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If you're searching for apartments in San Jose, you shouldn't have much trouble finding options that meet your needs, since San Jose is the third-largest city in California and the 10th-largest in the United States. Many large companies call San Jose home, and after the 9-to-5 life is done, there's plenty for San Jose residents to do in their down time.

If you move to San Jose, be prepared for gorgeous weather in San Jose's balmy Mediterranean climate. Multiple San Jose apartments are in proximity to beaches, mountains, eclectic neighborhoods, a thriving arts and culture scene, headline concerts, expansive parks and ever-growing industries. With an average 300 days of sunshine per year, there are tons of opportunities to take in all that San Jose has to offer.

First, let's get down to business - literally. San Jose is home to Silicon Valley, named originally for its silicon chip manufacturers, but is now known as a hub for technology engineering, computer and microprocessor companies. Find apartments near a host of San Jose businesses, such as Adobe Systems, BEA Systems, Cisco, SunPower and eBay.

As technologically advanced as one part of the city is, another remains virtually unchanged in terms of architecture. The San Jose Downtown Historic District is home to buildings that date back to the 1870s. Here, you can find buildings from almost every period of growth, such as the Italianate Oddfellows Building, La Rosa Pharmacy, Bank of America building (San Jose's first skyscraper), the El Paseo shopping block and some charming San Jose apartments.

Silicon Valley is only part of a large section of downtown San Jose. Also downtown, you can find the Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose Museum of Art, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library and San Jose Museum of Textiles, as well as apartments near the San Jose State University campus. While you're there, notice all the public art around you, in the form of sculptures, light displays, murals and paintings. Interestingly enough, San Jose has an art ordinance: 2 percent of city capital improvement projects' budgets must be set aside for the commission, purchase and installation of artworks.

No matter what your preference or lifestyle, San Jose is big enough to accommodate your unique living requirements. Choose ApartmentGuide.com to help you navigate the city and find apartments in San Jose.