San Jose has consistently ranked among the top ten of Money Magazine's
most livable cities in the United States...and no wonder! San Jose has
the lowest crime rate of any metropolis in the country; it has many
high-ranking schools, its own professional hockey team, a symphony,
art, culture, recreation and many activities. Zero Population Growth
rated it the fourth best city in the state for raising children in
A mostly middle class, family town, San Jose is the third most
populous city in the state. It is viewed by many as the capital of
Silicon Valley and has a good employment base with lots of industry
plus a major airport. San Jose is home to many major electronic firms
including Adobe System headquarters with 2,000 employees and Novell,
with 3,000 employees.
San Jose is a very desirable city with homes both on flat land and
on hills. Housing variety is plentiful with styles ranging from brand
new contemporary to charming old world style bungalows.