Are you thinking about moving to San Jose and you’re up in the air? Whether or not it’s right for you? I’m going to help you make that decision right here.
Hi, I’m Joseph Bradley with EXP Realty. Welcome to another episode of Bay or Bust, the one show that talks about all things Bay Area. So, if you interest that, make sure you subscribe right here. In this video, I’m going to walk you through what it’s like to live in San Jose, so you can make a better decision if San Jose is right for you.
Well, we’re going to talk about what drives San Jose. San Jose is the capital of the industry. A lot of companies get their start right here in San Jose and you might be familiar with a few of them, such as E-bay, Adobe, Cisco. A lot of them got their start right here. Tech had to start somewhere and that somewhere was San Jose. We are home to more Fortune 500 companies than any other region in the United States. If you don’t believe me, Google it.
You know, it’s because of all the jobs and all the high tech that we love, Silicon Valley or San Jose has been one of the happiest places to work. So if you’re looking for a job, this is the place to start.
Not only is our tech climate awesome, but so is our weather. It’s always sunny in San Jose. San Jose has some of the best weather on the west coast with over 300 days of sunshine per year. And it is because of our weather, San Jose was recently ranked the second healthiest city in the United States. And with all of this, this is a great place to raise a family, because no one does the holidays like San Jose. We have the downtown Christmas in the park with thousands and thousands of lights and decorations. We do festivals. We do all kinds of things throughout the year.
So, now that you’ve seen a little bit of the lifestyle and infrastructure, let’s talk about some of the other things San Jose has to offer. Did you know, San Jose has a university? So, San Jose State is one of those little hidden gems that are in San Jose that is underrated, because of its location in downtown. It’s in the center of all the tech and all the teaching and everything that’s happening in San Jose. This is one of the best places to get your education.
So, here is something else that most people do not realize, but we have four professional sports teams. San Jose Earthquakes, which is a professional soccer team based right here in San Jose. The other one is the San Jose Giants. The San Jose Giants are a minor league baseball team. And San Jose Sharks. If you’re into hockey, this is it. San Jose Shark is a professional hockey team based right here with a complete national hockey league and is a member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference, one of our biggest sports here. And the other one is the SaberCats. The San Jose SaberCats are a professional arena football-based right here in San Jose.
Now, let’s talk about some things we’re not particularly proud of. It’s our traffic. San Jose ranks among the worst traffic in the nation. Chalk it up to California loving the cars.
And one of the things you have to be prepared for about living here in San Jose is how expensive it is to live here. We have homes and starting prices at around a million dollars. So, if you’re interested in learning more about renting, buying, or selling here in San Jose, please feel free to reach out to me.
Well, I hope this video gave you some insights on things to think about when you’re moving here to San Jose. If you have any additional questions about San Jose, please feel free to reach out to me. And if you like the information on this video, please be sure to subscribe to my channel right here for further information that’s coming up soon.
Thank you for watching another episode of Bay or Bust, where we discuss all things in Bay Area. My name is Joseph Bradley, EXP Realty.