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San Jose

San Jose is the the third-largest city in the state of California, and the city nicknamed as “The Valley of Heart's Delight”, is the tenth-largest in the United States. The city of San Jose serves as the county seat of Santa Clara County. It is the largest city in Northern California, with an estimated population of nearly 945,600 residents, it's tech-centric economy has earned it the right to be called the “Capital of Silicon Valley”. San Jose is situated in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and was the first capital city of California in the nineteenth century.

San Jose Real Estate

The average listing price in the city of San Jose is $701,394, with a median sales price of $611,750, and an average price of $420 per square foot. The most popular neighborhoods in San Jose include: Edenvale, Willow Glen$988, Central San Jose$647, Evergreen, and Alum Rock. Other active neighborhoods in the real estate market are: Alviso, South San Jose, North San Jose, Alum Rock, and West Valley.

Architecture

San Jose has many popular home architectural styles. Single family homes in the city and surrounding area include: Ranch, Cape Cod, Georgian, Tudor, Queen Anne or Victorian, the Pueblo/Santa Fe Style, Dutch Colonial, New England Colonial, Southern Colonial, and Split Level homes. However, there are other options, such as condos and townhomes.

Climate

The city of San Jose is situated in a subtropical Mediterranean climate, which means it has in excess of 300 days of sunshine yearly, and it boasts warm summers with mild winters. During the months of June, July, and August, daytime highs reach into the high seventies and low eighties, with overnight lows averaging the mid to high fifties. The winters average daytime highs in the low sixties to high fifties, with overnight lows in the low to mid forties.

Demographics

In the latest figures available by the United States Census Bureau, the population of the city of San Jose are 945,942 residents. The racial makeup of San Jose was 404,437 white, representing 42.8 percent, 303,138 Asian or 32.0 percent, 3.2 percent black, 0.9 percent Native American, 0.4 percent Pacific Islander, 148,749 from other races or 15.7 percent, and 47,062 from two or more races, or 5.0 percent. Hispanic or Latino of any race represented 313,636 persons, or 33.2 percent.

Main Attractions

The most visited attractions in San Jose are: California's Great America, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, Tech Museum of Innovation, Raging Waters, and Santana Row. Other popular destinations and things to do in the city are: Japanese Friendship Garden, Winchester Mystery House, Children's Discovery Museum, Music in the Park, Lake Cunningham Park, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, San Jose Museum of Art, and the Peralta Adobe and Fallon House Historic Site.

Transportation

The majority of residents and commuters travel back and forth via private passenger car. However, the city of San Jose has many public transportation options available, which include: Amtrak, and a commuter rail service run by Caltrain, a local light-rail known as ACE. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority or VTA, and the VTA Rapid Bus system. It's main air hub is the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.

Economy

San Jose has an approximate gross domestic product of $173,908 million, making it the seventeenth largest in the United States. The city serves as the geographical and corporate headquarters of such companies as: Adobe, Altera, Brocade Communications Systems, Cadence Design Systems, Cisco Systems, eBay, Lee's Sandwiches, Sanmina-SCI, and Xilinx.