• twitter.com/travel1000place
  • facebook.com/avel1000places
  • Visit us:
This article:

San Jose


San Jose in a nutshell

It was also the state's first capital (before California became an official state), with the first legislature convening in a two-story adobe in December 1849.
Primarily an agricultural focused city in the early to mid-20th century, San Jose is now known as the Capital of Silicon Valley for the area's many high technology companies.

Symbols of the city's long history can still be found in the complex known as History Park, which includes the preserved and restored Peralta Adobe, built in 1797; the Fallon House, built in 1855; a historic working trolley and 25-acres of turn-of-the-century landmark buildings located at Kelley Park.
With a population of around 925,000, San Jose is the third largest city in California and the West Coast, and the 11th largest city in the nation. San Jose is larger than San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Miami, Denver and New Orleans.
San Jose is also the Safest Big City in America for three consecutive years according to FBI crime statistics. Located between the Diablo and Santa Cruz mountain ranges, San Jose encompasses 170-square miles at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay. It is about 45 minutes south of San Francisco and 70 minutes northeast of Monterey.

San Pedro Square
San Pedro Square

Cesar Chavez Fountain
Cesar Chavez Fountain



Document Information
Source: San Jose CVB
Last modified: 20040829
copyright ©2018 DENALImultimedia llc; magazineUSA.com and/or respective owner(s). All rights reserved.
By accessing and using this website you agree to comply with our Terms of Use / Disclaimer / Copyright Info.

FTC and Amazon Disclosure:
On our pages we might offer product suggestions and provide a link to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases a small commission, however, it does not increase the price of the product and it doesn't cost you anything.

Connect with us on:
  • twitter.com/travel1000place
  • facebook.com/travel1000places