Relocating to San Jose


If you are planning on relocating to San Jose you should know that the area is rapidly growing as one of Silicon Valley’s most desirable cities. It offers residents unparalleled quality of life, with desirable sunny year-round weather that is perfect for enjoying its expansive open spaces, beautiful parks, trails, local and regional attractions, nightlife and world-famous destinations. From San Jose’s many unique and culturally rich neighborhoods, residents can take advantage of an abundance of activities and special events that the entire family will enjoy.

If you have decided to contemplate relocating to San Jose, during the rental tour our Relocation Specialists will answer any questions you may have about moving to San Jose. We will guide you through all of the details of day-to-day life, allowing you to make a realistic evaluation of your new location. This will also give you the opportunity to prepare yourself and your family for what to expect when you decide on relocating to San Jose.

The Diverse Neighborhoods in San Jose

San Jose is a community that prides itself on diversity. After deciding that relocating to San Jose is the best option for you, our Relocation Specialists at San Francisco Relocate will guide you through the different areas of San Jose to help you pick the one that best suits your needs.

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Pick the Best San Jose School For Your Children

With 55 schools for grades K-8, it is no wonder why San Jose is a premier choice for families with children relocating to Silicon Valley. While school districts vary by neighborhood, San Jose’s school districts are above average overall. The renowned San Jose State University is consistently ranked as one of the West’s top public universities.

What’s like Working and Commuting in San Jose?

If you are planning on relocating tot San Jose you should know that it’s home to over 175 big name companies including Ebay and Cisco Systems, San Jose offers an attractive incentive to its employees searching for a shorter commute to work. San Jose has a variety of transportation options, and is well connected to the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

Family Fun and Weekend Activities

In any San Jose neighborhood, you are sure to find a wide selection of wonderful restaurants, shopping, and activities. If you are relocating to San Jose you will find out quickly that the city proudly hosts hundreds of events each year, including concerts, festivals, art shows, running/walking and cycling events, cultural events, and outdoor activities. Enjoy the outdoors at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, indulge in Santana Row’s shopping and dining, and explore the world famous Winchester Mystery House.

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The Cost of Living in San Jose

San Jose’s recent popularity and surge of the tech scene, in combination with its exceptionally sunny year-round climate, are big contributing factors to its current cost of living. While relocating to San Jose is not as expensive as relocating to San Francisco, the desirability of living in San Jose and in close proximity to many of the prominent companies in Silicon Valley, drives the cost of living to be the fifth most expensive city in the country. Our Relocation Specialists are experienced in the San Jose real estate business and can help guide you to finding the perfect home for the most cost-effective and seamless transition possible.

The Amazing Nightlife

The rich and vibrant nightlife of San Jose includes attractions such as world-class restaurants, comedy shows, nightclubs, museums, galleries, and professional sporting events. San Jose’s SoFa (South of First) District is the creative center of downtown, with many of its unique venues participating in the South of “First Fridays” art walk, by presenting exciting exhibitions, live music, and special performances on the first Friday of each month free of charge. Each venue has a unique personality and on their special night the doors stay open late. These events offer a perfect opportunity to come downtown, mingle, and enjoy the night culture.

Another popular evening favorite is Santana Row’s upscale shopping, dining and entertainment. With gourmet dining options abound, Santana Row has the most diverse selection of dining experiences in San Jose.

Enjoy The Luxury of San Jose Shopping

Santana Row is a premier area for upscale and luxury shopping, with brands including Gucci, Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ted Baker, Diesel, H&M, Anthropologie, Kate Spade New York, Tommy Bahama, St. Roix, Brooks Brothers, and more.

Discover the Diverse Dining in San Jose

When relocating to San Jose, you will soon find out that some of the best restaurants in the Bay Area come from San Jose. As with any eclectic, urban and diverse community, you can find just about any type of cuisine to satisfy your craving, from pizza, Italian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, British, Irish, Spanish, American, Peruvian, Retro American, Barbeque, Cuban, Creole and French, San Jose has it!

Alicia recently helped us find an apartment in San Francisco for our son. She was organized, and knew the sections of the city well. We visited nearly twenty apartments in two days and we obtained our first choice. The competition for apartments is fierce and we would never have been able to obtain what we did on our own, despite being California residents and having spent time in the Bay Area previously. Wonderful person, knows her subject and knows her city. Highly recommended without reservation.

Kevin Wingert
Physician New Millenium Medicine
Moved from Santa Barbara (California) to San Francisco

Alicia was very easy to work with in our search for a San Francisco rental apartment. The rental market in the Bay Area can be difficult to navigate and complicated, but she made the process very simple and fun. She provided a great orientation to the various neighborhoods and we were able to secure a great apartment in less than 2 days. I would definitely recommend that you hire Alicia if you need to find an apartment in San Francisco and have a limited time frame. She was a tremendous help to us and very professional. Great job!

Ronald Lee
Physician Mark David Levine MD Psychiatrists Professional Corporation
Moved from Baltimore (Maryland) to San Francisco

Recommended by a mutual acquaintance, Alicia was great to work with. Most people who have been through a relocation process, particularly from the other side of the world, know how complicated and stressful the predicament of international relocation can be. Alicia’s deep local knowledge of the Bay area was key in finding the right house. Our new home meets both my professional constraints (budget, commute, etc.) and my family needs. Alicia went also beyond her role by providing numerous advices that have made our transition much easier. I can highly recommend Alicia for your relocation needs in particular if you are moving from the Old world.

Eric Gabrys
Trade and Investment CommissionerBrussels Invest and Exports
Moved from Brussels (Belgium) to San Rafael

It was by far the best introduction to San Francisco. We are a family of 4 coming from Spain and we really did not know much about the city. Alicia understood exactly where we wanted to live and which schools to take us. We are extremely pleased with their services and all this would not have been possible without her. We strongly recommend Alicia, she is very knowledgeable about the Bay Area and takes time to understand your needs and provide adequate solutions.

Fernando Diez
CEO Milesman Laser
Moved from Leon (Spain) to Tiburon, Marin County

Alicia is a very professional and results oriented relocator that knows every corner in San Francisco, can charm and convince any landlord and follows a very tight and efficient schedule. Alicia adapts immediately to customer needs and therefore delivers a perfect service. In my case, in just two days, we have visited over 15 apartments and singed the perfect deal thereafter. Hence, I can highly recommend her services.

Tobias Haag
Founder and CEO TBA
Moved from Berlin (Germany) to San Francisco

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