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South San Jose

San Jose,
Known for its affordability, South San Jose is a sprawling residential area with diverse housing options and convenient access to highways and public transit.
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About South San Jose

South San Jose ticks a lot of boxes for families and working professionals:

  1. Great schools 📚
  2. Easy Bay Area Commuting 🚗
  3. Safe Neighborhoods ☺️
  4. Tons of Nature and Outdoor Fun 🌴
  5. Delicious Bites!! 🌮 ↓↓↓↓

Put down roots in South San Jose and feel the comforts of a small town with big-city perks. There’s something for everyone to love about this welcoming community. Read more about what makes South San Jose such a great area.

1. Great Schools

South San Jose is a magnet for families seeking strong educational offerings for their children. Many schools in the South San Jose school districts such as San Jose Unified School District and Oak Grove have received top marks for test scores, student-teacher ratios, and college readiness. Top notch public and private schools means a versatile educational landscape that is designed to secure your children’s future with an education that caters to their diverse needs and preferences.

2. Easy Commuting

No one likes sitting in traffic. Luckily, South San Jose has excellent public transportation; the VTA lite rail and bus stations connect you to downtown, prime SJ tech hubs, and other parts of the Bay Area. For those who prefer to drive, the neighborhoods have major highways like the 85 and 101, making it easy to reach all points of Silicon Valley.

3. Safe and Sound

Neighborhoods in South San Jose are known for their lower crime rates. Take an evening stroll or let your kids play outside without worry.

4. Nature at Your Doorstep

Nature lovers will find no shortage of opportunities for outdoor fun in South San Jose. The area is home to several parks including Almaden Quicksilver County Park, Santa Teresa County Park, and Cottle Family Park. Whether you enjoy hiking, mountain biking, or simply having a picnic, South San Jose has an abundance of green spaces to explore. Plus, with close proximity to scenic beaches along the Pacific Coast, you get endless possibilities for how to plan your weekend getaways.

5. A Foodie’s Paradise

There are tons of different cultures with a diverse range of mouth-watering eateries from Taqueria’s to Korean, Japanese, American, and fine dinings. Popular neighborhoods like Blossom Valley and Almaden are teeming with restaurants, cafes, and food trucks that showcase a blend of cultures and cuisines.

6. South SJ Real Estate Market

In South SJ, the area strikes a balance between affordability and long-term investment potential with a range of housing options from quaint single-family homes to modern condos. Property values are on the rise, fueled by high demand among tech professionals and families alike. Whether you’re looking for a home with character in an established neighborhood or a state-of-the-art residence in a new development, South San Jose provides a unique opportunity to invest in a thriving community without breaking the bank.

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