The neighborhood of Santa Teresa can be found in the city of San Jose, California.
The character of Santa Teresa is exemplified by its calm atmosphere. This area is reasonably quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although there are still several noisier areas, especially around the railway line, West Valley Freeway or South Valley Freeway. Lastly, there are about 20 public green spaces nearby for residents to visit, such as Coyote Creek Parkway - North and Century Oaks Park, which makes it very easy to get to them from numerous locations within Santa Teresa.
The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of Santa Teresa is an important part of its character. This area experienced its most significant housing boom in the 1960s and 1970s, so most of the available housing is from this time period. This area also has a choice of unit sizes - it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around three quarters of the dwellings in the neighborhood are occupied by home owners whereas the rest are rented.
High schools and primary schools are not particularly numerous in this neighborhood, and therefore not always within walking distance. At the elementary level, there are both public and private schools. As far as food is concerned, a fraction of home buyers in Santa Teresa may be able to travel to the nearest grocery store on foot, while others will have to turn to another means of transportation. There are also over 50 restaurants and coffee shops in this part of San Jose.
The car is usually the favored approach to navigate this part of San Jose. Parking is generally easy, and many real estate listings are a rather short drive from the nearest highway, such as Valley Freeway. However, commuting by public transit is difficult in this part of the city. Thankfully, there is the Blossom Hill Station with access to the Caltrain Line. Property owners have access to a few bus lines, and the closest bus stop is generally close by. Most houses for sale in this neighborhood are located in areas that are not very suitable for traveling on foot since very few common errands can be run on foot. Bicycling is also occasionally difficult in this part of the city as there are a good number of elevation changes, and the cycling infrastructure is fairly poor.