Los Paseos neighborhood viewed from atop Santa Teresa Park
Los Paseos is a quiet, diverse neighborhood in District 2 of South San Jose, California consisting of just over 1,500 homes. The Los Paseos boundaries include Bernal Road to Cheltenham Way and Santa Teresa Boulevard to Monterey Street.
One definition of the Spanish word “Paseos” is a leisurely walk or stroll, especially one taken in the evening. That description captures some of the culture of Los Paseos, which includes two walking pathways that connect different areas of the neighborhood.
Residents with their children and animals often use the paseos to get back and forth to play at Los Paseos Park, shop at the Santa Teresa Village shopping center, or attend one of the two schools within Los Paseos.
The Los Paseos Park is 10.8 acres and is conveniently located between the two schools, Los Paseos Elementary School and Martin Murphy Middle School, where Avenida Grande and Via Vista meet.
Los Paseos Elementary School has served children from kindergarten to sixth grade since 1975 and Martin Murphy Middle School has served seventh & eighth graders since 1978. Both schools are very busy areas as children and their families arrive and depart every school day and attend various school and sports activities. The two schools actually fall into the Morgan Hill Unified School District.
Details for Los Paseos Elementary School are available at: http://lospaseos.mhusd.org/
Details for Martin Murphy Middle School are available at: http://martinmurphy.mhusd.org/
Los Paseos is also home to the San Jose Fire Department Station No. 27 on San Ignacio Avenue. Fire Station No. 27 was established in 2000 and covers the second largest area in the city of San Jose. The boundaries include Blossom Hill Road and Highway 101 to Cochrane Road and Highway 101 in Morgan Hill. Station No. 27 is a one engine company and a brush patrol with a smaller 4-wheel drive vehicle able to go up into parks.