San José undoubtedly has a world-renowned quality of life, offering a wide variety of exciting cultural, recreational, educational, and entertainment opportunities. In addition, the City of San José has the nation’s best public safety record of any metropolitan area, a marvelous ethnic diversity and a beautiful climate.
San Jose is located in the Santa Clara County.
San Jose was founded November 29, 1777 (as Pueblo de San Jose) and it was California’s first civilian settlement.
San Jose incorporated March 27, 1850 (as City of San Jose)
San José was one of the first incorporated cities in California and site of the first state capital.
Located approximately 50 miles south of San Francisco and 390 miles north of Los Angeles,
San José is the largest city in the Bay Area.
San José is the third largest city in California. It is the 10th largest city in the U.S. As of January 2008, the population estimate is 989,500 and represents a 1.8% increase over last year’s estimate of 972,190, and a 10.6% increase since the start of the decade when San Jose’s population was 894,943.
San José and the surrounding San Jose areas are home to the largest concentration of technology expertise in the world. Silicon Valley and the surrounding area have more than 6,600 technology companies employing more than 254,000 people.