San Jose, CA Community Information

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San Jose Metro and Neighborhood Information

Known as the Capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose boasts a thriving technology industry with more than 6,000 centrally located companies. This Bay Area town was once a farming community that for decades supplied provisions to the local military. The city’s proximity to Silicon Valley and its flourishing downtown attracted more businesses and residents to the area, sparking off an expansion boom that propelled San Jose to the rank of third-most populated city in California, with a little less than a million residents.

It is nestled between the south end of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Despite the city’s size, it has frequently been lauded as one of the country’s safest big cities. It is also home to the National Hockey League team, the Sharks. In the nearly 200 years since San Jose first experienced a real estate boom, the property values have skyrocketed, making it one of the most coveted cities for home buyers. The median home price in San Jose sits at $589,000.

Stunning historic architecture

Despite the modernization that has transformed this once sleepy city, San Jose continues to pride itself on its preserved historic architecture. The enigma that shrouds the Winchester Mystery House sometimes overshadows its architectural significance as a sprawling 160-room Victorian mansion. It was designed and commissioned by Sarah Winchester, the heiress of the Winchester rifle fortune. Majestic details of the home include inlaid parquet floors and Tiffany art glass windows, as well as bizarre features like stairs leading to the ceiling and doors that led to open floors on the lower level.

The picturesque family-oriented neighborhood of Willow Glen is a prime example of the city’s stunning historic architecture. Built mostly in the 1920s and 1930s, stately homes inspired by the Spanish Renaissance populate most of this neighborhood. Willow Glen is conveniently located near the central business district, just three miles southwest of downtown. It is a very close-knit neighborhood with loyal traditions. At Christmas time, neighbors work together by providing a uniform display of miniature lighted Christmas trees in front of each house, dubbing them “Charlie Brown” trees. This popular enclave comes at a cost, so expect to pay a median sales price of about $650,000.

Equally inviting is the Rose Garden neighborhood in Silicon Valley. With nearly 200 varieties totaling 3,500 rose bushes, this distinguished area is full of charm. Single family homes are the norm here, but bungalows and manors can also be found. Rose Garden offers both an enclosed community, as well as close proximity to the central business district. Expect to shell out an average $600,000 for a home in this area. Become a part of the city’s charm and invest in San Jose real estate today!

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San Jose, CA Community Information

Population

997,575

Median Age

33.8

Median Household Income

$87,028

Households with Children

52.28%

Median Travel Time to Work

29 minutes

San Jose, CA Real Estate Market Information

Homes Owned

62.20%

Homes Rented

36.44%

Homes Vacant

1.36%

San Jose, CA School Information

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  • Total Population 997,575
  • Total Male Population 508,881
  • Total Female Population 488,694
  • Population change since 2000 283.20%
  • Median age 33.8
  • Percent of households with children 52.28%
  • Personal Crime risk 75

Transportation

  • Median travel time to work 29 minutes
  • Percent using Public transportation 4.15%
  • Percent Driving/Using Carpool 89.47
  • Percent Using Other transportation 3.22%
  • Percent Working From Home 3.16%

Education Levels

  • Some high school 18.77%
  • High school graduate 19.10%
  • Some college 19.95%
  • Associate degree 8.89%
  • Bachelor's degree 22.05%
  • Graduate degree 11.23%

Occupation

  • Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 0.34%
  • Construction 6.07%
  • Manufacturing 24.37%
  • Wholesale Trade 2.72%
  • Retail Trade 9.17%
  • Finance, insurance and real estate 4.47%
  • Services 4.34%
  • Public administration 2.88%
  • Information 3.85%
  • Professional 15.38%
  • Education 15.53%
  • Arts 7.26%

Income

  • Average household income $107,632
  • Income change since 2000 20.72%

Climate

  • Avg. January high/low temp 58.25 / 39.48
  • Avg. July high/low temp 82.96 / 54.17
  • Annual precipitation 17.94

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