"Northside San Jose is the old town. It is nostalgic with turn-of-the-century charm, stained glass leaded windows in Victorian homes, flowered front yards, 50-year-old shade trees, and the stable fierce pride of established foreign-born families. Its blocks are anchored by Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Filipino ancestry, with a later influx of Mexican, Latin and Negro residents. It is like a little United States."
—San Jose Mercury News, May 3, 1966.
The Northside Neighborhood Association (NNA), formed in 1965, is the oldest neighborhood association in the City of San Jose. NNA covers the area bounded by Julian on the south, Hedding on the north, Sixth Street on the west, and Coyote Creek on the east. Approximately 15,000 people reside in the Northside neighborhood, all of whom are automatically members of the neighborhood association. NNA imposes no dues, although contributions are always appreciated.
The Northside Neighborhood has a rich history rooted in happenings long before the neighborhood association was formed. The people in the Northside appreciate this history and encourage residents new and old to ask why certain things are they way they are—chances are, someone has an answer. Please take a moment to check out who we are:
The Northside's diverse make-up means it has much to offer. From it's close proximity to downtown to its landmarks, business and restaurants, the Northside can be a destination in and of itself. The Northside is always developing and improving, we will try and include new sites of interest as we find them.
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