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Pros

-Year-round climate
-Educated population
-Entertainment

Cons

-Air quality
-Economic cycles
-Cost of living


What Bert Has To Say About San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Metro Area


This large metro area covers the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area and is otherwise known as Santa Clara County, or more informally, as the “Silicon Valley.” Once a quiet agricultural valley of orchards and small towns and anchored by the indistinct processing and shipping point of San Jose, the area has completely transformed over a period of forty years into an economic and technology powerhouse and cultural crossroads between America and Asia.


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Quick Facts About San Jose


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in San Jose is 4.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. San Jose jobs have Increased by 3.34 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, San Jose's cost of living is 122.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, San Jose's population is 1,026,910 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 31.28 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in San Jose is $844,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 15.82 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    San Jose public schools spend $10,142 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.4 students per teacher in San Jose.

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  9/18/2015
Living in San Jose California

Very diverse in culture and lots to do, and top to it off, the awesome weather especially in the Spring. The only negative, very high cost of living.... (Read More)

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  3/3/2015
Living in San Jose

Excellent place for... (Read More)

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  2/15/2015
Ridiculously Expensive

I have lived many places - Germany, Washington DC, Hawaii, Japan and now San Jose for the last 15 years. We are looking to move next year. Although the climate is... (Read More)

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