San Jose Real Estate and the Community of San Jose, CA
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A major hub of technology and innovation, San Jose is the both the birthplace of Silicon Valley as well as its economic, cultural, and political epicenter. Making up this metropolis are museums, art galleries, world-class dining and shopping centers, state-of-the-art entertainment venues, theatres, and recreational areas. With all San Jose has to offer, its no wonder over one million call this 180 square-mile city home, making the Capital of Silicon Valley the largest city in Northern California, #3 in the state, and the tenth biggest in the nation. Yet, within its abundant boroughs each with their own distinct urbanity, San Jose really does have something for everyone. From modern high-rise downtown living to the welcoming tree-lined charm of Willow Glen to the family-friendly Cambrian community known for its distinguished schools, homebuyers are sure to find the ideal home within its borders.
San Jose is the geographic nucleus of Santa Clara County, surrounded by serene rolling hills and over 115,000 acres that were once flourishing fruit orchards and bountiful farms. Belying its size and in great part because of its many distinct communities, San Jose has been ranked 19th among the top 50 most walkable metro areas in the United States. And don’t let the urban backdrop fool you! One needn’t go far to be immersed in nature. With almost sixteen thousand acres of parklands and sixty miles of recreational trails including the Los Gatos Creek, Guadalupe River, and Coyote Creek Trails, Overfelt Gardens, Almaden Quicksilver, and its oldest park, Alum Rock, the great outdoors awaits all who seek it. Compliments of its central locale, San Jose is encircled by award-winning wineries and is pretty much equidistant to the sands of Santa Cruz as it is to the beaches of San Francisco.
Though there is much to explore all around the Bay Area, San Jose truly does offer it all. Those looking for culture can immerse themselves among the exhibits at the San Jose Museum of Art, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, and the Technology Museum of Innovation while on the stages of the city’s four historic theatres, stellar casts and award-winning performances play out year-round. Die-hard sports fans can be found at SAP Center, a.k.a. “the Shark Tank,” cheering on the San Jose Sharks ice hockey team or at the open-air Avaya Stadium across from San Jose’s International Airport applauding the San Jose Earthquakes soccer team each time they score a gggoooooooal. Families aren’t forgotten in this bustling metro. The Discovery Museum and Happy Hollow Park & Zoo offer hours of entertainment while the Winchester Mystery House takes you back in time on a tour through one of the Valley’s most architecturally significant (and some say haunted) residences. And for those whose preferred pastime is retail therapy, Santana Row’s al fresco shopping and dining experience is the premier outdoor destination and the Euro-gem in San Jose’s world-class retail crown. Add to that San Jose’s 250+ multi-cultural restaurants, cocktail lounges, brew pubs, comedy and nightclubs, the Capitol of Silicon Valley sure knows how to show residents and visitors a good time.
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