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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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49 Walk Score of San Jose, CA

San Jose is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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The Century Theatre Nook

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Relax Under The Trees

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: St. Leo's, East Virginia and Sunol-Midtown.

San Jose Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for Marquis in the San Jose area
from $1,995
Studio
Walk Score 80
Rental info for The Carlyle in the San Jose area
from $2,179
1 bed
Walk Score 59
Rental info for Le Parc in the San Jose area
from $2,592
2 bed
Walk Score 70
Rental info for The Commons in the San Jose area
from $1,799
Studio
Walk Score 55
Rental info for Gardens of Fontainbleu in the San Jose area
from $2,075
1 bed
Walk Score 74
Rental info for One Pearl Place in the San Jose area
from $2,439
1 bed
Walk Score 54
Rental info for Central Park Apartments in the San Jose area
from $2,199
1 bed
Walk Score 71
Rental info for Mylo Santa Clara in the San Jose area
from $2,480
1 bed
Walk Score 84

San Jose Neighborhoods

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1 St. Leo's 92 68 86 1,333
2 East Virginia 89 62 93 607
3 Sunol-Midtown 85 65 86 702
4 Goodyear-Mastic 84 56 83 2,384
5 Garden Alameda 84 61 85 2,700
6 Shasta Hanchette Park 82 54 78 3,848
7 Washington-Guadalupe 82 62 90 4,351
8 Auzerais-Josefa 82 69 89 873
9 Edge 80 52 67 1,868
10 Bonnett 79 43 79 993
11 Tamien 77 57 86 2,357
12 Roosevelt Park 77 54 66 973
13 Downtown 77 62 90 49,134
14 Five Wounds 76 54 68 1,118
15 Broadway-Palmhaven 75 52 88 1,292
16 David-Rosemary 75 44 81 1,178
17 Calabazas North 75 34 78 4,364
18 Cadillac East 75 39 76 2,747
19 Olinder 74 55 81 1,852
20 Pepper Tree 74 37 57 575
21 Magliocco-Huff 73 41 68 1,608
22 Castlemont 73 41 72 2,860
23 Roberts-Walnut Woods 73 43 71 2,330
24 Clovercrest-Glen Brae 73 41 60 724
25 Castro 72 37 77 1,543
26 Little Portugal South 71 54 60 1,674
27 Makati 71 43 71 762
28 Hathaway 71 38 75 2,052
29 Alvin-Burdette 71 49 59 1,435
30 College Park 70 52 81 578
31 Alma 70 54 79 1,023
32 Beverley-Wilshire 70 54 56 1,274
33 Dry Creek 70 39 71 2,350
34 Muir 70 36 73 2,371
35 Buena Vista 69 53 77 4,580
36 McKay-Ringwood 69 36 76 3,998
37 Bascom-Forest 69 46 71 1,201
38 Dentwood-Soutbridge 69 36 56 929
39 Spratan-Keyes 69 49 91 3,477
40 Florence-Nancy 68 58 64 1,361
41 Meridian-Pedro 68 50 72 1,145
42 Carmine-Parkmont 68 38 72 1,830
43 Country Lane 68 39 75 3,930
44 Calderwood-Delwood 67 32 57 873
45 Saratoga Creek 67 36 77 1,138
46 Cambrian 67 38 68 5,195
47 Leyva 67 40 65 1,365
48 Little Portugal North 66 53 54 2,058
49 Foxchase-Sanchez 66 46 78 668
50 Strawberry Park 66 39 73 3,178
51 Anne Darling 65 49 53 841
52 Mayfair North 65 55 65 3,480
53 Rancho 65 53 71 959
54 Jose Figueres-Rancho Verde 65 52 58 2,232
55 Farnam 65 36 75 1,671
56 Junipero Serra 64 42 69 1,442
57 Seven Trees 64 51 69 6,021
58 Loma Verde 64 38 71 2,085
59 Ohlone 64 49 66 1,330
60 Gardner 64 63 91 1,248
61 Ryan 64 53 64 781
62 Branham-Kirk 64 27 57 2,704
63 Cadillac West 64 35 76 758
64 Meadow Fair 64 50 64 2,746
65 Gordy 64 39 69 754
66 Lochridge-Luby 63 45 58 2,094
67 Anderson West 63 39 69 5,017
68 Loma Linda 63 42 68 6,064
69 Almaden 63 45 71 2,247
70 Drake-Fuller 63 61 89 587
71 Warmsprings 63 51 60 1,765
72 Fruitdale College 62 50 76 642
73 Atlanta Bird 62 56 92 1,873
74 La Pala South 62 37 54 682
75 Doncaster-Warrington 62 48 65 679
76 Checkers 62 52 55 1,465
77 Holy Oaks 62 45 60 3,447
78 Rose-Sartorette 62 29 55 5,244
79 Ferrari Pinoche 62 46 63 1,596
80 Silverland 62 28 70 670
81 Whaley 61 44 50 3,058
82 Rogers 61 38 75 1,866
83 Alma-Almaden 61 55 81 2,301
84 Baton Rouge 61 49 69 931
85 Dartmouth 61 30 52 1,805
86 Luz 60 56 61 1,526
87 Cory 60 42 76 3,932
88 Del Marietta-Southwest 60 48 79 3,361
89 Cramer-Umbarger 60 43 61 540
90 Rose Garden 60 48 74 3,383
91 Newhall-Sherwood 60 50 73 767
92 Doerr-Steindorf 59 33 63 5,626
93 Rymar 59 50 72 1,014
94 Brookvale-Chantel 59 24 74 847
95 Northlake 59 43 72 3,162
96 Cinderella 59 51 63 2,183
97 Barbera-Stokes 58 48 80 2,034
98 Mayfair 58 52 60 3,644
99 Croydon 58 40 59 983
100 Trade Winds 58 45 55 1,326
101 Mitty 58 41 72 1,538
102 Fenton-McCollan 58 35 54 1,572
103 Lone Hill Highlands 58 27 50 2,538
104 Brookwood Terrace 58 52 81 1,643
105 Battaglia 58 49 63 991
106 Sierra 57 59 67 1,734
107 Oster 57 30 52 2,129
108 Artic Sue 57 42 67 761
109 Del Mar 57 47 72 1,812
110 Joaquin Miller 57 35 70 3,014
111 Bonita-24th 57 49 64 4,244
112 Greylands 57 47 77 1,247
113 El Ranco Verde 57 46 56 2,285
114 Summerdale 56 45 76 1,685
115 Mirassou Vineyards 56 25 53 4,098
116 Hammer 56 31 67 1,799
117 Chapman Morse 56 46 75 685
118 McKinley 56 45 77 2,586
119 King and Story 56 49 56 11,445
120 Lynhaven 56 40 63 3,933
121 Wooster-26th 56 50 65 1,891
122 Dobern 56 56 64 1,120
123 Erikson 56 50 73 3,096
124 Hillsdale 55 48 58 3,149
125 Northwood 55 51 59 2,046
126 Cedarville-Giannotta 55 50 69 1,457
127 Centerwood 55 35 53 2,123
128 Suenos 55 50 53 1,228
129 Thunderbird 55 52 56 1,838
130 Palmar-Borello 55 47 75 905
131 Downing-Whitethorne 55 46 71 1,873
132 Gawain-Percivale 55 40 61 1,206
133 Cadwallader 55 29 63 1,816
134 Countrybrook Lagoon 55 47 62 2,412
135 Pinehurst 54 49 70 1,477
136 Sunrise Almaden 54 26 73 2,124
137 Hamann Park 54 41 64 1,728
138 Toyon 54 31 52 833
139 Brush Glen 54 51 64 1,258
140 Stallion-Shadowsprings 54 41 52 2,423
141 Crossgate 54 26 67 3,974
142 Los Arboles 54 50 64 2,950
143 Overfelt 54 49 56 5,196
144 Branham-Jarvis 54 28 64 4,361
145 Brooktree 54 46 66 2,941
146 Willow Glen 54 41 70 23,753
147 Capitol-Goss 54 56 65 2,024
148 Blackford 54 39 66 4,956
149 Vinci North 53 43 63 1,793
150 Calvert 53 44 67 1,689
151 Flickinger North 53 48 61 1,957
152 Capewood 52 46 53 1,979
153 Blossom Hill 52 47 63 1,051
154 Lone Bluff 52 43 68 2,023
155 Markingdon 52 43 57 1,129
156 Old Port 51 49 57 679
157 Kenwood 51 49 56 1,109
158 Thousand Oaks 51 43 63 2,804
159 The Woods 51 53 70 3,944
160 Heritage 51 30 56 6,583
161 Alexander 51 57 56 2,988
162 Del Robles 50 45 64 2,206
163 Brigadoon 50 36 63 3,534
164 Alderbrook 50 34 69 2,207
165 Branham 50 51 78 1,040
166 Willow Glen South-Lincoln Glen 50 32 62 8,790
167 Hidden Glen North 50 52 66 4,639
168 Chantillery 50 31 41 953
169 Lexington Maria 50 37 68 795
170 Lanai-Cunningham 49 48 52 5,869
171 Everydale-Neimen 49 41 66 4,025
172 Berry Park 49 49 68 2,219
173 Sherman Oaks 49 49 71 971
174 Kennedy 48 41 59 1,764
175 Mt. Pleasant North 48 40 54 3,357
176 Almaden Winery 48 31 53 1,044
177 East Dobern 48 57 65 1,473
178 Rockspring 48 41 65 514
179 Ponderosa 48 37 56 1,157
180 Gardens-Villa Montery 48 45 51 594
181 Morrill 48 37 55 5,421
182 Summerside 47 41 63 4,906
183 Cherrywood 47 48 57 2,457
184 Mayglen-Little Rock 47 47 66 1,504
185 Deer Run 47 37 55 2,183
186 St. Victor 47 42 59 2,729
187 Kooser 46 29 49 3,255
188 Alexian 46 56 58 1,064
189 Cornwall-Sunshadow 46 47 58 1,386
190 Townsend 46 38 59 1,669
191 Almaden-Clare Felice 45 43 75 1,671
192 Anderson East 45 43 54 3,547
193 Rose Glen 45 50 68 3,646
194 Avis-Cherry 45 49 71 1,023
195 Vermont-McKendrie 44 51 72 658
196 Vinci South 44 42 65 3,451
197 Rosemary Garden 44 55 66 1,235
198 Melody 44 45 63 2,096
199 Eden 44 38 63 2,460
200 Cassell 44 49 58 3,776
201 River Oaks 43 40 75 3,218
202 Blossom Valley 43 38 59 39,710
203 Valley View-Reed 43 30 58 6,671
204 Edenvale 43 36 53 6,037
205 Parkview 43 47 63 6,778
206 Bucknall 43 32 64 5,477
207 Miner 42 44 47 2,562
208 Hillview North 42 48 58 5,218
209 Hayes 42 43 58 2,902
210 Citaldi 42 45 55 2,806
211 Noddin 42 25 46 4,867
212 Santee 42 47 55 4,149
213 Canoas Garden 41 43 60 1,587
214 Kettman-Pomeroy 41 33 57 1,639
215 San Tomas Aquinos 41 30 55 3,132
216 Gilchrist 41 50 70 1,585
217 Cypress-Jurdo 40 45 68 875
218 Burning Tree 40 31 50 901
219 Guadalupe Oak Grove 40 37 58 1,470
220 Farm Drive 40 45 54 875
221 Oak Grove 39 42 47 3,423
222 Tatra 39 52 73 520
223 Millic-Phelps 39 36 69 1,000
224 Dovehill 39 39 51 3,775
225 Almaden Meadows 39 26 50 3,452
226 Stonegate East 39 41 46 2,606
227 Alviso 38 20 53 2,060
228 Shadow Brook 38 23 66 2,157
229 Piedmont Hills 38 41 48 1,226
230 Walnut Blossom 38 36 51 1,527
231 Los Gatos 38 33 51 555
232 Glenview Serenity 38 24 51 1,645
233 Cimarron 38 40 66 1,233
234 Rodgers 38 39 61 1,108
235 De Voss-Leigh 37 28 55 2,368
236 Davis 37 39 50 2,595
237 Windmill Springs 37 41 51 1,943
238 Evans 37 45 74 1,240
239 Stonegate West 37 40 57 4,089
240 Calabazas Sorth 37 26 67 1,026
241 Los Paseos 37 32 51 4,585
242 Rancho Santa Teresa Mobile Home Park 37 40 52 861
243 Carlton 37 36 50 2,238
244 Serenede 36 45 41 2,327
245 Yum Yum 36 34 55 2,696
246 Yerba Buena 36 41 54 1,572
247 Carson 36 47 64 2,241
248 Banana Grove 36 42 48 1,271
249 Hellyer 35 44 64 1,764
250 Almaden Country Club 35 21 40 4,924
251 Meadows 35 45 54 3,971
252 Sylvandale West 35 45 63 1,956
253 Flickinger South 35 49 55 2,164
254 Fowler 35 30 44 3,069
255 Lynbrook 34 35 67 2,652
256 Blossom Crest 34 27 46 1,300
257 Martinvale-Vinyard 32 34 44 1,511
258 Rancho Santa Teresa 32 44 50 5,990
259 Century-Pebbletree 32 31 60 1,626
260 Commodore 32 45 65 3,673
261 Pacheco 31 48 66 911
262 Penitencia 31 47 71 2,973
263 Bluewater 31 36 64 708
264 Noble 31 33 47 1,710
265 Renaissance 30 41 69 2,500
266 Ruskin 30 45 45 1,577
267 Little Branham-Rosswood 30 30 50 1,641
268 Starbird 29 38 62 2,174
269 Murillo 29 22 39 4,293
270 Estates 29 31 47 2,420
271 Orchard Creek 28 20 43 593
272 Sierramont 28 38 47 1,574
273 Rainbow 28 28 62 4,035
274 Mt. Pleasant South 28 32 49 4,684
275 Tanglewood-El Monte 28 44 59 2,024
276 Graystone 27 20 53 2,333
277 Buena Park 27 31 48 797
278 Berryessa Creek 27 36 48 1,704
279 Ocala 26 42 64 927
280 Knights Bridge 25 38 49 2,513
281 Creekside North 25 30 54 2,263
282 Glen Crest 24 19 33 1,167
283 Ramblewood 24 39 52 3,853
284 Norwood 24 25 37 3,415
285 Danna Rocks 24 47 42 2,105
286 Coldwater 23 29 59 1,923
287 Gateview 21 49 63 1,164
288 Pierce Ranch 21 22 34 1,604
289 Pinnacle 21 34 43 636
290 Colony Green 21 45 61 604
291 Terrace Hill 21 11 28 586
292 Candlestick 21 24 17 1,473
293 Majestic 21 33 49 1,023
294 Avenida Espana 20 31 36 1,495
295 Ashbridge 19 29 48 1,169
296 Montevideo 18 19 38 1,056
297 Notting Hill-Royal Crest 18 38 53 1,723
298 Oak Canyon 17 27 45 734
299 Vista Park 17 46 67 3,096
300 Piedmont 16 30 40 1,343
301 Mountain Shadows 16 19 51 1,086
302 Clayton South 16 17 31 1,036
303 Westmont 15 29 52 2,209
304 Mt. Pleasant 15 23 41 2,210
305 Valle Vista 14 23 34 2,265
306 Pleasant Knoll 14 5 21 611
307 Riverview 14 40 20 2,381
308 Silver Leaf 14 35 57 3,247
309 Chaboya 13 25 27 2,696
310 Creekside South 13 18 45 539
311 Country View Estate 13 16 12 1,191
312 Great Oaks 13 28 31 2,766
313 Clayton North 12 11 13 2,363
314 Pfiffer 12 21 40 507
315 Almaden Springs 11 18 20 657
316 Silver Creek 10 16 27 11,035
317 Coyote-Fontanelle 10 21 41 1,506
318 Woodside of Almaden 10 18 54 1,225
319 The Village 10 17 25 3,701
320 Quimby 8 20 30 4,598
321 California Maison 6 31 57 1,224
322 Richmond Ranch 2 - 6 850
323 Meadowlands 1 1 15 951

Eating & Drinking

There are about 2,449 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in San Jose.

People in San Jose can walk to an average of 2 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Flames Coffee Shop & Bakery

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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

41 Transit Score of San Jose, CA

San Jose has Some Transit

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Public Transit Routes

San Jose has some public transportation and about 38 bus, 4 rail and 3 light rail lines.

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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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The Century Theatre Nook

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Relax Under The Trees

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Flames Coffee Shop & Bakery

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San Jose is Bikeable

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Alum Rock Village Farmers' Market

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Crema Coffee Roasting Co.

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Figure Holding the Sun

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San Pedro Square Market

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Burger Bar

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San Pedro Square Bistro & Wine

thumbnail for Almaden Quicksilver County Park Mockingbird Hill EntranceWith mile of wonderful trails to spend your time on I don't know how this could not be a walkers dream.

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San Jose State University

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Lincoln & Brace

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Minnesota & Lincoln

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Los Gatos Brewing Co.

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

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Johnny V's

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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
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