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San Jose is the focal point of Silicon Valley in a variety of ways including politics, industry and culture. With a population of 1,026,908 as of 2015, it is a an ever-growing metropolis with an abundance of job opportunities and one of the highest costs of living in the United States. San Jose is also the most populous city out of the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland combined statistical area, which as of 2015 contains roughly 8.7 million people.
In 1777, San Jose officially became the name of the region, and it was the first capital of California when the state was originated in 1850. It was after World War II when San Jose began its emergence as one of the world’s most technological cities, and as the electronics industries continued to grow San Jose rapidly transitioned from an agricultural area into an urban metropolis and eventually the Capital of Silicon Valley.
In terms of age, San Jose is a very young city with just over 65% of its residents being under the age of 44, and the median age for the entire city is 35.2 years.
San Jose is one of the richest cities in the United States with the median income per household being at $76,963 per year and just about $87,000 annually per family. The per capita income in San Jose is also one of the highest in the United States, as compared to cities with over 250,000 people, at $26,697 per year.
San Jose is considered one of the smartest cities in the United States, and it offers several different higher education options including San Jose State University, California State University, CALMAT, the University of Silicon Valley Law School and four community colleges. There are also 127 elementary schools, 47 middle schools and 44 high schools in the San Jose area, and all of these are public schools. There are also six different private, Catholic high schools, as well as three other private high schools and one K-12 school, the Harker School, that is in the Blackford neighborhood on the west side of the city.
San Jose has a lot to offer for everyone, and even if you’re just visiting for work there are plenty of great opportunities to experience the city while not taking up too much of your time.
One of the most popular places to go in the city is the Santana Row, which is a very up-and-coming outdoor shopping area just west of downtown. It’s here that you’ll be able to get great meals, and shop at some of the best designer brands in the world. Most of the businesses close at 9 p.m., but there are also several restaurants and bars that will stay open later for those who are part of the late-night crowds.
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph is by far one of the most incredible buildings in the region, and it is also one of the oldest churches in northern California, but the building is a reincarnation of an older basilica that was damaged by earthquakes in the 19th century. It’s located downtown on Market Street, and if you are interested in scheduling a formal tour you must make a reservation online at the cathedral’s website.
Another notable destination in San Jose is the very famous Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, which is great for the whole family and allows for incredible experiences diving back in time to one of the world’s oldest and most mysterious civilizations. With more than 4,000 Ancient Egyptian artifacts on store, this is one of the most elaborate Egyptian exhibits not only in California, but the entire United States. It’s just a few miles west of downtown and only costs $9 per admission.
Of course San Jose also has many other great museums including the Tech Museum of Innovation, which is great for kids and adults, and the San Jose Museum of Art, which is a modern art museum primarily featuring works from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Just like all of Silicon Valley, San Jose is right in the middle of California’s vibrant coastal climate and offers several amazing parks and outdoor recreation opportunities. The most popular of these parks has to be Kelley Park’s Japanese Friendship Garden, which elaborately displays the foliage and landscape architecture of Japan, and is a great place to go for a walk or relax in the sun.
In the Santa Clara neighborhood, just 15 minutes from downtown, there is another incredibly wild attraction, California’s Great America. This is an amusement park that is of the technological revolution and fits right at home in Silicon Valley. It’s a wonderful place to bring your kids and satiate your thrills appetite!
Food & Leisure
When it comes to food, San Jose has one of the most eclectic industries in America. Some of the notable high-end restaurants include Scott’s Seafood, Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, Grill on the Alley, and LB Steak.
When it comes to a happening nightlife, San Jose has an incredibly diverse amount of options in terms of bars and nightclubs. Some notable bars include Singlebarrel, Original Gravity Public House, San Pedro Square Market, Paper Plane, O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub and 55 South.
The San Jose City Council has ten members and a mayor who are all elected by at-large city elections. An interesting aspect of San Jose’s local government, as compared to many American cities, is the Mayor has no veto powers, and both the Mayor and the council members are limited to just two consecutive terms.
The Santa Clara Superior Courthouse is located at 191 North 1st St. right in the heart of downtown, and the city hall is located at 200 East Santa Clara St. These two buildings remain the major venues for the entire local government and police force.
For more information, including current and upcoming events in the San Jose and Silicon Valley area, get a copy of The Mercury News. This publication changed its name in 2016 from The San Jose Mercury, and has been serving the citizens of San Jose since 1851.
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Since 1957, the San Jose personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman have represented individuals who have been wrongly harmed by negligent persons and entities. Our team works hard to help our clients recover maximum financial compensation for any medical expenses, physical harms, emotional distresses, and lost wages they acquire as a result of their injuries.
Our firm is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can begin building your case right away. When you become our client, you won’t need to play a guessing game during any part of the case. Our lawyers will be available to address any questions or concerns you may have throughout the process. We are here for you.