Where is San Jose?

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Where is San Jose?

San Jose, the third largest city in California and the tenth largest city in the United States with an estimated population of 971,372 is located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay. In the 1990’s, San Jose became known as the capitol of Silicon Valley due to the boom in the local technology industry. Generally, the city of San Jose is divided into several geographical regions, including: Downtown San Jose, Central, West San Jose, North San Jose, East San Jose, and South San Jose. San Jose is approximately 36 miles from Oakland, CA, 42 miles from San Francisco, CA, 305 miles from Los Angeles, CA, 382 miles from Las Vegas, NV, and 416 miles from San Diego, CA. San Jose California
    San Jose is surrounded on three sides by mountains, so even though this city lies inland it is sheltered from rain with an annual average rainfall of 14.4 inches, whereas other Bay areas will receive three times that amount. The annual average temperature is 73 F with 300+days of sunshine. During the winter months, the average high is 60 F and the average low is 42 F and the summer months, the average high is 84 F and the average low is 57 F with temperatures rarely fluctuating more than 10-12 degrees between night and day.
Several technology companies employing more than 254,000 people are housed here making San Jose the location of the largest concentration of technology expertise in the world. The median income in San Jose is one of the highest income cities. This city is also known for one of the nation’s highest level of education within its workforce with approximately 32% of adults over the age of 25 having their bachelor’s degree or higher. Although technology dominates the workforce, San Jose has other popular employment options such as health care, manufacturing, transportation, etc.
  Entertainment in San Jose is definitely not lacking with its multiple parks, gardens, and other outdoor recreational locations. Whether you want to enjoy the beauty of the Japanese Friendship Gardens, Overfelt Gardens, or the Chinese Cultural Garden; take the family to the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo or a day on the water at Lake Cunningham; check out the city’s history or take in an exhibit Hayes Mansion - San Jose Californiaat one of the many museums; or even a little adventure at the Winchester Mystery House - It's all here in San Jose! While many cities provide guests and residents with a variety of trails, San Jose was ranked nineteenth of the most walk-able largest cities in the United States providing numerous recreational and commute trails throughout the city.
Traveling to San Jose, CA most visitors choose to use the larger international airports such as San Francisco International Airport or Oakland International Airport however, San Jose has their own airport, the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and a general aviation airport, the Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County. San Jose has a number of major highways that serve the area such as U.S. 101 that serves the California Central Coast near San Francisco, I-280 and I-880 that serves San Francisco and Oakland, among these major interstates there are I-680, Route 17, Route 82, Route 85, Route 87, Route 130, and Route 237. Amtrak also services San Jose with rail service between San Jose, Sacramento, Seattle, Los Angeles. The commuter rail services are Caltrain, ACE, and light rail service is available on the historic streetcars in downtown San Jose.  In the future, the California High Speed Rail will be available as well. Because of our sometimes tempremental traffic, these alternate transportation options play a reliable role.

Where is San Jose? Just short of perfection in the heart of California. Come for the day - Stay for a lifetime!

If your interested in buying or selling any San Jose home or property feel free to contact me anytime. I am known as the San Jose Short Sale Specialist so if you have any questions on short sales or foreclosure alternatives don't hesitate to contact me.


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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Kathleen, Nice job promoting your city and making it stand out.

Sep 17, 2012 05:10 AM #1
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

It sounds like a dream! I've loved all the cities I've been to in CA so far. Maybe San Jose is next!

Sep 17, 2012 06:03 AM #2
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

San Jose sounds amazing Kathleen.  I can't believe Dionne Warwick "didn't know the way" to some place so perfect!

Sep 17, 2012 08:01 AM #3
Peter Michelbach
International, IT
i Sell Real Estate

Hi Kathleen,

wow -- fascinating and exciting love story for San Jose! Truly epic and inviting. Will bookmark. Thank you so much for sharing.

Sep 17, 2012 11:24 PM #4
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Great post, Kathleen!  My daughter lives in San Jose and she loves it there!!!

Sep 18, 2012 11:03 AM #5
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Kathleen, now everyone knows where San Jose is... great post and very informative.

Sep 19, 2012 07:33 AM #6
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist


Debbie, Thank you so much!  Thanks for stopping by.

Patty,  I hope San Jose is next.  Next time you are in San Francisco … we must get together.  Its’ too close to San Jose not to make it happen.  Thanks for your comment.

Roger (Mr. Shaken),   I live here and I still get lost (LOL)!  I love it here.  I really do. Thanks for your comment.

Peter, Thank you.  I hope you are able to make your way to San Jose someday as well.  Thanks for your comment.

DeeDee, I can’t imagine anyone not loving it here.  Yes, homes are pricy buy we get so much more than our home here.  Thanks for your comment.

Rebecca, Thank you so much.  We definitely hold a place on the Bay Area map!  Thanks for stopping by.

David, We sell a lot of education here too!  Thank you for your comment!

Sep 24, 2012 11:20 AM #8
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


Great localism article outlining the many attributes SJ has. There was a great deal packed into this informative, great read. Glad to see you posting a bit more, cheers cvc

Sep 25, 2012 04:41 AM #9
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Curtis,  Thank you so much.  I continue to make my transition back into regular blogging and commenting here in the Rain.  I am doing my very best :-)  Thanks for stopping by.

Sep 25, 2012 01:17 PM #10
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Have technology companies coming to your area is very good - congratulations!!  :) 

Sep 26, 2012 05:55 AM #11
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Excellent information on San Jose.  All I knew about San Jose was from the old 70's song.... Go figure.

Sep 29, 2012 02:17 PM #12
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Kathleen, San Jose is one of my most FAVORITE cities in all of California.  The diversity is amazing.   I really enjoyed all of the information you've given and the links.  Makes it super easy to learn more about San Jose. 

Oct 02, 2012 01:14 PM #13
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Joy, We definitely have a lot of technology companies here.  Thanks for stopping by.

John, Do you know your way to San Jose?  That song sticks with a lot of folks.  Thanks for stopping by.

Juli, It's my favorite City as well ... and it is what I call home.  Thanks for stopping by.

Oct 02, 2012 01:26 PM #14
Dale Corpus
Dale Corpus Real Estate powered by eXp Realty - San Ramon, CA
Realtor - San Ramon, Danville, Dublin & Pleasanton

Extremely informative post for your area Kathleen! All the best to you down south, there.

Dec 31, 2012 02:24 AM #15
The Villages Realty
The Villages Realty - San Jose, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

Good information.  Thanks for sharing this, please keep it up!  We like what you post.     

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