San Jose Real Estate
An Overview of San Jose, California
San Jose’s location within the booming high tech industry, as a cultural, political, and economic center has earned the city the nickname “Capital of Silicon Valley”. With a location in the center of the Santa Clara Valley, on the southern shore of San Francisco Bay, San Jose covers almost 180 square miles and is the largest city in Northern California and the third-most populous city within the state. San Jose offers abundant choice when it comes to residential settings from vibrant urban villages around Central San Jose, to commuter-friendly suburban neighborhoods, and for those searching for an even a slower pace, numerous bucolic country communities comprise the edges of this vast metropolis.
The people of San Jose enjoy a rich and diverse history as the city was originally founded as early as 1777 as California’s first civilian settlement under Spanish rule. By 1850, following the Mexican secession of California to the United States, San Jose became the state’s first capital. Following WWII, San Jose experienced a major economic boom, and rapid population growth, as midcentury suburban sprawl quickly grew from the City’s aggressive annexation of nearby cities and communities in the 1950s and 1960s. The rapid growth of the high-technology and electronics industries further accelerated the transition from an agricultural center to an urbanized metropolitan area.
San Jose Listings Summary
San Jose - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in San Jose: $1,463,800 / County Avg $2,484,300
Avg Sq. Ft. in San Jose: 1,675 / County Avg 2,134
Avg Price per/sqft in San Jose:$874 / County Avg $1164
Avg Walkscore in San Jose: 60 / County Avg 48
Avg Year Built in San Jose: 1976 / County Avg 1979
Avg Days on Website in San Jose: 32 / County Avg 41