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Best Places To Live Near Downtown, San Jose, CA

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  • Downtown, San Jose, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 87,113
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Los Altos, CA
  • City: 11.6mi / 18.6km 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]
87
  • Saratoga, CA
  • City: 9.0mi / 14.4km 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]
85
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • City: 15.6mi / 25.1km 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]
85
  • Cupertino, CA
  • City: 8.7mi / 14.0km 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]
85
  • Mission Valley, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.5mi / 23.3km away
  • Population: 7,452
84
  • Foster City, CA
  • City: 25.2mi / 40.6km away
  • Population: 32,967
  • Foster City is a good city. It has good parks, it is very safe and it's very diverse. But there are problems with it. There really is nothing to do here in Foster City. It's just a bunch of parks and…[read more]
84
  • Weibel, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 11.7mi / 18.8km away
  • Population: 4,568
83
  • Mountain View, CA
  • City: 11.2mi / 18.1km 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]
83
  • Jordan Jr Hgh School, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.2mi / 24.5km away
  • Population: 1,477
83
  • Los Altos Hills, CA
  • City: 13.9mi / 22.3km away
  • Population: 8,376
83
  • Cameron Hills, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.0mi / 21.0km away
  • Population: 4,161
82
  • Monte Sereno, CA
  • City: 8.7mi / 14.1km away
  • Population: 3,514
82
  • Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.5mi / 24.9km away
  • Population: 3,564
82
  • Warm Springs, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 9.7mi / 15.6km away
  • Population: 10,154
82
  • Midtown, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.5mi / 23.4km away
  • Population: 10,437
82
  • Charleston Meadow, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.7mi / 22.1km away
  • Population: 2,410
81
  • Menlo Park, CA
  • City: 17.9mi / 28.8km 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]
81
  • Cambrian Park, CA
  • City: 6.2mi / 9.9km away
  • Population: 3,259
80
  • Fair Meadow, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.9mi / 22.3km away
  • Population: 2,403
80
  • Crescent Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.3mi / 26.2km away
  • Population: 3,831
80
  • Kimber-Gomes, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.3mi / 24.6km away
  • Population: 5,583
80
  • Stanford, CA
  • City: 16.4mi / 26.5km 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
  • West Menlo Park, CA
  • City: 18.4mi / 29.7km 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
  • Duveneck-Saint Francis, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.2mi / 24.5km away
  • Population: 3,530
79
  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • City: 8.2mi / 13.2km 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]
79
  • Blacow, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.2mi / 21.2km away
  • Population: 8,155
79
  • West San Jose, San Jose, CA
  • Neighborhood: 6.0mi / 9.7km 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
  • Professorville, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.0mi / 25.8km away
  • Population: 811
79
  • Fremont, CA
  • City: 15.4mi / 24.8km 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]
79
  • Ardenwood, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.9mi / 28.8km away
  • Population: 16,634
78
  • Charleston Gardens, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.1mi / 21.1km away
  • Population: 953
78
  • Mission Hills, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.1mi / 21.0km away
  • Population: 1,937
78
  • Parkmont, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.4mi / 26.3km away
  • Population: 6,979
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  • Milpitas, CA
  • City: 6.5mi / 10.4km 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]
77
  • Barron Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.4mi / 23.1km away
  • Population: 4,098
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  • Green Acres, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.0mi / 22.5km away
  • Population: 1,487
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  • Morgan Hill, CA
  • City: 19.8mi / 31.8km 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]
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  • Southgate, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.8mi / 25.4km away
  • Population: 359
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  • Triple El, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.0mi / 24.2km away
  • Population: 511
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  • Esther Clark Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.0mi / 22.6km away
  • Population: 144
76
  • Evergreen, San Jose, CA
  • Neighborhood: 7.4mi / 11.9km 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]
76
  • Cherry-Guardino, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.1mi / 25.8km away
  • Population: 7,969
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  • East Foothills, CA
  • City: 5.1mi / 8.2km away
  • Population: 6,347
76
  • Cambrian Park, San Jose, CA
  • Neighborhood: 5.6mi / 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]
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  • Irvington, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.9mi / 22.4km away
  • Population: 11,546
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  • Cabrillo, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.9mi / 27.2km away
  • Population: 12,430
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  • Loyola, CA
  • City: 11.5mi / 18.5km away
  • Population: 3,425
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  • East Industrial, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.4mi / 16.8km away
  • Population: 500
75
  • Campbell, CA
  • City: 5.4mi / 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]

Listed above are the best places to live in Downtown, San Jose, CA for 2020. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Downtown, San Jose, CA, followed by the best places to live near Downtown, San Jose, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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