And then there was District 8

District 8 – also known as “Evergreen.” (San Jose, Ca)

Did you know that Evergreen District 8 came into existence in 1978?  It was the year that the City of San Jose put Measure F on the ballot to create 10 districts in the City and of course a Mayor. As a result, the voters accepted Measure F and District 8 was established.

Our first City Council Member for District 8 is still an unknown to me. I believe it might have been Julie Sabestine, but I am not sure. I came to Evergreen in 1979, just as Mayor Janet Gray Hayes was completing her term in office. Then of course we had Mayor Tom McEnrey and then Mayor Susan Hammer.

The Evergreen community has certainly grown with many residential homes, and businesses. It is a good place to raise a family , work, and even retire. The other good thing about Evergreen is the schools have have been built to accommodate our growing population. We have three local high schools, middle schools, plus over a dozen elementary schools. Many of these public schools have been highly ranked and sought after by the community.


Evergreen, San Jose, Ca Map

Where I like to eat in Evergreen

Where I like to eat in Evergreen

Living in Evergreen (San Jose, CA)  gives me the opportunity to try all different types of foods/cuisine.

It is really exciting to visit these fabulous restaurants where you can pick your favorite desires and taste buds.

Here are my top 5 favorites and a map here in Evergreen:

  • Yuris – 3236 S White Rd, San Jose, CA 95148 – Japanese
  • Golden Buddha -2768 Aborn Rd, San Jose, CA 95121 – Chinese
  • Govea’s – 1996 Tully Rd, San Jose, CA 95122 – Mexican
  • Pho Tau – 3005 Silver Creek Rd #166, San Jose, CA 95121 – Vietnamese
  • Bangkok Boulevard -1815 E Capitol Expy, San Jose, CA 95121 – Thai


In Evergreen we have a great place for sushi, and that is at Yuris Restaurant, where you get delicious Japanese food and sushi, located at White Rd in the Lucky’s Supermarket.

Then, whenever I am craving Chinese food I go to Golden Buddha which is located on the corner of  Aborn Road and San Felipe.  This is a place to take the whole family and really have a feast. We have done that many times, and the service is excellent. The Evergreen Real Estate Marketing Group also had a Christmas luncheon there one year. It is also very affordable.

Being that I do love Mexican food, I always stop at Govea’s Restaurant. They have been here in Evergreen since 1989. This is the place where everyone knows your name, and they serve us immediately. Good service and wonderful food. My grandson’s favorite dish is a big quesadilla, with rice and beans, and a tamale. He is a bottomless pit, since he can eat it all by himself.

I have recently discovered a wonderful Thai restaurant that is “Pookie Good”, name of the place is Bangkok Boulevard, located on Capitol Expressway and Aborn Rd.

Lastly, if you come to Evergreen you must stop at Pho Tau Bay Noodle House for the wonderful Vietnamese food. Let me tell you the Grilled Pork with Vermicelli is my favorite. It is to die for, you just have to try it! You will want more but you will be so full you end up having to take some home.

The prices at all these places are so very reasonable.

So we have several fast food places as well, which tells you that you will never go hungry in here Evergreen!

Why I love living in Evergreen

Why do I love living in Evergreen, San Jose. I have lived in Evergreen since 1979. The big attraction for me was being so close to the foothills and open spaces plus the wonderful parks that are in Evergreen. Evergreen is located in the south east corner of San Jose.

Evergreen's backdrop includes rolling hills and and a vibrant community of rooftops.

Evergreen’s backdrop includes rolling hills and and a vibrant community of rooftops.


When I moved here in 1979 Lake Cunningham Park was being built. It has become a big attraction for all people who want to have a good time, picnicking, hiking, bike riding, and skate boarding. It is called Lake Cunningham Regional Skate Park.

Evergreen has other lovely parks that also offer great space to relax, walk, meet friends, walk your dog, have family BBQs and even business parties. One of my favorite parks is Hellyer County Park, it is spacious, lots of trees, plenty of room to have parties and visit with friends. This park is so easy to find, right off Highway 101.

I also like the small parks that we have, such as the Aborn Park which is located right next to the Evergreen Library on Pentland Way and Renfield Way. Of course another great park that I have had many picnics and parties at is the Evergreen Park located tt Park Estates, next to the Evergreen Community Center.

This is the kind of neighborhood I live in and I love it. The fact that these parks are so close to my house and also so close to shopping areas to buy your goodies for your parties makes it ideal. My children all grew up visiting these lovely parks and enjoying fun outdoor activities. In addition to having all these wonderful parks you have access to other services offered in our community of Evergreen, San Jose, Ca, such as churches of all faiths, banking services of different institutions, schools, and a community college.

It is all here in Evergreen, District 8 of the City of San Jose, Ca.