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#1 of 5 Old 03-04-2014, 02:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi mamas, what's it like living in San Jose? Schools, people, affordability, housing, weather, etc. would love to know your input!
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It looks like your post might have been missed so I'm bumping it up for attention. :bump: Anyone have experiences to share?


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I don't live in San Jose, but I live in Oakland and I have a friend who recently located to San Jose. If you are in New York City right now, the housing prices should not be shocking for you. COL is rather high in the whole Bay Area. San Jose is in Silicon Valley which is a very hot area right now. Many people are moving to the area and they are making a lot of money in tech so housing is very expensive and can be hard to find. The weather is awesome. It is usually on the warmer side there. There are lots of great outdoor activities. My friend lives right next to a hiking trail. I don't know much about the schools but I would imagine they are pretty good, but that can also vary depending on what city you are in. The people are rather diverse. Again, the tech industry attracts many people including non-white ethnic groups to the area. My friend visited one school that was mostly Indian with a small amount of white students. There are quite a few Asian and South Asian folks and Latinos. The local NHL team is very popular. There's lots of shopping and a good concert venue. Plus, it is close to San Francisco and the ocean and the mountains and snow and basically anything you couldl want.



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I'm close to San Jose. For me, SJ is an endless seeming all-American gridified city, driving is confusing, can't find anything special or interesting about the city. Strip mall after strip mall. But it's in the bay area and close to lots if cool stuff. If I had to live in SJ, I'd prob just live there and then drive / Bart to other places for activities. I've lived in NYC before too, it's quite different.
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Hi mamas, what's it like living in San Jose? Schools, people, affordability, housing, weather, etc. would love to know your input!


San Jose is a very busy city, I moved from there 5 years ago, after living there most of my life. Go back to visit friends & family almost every weekend.

The typical rent for a 3 bd house right now is 2100+

It is definitely an expensive place to live. Though, to be fair, I don't really know much about the cost of living in NYC.


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