East San Jose
East San Jose
The East Side
East San Jose (abbreviated as ESJ), commonly called The East Side and less commonly as the East Valley, is the eastern region of the city of San Jose, California. The East Side is made up of numerous neighborhoods grouped into two larger districts: Alum Rock and Evergreen. East San Jose is bordered by the Diablo Range to the east and south, the Coyote Creek to the west, and Mabury Road to the North.
East San Jose is one of the city's most diverse regions, home to landmarks such as the historic Chicano/Mexican-American neighborhoods of Mayfair and King & Story, as well as the Gurdwara Sahib of San Jose, the largest Sikh temple in the world outside of India.
East San Jose originally referred to a small former city that sat to the east of San Jose, which was annexed by the City of San Jose in 1911. That area now falls within Central San Jose.
The Alum Rock neighborhood of Mayfair is famed for its historical association with Californian civil rights activist César Chávez, who lived in the neighborhood in the 1950s and began his career as a grassroots activist at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Mayfair.
Districts and neighborhoods
East San Jose is divided into two districts, Alum Rock and Evergreen, which are then each divided into individual neighborhoods.
- District of Alum Rock
- District of Evergreen
- Eastridge Center
- Lake Cunningham/Raging Waters San Jose
- Mexican Heritage Plaza
- Reid-Hillview Airport
- East San José Carnegie Branch Library
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This article possibly contains original research. These boundaries exist only on Wikipedia and conflict with city and county sources. (November 2022)