Santa Teresa is a neighborhood in the south of San Jose, California, USA. It is east of Almaden Valley, surrounding Santa Teresa Boulevard, with access to Highway 85. Santa Teresa County Park borders the neighborhood. The
Santa Teresa area is home to the Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch, a historic ranch on the border of the southern hills about a dozen blocks west of one entrance to Santa Teresa County Park. The ranch was once an important one,
holding many Spanish farmers and Ohlone Indians. This ranch provided fruit, dairy products, and spring water to nearby homes and neighborhoods and even as far away as downtown San Jose. Today, it is a Santa Clara County park
with hiking trails, cultural education, and recreational activities.