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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    NG
West San Jose is a neighborhood in San Jose, California. West San Jose is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in West San Jose offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In West San Jose there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of West San Jose tend to be liberal. The public schools in West San Jose are highly rated.
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Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$720,574
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,608
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$96,102
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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West San Jose is a nice neighborhood with diversity and people with different background everyone could learn from. Public school is very nice especially Oak Grove High School with good teachers and a lot of opportunities from the school program for the youth to make friends and meet new peoples. The food and local cuisine are one of the best places to visit, especially Taco place by Marina Market on Monterey street. The people around West San Jose mostly nice people, while the other hand has a lot of impatience people. If there's a crisis people will help each other out.
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I love west San Jose, CA. I was born and raise here and I just love my community. They're many business' all around hence its easy to find a job in the area. As well everything is all around us so its easy to go grocery shopping, mall, school, college, parks etc. I believe that West San Jose is a safe area one could go running at night with no worries or one could go to parties. San Jose is a community very upbeat and united as well very involved. Our city is kept clean but the affordability is kinda hard to maintain. A small apartment starts off at 2000, its a lot considering our minimum wage isn't a lot, but besides that San Jose is a great area and I love it.
The weather is very nice, the schools are very competitive, and the real estate prices are growing rapidly (for the better or worse). There has been very little criminal activity here until recently and I feel safe to walk out to nearby shopping plazas in the night.