San Jose’s retail market is one of the strongest in nation. One-million residents and high median incomes have afforded more than 4.6 million square feet of combined gross retail. In San Jose, you will find options for every taste and budget including quaint neighborhood shops and cafes, power shopping centers and Michelin Star restaurants.
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Access to Market | Retail Destinations
Located in the City Center, Downtown San Jose has more than 200 restaurants and cafes and offers employees, visitors and residents a range of boutique shops and eateries as well as national chain stores. Click here for easy access to transportation and parking downtown.
Located in West San Jose, Westfield Valley Fair (1 million square feet) is one of San Jose’s premier retail destinations.
Santana Row (578,000 square feet) has become recognized as a destination shopping and dining experience. A mixed-use European influenced shopping area; it has numerous upscale retail stores like Gucci, Donald Pliner, Brooks Brothers, Anthropologie and more, as well as bars and restaurants with ample outdoor dining.
Located in South San Jose, Westfield Oakridge Mall has a range of mid- and upscale-scale shops nestled around independent and franchised neighborhood stores.
Located in East San Jose, Eastridge Mall has a variety of retail stores serving area residents.
Neighborhood Business Districts
San Jose has numerous business districts with local and national retail scattered throughout its 170 square miles. Some include:
- 13th Street
- Alum Rock
- East Santa Clara
- Stevens Creek
- Story Road