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Moving to Buena Vista

This is a great place to call home.

Conveniently located between downtown and Santana Row, the Buena Vista neighborhood sits in mid-town San Jose and getting from here to most other places is easy.  Check out why Buena Vista is an amazing neighborhood to call home:

  • Education

  • Shopping

  • Getting Around

  • Attractions

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Historic Neighborhood with Character

Many of the houses in the Buena Vista neighborhood were built in the early days of San Jose and housed workers at many of the canning plants that dominated San Jose at the time. 

Primary Education

Buena Vista is part of the San Jose Unified School District which consisted of 45 public schools in San Jose Unified School District, serving 31,660 students during the 2020 academic year.  San José Unified an innovative urban school district that is reinventing the education system by bringing together teachers and staff with parents and students, inspiring each to discover their own greatness

The elementary, middle, and high schools are conveniently located about 1 mile North of Buena Vista, and are clustered next to each-other which can is convenient for families with children of different ages attending the different schools.

Additionally, students attending Abraham Lincoln Academic, Visual and Performing Arts Magnet will experience the challenge of pursuing excellence in academics while gaining an appreciation for the visual and performing arts, as well as acquiring and refining the talents and skills that will maximize their career and educational options.

Trace Elementary (1 mile)

[Serving grades K-5]

651 Dana Avenue San Jose

408-535-6257 
 

Hoover Middle (1 mile)

[Serving grades 6-8]

1635 Park Avenue San Jose

408-535-6274

Lincoln High (1 mile)

[Serving grades 9-12]

555 Dana Avenue San Jose

408-535-6300

San Jose City College (1 mile)

2100 Moorpark Ave, San Jose

San Jose State University (3 miles)

1 Washington Sq, San Jose,

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Getting Around

Located in Mid-Town San Jose, Buena Vista is just a hop-skip-and-a-jump to anywhere you want to be.  With convenient access to the 280, 87, and 101 freeways, the Race Street VTA light rail station (it's just a mile away), as well as convenient access to multiple bus stops for the 524, 24, 64b, and 61 lines; your options are plentiful.  

 

If bike sharing is your thing, the Bay Wheels station is a few minutes walk to Meridian and W San Carlos.

Need to get to San Francisco or Sacramento?  Diridon Station is serviced by GreyhoundCalTrain and Amtrack as well as VTA and is just a mile to the northwest.

Traveling further for work or vacation, San Jose International Airport is about 4 miles north and offers non-stop service to domestic hubs in the US as well as to Canada, Japan, and Mexico.

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Public Safety

Buena Vista is fortunate to be within 2 miles of two of San Jose hospitals; when an emergency happens, two things are of the utmost importance, how fast you recognize the emergency and how fast treatment and intervention take place. Living near a hospital can literally save lives due to proximity. 

O'Connor Hospital was founded in 1889, and was the first hospital in Santa Clara County. O'Connor Hospital was built by Judge Myles P. O'Connor and his wife, Amanda. The original hospital was built on the corner of Race Street and West San Carlos Street before it moved to its current location.

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is one of five adult level one trauma centers in Northern California, along with Stanford University Medical Center in northwestern Santa Clara County and is both a research and teaching hospital.

Police and fire services are provided by the San Jose Police and Fire departments respectively.  The San Jose Fire Department is an “all risk” department meaning that it has the trained personnel and equipment to mitigate a variety of emergencies, and provides a wide array of services throughout the city including but not limited to fire response, medical (advanced Life Support), urban search and rescue, Haz-Mat, aircraft rescue, and arson investigation.

There's plenty to do around Buena Vista, from learning about local history at the Winchester Mystery House, to getting lost in the woods at Big Basin State Park.

If sports are you thing, the Shark Tank will sate your needs for hockey, and Levi's stadium is your go to place for football.  

 

Is shopping more your thing?  Valley Fair Mall and Santana Row are both just 2 miles away.  

 

Love the thrill of rollercoasters? California's Great America is 6 miles away and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is just over the hills in Santa Cruz, 35 miles away.

Museums, theres the Tech Museum, the Intel Museum, the Children's Discovery Museum, and the San Jose Museum of Art to name a few.

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Shark Tank
Tech Museum
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Municipal Rose Garden
Levis Stadium
Valley Fair Mall
Santana Row
Rosecrucian Museum
California's Great America
Winchester Mystery House
Raging Waters
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ADDRESS

Buena Vista Neighborhood  Assc.

P.O. Box 26953
San Jose, CA 95159-6953

(408) 622.0602

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