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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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re: San Jose Native Opinion - 12/3/2012
Why would you ever want your kids to learn Spanish??? Presumably, we in the Bay Area want our children to flourish in STEM; they should be learning Mandarin Chinese... (read more)
this is and will never be a melting pot
San Jose is roughly 50 per cent Vietnamese and other asian. Thanks to all those assembly jobs that had to be done here in 2000 but are now done in Asia. It does not... (read more)
Used to be called "The Valley of the Heart's Delig
Lived here since 1999 but will need to move. If one locked in housing costs by buying years ago, it is not so bad and one might be siting on a gold mine. We're lucky... (read more)
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