San Jose

Where a rich history collides with modern amenities.

Welcome to San Jose

 
Where a rich history collides with modern amenities
 
San Jose is a hip, bustling community in the center of Silicon Valley. It became what it is today after the development of high technology and electronics boosted the agricultural region’s transition into a central metropolitan area. Now it is widely known for its innovation and diversity. Yet, it is also a dynamic walkable community with a historic charm. Although the city is highly populated, it is geographically large, allowing residents and visitors to spread out. The city is full of life but doesn’t feel crowded.
 

What to Love

 
  • Mild, Mediterranean-like climate 
  • A multitude of unique and beautiful neighborhoods 
  • Access to excellent schools 
  • Highly desirable Bay Area community

Local Lifestyle

 
The tech-focused urbanization of San Jose gives the city an on-the-go vibe. At the same time, the stunning historic architecture, distinct neighborhoods, and unique shops offer a dynamic and personalized experience that cannot be matched. With a sunny, mild climate, San Jose’s outdoor scene has a lot to offer, and there are also a variety of museums and upscale shopping venues to suit all interests. San Jose is considered a highly distinguished community compared to similar surrounding cities, making it one of the most sought-after places in the state to call home.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 
If it is variety you seek, San Jose delivers. Featuring an open kitchen in a rustic-chic eatery, The Table serves a local and seasonal menu of New American cuisine. If you are in the mood for sushi, Sushi Confidential is a modern sushi house with a warm atmosphere that serves creative rolls and traditional Japanese fare. Dry Creek Grill is a casual but upscale establishment serving steak, seafood favorites, and small-batch bourbons. Original Joe’s is a lively Italian restaurant and bar with a relaxed vibe. Serving up local beers and delicious pub-grub favorites, Henry’s World Famous Hi-Life is another hot spot, with a bar, sports lounge, and outdoor seating.

When it is time to shop, you have many options across San Jose. Santana Row is an upscale shopping center with bars and restaurants. You can frequently enjoy live music here, making this a great place to relax. Other popular shopping centers include Westfield Oakridge, Westfield Valley Fair, and Plant Shopping Center. From designer stores to one-of-a-kind boutiques, you will find everything you need for your home and closet.
 

Things to Do

 
San Jose hits every mark when it comes to activities because there is always something for everyone. Known as the Shark Tank, SAP Center is home to the San Jose Sharks. Of course, you can enjoy hockey here, and the Shark Tank also hosts major concerts and other sporting events. Baseball fans can check out the San Jose Giants as well.

The Rose Garden district is a charming neighborhood known for its historic architecture. The 5.5-acre San Jose Municipal Rose Garden is the cornerstone of the community, featuring nearly 200 varieties of roses where you can enjoy a delightful stroll. If you enjoy paranormal intrigue, the Winchester Mystery House is a historical landmark museum featuring a staircase to nowhere and other delightfully odd features designed to confuse ghosts.

For arts and culture, the San Jose Museum of Art has revolving art exhibitions, while The Tech Interactive features accessible, hands-on exhibits and an IMAX theater for all ages to enjoy. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Almaden Quicksilver Country Park for its hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. If it is an adrenaline rush you seek, Knotts Berry Farm is a classic amusement park where you can enjoy thrill rides. On a hot day, head over to Raging Waters, an aquatic park where you can stay cool and have fun at the same time.
 

Schools

 
San Jose students are primarily served by the San Jose Unified School District. Notable schools include:

 

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Overview for San Jose, CA

1,119,490 people live in San Jose, where the median age is 38.9 and the average individual income is $50,118.47. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,119,490

Total Population

38.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$50,118.47

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for San Jose, CA

San Jose has 353,140 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Jose do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,119,490 people call San Jose home. The population density is 1,278.85 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,119,490

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.9

Median Age

50.68 / 49.32%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
353,140

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$50,118.47

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in San Jose, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby San Jose. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Evergreen Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Laurelwood Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Norwood Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Tom Matsumoto Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Millbrook Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Valle Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Baldwin (Julia) Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
East Valley Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 7th
No rating available
Evergreen Montessori School - Ar
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Charter School of Morgan Hill
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Cadwallader Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Cedar Grove Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Holly Oak Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
James Franklin Smith Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Los Paseos Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
August Boeger Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Ledesma (Rita) Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Silver Oak Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Carolyn A. Clark Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Evergreen Valley High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
John J. Montgomery Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Martin Murphy Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Santa Teresa Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Herbert Hoover Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Muwekma Ohlone Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Opportunity Youth Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Pacific Autism Center For Education
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Abraham Lincoln High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Gardner Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
George Mayne Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
St Martin Of Tours School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Headsup! Child Development Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Walter L. Bachrodt Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Orion Montessori School LLC
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Orchard Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Merritt Trace Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Santa Clara County Special Education
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
St Leo The Great School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
San Jose Conservation Corps Charter
PUBLIC
12th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Primary Plus Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
As-Safa Institute/As-Safa Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Saniku Gakuin Santa Clara Japanese School
PRIVATE
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Carden Academy Of Almaden
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Archbishop Mitty High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Castlemont Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
R. I. Meyerholz Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Joaquin Miller Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
John Muir Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
St Timothy's Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
West Valley Middle School
PRIVATE
5th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Appleseed Almaden Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Basis Independent Silicon Valley
PRIVATE
5th - 12th
No rating available
Jia-Ray Learning Center Inc.
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Blackford Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
2/5
Manuel De Vargas Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Murdock-Portal Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
George C. Payne Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Willow Glen Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Willow Glen Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Guadalupe Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Los Gatos Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Skylar Hadden School
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Grace Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
Basis Independent Silicon Valley
PRIVATE
5th - 12th
No rating available
Learning Pathways Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
One World Montessori School Inc. Leigh
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Trust Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Sherman Oaks Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Nelson S. Dilworth Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Presentation High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Christopher School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Stratford Middle School
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
Early Discoveries Cdc
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Country Lane Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Easterbrook Discovery
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Gussie M. Baker Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Leroy Anderson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Rachel Carson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Empire Gardens Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Terrell Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
The Creekside School
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
My School-Cathedral Of Faith Learning Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Spectrum Center Schools-Randol Campus
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Silicon Valley Career Technical Education
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
Downtown College Preparatory
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
KIPP Heartwood Academy
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5
Rocketship Discovery Prep
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Rocketship Alma Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Rocketship Mateo Sheedy Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Rocketship Academy Brilliant Minds
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
ACE Esperanza Middle
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
1/5
Voices College-Bound Language Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Voices College-Bound Language Academy at Mt. Pleasant
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Rocketship Spark Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
1/5
University Preparatory Academy Charter
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
Aptitud Community Academy at Goss
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.)
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
1/5
Katherine R. Smith Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
G. W. Hellyer Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
McKinley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Santee Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Ramblewood Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
College Connection Academy
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Parkview Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Selma Olinder Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Schallenberger Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Canoas Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Ernesto Galarza Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Achiever Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Notre Dame High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Patrick School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Valley Christian High School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Valley Christian Junior High School
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
Clyde L. Fischer Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Rocketship Si Se Puede Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Alpha: Cornerstone Academy Preparatory
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Downtown College Preparatory Middle
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5
Cesar Chavez Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Donald J. Meyer Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Renaissance Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5