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About San Jose, California

Despite being ‘only’ the third largest city in California (behind Los Angeles and San Diego, but ahead of its more world-famous neighbor San Francisco), San Jose has been a city of firsts almost from the start. Founded in 1777 as the Pueblo de San Jose, what is now the City of San Jose was incorporated in 1850 as California’s first civilian settlement. It was the site of the first state capitol as well. San Jose’s mild and nearly perfect climate ( highs rarely over the mid-80s and lows rarely below 40 degree F) made San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley home to vast orchards of apricots, prunes, walnuts, and other fruit trees, an agricultural center for nearly 200 years. In the 1960s San Jose’s population boom made it one of California’s premier cities for employment and quality of life, recipient of yet another round of plaudits. The city has outgrown the title “Valley of Heart’s Delight” and has become the Capitol of Silicon Valley, home to such global innovators as Cisco, IBM, eBay and Adobe Systems; its population hovers close to 1.1 million people.

Housing in San Jose can range in price from some bank-owned properties priced at under $200,000 to secluded haciendas with price tags well over $2 million dollars. The surrounding communities of Morgan Hill, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and Cupertino, while smaller, offer a wide price range of housing options as well. San Jose’s vibrant downtown is also the site of high-rise condominium and apartments with light rail access to major employers and commuter trains that run south to Gilroy and north to San Francisco. A resident of San Jose can find housing from apartments to acreage, and rarely have a commute over 30 minutes.

San Jose is frequently the San Francisco Bay Area community of choice for people from all over the globe. As the hub of Silicon Valley’s tech network, San Jose attracts highly paid professionals; San Jose’s median income (Census Bureau, 2007) is $76,963. Thirty-five (35%) of its citizens have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. It is consistently at or near the top of the list of “Safest Big Cities in America”. Although the median home in San Jose, at about $440,000 , is well above the U.S. median, the city was called by Forbes (6/09) “the country’s most-affordable major city.”

U.S. News and World Report (9/09) asked “If you could create the ideal community to raise a child in, what ingredients would you include?” Evaluating educational, recreational, culture and natural resources, blending in low crime rates, well-paying employment, and an enviable climate(300 days of sunshine per year on average), they concluded that San Jose, CA. is (after Virginia Beach,VA and Madison, AL) the third “Best Place to Grow Up”. Not bad for a city that has itself, done some growing up over that past 232 years!

San Jose Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 217 homes for sale in San Jose, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
86% Single Family, 3% Land/lot, 2% Rental, 0% Condo and 8% Other.

86% Single Family
3% Land/lot
9% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 217
Average Home Size 1,299 ft² / 121 m²
Price Range ($1,089 - $6,888,888)

Weather in San Jose

The average high temperatures in San Jose range from 56 in January to 84 in July

Average home income in San Jose

The average household income of a San Jose resident is $107,482 with an average home value of $626,079

Population of San Jose

San Jose has 995,074 residents.

Home ownership in San Jose

The average level of home ownership in San Jose is 58%.

Education breakdown of San Jose

Education levels of residents of San Jose include: highschool 18%, associate 7%, bachelor 24%, graduate 15%.

Households in San Jose

San Jose has 315,429 homes, built on average 44 years ago.

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You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 217 homes for sale in San Jose. These homes are comprised of Single Family, Land/lot, Rental, Condo and Other. The average list price of these property results is 976,544. Prices are shown as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in San Jose please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 217 homes for sale in San Jose, CA are represented by 3 member brokerages serving the San Jose area. Member brokerages representing the 217 homes include Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., Alain Pinel Realtors and Bailey Properties.