Offering both, small town charm and big city amenities, San Jose, California, is a wonderful place to live, work and play. With 300 days of sunshine and an average temperature around 70 degrees, San Jose has undeniably gorgeous weather and affords the city’s residents the opportunity to enjoy the many beautiful open spaces, picturesque parks, scenic trails and abundant recreational activities of this amazing city. San Jose residents also enjoy close proximity to many larger cities and all of their great attractions and amenities. For example, San Jose is only one hour from San Francisco, only fifty minutes from Oakland/Berkeley and only forty-five minutes from the Monterey Bay. Residents of this remarkable city enjoy an exceptional quality of life and can easily take day trips to other outstanding destinations such as the prestigious Napa Valley, which is only two hours from San Jose, and Yosemite National Park, which is four hours away.
San Jose sits at the southern edge of the San Francisco Bay area, 390 miles north of Los Angeles, California, in Santa Clara County. Home to over 1 million residents, San Jose is the third largest city in the state and the tenth largest city in the nation. The diverse population is reflected in the many annual events and festivals hosted by the city. Among the most popular you’ll find the Chinese Summer Festival, Italian Family Festival, Cinco de Mayo Festival, Filipino Heritage Festival, Gay Pride Parade, Portuguese Heritage Fall Festival and the Vietnamese Tet Festival, among others. Composed of 180.2 square miles, San Jose boasts a long, rich history having been incorporated in 1850. In addition to gorgeous weather, abundant natural beauty, a great location and rich history, San Jose also boasts the largest concentration of technology companies in the world with over 6,600 companies employing more than 254,000 people. For this reason San Jose has earned the nickname “Capital of Silicon Valley.”
San Jose is generally divided into Central, Downtown, North, South, East and West San Jose. Many of these areas were once separate municipalities and unincorporated communities that have since been annexed by the city. In addition to those large areas, San Jose also encompasses many smaller communities, neighborhoods and subdivisions. Among some of the most well-known are Almaden Valley, Alum Rock, Alviso, Berryessa, Blossom Valley, Burbank, Cambrian, Coyote Valley, East Foothills, Edenvale, Evergreen Valley, Japantown, Little Portugal, Naglee Park, Rose Garden, Santa Teresa, Seven Trees, Silver Creek Valley, Sunol-Midtown, and Willow Glen. Within these regions and smaller communities you can find diverse real estate options in a broad price range. Condos and townhomes in San Jose can have listing prices near $1.9 million, but because the price range is so broad, the average listing price for a San Jose condo or townhouse is nearer to $614,000. The least expensive housing option in San Jose is a mobilehome or floating home and these have an average listing price around $185,200 and top out around $329,000. Multi-family homes in San Jose have an average listing price around $1.1 million and, while there are sometimes exceptions, usually top out around $2.4 million. Comparatively, San Jose single family homes can cost as much as $16.8 million but have an average listing price around $1.1 million.
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