San Jose Schools
The city is served by the San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD). With over 30,000 students from kindergarten to senior high in 41 schools, SJUSD is Silicon Valley’s largest district. There are nearly as many college preparatory and religiously affiliated private schools available as there are public schools. The Bay Area is home to some of the top universities in the country. Stanford University, less than 20 miles from the city’s center, is cited as one of the most rigorous and selective universities in the world. Its faculty and alumni have founded some of the world’s leading companies, including Google, Nike, and Hewlett-Packard.
San Jose Unified School District
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San Jose Hospitals
Stanford Hospital and its clinics are rated the top in San Jose and are nationally ranked in more than 13 specialties, including cancer care, gynecology, and cardiology and heart surgery. The UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco is nationally ranked in over 15 specialties, and is regularly ranked as the best hospital in California.
Stanford Health Care
UCSF Medical Center
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San Jose Real Estate
The vacancy rate in San Jose is only 3.6 percent, and the median home price is $844,700. The majority of homes are within the $500,000 to $749,999 range. The average cost of rent per month for a two-bedroom apartment is $2,006, compared to the United States average of $1,027. These figures are typical for most of the Bay Area, but housing is particularly expensive in San Francisco, with a median home cost of over $1.12 million.
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San Jose Hotels
The Bay Area, San Jose included, is home to a number of gorgeous historic buildings, and many of them have been converted into hotels and bed and breakfasts. Hotel Clariana was originally built in 1913 and served as a living and recreation facility for the Young Men’s Christian Association, and it now offers spacious and beautiful guest rooms along with on-site amenities like a fitness center and gift shop. The Madison Street Inn, set in a Victorian house built in 1890, provides a luxurious pool, spa, gardens, and delicious homemade meals on top of its comfortable, elegantly decorated rooms.
Madison Street Inn
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San Jose Restaurants
A diverse, innovative region like the Bay Area is of course home to diverse, innovative restaurants. Seiki Ramen, open every day from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., is the ideal spot for a midnight snack in San Jose. Whether that snack is a plate full of edamame or a heaping bowl full of pork belly ramen is up to you. Brenda’s French Soul Food in San Francisco frequently has a line out the door, but practically every patron will tell you that the wait is worth it for a crawfish beignet.
Brenda’s French Soul Food
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