Historic Districts Maps
The City of San Jose defines a Historic district as "a geographically definable area of urban or rural character, possessing a significant concentration or continuity of site, building, structures or objects unified by past events or aesthetically by plan or physical development."
Conservation Areas represent neighborhoods containing significant historical and architectural structures often reflecting a particular period of design or architectural style. They are chosen as a grouping of structures viewed as a whole rather than from the importance of an individual building. The historic significance of these areas generally reflects developmental patterns of growth in the city rather than associations with individuals or events.
Some Other Notable Neighborhoods
Japantown Over one hundred years old, this still vibrant neighborhood is one of only three remaining Japantowns in the United States.
Vendome neighborhood A small neighorhood with some spectacular homes south of Taylor between N 1st, and HWY 87. The website features an extensive collection of pictures and postcards from the old Vendome Hotel, as well as various ephemera (menus from the hotel, hotel floor plans and so on).