Downtown is a bustling neighborhood of San Jose. In case you need to expand your search for a new pad, even more apartments are available for rent in the nearby neighborhoods of Burbank and College Park.
Cost of Living and Demographics
As you fine tune your budget before moving, know that the cost of living in Downtown is more expensive than it is in Burbank. The average household spends $61.8K/year in total expenditures, compared to Burbank's $53.7K/year.
The nearby neighborhood of Burbank is distinct from Downtown for multiple reasons. In Downtown the median age is 31, while in Burbank it's 19. In Downtown, the average household size is 3.06 people, and it's 2.24 people in Burbank. Of households in Downtown and Burbank, 21% and 31% have children, respectively.
The household average income in Downtown is higher than that of households in Burbank, and more residents in Downtown have earned post-secondary or advanced degrees than their neighbors in Burbank. Its average household income is $82.3K/year while the median is $60,494. Compare this fact with Burbank, where the average income is $67.4K and the median is $56,680. In addition to that, more people in Downtown have attained a master's degree or higher.
Dining, 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 Downtown are E Santa Clara St. and S 1st St. It's these streets, in particular, where drinking, dining and recreation is easily found. With our powerful apartment finder tool, you should have little trouble finding a new apartment in Downtown.
Enjoy a tasty dinner at Kazoo Restaurant and have cocktails afterward at Caravan Lounge. Downtown features a number of dining options, including foods, pizza, sandwiches and deli snacks. If you're in the mood for drinks, the area has some options. Cinebar and Koji Sake Lounge are two places which are sure to hit the spot. Additionally, chain and franchise restaurants like Ihop Restaurant and Wienerschnitzel are to be found in the neighborhood.
Le Duyen Health Spa and Beautiful By Design Day Spa are located nearby, making it easy for residents to stay in shape.
The Yelp page will provide you with even more places to eat, drink and hang out in Downtown.
Market Safeway and A K's In & Out Mini Market are just some of the grocery stores in Downtown. The stores are both conveniently located near each other on S 2nd St. Nutrilite Products is the place to shop for specialty foods in the Downtown area. Enjoy the aroma of Rollo's Donut & Coffee Shop's freshly baked goods and stop in for a taste on N 13th St. Furthermore, City Bagels is located on W Santa Clara St., so your sweet-tooth stomach will always have options. The neighborhood is home to the familiar grocery chain store Grocery Outlet as well.
Downtown has many retailers for last-minute shopping needs, including International Flea Market and Nikkei Traditions. Other retailers include the likes of Kogura Co.
Nearby School Information
Schools near the apartments in Downtown are San Jose High Academy Plus, Peter Burnett Middle School and St. Patrick Elementary School. As school district boundaries are not necessarily congruent with county lines, it's important to confer with local school district authorities to confirm that the apartments for rent you are most interested in are also served by the schools you prefer.
With lower student-teacher ratios and fewer overall students than East Side Union High, the San Jose Unified district offers residents 27 elementary schools, 10 middle schools and 18 high schools. San Jose Unified district has more blue ribbons and a higher Great Schools score than the East Side Union High district.