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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Downtown San Jose is a neighborhood in San Jose, California with a population of 76,905. Downtown San Jose is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. 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.
About Downtown San Jose...
Population
76,905

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$701,737
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,834
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    67%
  • Own
    33%
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Downtown San Jose Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$82,029
National
$55,322
Families with Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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Downtown San Jose Reviews

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The area is great although there are some homeless but that does not affect the beauty that can be found throughout downtown San Jose. Every city has up and downs. On a nice day you can take a walk and explore the area while taking pictures. San Jose State University is near downtown and holds beautiful scenery and views from the Martin Luther King Jr Library. In the evenings night life is great for dinner or going out with friends. Diversity is seen immensely in the community but the continued increase of people moving to this area creates a risk in rent affordability. All in all downtown San Jose has its flaws but it is still one of the fastest growing communities.
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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.
This place is good for many jobs especially those that include technology, but a poor place to raise a family if you don't have the money for it.