa, along with the rest of the South Side, notably athletic.
Santa Teresa homes for sale are distinctively older, which means houses often occupy larger lots than newer homes with each one looking different than the next. Still, there is a range of styles from townhouses to single-family detached homes available to potential buyers. And even though newer homes for sale in the Santa Teresa neighborhood will have a heftier price tag, affordable options do exist. This, naturally, increases the appeal to younger couples, families and retirees, along with the availability of so many schools and the convenience of the location.
Getting around Santa Teresa is easy. Commuters and residents enjoy nearby public transportation, quick freeway access, and a local Kaiser Permanente hospital, among other benefits. There are three VTA light rail stations in the Santa Teresa neighborhood right on main streets, and it’s just a short ride or drive to Caltrain, which extends from Gilroy to San Francisco. Additionally, Highways 101, 85, 87, and Monterey Expressway, are just as easy to get to from here.
Santa Teresa continues to develop as shopping centers, parks and fields replace old company campuses, such as famed IBM. This, along with already adventure-full Santa Teresa County Park, has allowed way for plenty of open space making hiking, biking, golfing and many other outdoor sports another part of the area’s culture.
Residents of Santa Teresa homes are never at a loss when it comes to dining, shopping, work or play. Begin your search here and find your new home for sale in the Santa Teresa neighborhood today.