San Jose, California 

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this is and will never be a melting pot - 9/9/2014


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 make a cohesive community. New immigrants are engrossed with getting settled, establishing ties within their nationality and families. After 30 years I now do not know my neighbor, no one will say hi on the street, my favorite market and restaurants are gone with all the finer local stores. It is not a good place to live. Don't ask about driving. Cheating is expected, especially when taking the written driving test.











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Used to be called "The Valley of the Heart's Delig - 8/23/2014
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 with a great long term rental that hasn't changed in 15 years but otherwise the housing costs could drive us out almost overnight or prevent moving in.

As many have noted, this is close to the ideal climate for most people. It gets hot at times in the summer but we don't have air conditioning - ceiling fans suffice. Winters are my favorite season with only rare frosts - I'd prefer MORE rain. Our backyard is just our outdoor room on our house and I spend a good deal of time there under a large tree. Orchards were the primary crop before industrialization - I have five fruit trees in the modest backyard.

Schools vary greatly and housing costs closely correlate with student scores. Negative indicators are apartment dwellers and Spanish speakers. The schools for my children have been a major Read More

UPdate - 1/5/2014
The statistics are out of date on San Jose. We have a majority of Hispanics and a minority of caucasians. Our crime rate the last two years (due to poor governing by the city fathers) has skyrocketed. The priorities of the city council do not favor the needs of the city and we're seeing the effects of poor management in the degeneration of our infrastructure, parks, police and fire services. The parks are disgusting! There's mass corruption in the governing body to the extent that some county and city officials are serving jail time. This is 2014. The character of the city is being replaced with plastic imitations of culture and housing. It's also getting very Read More

Update - 1/5/2014
The statistics are out of date on San Jose. We have a majority of Hispanics and a minority of caucasians. Our crime rate the last two years (due to poor governing by the city fathers) has skyrocketed. The priorities of the city council do not favor the needs of the city and we're seeing the effects of poor management in the degeneration of our infrastructure, parks, police and fire services. The parks are disgusting! There's mass corruption in the governing body to the extent that some county and city officials are serving jail time. This is 2014. The character of the city is being replaced with plastic imitations of culture and housing. It's also getting very Read More

Update - 1/5/2014
The statistics are out of date on San Jose. We have a majority of Hispanics and a minority of caucasians. Our crime rate the last two years (due to poor governing by the city fathers) has skyrocketed. The priorities of the city council do not favor the needs of the city and we're seeing the effects of poor management in the degeneration of our infrastructure, parks, police and fire services. The parks are disgusting! There's mass corruption in the governing body to the extent that some county and city officials are serving jail time. This is 2014. The character of the city is being replaced with plastic imitations of culture and housing. It's also getting very Read More

Update - 1/5/2014
The statistics are out of date on San Jose. We have a majority of Hispanics and a minority of caucasians. Our crime rate the last two years (due to poor governing by the city fathers) has skyrocketed. The priorities of the city council do not favor the needs of the city and we're seeing the effects of poor management in the degeneration of our infrastructure, parks, police and fire services. The parks are disgusting! There's mass corruption in the governing body to the extent that some county and city officials are serving jail time. This is 2014. The character of the city is being replaced with plastic imitations of culture and housing. It's also getting very Read More

Best of both worlds - Proximity to Natural Playgro - 6/24/2013
San Jose is one of the few places that offer a dozen weekend getaways within 1-3 hours that range from world class museums, hiking & biking state parks, visiting national parks, and gorgeous beaches. On a Saturday, you can drive to Santa Cruz beaches in the morning and by late afternoon be in Yosemite. Read More

San Francisco Bay Area Climate - 6/18/2013
The temperate climate is what attracts people to the Bay Area. I've lived here for more than 60 years. I am about 50 miles from San Francisco bay. The marine layer keeps the entire Bay Area very cool, even during summer months. I have never required home air conditioning because the home is well insulated and never goes above 84 degrees indoors when the outside temperature is more than 95 degrees. In the evening when the fog is over the bay the cold air cools nearby counties. On rare occasions that cooling marine layer is absent, and that leads to noticeably hotter weather. But those days are Read More

climate - 3/4/2013
Moderate climate year round with quick access to pacific coast beaches and 4 hour's drive to Read More

Housing, Good Schools and Distance to work - 12/28/2012

It is challenging to find a place with good schools, reasonable home prices and close to work place. One or the other must be compromised to live in silicon Read More


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