Downtown San Jose attracts everyone from San Jose, like most city centers. Those who can afford to live in this beautiful, historic seed of San Jose enjoy the utmost in convenience, but those who live in surrounding suburbs, either to save money or enjoy larger homes set on acre-plus lots, don’t miss out on the perks of downtown San Jose. Here you’ll find all types of San Jose residents, from the young single residents looking to tap into the vibrant night life, to retirees enjoying gallery art, the opera and fine dining. Families are also always milling about here because the city is one of the safest in the nation, and there is so much to do downtown for children, such as the Children’s Discovery Museum, the Cesar Chavez Park, and the Tech Museum of Innovation.
If you plan on living and working downtown for a stress-free commute, you’ll be in good company — lunch break in San Pedro Square is extremely popular and a great way to break up the work day. Then, on your weekends, swing by the Farmer’s Market for supplies to prepare a fresh dinner. And on the weekend when you’re looking for some fun, the bars and pubs are always an exciting place to be; or, if you prefer, take in the laughs at one of downtown’s popular comedy clubs, or view art on the first Friday of each month, which is officially gallery night.
San Jose has 300-plus days of sunshine per year. This impeccable climate, paired with the walking, biking and jogging-friendly nature of downtown San Jose, results in a community that is active … and who wouldn’t want to be outside with such a beautiful surrounding filled with historic architecture and tree-lined streets? Festivals and other events keep downtown San Jose buzzing as well, such as Cinequest Film Festival, the Amgen Tour of California, the Japanese Obon Festival and the Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon.