Moving to San Jose?
Of all the places to move in California, San Jose should be at the top of your list. From history and entertainment to beautiful landscapes and diverse food options, it’s all here. San Jose, often known as "The Capital of Silicon Valley", is the largest city in the Bay Area and Northern California, and the third largest city in the state. San Jose is built with an innovative spirit and surrounded by the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains and South Bay. You can feel the city's rich past by taking a walking tour through downtown or meandering through History Park. San Jose is also a unique cultural hub. With the largest Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam and one of the three remaining Japantowns in the U.S. True to its location in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose is now home to the headquarters of many "tech" companies such as Cisco Systems, eBay, and Adobe Systems.
When moving to San Jose, there are a lot of great spots to find a home in. There are many different neighborhoods in the geographic area of San Jose that, depending on where you are, you might not know if you're still in the same city. Some of the popular and trendy areas to move to these days are in San Jose's downtown area, for those who prefer urban living, or Santana Row for a mixed living, shopping and dining community. You can find vintage California charm in the neighborhoods of Willow Glen and Rose Garden as well.
The downtown area is compact and rather easy to get around on foot. Most of the streets are arranged in a grid which makes it somewhat easy to locate a downtown facility given its street address. Many roads in San Jose have designated bike lanes and/or wide shoulders. This, along with typically favorable weather, makes biking a viable means of transportation within the city.
San Jose has plenty of fun attractions for those moving there. Downtown San Jose is a mix of offices, shopping, hotels, numerous restaurants as well as a convention center and the SoFA (“South First Area”) nightclub district. Check out the San Pedro Square Farmer's Markets on Fridays and Saturdays for local and organic produce, or visit the City Hall and the nearby San Jose State University campus.