Vendome neighborhood

Vendome neighborhood sign in San Jose CASan Jose’s Vendome neighborhood is a beautiful pocket in downtown San Jose, not too far from Japantown. Because the area is small, many locals have never heard of it. I had the pleasure of selling one of these gorgeous homes years ago and am enthusiastic on the charm and location of this neighborhood.

In this article, we’ll cover:

  • where to find the Vendome neighborhood
  • what homes are like there
  • a little history
  • what it costs to purchase a house in this pocket of downtown

Last summer there was a walking tour offered for this area. I would love to go if it is possible in the future again.

 

Spanish style house on Ayer Avenue in the Vendome neighborhood

Boasting rights

The streets are scenic and the few dozen homes well cared for, but there’s much more to this area. It enjoys great access to downtown San Jose, to parks,  restaurants, museums, and freeway access. Coleman Avenue also makes for a quick trip to the airport and the light rail stops along First Street (the Japantown / Ayer stop). It also can boast some great historic roots, too.

Where is the Vendome neighborhood?

This area is part of the larger Ryland area, named for Ryland Park on the southern end of the shaded map area. The streets are Ayer Avenue, Rankin Avenue, and Losse Court and they are between First and San Pedro. This area is in the 95110 zip code right near the border with 95112 (which begins at N 1st St). The Losse Ct section is where the Hotel Vendome’s annex used to sit.

Here’s a closer view of the Vendome area:

 

Vendome neighborhood map and Ryland neighborhood map in San Jose

 

What are homes like in the Vendome neighborhood?

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