Best Neighborhoods in San Jose, California

San Jose is the 3rd largest city in California and the 10th most populous in the United States. San Jose was founded in 1777 and the county seat for Santa Clara County. San Jose is noted for producing the highest number of patents in the United States. San Jose is home to the Major League Baseball Giants. The economy of the city is maintained through a high concentration of IT related companies and jobs; particularly computer micro-processing and high tech engineering.

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Average High - 84, Average Low - 41.7


Hockey - Sharks

Soccer - Earthquakes

Baseball - Giants

Arena football – Saber Cats

Crime Rate

San Jose has been rated one of the safest cities in the country with a population more than 500,001.

Top Neighborhoods

Downtown San Jose has cosmopolitan population and many big software and IT giants of Silicon Valley. San Jose State University is nearby and adds a vibrant and lively student population to the area. Guadalupe River Park and Gardens is a local nature park and recreational center. Downtown San Jose has experienced quite a bit of redevelopment and has plenty of new housing and has become an attractive place for retirees. It is quite expensive to buy or rent a place on Downtown San Jose. Traffic is also often a problem but public transport, biking and walking are great alternatives.

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Willow Glen is an attractive residential community by the Guadalupe River. It has some of the most beautiful homes in San Jose. It is in the southwest of Downtown San Jose but has its own downtown area along Lincoln Avenue dotted with a variety of salons, boutiques, antique-stores and restaurants. It is one of the best neighborhoods in San Jose for families and retirees alike. But real-estate is very expensive in this area.

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West San Jose includes a number of neighborhoods which are largely residential areas. All these places have a population with diverse ethnicity. Cupertino has one of the best schooling systems in the country. There are many big companies including Apple Inc. in Cupertino. These features make it one of the best neighborhoods in San Jose.

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North San Jose includes areas like Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Santa Clara and Palo Alto. Sunnyvale is the second largest city in Silicon Valley. It houses many high-tech industries while offering housing for a large Silicon Valley work-force. This region is more affordable than the other neighbors in the north of San Jose. There is plenty of shopping, strip malls, restaurants in this region. The area has a huge Asian-American population.

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Santa Clara is one of the best neighborhoods in San Jose in terms of affordability. Much of the city is residential and houses middle-class families. Its proximity to companies like Intel and Yahoo has made it a favorite amongst the working class in Silicon Valley. The city has many strip malls, eateries and shopping. It is also home to the amusement park, Great America and to University of Santa Clara and Mission College. It has many good public and private schools.

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Almaden Valley and Cambrian Park is the southern part of Downtown San Jose. They offer a scenic view of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Teresa hills. They are home to many big Silicon Valley companies like IBM's research center. Largely, residents are highly educated and upper-class and homes are upscale. There are many recreational sites in the area like Lake Almaden, Quicksilver County Park, etc. The schools in Almaden have a good reputation.

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