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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  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
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
West San Jose is a neighborhood in San Jose, California with a population of 128,368. 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 suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In West San Jose there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in West San Jose and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in West San Jose are highly rated.
About West San Jose...
Population
128,368

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,000,299
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,024
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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West 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
$123,237
National
$55,322
Families with Children
38%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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West San Jose is a great neighborhood. There are three great public schools in the area (Forest Hill [elementary], Rolling Hills [middle school], and Westmont [high school]). The community is very nice and because it is in Silicon Valley, it is home to a lot of people with tech careers. It is near beautiful downtown Campbell, as well as Saratoga and Los Gatos, which offer a great atmosphere with restaurants, shops, and lots of wine. For those who like it, there are many wineries close by as well (such as Savannah & Channelle).

There is a highway nearby, but not so close as to be disruptive. The neighborhood is quite safe and members of the community quickly notify the rest of the community of any possible criminal activity through Nextdoor Westmont. There are many families with kids, as well. The neighborhood has recently become quite sought after because of its many benefits and real estate prices have skyrocketed.
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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.
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.