San Jose State University Off Campus Apartments
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Do you know the way to San Jose State University? Burt Bacharach does, so why shouldn’t you?
Follow me, and I’ll show you the way to San Jose State University! The directions are simple: make a right turn at high school, stop to attend and get good grades, make a left at your stellar SJSU application, stop and write an excellent personal statement, then wait to receive your acceptance letter! Once you arrive at SJSU, think about what direction you want your life to take, and look at all the possible Colleges and Departments that will prepare you for a profession. SJSU is known for programs like engineering and computer science, and has academic advisors available to students of all majors. Besides their academics, SJSU creates a fun environment for players and spectators of sports. Spartans love to come out and watch a football game after a tailgating party, and those who want to play themselves but aren’t quite serious enough for the big leagues take part in intramural activities like Ultimate Frisbee or Judo.
A Place to Stay
As the aforementioned song suggests, San Jose is a place of beauty and attractions. Its diverse community makes all feel welcomed, and its close proximity to other big cities like San Francisco make its location ideal. The song says, “You can really breathe in San Jose. They’ve got a lot of space. There’ll be a place where I can stay.” There most certainly will be places you can stay in the city, which is why so many undergraduate students live off-campus after their freshman year. Most students appreciate having their independence and the responsibility of taking care of themselves. San Jose State is located downtown, however, so nearby apartments are not the cheapest. Check out our apartment search guides to learn the best ways to find a new place that is affordable, convenient, and right for you. Being farther from downtown will be easier on your wallet, so luckily VTA Transit is available to get you from point A to B.
A Place to Party
San Jose is a place to stay with places to stay, but also is place to party with places to party. Underage Spartans can check out the Greek scene and house parties, or throw their own apartment parties (free of booze, of course!). The 21+ crowd will find that this town is overflowing with bars and clubs. For a relaxed Thursday night, try the hookah bar, Zoulal, at 1191 Branham Ln. The Singlebarrel at 43 W San Salvador St. is great for beer lovers. Remember that San Francisco is just a drive away too, so there is never a shortage of things to do while at SJSU!
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San Jose, California, 95112
Studio/1 Bedroom$1,838 - $2,375
2 Bedrooms$2,666 - $3,377
3 Bedrooms$2,981 - $3,076
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What the most fun neighborhoods in San Jose?
Downtown San Jose is a thriving, sophisticated neighborhood filled with luxury hotels, art galleries, museums, theaters, urban coffeehouses, chic bars and upscale restaurants. A cultural and entertainment magnet, there are a plethora of world-class entertainment venues located here including the Tech Museum of Innovation, the Children's Discovery Museum, the San Jose Center for Performing Arts, and the San Jose Repertory Theater. Several parks are situated here as well, including the Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park with its many outdoor music festivals and community events, and the spacious and attractive Guadalupe River Park and Gardens.
Where in San Jose should I live if I'd like to walk or bike to work and to restaurants and bars from my apartment?
San Jose's downtown vicinity is the most walkable neighborhood in the city. This safe urban community boasts an assortment of homes, restaurants, cinemas, grocery stores and other businesses, all within walking distance. Also of note, downtown San Jose is fairly quiet at night during the week. Another popular pedestrian-friendly neighborhood in San Jose is the quaint, family-oriented Rose Garden.
Are there big sporting events that people in San Jose enjoy attending?
Hockey is your best bet for big sporting events in San Jose, since the only professional sports team to play in San Jose are the ever popular San Jose Sharks. Although the team has never won the Stanley Cup, they manage to sell out almost all of their home games. However, the Sharks have won the Pacific Division 5 times. The Sharks play at the HP Pavilion at San Jose.
How much are utilities in San Jose?
Utilities in San Jose will vary drastically by season. Since temperatures in the summer can soar into the 90s and above, the use of the air conditioning will drive up the electric bill. It doesn't get very cold in the winter in San Jose, but it's likely that you will still need to use the heat at times. This means that a family of three will probably pay an average of $250 a month for gas and electric combined.
what grocery stores are near San Jose City College/
There are a number of grocery stores close to San Jose City College. Foodmaxx (1539 Parkmoor), Safeway (1300 West San Carlos), Cash & Carry (1731 West San Carlos) and Zanotto's Family Market (1970 Naglee Ave.) are all less than a mile away. There is also a variety of independent and specialty grocery stores in the area.