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Welcome to Alviso ...

Alviso is located in Santa Clara County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Alviso, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1870.

Alviso is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: Alviso lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Alviso: (408) & (669)<3>

The ZIP code for Alviso: 95002<4>

Communities near Alviso ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alviso.

  • San Jose
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Fremont
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Fremont is located in Alameda County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 234,569 people
    • Former names for Fremont:
    • Centerville
    • Irvington
    • Mission San Jose
    • Niles
    • Warm Springs
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Fremont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont <5>
  • Hayward
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Sunnyvale
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
  • Santa Clara
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
  • Redwood City
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Pleasanton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Mountain View
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Milpitas
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Union City
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Union City is located in Alameda County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,501 people
    • Former name for Union City:
    • Decoto
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Union City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union City <5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alviso. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alviso.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alviso. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alviso.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alviso. See our Newspapers Page for Alviso.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alviso ...

Looking for more information about Alviso? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alviso, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alviso.

Adding Alviso to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alviso in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Alviso was in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

We also found Alviso in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Alviso.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alviso. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Santa Clara, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alviso - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (669) is an overlay for area code (408).
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Alviso). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alviso or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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