The Berryessa District is a neighborhood in North San Jose, California, is located in Santa Clara County, and is part of Silicon Valley in the Bay Area. The district is named after the Berryessa family, a prominent California family of the Bay Area which owned the area. Berryessa is located within the North Valley area of Silicon Valley on the border with Alameda County. Berryessa is a quiet neighborhood but lively when needed. There is a flea market across from the high school every Saturday with good produce. Many great restaurants and milk tea spots around the area, although maybe not as notable as other areas. Berryessa is the only community in San Jose served by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).

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Berryessa is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in San Jose, California. Most of the residential real estate is owner-occupied. Many of the residences in the Berryessa neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.


A majority of the adults in the Berryessa neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep a similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for California by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in California. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for first-time homebuyers.


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Berryessa Creek Park

is a seasonal creek in northeastern San Jose and Milpitas. Its main source is located in the Los Buellis Hills slightly west of Felter Road. Berryessa Creek has many tributaries, including Piedmont Creek, Calera Creek, and Penitencia Creek. In the summer, Berryessa Creek is mostly dry except in Milpitas, where much of its water comes from urban runoff and tributaries.

Penitencia Creek Park

Upper Penitencia Creek is actually one of two creeks by the name Penitencia Creek in the northeastern Santa Clara Valley of Santa Clara County, California. They are both tributaries of Coyote Creek. The upper creek was diverted southwestward, connecting it directly to Coyote Creek ca. 1850 by a farmer to irrigate his fields, permanently splitting Upper Penitencia Creek from Lower Penitencia Creek.[5] Upper Penitencia Creek drains the western slopes of Mount Hamilton of the Diablo Range, and passes through Alum Rock Park, before ending at its confluence with Coyote Creek at Berryessa Road.

Lower Penitencia Creek flows along the historic Mission Road between Mission Santa Clara and Mission San Jose. It runs through the city of Milpitas before receiving flows from Berryessa Creek, Piedmont Creek, Arroyo de Los Coches, Tularcitos Creek, and Calera Creek before entering Coyote Creek near Dixon Landing Road at the southern end of San Francisco Bay.

Boccardo Look Trail

Boccardo Loop Trail is a 6.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Jose, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

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