An upscale, friendly neighborhood with exceptional walkability

Welcome to Berryessa

Located in North San Jose, Berryessa is known for its engaging community and top-notch schools. Residents appreciate the area's walkability, making it a popular spot for families, singles, and couples. Enjoy the numerous fine dining, luxury retail, and exciting entertainment opportunities. Additionally, its location makes for an easy commute to Silicon Valley.

Berryessa derives its name from the prominent Californians known as the Berryessas. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the family owned vast amounts of land throughout the Bay Area. Today, Berryessa's rapid growth makes it one of the most popular neighborhoods in San Jose, especially with the light rail system serving much of the area. Outdoor enthusiasts will discover excellent hiking, biking, and open green spaces.

There are several different architectural styles in Berryessa. Spanish Colonial Revival, traditional two-story homes, sprawling ranches, charming bungalows, and more make up the home styles. Owners pride themselves on maintaining their homes and yards, creating an attractive area. Additionally, this approachable neighborhood has an appealing and engaging vibe.


What to Love

  • Upscale fine dining and retail
  • Beautiful parks, green spaces, and trees
  • Fun and engaging events and entertainment
  • Easy access to light rail
  • Convenient commute to Silicon Valley and Bay Area
  • Fantastic schools for families

Local Lifestyle

Residents of Berryessa enjoy a relaxed and upscale lifestyle. With convenient access to luxurious amenities and the ability to easily venture into downtown San Jose or Silicon Valley, locals find something new to explore daily. It is common to see friends walking together throughout Berryessa, shopping, taking their children to the park, or just catching up.

Since there is always something going on in Berryessa, engaging with the local community is easy. Head to a flea market or a farmers’ market to sample local goods. Or check out one of the many ethnic restaurants to try something new. Whatever you decide, you will be delighted with this thriving neighborhood's quality and variety of boutique shopping, unique dining, and fun entertainment.


Shopping, Dining & Entertainment

Delicious ethnic cuisines, traditional American fare, and classic Californian restaurants await you in Berryessa. For a great Asian market, go to Ranch 99 Market. There is no need to head to Chinatown since all things Asian are available at this vibrant and high-quality market featuring Asian groceries, a wide selection of seafood, and fresh produce.

Head to Paris Baguette for an international bakery experience focusing on French-inspired sandwiches, pastries, salads, cakes, coffee, tea, baguettes, and, of course, bread. Enjoy Korean chicken, fresh ingredients, and friendly service at Vons Chicken. Known for their delicious chicken, you can also find salads, bowls, and side dishes. Satisfy your craving for sushi at Tokyo Sushi. Using only the freshest ingredients, the bowls, soups, salads, and sushi rolls will make you a regular customer. 

Things to Do

The vibrancy of Berryessa is evident in the vast array of shopping and dining available throughout this charming neighborhood. On Friday nights, head to the Berryessa Night Market at the famous San Jose Flea Market from April to November for an excellent sampling of food trucks, vintage sellers, artists, and craft beers.

Looking for a market that boasts sustainable California plants and flowers growing on their premises? That is exactly what you will find at Garden at the Flea at the Berryessa Night Market. The beautiful green spaces include a live performance space, a beer garden, a designated spot for food trucks, and a traditional flea market.

For over 45 years, the Berryessa Annual Art and Wine Festival has hosted this one-of-a-kind arts and crafts fair, which continues to grow in popularity. Bring the kids for activities just for them while you wander the vendors and sample craft beer and street food.

South Bay golfers have enjoyed the San Jose Municipal Golf Course for over 50 years, and with good reason. The fabulous location, open fairways, and appealing layout make it a popular destination for novice to experienced golfers.
With 163 acres, Penitencia Creek Park combines open space and parklands. The four-mile trail is perfect for a walk, run, or leisurely bike ride. For an afternoon of fun, be sure to go to Cataldi Park. Play sand volleyball or let the kids romp in the water feature. Several playgrounds for various ages make up this well-appointed and engaging park.


Berryessa has numerous schools for families with school-aged children.


Overview for Berryessa, CA

1,356 people live in Berryessa, where the median age is 40 and the average individual income is $47,360. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40 years

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Around Berryessa, CA

There's plenty to do around Berryessa, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Some Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Ce Patli, Tacos Monarca, and Macaron De Jayne.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.89 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.69 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.31 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.57 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.42 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.46 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Berryessa, CA

Berryessa has 424 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Berryessa do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,356 people call Berryessa home. The population density is 14,345.862 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.29 / 49.71%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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