San Jose is easily the epicenter of the Silicon Valley. As the third largest city in the state of California, and the largest city within the Bay Area, often overshadowing the reaches of San Francisco, San Jose is ground zero for rapid growth due to the development of high technology and electronics.
The "Capital of Silicon Valley" and it's surrounding regions are home to several top 'Fortune 100' companies including EBay, Adobe, Oracle, Google and Facebook.
Geographically, the city is surrounded by picturesque rolling hills and stretches well beyond the North, South, East and West perimeters of the region. San Jose is located in Santa Clara County in the southern edge of what is referred to as the San Francisco Bay.
San Jose historically boasts Spanish Colonial architectural landmarks and revival structures often found in the Downtown area. The city was one of the first incorporated cities in California as well as the states first civilian settlement.
There's more to this city than history and technology, as a host to diverse neighborhoods, food options, communities, municipalities and urban incorporations including Campbell and Cupertino. It's amenities consistently parallel a large city, where as in certain areas, you can easily find the charm of a small town.
Here you can often find quality weather year round, expansive open spaces to explore with beautiful local trails and parks, and close proximity to other regional attractions across Northern California. Within 45 minutes to a few hours, one can find themselves easily exploring attractions including the city of San Francisco, Santa Cruz beaches, Napa Valley or Yosemite National Park. Centrally located about 50 miles or more below San Francisco, makes San Jose a gateway to the