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Best Places To Live In San Jose, CA

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  • San Jose, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 1,009,363
  • I was born and raised in San Jose and have lived all over the South Bay in my 31 years. Like any town, it has its good and bad areas. The Good: It's such a large city that has no shortage of things to…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Monte Sereno, CA
  • City: 8.8mi / 14.1km away
  • Population: 3,514
87
  • Saratoga, CA
  • City: 9.0mi / 14.5km away
  • Population: 30,830
  • I grew up in Saratoga. Unlike many of the people I grew up with, I stayed. There is definitely a bit of a sleepy small town feeling here, but I personally find it enchanting. I delight in seeing the main…[read more]
87
  • Los Altos, CA
  • City: 11.7mi / 18.9km away
  • Population: 30,238
  • I grew up in Los Altos and spent a lot of my time walking around the town and finding out the "secrets" of the town. Los Altos is a sleepy old town with lots of history, but it is sleepy for sure: there…[read more]
87
  • Los Gatos, CA
  • City: 8.1mi / 13.0km away
  • Population: 30,491
  • My husband and I moved here with our two sons in 2000. We came from West San Jose. Our WSJ home had Cupertino schools, but ZERO charm. So the schools were a HUGE draw for us. We love the friendly "small…[read more]
85
  • Kimber-Gomes, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.4mi / 24.8km away
  • Population: 5,583
85
  • Mission Valley, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.6mi / 23.5km away
  • Population: 7,452
85
  • Cupertino, CA
  • City: 8.8mi / 14.2km away
  • Population: 60,297
  • My husband and I lived in Cupertino for five years while my husband had a job in the area. Since then, we have moved to another part of the country and miss some of the features Cupertino has to offer.…[read more]
84
  • Weibel, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 11.8mi / 19.0km away
  • Population: 4,568
83
  • Jordan Jr Hgh School, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.4mi / 24.8km away
  • Population: 1,477
83
  • Los Altos Hills, CA
  • City: 14.0mi / 22.6km away
  • Population: 8,376
83
  • Cameron Hills, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.2mi / 21.2km away
  • Population: 4,161
82
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • City: 15.8mi / 25.4km away
  • Population: 66,649
  • I have visited Palo Alto twice for business in recent years. I have found it to be a fun trip each time. It has many things to offer for entertainment and fun. One of my favorite places to go to is…[read more]
82
  • Warm Springs, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 9.8mi / 15.8km away
  • Population: 10,154
82
  • Mountain View, CA
  • City: 11.4mi / 18.4km away
  • Population: 78,827
  • Living in Mountain View is absolutely incredible thanks to its central location in California as well as being home to America's bright technological future. As a software engineer, I am passionate about…[read more]
82
  • Ardenwood, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.0mi / 29.0km away
  • Population: 16,634
82
  • Mission San Jose, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.7mi / 22.0km away
  • Population: 6,866
81
  • Cambrian Park, CA
  • City: 6.1mi / 9.9km away
  • Population: 3,259
81
  • Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.7mi / 25.2km away
  • Population: 3,564
81
  • Stanford, CA
  • City: 16.6mi / 26.7km away
  • Population: 14,926
  • I've been living in Stanford for the last 6 years and have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere but the upper class, upper-scale amenities and highly educated neighbors and friends I've developed over my…[read more]
80
  • Midtown, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.7mi / 23.7km away
  • Population: 10,437
80
  • Menlo Park, CA
  • City: 18.0mi / 29.0km away
  • Population: 33,319
  • I lived in Menlo Park for approximately one year. While living in Menlo Park, two things always come to mind when I look back at my experience living there: peace and tranquility. When you walk or drive…[read more]
80
  • West Menlo Park, CA
  • City: 18.6mi / 30.0km away
  • Population: 3,830
  • The area has two great schools (Las Lomitas Elementary and La Entrada Middle School are actually a separate school district from the rest of Menlo Park) so in that respect it is family friendly. People…[read more]
79
  • Blacow, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.3mi / 21.4km away
  • Population: 8,155
79
  • Charleston Meadow, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.9mi / 22.4km away
  • Population: 2,410
79
  • West San Jose, San Jose, CA
  • Neighborhood: 6.1mi / 9.9km away
  • Population: 99,862
  • I currently reside in San Jose, California. I have been here for about 2 years. There are many great things about this area. One is of course the shopping. There are plenty of places to find whatever you…[read more]
79
  • Niles, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.0mi / 28.9km away
  • Population: 7,387
79
  • Fair Meadow, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.0mi / 22.6km away
  • Population: 2,403
79
  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • City: 8.4mi / 13.5km away
  • Population: 149,596
  • We can easily earn some knowledge about this city through google by watching Wikipedia and can communicate smoothly by Yahoo Mail. Thanks to Yahoo…[read more]
78
  • Cherry-Guardino, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.2mi / 26.0km away
  • Population: 7,969
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  • Parkmont, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.5mi / 26.5km away
  • Population: 6,979
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  • Mission Hills, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.1mi / 21.2km away
  • Population: 1,937
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  • Fremont, CA
  • City: 15.6mi / 25.0km away
  • Population: 227,934
  • I have lived in Fremont since the 1970's, and have seen so many changes since then. If you're a young outgoing person, you will probably find Fremont painfully boring. On the other hand, it's a good…[read more]
78
  • Atherton, CA
  • City: 19.1mi / 30.8km away
  • Population: 7,127
77
  • Crescent Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.5mi / 26.5km away
  • Population: 3,831
77
  • Campbell, CA
  • City: 5.5mi / 8.8km away
  • Population: 40,788
  • California is known for being a techy area, with lots of cool products coming from the state. Mostly this is from Silicon valley and large cities, but the starting place of Ebay is actually in Campbell,…[read more]
77
  • Professorville, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.2mi / 26.1km away
  • Population: 811
77
  • Almaden Valley, San Jose, CA
  • Neighborhood: 8.1mi / 13.0km away
  • Population: 41,132
77
  • Morgan Hill, CA
  • City: 19.6mi / 31.5km away
  • Population: 41,839
  • I love living in Morgan Hill. Nestled in the Santa Cruz and Diablo Hills in the Santa Clara Valley, Morgan Hill provides an easy commute to the San Jose metropolitan area. San Jose is the big city in the…[read more]
77
  • Cambrian Park, San Jose, CA
  • Neighborhood: 5.5mi / 8.9km away
  • Population: 71,889
  • I have lived in the Cambrian Park, San Jose, CA neighborhood for less than a year. However, I have seen enough to know that it is one of the best neighborhoods where I have lived. It ranks in the top…[read more]
76
  • Northgate, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.4mi / 29.6km away
  • Population: 12,156
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  • Duveneck-Saint Francis, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.4mi / 24.8km away
  • Population: 3,530
76
  • University South, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.4mi / 26.4km away
  • Population: 3,639
76
  • East Foothills, CA
  • City: 5.0mi / 8.1km away
  • Population: 6,347
76
  • Cabrillo, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.0mi / 27.4km away
  • Population: 12,430
76
  • Evergreen, San Jose, CA
  • Neighborhood: 7.2mi / 11.7km away
  • Population: 76,963
  • I am an Evergreen resident of 20 years living specifically in the Chaboya neighborhood. I have seen most of the the area's expansion. Thanks to the Evergreen Specific Plan, a carefully considered plan…[read more]
75
  • Loyola, CA
  • City: 11.7mi / 18.8km away
  • Population: 3,425
75
  • Scotts Valley, CA
  • City: 20.7mi / 33.3km away
  • Population: 11,824
  • Scotts valley is to much of an expensive place to live. Not to mention the lack of full time jobs around. Probably 75% of people I know work over in San Jose and have to drive 40 minuets there and back…[read more]
75
  • Milpitas, CA
  • City: 6.6mi / 10.6km away
  • Population: 73,447
  • If you are looking for a quiet vacation that offers beautiful scenic views Milpitas, California is the best place for you to vacation. There is a large park nestled in the foothills that offers an…[read more]
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  • Southgate, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.9mi / 25.6km away
  • Population: 359
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  • Vineyards-Avalon, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.5mi / 16.8km away
  • Population: 5,684

San Jose, CA: The New Land of Opportunity

San Jose, California is the center for political, cultural, and economic activities in Silicon Valley. It is Northern California's largest city and had a population of more than one million people by 2015. San Jose is based in the middle of Santa Clare Valley, and it covers approximately 178 square miles. It is the capital of Santa Clara County, which is one of the wealthiest counties in California and the United States. San Jose has the third highest gross domestic income in the world after Zurich and Oslo.

The wealth of San Jose has made it have a very high cost of living. It is one of the county’s most expensive cities. The technology growth in the metropolitan has made it unfordable to many people. Residents of San Jose are required to pay more for necessities such as gas, utilities, and groceries than other Americans. The prices of homes in the city are relatively higher than in other regions.

The job market in San Jose grows every day, and therefore, many people are relocating to the city to seek employment in its technology companies. The high population of the area has made the average price of a home to be about five times than the country's average. More than half of the houses in the city cost from $500,000 to $1 million. The demand for homes in the San Jose is extremely high, and they stay in the market for a short period.

San Jose has a Mediterranean climate that comprises of hot, dry summers while the winters are mild. There has been a prolonged drought of about five years in the area. The city has minor water use restrictions and yellow grass due to the drought. The average temperature of the region during winter is 52.4°F, and it is 70.0°F in summer.

San Jose has heavy traffic congestion, but transport has been simplified by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, which offers a bus and rail system. The Caltrain provides convenient transportation for people who live outside the city, and it makes several stops between San Jose and San Francisco. The technology companies that are based in the city have shuttles that are used by employees to reach their campuses. The area’s bike infrastructure is also growing at a rapid rate. The city is also the home of Mineta San Jose International Airport.

The high cost of homes in San Jose can make it difficult for many people to find housing that they can comfortably afford. By using AreaVibes you can sort your search preferences based on what metrics are most important to you such as: amenities, crime, cost of living, education, housing and more!