About Almaden

Almaden Valley is the area in the most southwestern part of San Jose.  It is generally thought of as the 95120 zip code, but also includes small portions of several other neighboring zip codes.  It is a predominently bedroom community, but also includes several small shopping centers, schools, churches, parks, and businesses.

 

The geographic location is west of the Santa Teresa section of San Jose, east of the town of Los Gatos, and south of downtown San Jose.  The roads usually considered as the boundary of Almaden Valley are Blossom Hill Road to the north, Coleman Road to the west, and the Santa Teresa hills to the east.  To the south, between McKean Road and the the coastal mountain range, the area becomes rural and is known as the South Almaden Valley Urban Reserve.  Almaden Road extends past housing developments to New Almaden which grew up around the quicksilver (mercury) mines there.  New Almaden and the land on the way there are included in the Almaden Valley area.

Community

Almaden Valley Community Center

The Community Center offers a tremendous program of sports, hobby, etc. classes for all ages for preschool, youth, teen, and adult, with something for almost everyone.  The Almaden Senior Association offers classes, groups, activities, and various services for people of age 50 and older. The facilities are available for rental with extended hours.

Police and Fire

SJFD

The Almaden Valley has the services of two fire engine companies located at Bose Lane and on McKean Road.  Each station has four firefighters on duty, twenty four hours a day and seven days a week.  A minimum of one firefighter at each station is a paramedic; the others are Emergency Medical Technicians.

SJPD

Almaden Valley is in the Adam District of the Southern Division of the San Jose Police Department (SJPD). Crime Reports 

Police and Fire

SJFD

The Almaden Valley has the services of two fire engine companies located at Bose Lane and on McKean Road.  Each station has four firefighters on duty, twenty four hours a day and seven days a week.  A minimum of one firefighter at each station is a paramedic; the others are Emergency Medical Technicians.

SJPD

Almaden Valley is in the Adam District of the Southern Division of the San Jose Police Department (SJPD). Crime Reports 

City Councilmember

Johnny Khamis

Mayor​

Sam Liccardo

County Supervisor​

Mike Wasserman