Santa Teresa is a neighborhood in the south of San Jose, California, United States, and is located in Santa Clara County. It is east of Almaden Valley, surrounding Santa Teresa Boulevard, with access to Highway 85. Santa Teresa County Park borders the neighborhood. It is most well known as the home of Kinsey Millhone in Sue Grafton's "Alphabet" series of detective novels. Santa Teresa, a mostly suburban neighborhoods, also includes several schools from the Oak Grove School District, including Santa Teresa Elementary and Bernal Intermediate School. It's a good place for families because there are good schools, close shopping options, county and city parks, and low crime. Public transportation has two sides. The light rail train works well for getting downtown, connecting to Cal train/Am track, and getting to Santa Clara to Levis stadium.

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Santa Teresa is a neighborhood in San Jose, California with a population of 65,007. Santa Teresa is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Santa Teresa offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Santa Teresa, there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Santa Teresa and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Santa Teresa are highly rated.


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Santa Teresa County Park

Santa Teresa County Park is a 1,674-acre park located in the hills of South Santa Clara County in San Jose, California, United States. It is operated by the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department. Most of the park consists of non-native grassland and mixed oak woodland.

Martial Cottle Park

Martial Cottle Park is an upcoming park that is being developed as a collaboration between the California Department of Parks and Recreation and Santa Clara County Parks. The park is located on 287.54 acres of land in the city of San Jose, California, U.S.

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