Welcome to the Neighborhood

San José, California consists of 178.2 square miles and over 900,000 residents.  In this metropolis there are hundreds of unique neighborhoods each with its own story.  Neighborhoods of San José offers residents and visitors an introduction to the history of each neighborhood and provides access to related objects, photographs, and documents in the History San José collection and library.  Click on one of the neighborhoods above and learn more about San José.

Did you know?

In 1891 the San Jose Watch Company opened in Alviso and closed the same day. The equipment and supplies were sold to a company in Japan that conitued to make watches with the mark, "Made in San Jose."

 

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