Welcome to San Jose
Capital of Silicon Valley with plentiful recreation options
San Jose is known as the capital of Silicon Valley., and this dazzling urban hub boasts vibrant recreation and cultural diversity. The city is centrally located to all Silicon Valley’s hi-tech companies, including Google, Adobe, eBay, and countless others.
San Jose is also the future home of the Google Village Mega Campus. Spanning 80 acres, this major development will feature facilities for retail, art, culture, and education alongside parks, hotels, and more.
On top of its first-class opportunities for employment and enjoyment, San Jose boasts fantastic weather all year round.
San Jose is a large city with many distinctive neighborhoods. Housing options include everything from stylish downtown condos to spacious single-family homes in quiet residential neighborhoods and grand estates rising into the surrounding hillsides.
What to Love
- The Capital of Silicon Valley
- Fantastic year-round weather
- Vibrant recreation and cultural diversity
San Jose is the third-largest city in California and the 10th most populous in the entire United States. The city is also one of the nation’s most affluent. Closely associated with the booming Silicon Valley tech scene, San Jose offers world-class shopping and dining alongside a wide array of cultural attractions and entertainment options.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
San Jose is a big city boasting some of the Bay Area’s best options for dining, shopping, and entertainment. Santana Row is Silicon Valley’s premier shopping destination and features dozens of premium retailers located on an attractive tree-lined street. Vbar at the Valencia Hotel is an impeccably chic cocktail lounge with a balcony overlooking Santana Row. Also on Santana Row, Fogo de Chao is an upscale Brazilian steakhouse offering mouth-watering all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside. Other popular Santana Row options for dinner and drinks include elevated and innovative globally-inspired sports bar Yard House and first-class contemporary American steakhouse LB Steak.
The famous Falafel’s Drive-In on Stevens Creek Boulevard has been an iconic destination for Middle Eastern cuisine since the 1960s. This pioneering eatery remains as popular as ever with its menu of delicious signature falafel, gyros, hummus, kebabs, burgers, baklava, and an extensive array of other Middle Eastern specialties. In the heart of Downtown, Scott’s Seafood is another longtime standout of the San Jose culinary scene. First opened in 1976, Scott’s Seafood serves exquisite fresh seafood in generous portions.
Things to Do
San Jose is brimming with cultural attractions and fun things to do. The SAP Center is home to the NHL’s San Jose Sharks and also offers the chance to see big-name music acts throughout the year in a 15,000-capacity arena throughout the year. The San Jose Improv comedy club regularly hosts well-known comedians in a theater that has been one of San Jose’s most popular entertainment venues since 1904. There are many other theaters dotted around Downtown San Jose. The Center for Performing Arts is the place to go for Broadway shows and other major productions.
Open throughout the winter, Downtown Ice is an outdoor ice skating rink in the heart of Downtown San Jose. Christmas in the Park is another Downtown San Jose winter attraction where trees, lights, and scores of musical and animated exhibits transform Plaza de Cesar Chavez into a holiday wonderland.
San Jose is primarily served by the San Jose Unified School District along with several other smaller school districts in some areas of the city.
- Greystone Elementary School, Public, K-5.
- Williams Elementary School, Public, K-5.
- Bret Harte Middle School, Public, 6-8.
- Leland High School, Public, 9-12.
- Pioneer High School, Public, 9-12.