The city of San Jose offers apartment residents a quality of life that is high in variety. Founded in 1777, the City of San Jose holds the distinction of California’s first civilian settlement. Today it is the third largest city in California and the tenth largest in the United States.
Living in San Jose
Despite its size, quality of life in San Jose is serene. Forbes had dubbed San Jose the tenth least stressful city in America. The median age in San Jose is 36 – just 11 percent of the population is 65 or older. Approximately 44 percent of the population is apartment renters.
Crime rates in San Jose are relatively low. FBI data ranks San Jose as the fifth safest city with a population greater than 500,000 in the U.S.
As part of the Silicon Valley, San Jose is home to a number of well-established technology companies. Major employers in the city include Cisco Systems, eBay and Adobe Systems.
San Jose is home to a mix of professional sports teams, performing arts centers, science museums and local restaurants that draw people from across the nation. The city offers residents quick access to natural environments, including parks, gardens and trails.
The layout of San Jose strategically mixes homes and apartments with its public transportation system – the VTA, bus systems and BART, for easy access to all areas within San Jose itself and the areas of its neighboring cities, including San Francisco and Oakland.
San Jose is also host to an international airport, which is a major transportation hub for not only San Jose residents but all of Silicon Valley.
If your interest is to find an apartment near a good school, San Jose and Silicon Valley feature some of the top-rated high schools in California and the nation. Of the top 100 rated high schools in the state, these San Jose high schools make the list, and any elementary schools feeding into them are likely to be desirable:
• Lynbrook High School (Fremont Union High)
• KIPP San Jose Collegiate (Eastside Union High)
• Downtown College Preparatory (San Jose Unified School District)
• Leland High School (San Jose Unified School District)
• Evergreen Valley High School (Eastside Union High)
About Our Featured Apartments
The apartments featured below are all premier communities located in desirable neighborhoods, and offering innovative resort-style amenities to residents, like salt-water pools, game rooms and more. All the apartments featured are also pet-friendly, so you know your furrier family members are welcome too.