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This diverse, working class area is increasingly attracting tech workers thanks to the large homes and affordability.

Median Home Rent (PER MONTH)

Studio / 1 BR
40% Complete


2 Bedrooms
58% Complete


3 Bedrooms
82% Complete


4 Bedrooms
100% Complete


Median Home Price

Studio / 1 BR
49% Complete


2 Bedrooms
64% Complete


3 Bedrooms
91% Complete


4 Bedrooms
100% Complete


Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students


What’s around
  • 327 Restaurants
  • 47 Schools
  • 18 Banks
  • 15 Nightlife options
  • 31 Grocery stores/markets
  • 59 Fitness options
  • 409 Shops





East San Jose has a below average violent crime rate and an above average property crime rate compared to other cities in the United States.


East San Jose is home to a diverse population. There are large Latino and Vietnamese communities in the area, so finding delicious and authentic ethnic food in the area is easy to do. Working class families and students make up the majority of people living in the area, although there has been an influx of single tech professionals and couples drawn to the area by lower housing prices.

The area is well equipped with amenities. There are many grocery stores ranging from supermarkets to small ethnic grocersn. Eastridge Mall is a large indoor shopping mall that houses many big name brands and a sizable food court for all of your shopping needs.

There’s a great mixture of housing options in East San Jose. Lower income affordable housing, apartments, condos, classic ranch-style homes, and more expensive modern homes in the hills. This is one of the most affordable areas of Silicon Valley.

Among residents of greater San Jose, East San Jose has a reputation for higher crime rates and some gang violence. East San Jose is generally considered safe by residents who don’t go looking for trouble, but common sense should be utilized when walking around at night.

East San Jose is bordered on the north by Milpitas, on the east by the Diablo Mountain Range, on the south by South San Jose, and on the west by Downtown San Jose.



Local Flavor   East San Jose LOCAL schools

Adelante Dual Language Academy

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Distance:0.35 mi

William R. Rogers Elementary School

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Distance:0.4 mi

Ocala Middle School

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Distance:0.41 mi

Mt. Pleasant High School

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Distance:0.54 mi

Summit Public School: Rainier

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Distance:0.54 mi


Local Flavor   East San Jose Local Flavor

Eastridge Shopping Mall

Eastridge Shopping Mall 2200 EASTRIDGE LOOP, SAN JOSE, CA 95122 MAP

This large indoor shopping mall will satisfy all of your brand name shopping needs. It's a good place to come and spend some time during the hot summers, and it has a huge indoor food court with a wide range of options.

Raging Waters

Raging Waters 2333 S WHITE RD, SAN JOSE, CA 95148 MAP

This 23-acre water park is a great place to go with family and friends for a fun day of aquatic adventure.

Tacos Al Pastor

Tacos Al Pastor 428 TOYON AVE, SAN JOSE, CA 95127 MAP

Fresh, authentic Mexican food made with high quality ingredients. A local favorite despite heavy competition from other Mexican restaurants, this place may not look like much but the food will knock your socks off.

Vung Tau Restaurant

Vung Tau Restaurant 535 E SANTA CLARA ST, SAN JOSE, CA 95112 MAP

Feeling the craving for some authentic pho or other Vietnamese dish? This casual dining spot is highly recommended and offers up some of the best Vietnamese food in the San Jose.

Chinese Cultural Garden

Chinese Cultural Garden 2145 MCKEE RD, SAN JOSE, CA 95116 MAP

The sounds of San Jose's busy lifestyle fade away as you stroll by the quiet ponds and stately pavilions of this 33-acre park on land gifted by a successful Chinese immigrant in 1959.

East Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant

East Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant 2819 S WHITE RD, SAN JOSE, CA 95148 MAP

The local San Jose Chinese food restaurant of choice. This is an authentic Chinese style restaurant – not Americanized to suit the local palate.

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