Home to little over 1 million people, this is the capital of Silicon Valley.
San Jose's vicinity to multitude of large schools like University of California and Berkeley ensures that the city has access to a steady stream of newly graduated tech workers, and because it is such a large employment center, it is one of the highest income cities in the US with a population over 500,000. Subsequently, the housing prices are among the steepest in the nation; yet the balance between income and cost of living is such that Forbes magazine recently reported San Jose metro area as the happiest place to work in the USA.
However, San Jose is not all about technology. Sports fans can find their team in the NHL San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer, as well as the San Jose Saber Cats of Arena Football League.
San Jose is also home to a plethora of performing and fine art institutions as well as several prominent museums. A few of these include the Opera San Jose, Symphony Silicon Valley and Broadway San Jose, as well as one of the nation's premiere modern art museums, the San Jose Museum of Art.
Aside from an abundance of restaurants, clubs and shopping, this city is full of entertainment. San Jose hosts a number of exciting events throughout the year, including the yearly Cinequest Film Festival in downtown, which has grown to become an important festival for independent films. Around 30-50 films are screened in Downtown San Jose per year at the Camera 12 Downtown Cinemas, so grab your fellow movie lovers and get down to business.
Music lovers will definitely enjoy the San Jose Jazz festival, an immensely popular
three-day event, featuring jazz, Latin, salsa, R&B, blues and an array of other music styles!