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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About San Jose

My neighborhood is very close to shopping centers and parks. It also very close to multiple schools.

Nothing . It's just another rundown part of the ghetto. Just old Milwaukeewith lots of gentrification

I like living close to a park, a library, and a fire station. Near us is a street that has banks, fast food restaurants, a Home Depot and a grocery store.

I like that stores are close by. I like that there is easy access to freeways. It's a pretty good location to live in.

This area is considered to be like a little vietnamese area, full of restuarants with delicious food and asian grocery stores. at the same time, there are still large box stores not too far away. you can find really good food, bubble tea and pho and shop to your hearts desire in the little businesses. its not a bad area, just has a few bad actors.

I was raised in this neighborhood and it's very beautiful homes have had the same family's name and history

Who Lives Here

San Jose Demographics

Education

High School

33%

Associate's

25%

Bachelor's

26%

Master's

14%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

32%

3 people

24%

4 people

24%

5 people

11%

6+ people

9%

Household Income

0-50k

23%

50-100k

23%

100-150k

18%

150-200k

13%

200k+

23%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

12%

20-45

37%

45-65

26%

65+

13%

Affordability

How expensive is it in San Jose?

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Jun '24$2459$2748$3344$4054
May '24$2397$2751$3375$4054
Apr '24$2380$2731$3337$4137
Mar '24$2326$2701$3309$4097
Feb '24$2372$2707$3257$4081
Jan '24$2457$2674$3205$4080
Dec '23$2470$2631$3211$4079
Nov '23$2419$2610$3228$4115
Oct '23$2342$2645$3273$4101
Sep '23$2428$2734$3312$4091
Aug '23$2364$2745$3297$4099
Jul '23$2347$2760$3406$4106
Jun '23$2364$2737$3385$4109

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around San Jose

San Jose Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

14%

15-30 Mins

36%

30-40 Mins

22%

40-60 Mins

16%

60+ Mins

12%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 6262

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 79 of 137 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 97 of 137 renters

Percentage: 6969

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 86 of 137 renters

Percentage: 3737

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 75 of 137 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 97 of 137 renters

Top Scores: Health, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In San Jose

Top Score

Health and Fitness

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

San Jose makes a strong showing.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 9% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 7% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for San Jose's coffee shop scene.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, San Jose looks good for nightlife.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 38% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

San Jose is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 37% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

San Jose is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 8% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 41% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 40% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Solid grocery game.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 42% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in San Jose.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 19% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

San Jose draws a crowd for its fine art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 16% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

San Jose Features

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 117 of 137 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 116 of 137 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 116 of 137 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 109 of 137 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 104 of 137 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 98 of 137 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 94 of 137 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 90 of 137 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 89 of 137 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 87 of 137 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 83 of 137 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 83 of 137 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 71 of 137 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 71 of 137 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 72 of 137 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 72 of 137 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 73 of 137 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 84 of 137 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 106 of 137 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 108 of 137 renters

San Jose Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in San Jose

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in San Jose, CA

Everything to Know About Finding Apartments for Rent in San Jose, CA

Cities like San Jose have a lot going for it. Home to some gorgeous weather, and Silicon Valley, locals work hard but know how to take it easy. The third-largest city in California, San Jose offers up plenty of tech-related jobs, proximity to beaches and mountains, eclectic neighborhoods to call home and a thriving arts and cultural scene.
Spend one, or more, of the 300 days of sunshine taking in this bustling city.

The Best Neighborhoods to Find Apartments for Rent in San Jose

Nestled into Silicon Valley, you'd think San Jose would be all business, but the special flare each neighborhood brings shows you the depth of the city. Don't discount any location while looking for apartments to rent in San Jose.

  • Downtown: Home to buildings that date back to the 1870s, in San Jose's downtown, you'll find structures from almost every period of the city's growth. This cultural center of San Jose features plenty of museums, theaters, bars, restaurants and shops along East Santa Clara Street and throughout the neighborhood.
  • Riverview: A smaller neighborhood, Riverview offers residents an affordable community with plenty of music, outdoor activities and fun. This is modern, urban living at its best. Local shops, fine dining and entertainment are all within reach.
  • Central San Jose: The heart of Silicon Valley, Central San Jose serves as the city's commercial and financial hub. This neighborhood has something for everyone. It attracts young professionals, families and empty-nesters alike.
  • Willow Glen: Labeled San Jose's "local treasure," Willow Glen offers residents history, amenities, excellent schools and picturesque parks. It even has its own downtown district, a walkable area full of cute shops, art studios and trendy restaurants.
  • The Woods: A gated community, The Woods provides an extra level of privacy and peacefulness for its residents. But, the gates won't keep you away from the area amenities, which include plenty of daytime activities and a thriving nightlife.
  • South San Jose: Attractive to a diverse group of locals, South San Jose is where the professionals live. Home to many tech companies, this neighborhood serves as a more affordable option for those working in the surrounding areas. It's not all business though, with plenty of parks, bike paths and trails to explore.
  • Japantown: A small, historic neighborhood, Japantown's claim to fame is its authentic cuisine. From Japanese to Hawaiian, you'll find delicious restaurants nestled among eclectic shops and happening bars. The community here is friendly, welcoming, close-knit and proud of their cultural heritage.
  • North San Jose: Home to the famous San Jose Flea Market, North San Jose is the perfect place to go antiquing. Close to the Guadalupe River Park, hiking through natural beauty is also easy. When it comes to food, the neighborhood surprises with an array of global restaurants.
  • West Valley: If you're looking for a mystery, consider living in West Valley. Home to plenty of sports bars, cafes, sushi and vegan restaurants, the neighborhood also holds something special. See the staircase that goes nowhere in the Winchester Mystery House.
  • River Oaks: An excellent spot for commuters, River Oaks is one of San Jose's more upscale neighborhoods. Situated near many of the large tech companies in the area, professionals can live close to work but have a quiet retreat to come home to each night.

Fun Things to Do in San Jose

After finding an apartment for rent in San Jose, you'll find plenty of great nearby activities for the whole family. From parks to museums, art to history, San Jose offers up indoor and outdoor activities authentic to the area.

  • Make your first stop at California's oldest municipal park. Alum Rock Park is set within a canyon at the foothills of the Diablo Range. Its 720 acres of rugged and natural landscape are ideal for hiking, biking and horseback riding. You'll even find perfect picnic areas.
  • If college football is on your to-do list, make sure to visit Cefcu Stadium. Home to the San Jose State University Spartans, you can also catch occasional concerts at this spirited spot.
  • Situated right in the middle of the city, you'll find the Japanese Friendship Garden, a beautiful and tranquil space. Perfect for a little peace and reflection, the garden contains three ponds full of Koi from Japan. You'll also find picturesque bridges and a tea house.
  • To keep the entire family busy for hours, stop into the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose. Here it's all about play with exhibits that get kids involved in art, nature, bubbles and more. You can look for mammoth fossils and shop in the "market" as well.
  • For the animal lovers, enjoy the seven acres comprising the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. Here you'll see redwood, oak and pine trees alongside fun play areas and rides. Within the zoo, you can explore both the Zoo on the Hill and the Zoo in the Hollow and see animals of every kind.
  • Another unique feature of San Jose is that it has a river running through it. The Guadalupe River starts here and runs 14 miles northward. Along these waters, you can catch a glimpse of a variety of wildlife, including Chinook salmon during spawning season. There's also a nice, walkable area in downtown San Jose within a dedicated park.
  • If you're looking for a taste of the arts, you've got four different theaters to pick from in San Jose. This collection demonstrates the priority the city places on the arts, so make sure to visit one or all of them. You can catch a performance at the San Jose Civic Center, the Center for the Performing Arts, the California Theatre or the Montgomery Theater.

Getaways from San Jose

Perfectly situated in Northern California, San Jose getaways offer you a variety of opportunities. For a little trip to the big city, take an hour-long drive up to San Francisco. Enjoy the city itself or cross over the bay into Muir Woods or Sausalito. For a getaway that involves a lot of wine, Napa Valley is only two hours away. If the beach is calling your name, Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay aren't far either.

Find Apartments for Rent in San Jose

Finding a new place to live can be a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you're looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we'll help you find apartments for rent in San Jose that match your needs.