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East San Jose

The East Side
Region of San Jose, California
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Top: Evergreen Village Square, Gurdwara Sahib of San Jose; middle: Lake Cunningham; bottom: Alum Rock Village; Overfelt Gardens.
East San Jose is located in San Jose, California
East San Jose
East San Jose
Location in San Jose, California
Country United States
State California
County Santa Clara
City San Jose

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 was also the name of a small former city that sat to the east of San Jose, which was annexed by the City of San Jose in 1911. The 1910 US Census recorded a population of 1,661.

Before World War II, East San Jose was a small section of San Jose located on the east banks of the Guadalupe River and west of today's U.S. Route 101. After World War II, the area saw rapid development, along with much of the Santa Clara Valley.

Neighborhoods within East San Jose

1975 established L.E.S "Lower East Side"

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