Downtown San Jose is a neighborhood in San Jose, California with a population of 88,541. Downtown San Jose is in Santa Clara County. Living in Downtown San Jose offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downtown San Jose there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Downtown San Jose and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Downtown San Jose are above average.
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Downtown San Jose Reviews
Downtown San Jose is a very beautiful city. There are public transportations available that allows you to explore the city if you do not have a car. The University is surrounded by a lot of different food places which is very convenient for college students with only a 5-day meal plan or those who are just tired of eating the cafeteria food or cooking their own meals. Mexican food is not the best in San Jose as they are mostly tasteless, but I would definitely recommend trying out Asian restaurants and boba places like Pekoe. The cost of living is expensive in San Jose, and drivers can be rude and reckless. Other than that, San Jose is a great city to live in.
San Jose is a large city, but even in more specifics San Jose State is a large school. I have seen the police here, but never fully interacted with them, or fully needed their assistance. I have come across stories of African American students and other students of minority being mistreated by the police force here, or not properly taken care of. Furthermore the campus climate has been impacted lately with stories of men trying to rape young women in various areas on campus. Being a young African American woman hearing of these details scares me, but thankfully I have never experienced any police brutality/mistreatment nor have I been followed on campus by men.
I was born and raised in downtown San Jose and I love it. I love how my house is in downtown and I can walk five minutes if I want to go deeper into downtown. Just watching the city lights and the palm trees is beautiful. San Jose is expensive and sometimes things are overpriced. But who doesn't want to live in the capital of Silicon Valley.