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Things you should know when planning a cross-country move to San Jose

Some people would do anything to move to Silicon Valley chasing their dreams, and some are moving because of many job opportunities here, or because of a loved one. Either way, if you are considering moving to San Jose, there are some things you should know before you start looking for a moving company and packing your moving boxes.

The City

San Jose is the biggest city in the Bay Area and is often referred to as "The Capital of Silicon Valley". Many tech companies have their headquarters here, such as Adobe Systems, Cisco Systems, eBay, and PayPal, to name a few. There are a lot of neighborhoods, so many, in fact, that sometimes you may even find yourself wondering if you’re still in the same city. If you go south or east of San Jose you will leave the city while going north will take you closer to San Francisco, a densely populated area.

Crime Rates

San Jose is also one of the safest cities to live in the US and the crime rate is really low. If you look at the crime heat map  you can also see that most of the crimes happening here are minor offenses and poverty crimes.

The Costs of Living

Depending on what your housing budget is and what type of neighborhood you are looking for you will find that every one of them has something specific to offer. That being said, you should know that San Jose is really expensive to live in, at 2100$ being an average rent. This is because it has the highest average earning population in the world.

For example, there is Santana Row, a neighborhood with European styled streets filled with shops and restaurants where you will pay anywhere from 2500$ to 4500$ for a studio apartment. There are also East Side and South Side San Jose, working class neighborhoods with more economical housing options, where you can rent a room for as little as 1000$ or a small two-bedroom apartment for 2000$. Single people with larger budgets prefer to live downtown in tower blocks, which could set you back anywhere from 3000$ to 4000$. You can find a map of all San Jose neighborhoods here .

Getting Around

Public transportation in San Jose is quite good. There are bus lines for moving around the city, train services for moving in and out of the city and some private transportation options such as cabs, Uber or Lyft. All information on public transport, as well as maps and schedules, can be found here .

Most people prefer having a car to get around the city, so you may want to consider looking into finding a car shipping company and getting a car transport quote, or buying a new car when you get here. With the average commute time of 29 minutes, traffic in San Jose can get pretty bad and if you can, you should try to avoid major highways and bridges during rush hour.

Downtown San Jose is also easily navigated by foot so you can visit many museums, parks, cafes and restaurants located here.

Dining Out in San Jose

San Jose is often overlooked in terms of culinary prestige because of its neighbor San Francisco, but diverse food from all around the globe is abundant in San Jose. You can find many ethnic grocery stores and restaurants. San Jose hosts the annual Taco Festival of Innovation . Some of the great options for dining out in San Jose are:
The Boiling Crab . If you love delicious seafood, visit this place.
The Iguanas Burritozilla . If you yearn the taste of real Mexican food, we suggest trying out this restaurant.
La Vic’s . This is another great restaurant with Mexican food.
Bun Bo Hue An Nam . This place has the best Vietnamese food outside of Vietnam.
Vung Tau . This restaurant is another one that offers delicious Vietnamese cuisine.
To find more restaurants in San Jose, we suggest going out and exploring the city first-hand. After all, no descriptions could ever live up to the taste of San Jose food.

The People of San Jose

Although most people think that San Jose is filled with snobby, egotistical, and rude people, this could not be further from the truth. Yes, some people here are very highly educated and brilliant, but that doesn’t make them unfriendly. While it is hard to put a single label on all the different people living here, most of them are nice and welcoming.

Overall San Jose is a very nice place to live with a lot to offer like tasty food, great parks, museums, events, and more.

Now that you are armed will all this new information, all you need is a reliable moving company. We will save you from all the move-related hassle. Here at Cross Country Moving Company we do everything from providing moving boxes and packing them to providing car transport and moving cross country.

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Cross Country Long Distance Movers are one of the top rated moving companies in the United States. If you are relocating to Santa Jose and are looking for reliable relocation services, then Cross Country Movers will be glad to help. We have an exceptional reputation for providing the best services possible and aim to give you a stress-free, safe and impeccable move.
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We know how stressful driving long distances can be, whether it is for relocation purposes or other reasons. That is why we offer the best professional auto shipping services. With us, you can rest assured that your vehicle will be safe throughout its trip.
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We offer affordable cross country moving prices that depend on several factors. These include the size of your home or business, the number of items being moved, and the location of your destination. With Cross Country Movers, you won’t have to worry about any hidden fees and charges. We will provide you with a flat price estimate depending on your exact inventory.
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