Living, Demographics and Costs
Buena Vista offers a more economical way of life than other nearby cities in San Jose, such as West San Carlos. Despite similarities in nature, Buena Vista reports an average cost of $37.5K/year per household, while West San Carlos's average household expenditure per household amounts to $50.1K/year.
Buena Vista is distinct from neighboring West San Carlos by average household size and the percentage of households in the neighborhood that have children. There are 3.22 people per household in Buena Vista and 2.58 people per household in West San Carlos. With respect to the percentage of households with children, 40% have children in Buena Vista and in West San Carlos it's 32% of households with children.
Eating, Drinking and Recreation
Finding your bearings in a new place--locating groceries, cleaners and places to relax and have fun--is one of the most basic things all renters do when establishing themselves in a new area. To help in that process, a couple important streets to know in Buena Vista are Meridian Ave. and W San Carlos St. It's these streets, in particular, where drinking, dining and recreation is easily found. Open the door to a place you love with our apartment finder tool.
Enjoy a fulfilling meal at Vicky's Restaurant and make a pit stop after at Aj's Restaurant & Bar for drinks. Sometimes food that is fast or familiar is all that will do. In such cases, McDonald's and Jack In The Box are both around the proverbial corner.
Buena Vista residents are spoiled with a slew of artistic events, and enjoy access to all that San Jose Childrens Musical has to offer.
The Yelp page will provide you with even more places to eat, drink and hang out in Buena Vista.
With numerous grocery stores located throughout the Buena Vista area, residents can conveniently cook, clean and care for their home. Food Maxx on Parkmoor Ave. and Yawh are just a couple of options in the area. Indulge in the sweet stylings of Aki's Bakery, a local first-class bakery. The neighborhood is home to the familiar grocery chain store Safeway as well.
Local Schools and School Districts
The schools near the apartments in Buena Vista are Lincoln Plus High School, Herbert Hoover Middle School and Northwood Cdc. Remember, the listed addresses of the apartments for rent will likely determine what schools your children are able to attend. It is a good idea to consult with area school districts for the final word.
Luther Burbank district provides one elementary school and one middle school, with student-body populations and student-teacher ratios similar to San Jose Unified district. San Jose Unified district has more blue ribbons and a higher Great Schools score than the Luther Burbank district.