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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
  • San Jose is def. a town to look into. I was raised in diff. parts of San Jose. From the East side to the very desired area of Willow Glen. Over all I will always love San Jose, my heart will always be
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Los Altos, CA
  • 11.7 miles away (City)
  • 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
84
  • Los Gatos, CA
  • 8.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 30,491
  • What’s not to like? Los Gatos is ranked the 33rd wealthiest city in the United States (according to Bloomberg Businessweek) and it looks it. Located at the base of the Santa Cruz mountains Los Gatos is
84
  • Cupertino, CA
  • 8.8 miles away (City)
  • 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.
84
  • Los Altos Hills, CA
  • 14 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,376
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  • Palo Alto, CA
  • 15.8 miles away (City)
  • 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
84
  • Monte Sereno, CA
  • 8.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,514
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  • Saratoga, CA
  • 9 miles away (City)
  • 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
83
  • Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
  • 15.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,564
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  • Midtown, Palo Alto, CA
  • 14.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,437
83
  • Charleston Meadow, Palo Alto, CA
  • 13.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,410
83
  • Atherton, CA
  • 19.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,127
82
  • Mission Valley, Fremont, CA
  • 14.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,452
82
  • Weibel, Fremont, CA
  • 11.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,568
82
  • Fair Meadow, Palo Alto, CA
  • 14 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,403
81
  • Crescent Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • 16.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,831
81
  • Kimber-Gomes, Fremont, CA
  • 15.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,583
81
  • West Menlo Park, CA
  • 18.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,830
81
  • Mountain View, CA
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • 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
81
  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • 8.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 149,596
  • On my frequent trips to Silicon Valley, I always feel the urge to go somewhere new. Since, Sunnyvale is close to San Jose, I always visit my friend, an officer in US Air Force. His home is located in
81
  • Duveneck-Saint Francis, Palo Alto, CA
  • 15.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,530
80
  • Professorville, Palo Alto, CA
  • 16.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 811
80
  • Menlo Park, CA
  • 18.1 miles away (City)
  • 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
80
  • Charleston Gardens, Palo Alto, CA
  • 13.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 953
80
  • Ardenwood, Fremont, CA
  • 18 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 16,634
80
  • Jordan Jr Hgh School, Palo Alto, CA
  • 15.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,477
80
  • Fremont, CA
  • 15.6 miles away (City)
  • 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
79
  • Parkmont, Fremont, CA
  • 16.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,979
79
  • Barron Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • 14.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,098
79
  • Stanford, CA
  • 16.6 miles away (City)
  • 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
79
  • Green Acres, Palo Alto, CA
  • 14.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,487
78
  • Southgate, Palo Alto, CA
  • 15.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 359
78
  • Almaden Valley, San Jose, CA
  • 8.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 41,132
78
  • Cambrian Park, CA
  • 6.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,259
78
  • Cameron Hills, Fremont, CA
  • 13.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,161
78
  • Triple El, Palo Alto, CA
  • 15.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 511
78
  • Blacow, Fremont, CA
  • 13.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,155
78
  • Warm Springs, Fremont, CA
  • 9.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,154
78
  • East Foothills, CA
  • 5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,347
78
  • Esther Clark Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • 14.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 144
78
  • East Industrial, Fremont, CA
  • 10.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 500
77
  • Cherry-Guardino, Fremont, CA
  • 16.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,969
77
  • Loyola, CA
  • 11.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,425
77
  • Mission San Jose, Fremont, CA
  • 13.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,866
77
  • Scotts Valley, CA
  • 20.7 miles away (City)
  • 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
77
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • 4.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 122,725
  • Although I had visited Silicon Valley on numervous occassion, I never had the chance to stop at Santa Clara. Last year, during a road trip, I finally got a chance on my way to San Jose. The city of Santa
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  • West San Jose, San Jose, CA
  • 6.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • 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
77
  • Vineyards-Avalon, Fremont, CA
  • 10.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,684
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  • Irvington, Fremont, CA
  • 14 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,546
76
  • Campbell, CA
  • 5.5 miles away (City)
  • 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,
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  • Northgate, Fremont, CA
  • 18.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 12,156

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!

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