Edenvale, San Jose

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Dolce Hayes Mansion at dusk (cropped).jpg
Edenvale Branch Library 2195.jpg
Edenvale Garden Park 2184.jpg
Top: Hayes Mansion; bottom: Edenvale Branch of the San José Public Library, Edenvale Garden Park.
Edenvale is located in San Jose, California
Coordinates: 37°14′28″N 121°47′58″W / 37.24118°N 121.79932°W / 37.24118; -121.79932 (Japantown)Coordinates: 37°14′28″N 121°47′58″W / 37.24118°N 121.79932°W / 37.24118; -121.79932 (Japantown)
CountryUnited States
CountySanta Clara
CitySan Jose
ZIP Code
95111, 95123, 95136
Area code(s)Area code 408

Edenvale is a neighborhood of San Jose, California, in South San Jose.


Hayes Mansion is one of the best examples of Mission Revival architecture in the Silicon Valley.

Edenvale was once a town, named with reference to the Garden of Eden, because of the beauty and fertility of the place.[1]

One of the oldest buildings in the area is Hayes Mansion. The Union Pacific Railroad and historic Monterey Road runs through the area, which is also known as El Camino Real. The railroad line carries Amtrak's "Coast Starlight."

The most popular recent history of the neighborhood includes Frontier Village, which was an amusement park operated from 1961 to 1980. Most of the land was redeveloped into residential housing.


It is one of the neighborhoods inside San Jose district 2.[2] The Blossom Valley and Santa Teresa areas are considered to be south of Edenvale, and the Seven Trees area is considered north of Edenvale.


Edenvale Garden Park.
Edenvale Community Center.

Parks, libraries and other public areas of interest include:


The following are schools located in the Edenvale area:

The public schools are in the Oak Grove School District (San Jose, California) and the East Side Union High School District.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 114.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2019-12-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24621