Santana Row

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Santana Row
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Santana Row Park (top) and the Hotel Valencia (bottom).
Santana Row is located in San Jose, California
Santana Row
Santana Row
Location within San Jose and Silicon Valley
Coordinates: 37°19′13″N 121°56′52″W / 37.320278°N 121.947778°W / 37.320278; -121.947778
CountryUnited States
CountySanta Clara County
CitiesSan Jose
Named forFrank M. Santana
(San Jose City Planning Commissioner)
WebsiteOfficial Website

Santana Row (abbreviated as SR or The Row) is a residential and commercial district of West San Jose in San Jose, California, in Silicon Valley.

Santana Row is intersected by Stevens Creek Boulevard, and nearby to Westfield Valley Fair and the Winchester Mystery House.


Santana Row derives its name from Frank M. Santana, who served on San Jose's planning commission in the 1950s, who is also the namesake for the area's Frank M. Santana Park.

The 42-acre "village within a city" was developed as a luxury, mixed residential and shopping district between 2001-2002, for a cost of $450 million and was at the time regarded as "the most ambitious project of its kind in the United States".[1] In 2010, it was called "an arguably successful mixed-use development".[2]

The site was previously a Town and Country Village. On August 19, 2002, during construction, the largest building at Santana Row (Building 7, "Santana Heights") caught fire. The fire eventually caused $130 million in damage, and embers spread to at least 13 apartment buildings, some with wooden roofs, nearly a mile downwind of the shopping center on Moorpark Avenue, across Interstate 280. The main fire spread to five alarms, while the secondary fires required six alarms. It was the largest structure fire in San Jose's history.[3]

Santana Row continues to expand in 2017.[4] Santana Row has a population of 24,196 within a one-mile radius and 740,000 within the 5 mile (daytime) trade zone.[5]


Exotic cars outside the Hotel Valencia
Tree-lined commercial streets characterize the district.


Santana Row offers a mix of brand name shops, local boutiques, restaurants, 36 establishments serving food, and nine spas and salons, a theater, and a hotel.


The collaborative design effort earned Santana Row two major awards, the CELSOC Engineering Excellence Award in 2004, and Builder Magazine's Project of the Year in 2003.

The design team, including SB Architects, BAR Architects, Steinberg Architects and landscape architects The SWA Group and April Philips Design Works, worked on behalf of the project developers, Federal Realty Investment Trust.


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Coordinates: 37°19′13″N 121°56′52″W / 37.32028°N 121.94778°W / 37.32028; -121.94778