156 reviews
  1. City in California
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  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-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$579,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,528
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C+
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      181
      264
    • Murder
      3
      5
    • Rape
      30
      37
    • Robbery
      106
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      512
      575
    • Theft
      1,174
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      749
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $83,787
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    20%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      15%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      24%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      26%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      18%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      17%
      14%

    San Jose Reviews

    156 reviews
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    Great for night life, raising families, and several attractions in it and nearby. San Jose is the Heart of Silicon Valley, therefore, there are many areas of opportunity for jobs. We have the Winchester Mystery House that has beautiful architecture and a great back story. There's a little zoo and large Japanese Garden for public use. The City Hall is beautiful and uses LEED certified architecture building standards. Downtown San Jose has several different restaurants, bars, and clubs that's perfect for everyone because San Jose is a very diverse city. We have the yearly Christmas in the Park every winter that brings the winter holiday spirit to the city, along with celebrates the many different cultures of the world. San Jose is home to an indoor football team and hockey team, so be ready for sport bars! There's also The Children's Museum and the Tech Museum for teaching the kids of our future, which is fitting for the innovation that takes place in The Heart of Silicon Valley.
    One of the best things about living in San Jose is the reality of being the center of the tech world phenomena. If you are seeking, and or are skilled in the fields associated with computers and medical, then this is the place for you. San Jose is the home to many prominent companies where many opportunities arise everyday. Many activities are held in the downtown district and there are plenty of restaurants, bars, sports, and gyms to keep you busy-whatever your taste. The drawbacks are a guarantee in being able to land a job in your desired field because of the competitive nature of certain subjects, the high cost of living...and of course, traffic!
    San Jose is an extremely chill city. There isn't an exact feeling that it gives off because different parts of the city show different aspects. For example, Silicon Valley is in the heart of San Jose. That's where people come to, for job opportunities in technology. There's also the suburban are where there are so many family oriented activities, such as festivals and farm markets. The schools around here are pretty good too. It's a very competitive city, since everyone is literally striving to attend UC or applying for a job at Apple, Google, or Facebook. Overall, San Jose is a really tranquil city that is quite competitive, but friendly!