San Jose, CA , with its population of over 1 million, is the third largest city in California, a major hub in the Bay Area and one hour from San Francisco. Located on the southern edge of San Francisco Bay, the city offers attractive accessibility to major events and get-aways in the Bay area. Travelers to this sunny destination have multiple airports to choose from, including the highly acclaimed San Jose International Airport.

With a pleasant, year-round Mediterranean climate, people from all over are drawn to the lush valley with its proximity to the Bay and its rolling hills surrounding the city and valleys. The city boasts acres of parkland, trails and gardens, including part of the Bay’s national wildlife refuge, and a wide variety of family-friendly activities, both indoors and outdoors. You’ll find skate and bike parks, dog parks, a BMX course, a disc golf course, picnic and playground areas and three golf courses.

Situated in the Santa Clara Valley, San Jose is affectionately called The Capital of Silicon Valley and carries influence and fame for its concentration of high-tech companies, research, innovation and affluent residents. Ranking as one of the wealthiest cities in the U.S., its major employers include PayPal, Adobe, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, eBay, Samsung, IBM, Acer, manufacturing and healthcare.

The city offers an abundant combination of education, museums, theatres, sports and festivals highlighting its diverse population. As a gateway to Asia combined with its Spanish and Mexican heritage, San Jose has a rich cultural legacy that outshines most large U.S. cities. Residents may experience a minor earthquake each year because of its location between the San Andreas Fault and the Calaveras Fault.

Along with its affluence, San Jose has a notably expensive housing market. If this innovative city is calling you, you’ll find an abundance of multi-family housing options, along with elite single-family homes. Here is our recommended list of the Best 10 real estate agents in San Jose, CA. These realtors are well acquainted with the city’s real estate market and can help you navigate your way to homeownership near the Pacific Coast. Contact one or more of these top 10 realtors today!

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