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Living in Downtown San Jose

Downtown is the 16th most walkable neighborhood in San Jose with 49,134 residents.

Downtown has good public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Wooster-26th, Olinder, Roosevelt Park, Brookwood Terrace, East Virginia, Auzerais-Josefa and Washington-Guadalupe.

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Walk Score of Downtown, San Jose, CA

Downtown is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Photo of Figure Holding the Sun in Downtown, San Jose

Figure Holding the Sun

Photo of San Pedro Square Market in Downtown, San Jose

San Pedro Square Market

Most errands can be accomplished on foot in Downtown San Jose.

Downtown is the 16th most walkable neighborhood in San Jose with a Walk Score of 77.

Find apartments in San Jose's most walkable neighborhoods: St. Leo's, Sunol-Midtown and East Virginia.

Downtown San Jose Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for Pavona in the Downtown area
from $2,285
1 bed
Walk Score 81
Rental info for Centerra Apartments in the Downtown area
from $2,631
1 bed
Walk Score 92
Rental info for Hanover Cannery Park in the Downtown area
from $2,390
Studio
Walk Score 84
Rental info for The Pierce in the Downtown area
from $2,499
Studio
Walk Score 87
Rental info for Avalon Morrison Park in the Downtown area
from $2,825
1 bed
Walk Score 89
Rental info for Avalon at Cahill Park in the Downtown area
from $2,535
1 bed
Walk Score 88
Rental info for Centerra in the Downtown area
from $2,631
1 bed
Walk Score 91

Downtown Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Downtown to other San Jose neighborhoods.

Rank

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Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

14 David-Rosemary 77 44 70 1,178
15 Edge 77 52 62 1,868
16 Downtown 77 62 87 49,134
17 Five Wounds 76 54 65 1,118
18 Hathaway 75 38 64 2,052

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 416 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Downtown.

People in Downtown can walk to an average of 10 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of San Pedro Square Bistro & Wine in Downtown, San Jose

San Pedro Square Bistro & Wine

Photo of Los Gatos Brewing Co. in Downtown, San Jose

Los Gatos Brewing Co.

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thumbnail for San Pedro Square Bistro & WineThe Farmers Market is held here from 10am-2pm of Fridays. Delicious!

Emily Price
on San Pedro Square Bistro & Wine

Transit Score of Downtown, San Jose, CA

Downtown has Good Transit

Many nearby public transportation options. Find Downtown San Jose apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Downtown has good public transportation and about 20 bus and 2 light rail lines passing through it.

Transit Time

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

icon for car shares in Downtown

Downtown has about 12 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar and Getaround.

Neighborhood Guides

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Photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in Downtown, San Jose

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Photo of City View Plaza in Downtown, San Jose

City View Plaza

Photo of City View Plaza in Downtown, San Jose

City View Plaza

Bike Score of Downtown, San Jose, CA

Downtown is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Photo of San Jose State University in Downtown, San Jose

San Jose State University

Photo of 1st St #02, San Jose, CA 95112 in Downtown, San Jose

1st St #02, San Jose, CA 95112

Photo of Johnny V's in Downtown, San Jose

Johnny V's

Photo of A parking garage in Downtown, San Jose

A parking garage

Photo of Togo's in Downtown, San Jose

Togo's

Photo of Convergence in Downtown, San Jose

Convergence

thumbnail for Los Gatos Brewing Co.This brewery is a must-go for anyone who loves beer

Emily Price
on Los Gatos Brewing Co.

Photo of San Jose Museum of Art in Downtown, San Jose

San Jose Museum of Art

Photo of Chase Bank ATM in Downtown, San Jose

Chase Bank ATM

Photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in Downtown, San Jose

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Photo of City View Plaza in Downtown, San Jose

City View Plaza

thumbnail for San Jose SemaphoreCrack the code set by Adobe’s 18th century style Semaphore. What used to be a method of communication back in the day, this now public art piece (that alters designs) sits high above the city streets for walkers to peer at and guess its message. #publicart Photo: Adobe

Kelley B.
on San Jose Semaphore

Photo of City View Plaza in Downtown, San Jose

City View Plaza

Photo of The Pita Pit in Downtown, San Jose

The Pita Pit

Photo of San Antonio VTA Light Rail Station in Downtown, San Jose

San Antonio VTA Light Rail Station

Photo of Rosies and Posies in Downtown, San Jose

Rosies and Posies

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