San Jose

Welcome to San Jose

Urban tech-forward culture

 

Just as pixels come together on a screen to form a beautiful picture, the neighborhoods of San Jose have come together to create a great community. The city has come into its own, and people want to come here and be a part of it. Some are drawn in by the allure of Silicon Valley, but they stay because of the people and the community.

 

What to Love

  • Technology hub with proximity to tech companies
  • Charming, unique neighborhoods
  • Multicultural cuisine
  • Multiple housing options

 

Local Lifestyle - Living in San Jose

San Jose’s culture, career opportunities, and mild climate have made it a top destination for work and play. The city is eclectic, with a wide range of neighborhoods. Almaden Valley, for example, is in the southwest and has gorgeous landscapes and a rural feel, while Japan Town (or J-Town), near downtown San Jose, is rich in history and has an urban feel. Housing styles range from Victorian to modern and everything in between. There are single and multi-family homes, townhouses, condos, and high-rise units. San Jose has something for everyone!

 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping in San Jose

One of the best parts of living in San Jose is the cuisine and the shopping. With over 50 shops and restaurants, Santana Row is a top pick for a shopping spree. Need a break from shopping all day? The Straits is the perfect place to pop in for a bite. Serving Singapore-inspired dishes, the savory flatbread roti prata is a favorite.

 

The chic Vbar, tucked away in the Hotel Valencia on Santana Row, is not to be missed. The dramatic red mood lighting, comfy sofas, and shimmering beaded dividers create a luxurious feel to the lounge. Bask in the music and soak up the atmosphere, or head to the balcony for a quiet, intimate conversation. Sample the truffle fries or other delicious tapas while indulging in spirits. The Vbar is quickly becoming the place to see and be seen.

 

The Farmer’s Union lies in the historic downtown district of San Pedro’s Square. It has a spacious, two-floor layout with steel beams, a mix of brick and wood interiors, and metal fixtures. The fun, upbeat vibe is great for a date night or outing with friends. They have over 50 craft beers on tap and a menu with everything from smoked brisket to a hearty salad. Their warm buttermilk biscuits are simply irresistible.

 

The Michelin Star Adega is a memorable Portuguese fine dining affair. Each course is painstakingly crafted with a pleasant presentation. Their selection of Portuguese wines is extensive, and the low lighting adds to the ambiance, making for a pleasurable dining experience.

 

Things to Do in San Jose

Whether you like theater, concerts, or comedy tours, you can find it all in San Jose. Since events are ever-changing, locals check the listings online to find out what is happening in their area.

 

Two major league sports teams call San Jose home. Fans can watch the Earthquakes play soccer at Paypal Park or the Sharks play hockey at the SAP Center. Another outlet for sports enthusiasts is Topgolf. Regardless of whether or not you want to compete with friends or just have fun, golfers of every skill level find this driving range entertaining.

 

The famed landmark, the Winchester Mystery House, is a fun and intriguing outing. Tour the estate of the eccentric widow Sarah Lockwood Pardee Winchester, complete with stairs leading to nowhere and other oddities. The house got its moniker when the famous magician Houdini visited and dubbed it the Mystery House, which may be one reason this Victorian mansion has found a place on “most haunted” lists for decades.

 

Schools

San Jose is also highly regarded for its education. These top universities have consistently ranked high nationally.

 

 

 

Overview for San Jose, CA

1,013,340 people live in San Jose, where the median age is 37.5 and the average individual income is $53,574. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,013,340

Total Population

37.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$53,574

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for San Jose, CA

San Jose has 324,376 households, with an average household size of 3.08. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Jose do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,013,340 people call San Jose home. The population density is 5,683 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,013,340

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.5

Median Age

50.88 / 49.12%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
324,376

Total Households

3.08

Average Household Size

$53,574

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in San Jose, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby San Jose. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Evergreen Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Laurelwood Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Norwood Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Tom Matsumoto Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Millbrook Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Valle Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Baldwin (Julia) Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
East Valley Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 7th
No rating available
Evergreen Montessori School - Ar
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Charter School of Morgan Hill
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Cadwallader Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Cedar Grove Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Holly Oak Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
James Franklin Smith Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Los Paseos Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
August Boeger Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Ledesma (Rita) Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Silver Oak Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Carolyn A. Clark Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Evergreen Valley High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
John J. Montgomery Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Martin Murphy Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Santa Teresa Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Herbert Hoover Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Muwekma Ohlone Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Opportunity Youth Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Pacific Autism Center For Education
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Abraham Lincoln High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Gardner Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
George Mayne Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
St Martin Of Tours School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Headsup! Child Development Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Walter L. Bachrodt Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Orion Montessori School LLC
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Orchard Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Merritt Trace Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Santa Clara County Special Education
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
St Leo The Great School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
San Jose Conservation Corps Charter
PUBLIC
12th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Primary Plus Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
As-Safa Institute/As-Safa Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Saniku Gakuin Santa Clara Japanese School
PRIVATE
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Carden Academy Of Almaden
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Archbishop Mitty High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Castlemont Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
R. I. Meyerholz Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Joaquin Miller Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
John Muir Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
St Timothy's Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
West Valley Middle School
PRIVATE
5th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Appleseed Almaden Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Basis Independent Silicon Valley
PRIVATE
5th - 12th
No rating available
Jia-Ray Learning Center Inc.
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Blackford Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
2/5
Manuel De Vargas Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Murdock-Portal Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
George C. Payne Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Willow Glen Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Willow Glen Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Guadalupe Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Los Gatos Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Skylar Hadden School
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Grace Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
Basis Independent Silicon Valley
PRIVATE
5th - 12th
No rating available
Learning Pathways Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
One World Montessori School Inc. Leigh
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Trust Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Sherman Oaks Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Nelson S. Dilworth Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Presentation High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Christopher School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Stratford Middle School
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
Early Discoveries Cdc
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Country Lane Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Easterbrook Discovery
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Gussie M. Baker Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Leroy Anderson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Rachel Carson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Empire Gardens Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Terrell Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
The Creekside School
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
My School-Cathedral Of Faith Learning Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Spectrum Center Schools-Randol Campus
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Silicon Valley Career Technical Education
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
Downtown College Preparatory
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
KIPP Heartwood Academy
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5
Rocketship Discovery Prep
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Rocketship Alma Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Rocketship Mateo Sheedy Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Rocketship Academy Brilliant Minds
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
ACE Esperanza Middle
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
1/5
Voices College-Bound Language Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Voices College-Bound Language Academy at Mt. Pleasant
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Rocketship Spark Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
1/5
University Preparatory Academy Charter
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
Aptitud Community Academy at Goss
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.)
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
1/5
Katherine R. Smith Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
G. W. Hellyer Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
McKinley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Santee Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Ramblewood Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
College Connection Academy
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Parkview Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Selma Olinder Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Schallenberger Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Canoas Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Ernesto Galarza Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Achiever Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Notre Dame High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Patrick School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Valley Christian High School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Valley Christian Junior High School
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
Clyde L. Fischer Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Rocketship Si Se Puede Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Alpha: Cornerstone Academy Preparatory
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Downtown College Preparatory Middle
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5
Cesar Chavez Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Donald J. Meyer Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Renaissance Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Dove Hill Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
O. B. Whaley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Captain Jason M. Dahl Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Robert F. Kennedy Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
2/5
Stipe (Samuel) Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Anne Darling Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Hammer Montessori at Galarza Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5