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Living in San Jose

At the South end of the CalTrain line, with easy access to Silicon Valley, there’s San Jose, a university town that’s home to tech start ups, a great art scene, and many a righteous burrito. San Jose has a light rail serving downtown and the outlying neighborhoods, plenty of bike routes, and great California weather.

San Jose State University is in the heart of downtown, as is the San Jose Museum of Art. Light rail serves Milpitas, Campbell, and Mountain View, so you can live outside the city center and still be close to transit. San Jose has a newer international airport and it’s a central hub for the Bay Area.

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Walk Score of San Jose, CA

San Jose is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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Winchester Mystery House

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Powell's Sweet Shoppe

San Jose is the 20th most walkable large city in the US with 945,942 residents.

San Jose has some public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Find apartments in San Jose's most walkable neighborhoods: Downtown, Rose Garden and West San Jose.

San Jose Apartments for Rent

View all San Jose apartments on a map. The average rent is $2,546 and the average home price is $645,234.

Rental info for Vista in the San Jose area
from $1,783
1 bed
Walk Score 65
Rental info for The Mission Villa Apartments in the San Jose area
from $1,695
Rental info for Solstice in the San Jose area
from $2,430
Studio
Walk Score 88
Rental info for Domain in the San Jose area
from $2,915
1 bed
Walk Score 42
Rental info for The Arches in the San Jose area
from $1,831
1 bed
Walk Score 54
Rental info for The Commons in the San Jose area
from $1,787
Studio
Walk Score 74
Rental info for Aviara in the San Jose area
from $1,995
1 bed
Walk Score 57
Rental info for Lawrence Station in the San Jose area
from $2,255
1 bed
Walk Score 48

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San Jose Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 71 59 81 76,782
2 Rose Garden 67 48 57 13,417
3 West San Jose 56 37 59 98,024
4 Fairgrounds 55 49 63 50,968
5 Willow Glen 53 44 63 69,819
6 Alum Rock-East Foothills 52 48 56 28,218
7 Cambrian Park 51 33 55 67,594
8 North Valley 50 46 57 75,213
9 Blossom Valley 46 43 59 67,957
10 East San Jose 42 40 50 112,030
11 North San Jose 42 43 65 22,913
12 Berryessa 37 40 43 37,240
13 Almaden Valley 37 27 50 48,080
14 Edenvale - Seven Trees 36 41 49 37,395
15 Santa Teresa 35 38 52 49,162
16 Evergreen 33 29 41 84,255

Eating & Drinking

There are about 2,137 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in San Jose.

People in San Jose can walk to an average of 0.6 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Flames Coffee Shop

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Crema Coffee Roasting Company

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thumbnail for Winchester Mystery House#WestSanJose The Winchester Mystery House is a World Famous, historical landmark. A mansion project of the widow, Sarah L. Winchester, heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune. Rumor is its mighty haunted with the ghosts of those whose lives have been taken by the Winchester rifle. Ooooooo!

Maria Costa
on Winchester Mystery House

Transit Score of San Jose, CA

San Jose has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find San Jose apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

San Jose has some public transportation and about 52 bus, 3 rail and 3 light rail lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from San Jose on public transit.

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San Jose has about 51 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar and Getaround.

Neighborhood Guides

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

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City View Plaza

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City View Plaza

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Winchester Mystery House

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Flames Coffee Shop

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The Century Theatre Nook

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Bike Score of San Jose, CA

San Jose is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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The Century Theatre Nook

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Relax Under The Trees

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Alum Rock Village Farmers Market

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Figure Holding the Sun

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San Pedro Square Market

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Poor House Bistro

thumbnail for Powell's Sweet ShoppeAcross the street from Powell's sweet shop/ fun shops looking north on Lincoln ave.#

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on Powell's Sweet Shoppe

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Burger Bar

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San Pedro Square Bistro & Wine

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San Jose State University

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Hicklebee's Childrens Books & Toys

thumbnail for Flames Coffee Shop#WestSanJose Pancakes and Coffee at Flames are delish! This establishment has been here for quite some time on Winchester. The breakfast menu is still just as solid as when they first came! Two eggs scrambled, please!

Maria Costa
on Flames Coffee Shop

San Jose is Talking About...

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LINCOLN & BRACE

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MINNESOTA & LINCOLN

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Los Gatos Brewing Co.

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1st St #02, San Jose, CA 95112

thumbnail for The Century Theatre Nook#WestSanJose Where you can go for all your movie watching needs! These Century Theaters are huge with dome ceilings and extra large screens. Great place to take a date! *hint-hint!*

Maria Costa
on The Century Theatre Nook

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