San Jose is located at the southernmost end of the San Francisco Bay and is the largest city in Santa Clara County. After Los Angeles and San Diego, San Jose is also the third largest city in California by population as of 2016.
Considered part of Silicon Valley, San Jose is surrounded by rolling hills and is home to the Tech Museum of Innovation. However, that is just a small part of what defines this city. Residents and visitors enjoy a plethora of attractions and events such as the San Jose Sharks NHL team, Winchester Mystery House, hiking Mission Peak or Sunol Regional Wilderness Park, Alum Rock Park, the Municipal Rose Garden, Children’s Discovery Museum or Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, the Jazz Summer Fest, or enjoying nightlife, arts, theatre, and architecture in downtown San Jose.
Easy access to other areas in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, a healthy job market, a variety of things to do, and a Mediterranean climate make San Jose a popular city to live in. The city was also named the third best place to live in the US by US News & World Report in 2017.