West San Jose
West San Jose
West San Jose is the westernmost neighborhood in San Jose, California. The area of West San Jose is bounded on the north by the city of Santa Clara, on the east by San Tomas Expressway, on the south by Prospect Road, and on the west by De Anza Boulevard.
When walking along Santana Row, the epicenter of style in West San Jose, it’s easy to see why the area was ranked one of the top places in the U.S. to meet a mate. This upscale, Mediterranean retail and entertainment neighborhood is San Jose’s answer for haute couture fashion shopping, fine dining, and is where the young and the prestigious come to flaunt their brains and buying power – potent stuff if you’re hunting for an upwardly mobile partner in crime. From live music, farmers markets and designer brands like Gucci, Burberry and Brooks Brothers, to trendy wine bars, lounges and eateries, this is definitely the place in Silicon Valley to see and be seen.
Across the street is San Jose’s claim to worldwide fame, the Winchester Mystery House, the former home and gardens of the Winchester rifle heiress Sarah Winchester. Here you will find the oddest mansion in existence, complete with architectural oddities – such as stairways to nowhere and windows opening to walls – designed by Sarah to confuse the spirits of Winchester rifle victims. If mysteries are your muse, don’t miss this wonderfully wacky historic treasure, often featured on mystery and travel shows throughout the world.
If you’re more into the sort of mystery involving what’s in the next store, check out Westfield Valley Fair megamall just down the street, featuring 250 boutiques.
Visit the official San Jose website: www.ci.san-jose.ca.us
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