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San Jose- City Information
San Jose is the third largest city in California, the tenth largest in the United States. Anchor to the
31st largest metropolitan area in the country, it is located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay. The San
Jose Silicon Valley area is the population center of the greater San Jose San Francisco Oakland Combined
Statistical Area (CSA), a region of nearly 7.5 million people, making it the sixth largest in the United States.
San Jose Economy
The large concentration of high technology engineering, computer, and microprocessor companies around San
Jose has led the area to be known as Silicon Valley. As the largest city in the valley, San Jose has billed
itself "the capital of Silicon Valley." Area schools such as the University of California, Berkeley, University
of California, Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, California State
University, East Bay, Santa Clara University, and Stanford University pump thousands of engineering and computer
science graduates into the local economy every year.
San Jose lists 25 companies with 1,000 employees or more, including the headquarters of Adobe Systems,
Brocade Communications Systems, BEA Systems, Cisco, SunPower and eBay, as well as major facilities for
Flextronics, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Hitachi and Lockheed Martin. Sizable government employers include the city
government, Santa Clara County, and San Jose State University. Acer's United States division has its offices in
San Jose Neighborhoods
San Jose has a variety of unique and diverse neighborhoods that make up the character of the city. Some
unique neighborhoods where you can find apartments to rent in San Jose and townhomes to rent in San Jose
include: Deerridge, East Santa Clara Street, Japantown, Story Road, Pleasanton, The Alameda, West San Carlos
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San Jose Culture and Living
San Jose has won numerous awards. It was ranked the third Most Fun City in America by Cranium Inc.. In
2004, San Jose was the recipient of America's Most Livable City Award by Partners for Livable Communities. San
Jose was ranked the Fifth Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine. San Jose was named the Safest Big
City in America (population over 500,000) for three consecutive years by Morgan Quitno Press (based on FBI Crime
Statistics). Sunset Magazine described San Jose's downtown as an "eminently walkable area with level streets,
balmy weather and well-marked attractions." San Jose has also been called the "The Epicenter of Silicon Valley"
Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, San Jose defines the area that surrounds it. The population is
greater than that of San Francisco, making this the 10th largest city in the US. Once an agricultural
stronghold, San Jose has become a mecca for arts and culture as well as a rapidly growing center for technology.
The hands-on Tech Museum of Innovation is a popular illustration of the art of technology. Downtown, art
galleries and arts organizations south of First Street keep their doors open late the first Friday of every
month. This provides the opportunity for patrons and aficionados to meet the talents who are responsible for the
extraordinary works of art. Here, California casual is always in style, but since San Jose is one of the
wealthiest areas in California, visitors are also assured of excellent shopping and fine dining. And after
picking up a cashmere sweater at Smith Alder, you'll have no problem finding a charming dinner spot at one the
area bistros. Still up for more? The diverse nightlife scene has it all: dance clubs, ultra cool lounges, even
casual pubs. Health and fitness is an obvious lifestyle choice in this vibrant city, and for a round of
concentrated exercise or the chance to "Zen out," many spas, fitness centers and yoga houses welcome drop-ins.
Adding to the never-ending list of fun activities are over 15 local and championship golf courses, more than 20
vineyards, 150 parks and gardens, and theme parks.
The only one "Big Four" team to play in San Jose are the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League
San Jose Colleges and Universities
San Jose is home to several institutions of higher learning, including: San Jose State University, Santa
Clara University, Stanford University, Lincoln Law School of San Jose, Golden Gate University, San Jose City
College and Evergreen Valley College. If you are a student in San Jose, you will need student housing! Rentbits
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San Jose Public Transportation
Rail service to and within San Jose is provided by Amtrak (the Sacramento San-Jose Capitol Corridor and the
Seattle Los Angeles Coast Starlight), Caltrain (commuter rail service between San Francisco and Gilroy), ACE
(commuter rail service to Pleasanton and Stockton), and a local light rail system connecting downtown to
Mountain View, Milpitas, Campbell, and Almaden Valley, operated by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation
Authority (VTA). Historic streetcars from History Park operate on the light rail lines in downtown during
holidays. Long-term plans call for BART to be expanded into the San Jose area via the East Bay by 2018. In
addition, San Jose will be a major stop on the future California High Speed Rail route between Los Angeles and
San Francisco. Diridon Station (formerly Cahill Depot, 65 Cahill Street) is the meeting point of all
regional commuter rail service in the area. It was built in 1935 by the Southern Pacific Railroad, and was
refurbished in 1994. VTA also operates many bus routes in San Jose and the surrounding communities, as well as offering paratransit
services to local residents. Additionally, the Highway 17 Express bus line connects central San Jose with Santa
Cruz. If you are looking for apartments for rent near BART in the San Jose area of houses for rent near light rail in San Jose, rentbits is the
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