Milpitas has a below average violent crime rate and an above average property crime rate compared to other cities in the United States.
Though its often lumped in with other San Jose suburbs, Milpitas is technically its own city of roughtly 80,000 people. Located north of San Jose and south of Fremont, Milpitas is an integral part of Silicon Valley's old guard: big tech companies such as Cisco and SanDisk have made it their headquarters and two thirds of the real estate is taken up by industrial and commercial zones.
Milpitas is a perfect place to live to work and commute in the Bay Area. Buses, Cal Train, and the lightrail are all available. Milpitas also has easy access to all of the major highways to get elsewhere in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.
The vibe here is decidedly tech-centered, although there’s a noticeably scattered, almost rural industrial feel to the non-residential areas. The residential areas have a homogenous suburban feel that is similar to Sunnyvale and Mountain View – peaceful and family oriented. Like many Valley cities, those with kids are spoiled for choice when it comes to the many excellent public schools around.
There’s no concentrated downtown area; instead, commercial areas are broken down into retail centers. Some of these are focused around specific Asian cultures, such as Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Filipino communities, where tons of great (and cheap) food can be found.
There are plenty of dining options to be found, although people looking to indulge in nightlife will need to head into San Jose to frequent some of the more popular bars, clubs, and theaters.
Whether you’re a student or a professional, Milpitas' location is a winning one, offering proximity to community colleges, universities, and big employers.
Milpitas is bordered on the north by Fremont, on the east by the Diablo Mountain Range, on the south by East San Jose, and on the west by North San Jose.
Smack dab in the middle of Silicon Valley, this park has good hiking, a lake, and a playground for the kids. Great for family trips to the park or for a jog around the lake, which is one of the cleanest in the region.
In-N-Out is kind of a big thing in California — residents are proud of our local burger joint and its got a cult following. Like other locations, the spot in Milpitas is very popular. You can't go wrong with a cheeseburger, fries, and milkshake.
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