Near the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, the “Capital of Silicon Valley” is a sunny city surrounded by mountains. Known for its tech and engineering based economy, it is no coincidence that San Jose is surrounded by such technology forward institutions as UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and the local San Jose State University. Home to numerous museums, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, and the Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose celebrates and honors its cultural diversity and history. Plus, with thousands of acres of parks and gardens, it’s easy to enjoy the outdoors from your new apartment.
San Jose offers a number of public transportation options, but due to its size and the large freeway system, most people living in the city choose to commute by car. Amtrak services connect San Jose to Sacramento, and Caltrain connects it to the San Francisco Bay Area. The VTA Light Rail links downtown San Jose to metropolitan areas in surrounding smaller towns, and the VTA also operates a number of bus routes within San Jose.