San Jose was the first city in California and was thus the original state capital. Now the capital of Silicon Valley, digital nomads are happy to call it home for a while from their coliving space. It is also ranked as one of the safest cities in America.
Being a large city, San Jose is easy to get around without a vehicle - light rail and bus are efficient and provide easy access to neighboring tech towns.
Food is life in the valley. It’s easy to find quality burgers, vegetarian cuisine, and ice cream. If you’re up for the challenge, try burritozilla, a five-pound, three-foot burrito.
Being in the epicenter of tech means lightning fast internet - a must-have for your coliving space and your phone.
The city boasts countless museums, several water parks, and gardens. San Jose also is home to one of three Japantowns left in the United States. If you’re into board games, there’s a life-sized monopoly board that you can rent out with friends for $300 - it even includes a referee to keep the quarrels to a minimum! A great day trip might include a surf day in Santa Cruz (32 miles) or a weekend trip to Yosemite National Park for the adventurous.
Here are some fun facts about San Jose:
- It was originally a farming community and the site of the first commercial broccoli fields in America
- San Jose has had five Chinatowns - three of them destroyed by fire or flood
- Plastic bags have been illegal here since 2012
- Pet owners are limited to five animals, with a maximum of three dogs
- San Jose is home to two of America’s most competitive eaters
- A 30-foot Chuck E. Cheese statue is the world's largest rat
- More patents come from San Jose than any other city in America
- With over 7,000 tech companies, San Jose has the highest concentration of them in the whole world