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Lifestyle

Globally Connected. Culturally Distinct Neighborhoods. Thriving Communities.

With a talented and diverse population, numerous amenities, and a thriving economy—San Jose is an ideal place to call home.

icon-quotes 2Today’s innovators are looking for vibrant workspaces, collaborative environments and diverse communities where they can work, live and play—San Jose is that place.icon-quotes

Michael Hirahara
Former Vice President, Global Real Estate, Facilities and Services, Brocade, San Jose

Our Place

San Jose is third largest city in California and the 10th largest city in the United States. It is a universal gathering place where people from around the world connect, share ideas, and belong.

Culturally Diverse

Of the City’s 1 million residents, 32 percent are Hispanic, 35 percent are Asian, 26 percent are White and 3 percent are Black.1

Globally Connected

More than 39 percent of San Jose’s population is foreign-born—with 118,000 residents born in Latin America and 225,000 residents born in Asia.1

Highly Educated

More than 37 percent of San Jose residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher.1 In fact, the Today Show recently named San Jose as the Smartest City in America.

1 United States Census Bureau / Census Reporter, 2017 American Community Survey


A Global City. California Lifestyle – Active, Green, Healthy

In San Jose, you’ll get the best of big city amenities—sports, arts, dining, shopping, and urban vitality—along with the Northern California lifestyle—active, green, and healthy. With more than 300 days of sunshine annually, San Jose is the place to be.

Vibrant Urban Lifestyle

  • Downtown is Silicon Valley’s urban core —the region’s only urban live-work environment
  • Home to 250+ restaurants and cafes
  • 40+ cultural venues Downtown
  • Thousands new high-rise homes in the City Center
  • Easy access to transit via Diridon Station -  VTA light rail and buses, Caltrain, Amtrak, ACE, and soon, BART and High Speed Rail

Live-Near-Work

North San Jose offers attractive amenities with 8,000 new homes near high-tech workplaces, the capacity for more than 80,000 new jobs, and easy access to shopping, Downtown, transit, trails, and recreation. Access Guadalupe River Trail.

Arts and Culture

San Jose offers a wide array of events, and arts and cultural venues including museums, art exhibits, concerts, theatrical performances, festivals and events.

Parks and Trails

San Jose has the largest urban trail network in the nation. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, you’ll often see people enjoying an active outdoor lifestyle—walking, biking, or running. Check out today’s weather below.

Bike Friendly

San Jose is a bike friendly city with a numerous bikeways, hundreds of shared bikes and electric scooters, along with a growing bike lane system.

Neighborhood Districts

San Jose has wonderful neighborhoods near business districts, such as the Alameda, Willow Glen, Japantown and Alum Rock.

Retail Hot Spots

San Jose has numerous shopping destinations including Downtown, Santana Row, and Valley Fair.

Sports and Events