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San Jose

Vibrant culture and endless possibilities in the Capital of Silicon Valley.

  • History
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • College
  • Upscale
  • Schools
  • Arts
  • Bike-Friendly
  • Walkable
  • Airport

Consistently named among the best places to live in the nation, San Jose is a thriving city at the very heart of America’s tech industry. The highly-walkable downtown is a popular hangout for the entire community, featuring lush parks, exquisite restaurants, performance venues, and a vibrant nightlife scene. Over 30,000 students attend San Jose State University, and the position of the campus right downtown contributes to the college having a major impact on the local culture; the collegiate influence is amplified by the numerous smaller colleges throughout the city as well. The city layout is full of bike lanes, sidewalks, and trails, making the community very walkable and bike-friendly.

San Jose is an excellent city for sports fans, between the San Jose Sharks NHL team, the San Jose Giants baseball team (affiliate to the more famous San Francisco Giants), and the 49ers playing at Levis Stadium in neighboring Santa Clara. The local museums include the San Jose Museum of Art, the Tech Museum of Innovation and the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, all in the downtown core. Guadalupe River Park runs right through the center of town and includes the Heritage Rose Garden, hiking trails and picnic areas.

Explore the City

The 18-story tower of San Jose City Hall

The mysterious Winchester Mystery House

Rent Trends

As of September 2018, the average apartment rent in San Jose, CA is $1,961 for a studio, $2,286 for one bedroom, $2,827 for two bedrooms, and $3,505 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in San Jose has increased by 4.0% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 482 $1,961
1 BR 705 $2,286
2 BR 1,015 $2,827
3 BR 1,319 $3,505

Ratings

59 Walk Score® Somewhat Walkable
49 Transit Score® Some Transit
68 Bike Score® Bikeable

Living in San Jose

  • Transportation

    Public transit is the preferred method of getting around downtown San Jose. Beyond that the city is spread out and ringed with several suburbs where driving is sometimes more practical. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, VTA for short, operates bus transit service as well as a light rail line. Passes allow you to use both systems. Both offer service to the Caltrain Station, located on the western edge of downtown. Amtrak and the Altamont Commuter Express also stop here. The bus system offers express service to the Bay Area Transit System, or BART, giving you access to the entire Bay Area. The Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport is roughly three miles from downtown.

  • History

    After decades as a territory of Spain and then Mexico, San Jose became the second incorporated city in the U.S. state of California in 1850. After briefly serving as the state capital, San Jose served as an important stage coach stop. One of the city’s most famous landmarks is the Winchester Mystery House, a bizarre Victorian mansion built by the heiress of the Winchester Rifle fortune constructed in a deliberately-nonsensical design between 1884 and 1922. In 1943, IBM established a headquarters in Jan Jose, effectively launching the modern technology industry in the region now known as Silicon Valley.

  • Parks

    The city of San Jose contains over 15,000 acres of public parkland, including the stunning San Jose Municipal Rose Garden, the trail-filled Alum Rock Park, and dozens of smaller neighborhood parks within walking distance of virtually home and apartment. Many of the larger parks include tributes and exhibits connected to the region’s diverse cultural influences.

  • Restaurants

    Downtown San Jose is home to some of the area’s most innovative restaurants. Dine on Spanish tapas at Picasso’s, sushi and sashimi at Fuji Sushi or authentic Mexican food at La Victoria Taqueria. All these restaurants are within one city block and are a small sample of what’s available.

  • Shopping

    San Jose is home to one of Northern California’s largest malls, Westridge Valley Fair. It houses more than 250 stores, a host of fast food and sit-down restaurants and has valet parking. South of downtown is the Eastridge Shopping Center, another shopping giant that has free Wi-Fi hot spots throughout the mall. Head north of downtown to Milpitas and you have the Great Mall, one of the largest indoor outlet malls in California. It also offers Wi-Fi hot spots, name brand stores, restaurants and a 20-screen movie theater.

    Head to downtown San Jose for the Farmers Market every Friday from May through November. Local vendors sell everything from ethnic prepared foods to fresh produce and homemade craft items. Also be sure to check out the weekend San Jose Flea Market, a fixture in the Berryessa neighborhood since 1960.

  • Highlights

    San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, Iglesia ni Cristo chapel, CONRAC, SAP Center, Avaya Stadium, Winchester Mystery House, San Jose State campus

  • Cost

    As with most of the bay area, rent can be rather expensive in San Jose. It’s rare to find an apartment for under $1,000 per month, and the average rate for a two-bedroom unit is over $3,000 (single bedroom apartments average around $2,500). However, this figure is heavily influenced by the number of high-end properties in the area; apartments, condos, townhomes, and rental houses can often be found in the $1,600 range.

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  • 808 West Apartments
    808 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95126
    1 / 26
    New
    $2,475 - 3,035 Studio Available 11/01/18
    408-498-5359
  • Misora
    388 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128
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    3 hrs
    $2,748 - 4,268 Studio Available Now
    844-517-3391
  • eaves West Valley
    700 S Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129
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    New
    $1,905 - 2,063 Studio Available Now
    408-426-2379
  • Avana Skyway
    4501 Snell Ave, San Jose, CA 95136
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    8 hrs
    Call for Rent Studio Available Now
    408-532-5482
  • Foundry Commons
    868 S 5th St, San Jose, CA 95112
    1 / 51
    New
    $2,340 - 2,845 Studio Available Now
    415-579-9418
  • River View Apartment Homes
    250 Brandon St, San Jose, CA 95134
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    $2,555 - 4,515 Studio Available Now
    866-576-7408
  • North Park Apartment Homes
    3500 Palmilla Dr, San Jose, CA 95134
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    $2,395 - 3,835 Studio Available Now
    408-824-1032
  • Westwood Properties
    55-75 S 6th St, San Jose, CA 95112
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    2 wks
    $1,695 - 1,825 Studio Available Now
    408-459-7960
  • Cherrywood Apartments
    4951 Cherry Ave, San Jose, CA 95118
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    2 wks
    $1,925 Studio Available Now
    408-717-4458
  • The Woods
    4300 The Woods Dr, San Jose, CA 95136
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    2 wks
    $1,825 - 2,005 Studio Available Now
    408-728-9631
  • Atrium Garden Studios
    1536 Kerley Dr, San Jose, CA 95112
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    2 wks
    $1,450 - 2,150 Studio Available Now
    866-913-4887
  • Main Street Cupertino Lofts
    19550 Vallco Pky, Cupertino, CA 95014
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    8 hrs
    $3,115 - 3,750 Studio Not Available
    844-785-1494
  • 300 Railway Apartments
    300 Railway Ave, Campbell, CA 95008
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    2 wks
    $2,875 Studio Available Now
    408-471-6528
  • The Standard (CA)
    515 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95126
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    3 hrs
    $2,420 - 2,800 Studio Not Available
    623-232-9595
  • Modera the Alameda
    787 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
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    New
    Call for Rent Studio Not Available
    469-917-0563
  • The Colonnade Apartments
    201 S 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112
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    7 hrs
    $1,740 - 5,939 Studio Available Now
    855-524-9451
  • Elan at River Oaks
    345 Village Center Dr, San Jose, CA 95134
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    New
    $2,407 - 5,014 Studio Available Now
    844-479-8031
  • Apex
    1102 S Abel St, Milpitas, CA 95035
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    $2,279 - 2,299 Studio Available Now
    844-274-3388
  • Fountain Plaza
    190 Ryland St, San Jose, CA 95110
    3 hrs
    Call for Rent Studio Not Available
    800-363-5127
  • Park Kiely
    355 Kiely Blvd, San Jose, CA 95129
    New
    $2,019 - 2,479 Studio Available Now
    877-215-0483
  • The Esplanade
    352-384 E Taylor St, San Jose, CA 95112
    New
    Call for Rent Studio Not Available
    844-837-0919
  • Enso
    175 Baypointe Pky, San Jose, CA 95134
    New
    $2,420 - 2,471 Studio Available 09/29/18
    877-859-2884
  • Epic
    600-575 Epic Way, San Jose, CA 95134
    New
    $2,371 Studio Available 10/04/18
    844-211-8475
  • 101 San Fernando
    101 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112
    New
    Call for Rent Studio Not Available
    844-726-7465

Studio Apartments for Rent in San Jose, CA

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