U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > San Jose
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-12-2012, 01:09 PM
 
413 posts, read 547,634 times
Reputation: 179
Quote:
Originally Posted by mysticaltyger View Post
Yes, that's true. But in the last 6 months or so it seems there have been more "moving to San Jose/SV" post than there have been the last few years.

But I do agree...I don't think SJ is going to be a fast growing city any more. We would need to build a lot of high density housing for that, and there are to many rules/people against it for that to happen.
Speaking that San Jose is about 170 square miles and they don't want to densify the city. IT's pretty sprawled around with short skyscrapers in downtown. Isn't the airport too close to downtown San Jose causing height restrictions?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-12-2012, 03:53 PM
 
Location: yeah
5,627 posts, read 9,983,039 times
Reputation: 2583
Density exists without skyscrapers.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-12-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: San Jose
57 posts, read 126,811 times
Reputation: 24
I personally like that SJ is more laid back and not so hectic. I like having some space around me and not people on top of me. SF is not far away if we want to enjoy it for the weekend or hit up a game or two. To each their own...we didnt come to the south bay expecting NYC or Miami partying.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-12-2012, 05:59 PM
Status: "California Uber Alles!" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: San Jose, CA
7,472 posts, read 6,355,909 times
Reputation: 4505
Quote:
Originally Posted by syborg View Post
we didnt come to the south bay expecting NYC or Miami partying.
Or getting mugged by crackheads or yelled at by crazy people or car getting jacked(SF).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-12-2012, 10:35 PM
 
14,087 posts, read 11,709,491 times
Reputation: 9950
Quote:
Originally Posted by sequoias View Post
Speaking that San Jose is about 170 square miles and they don't want to densify the city. IT's pretty sprawled around with short skyscrapers in downtown. Isn't the airport too close to downtown San Jose causing height restrictions?
Yes, that's true. But density doesn't require skyscrapers. Paris, France is very dense with over 54,000 people per square mile, but it has relatively few skyscrapers.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-12-2012, 10:39 PM
 
14,087 posts, read 11,709,491 times
Reputation: 9950
Quote:
Originally Posted by syborg View Post
I personally like that SJ is more laid back and not so hectic. I like having some space around me and not people on top of me. SF is not far away if we want to enjoy it for the weekend or hit up a game or two. To each their own...we didnt come to the south bay expecting NYC or Miami partying.
My biggest complaint is that there are so few "real" cities with real density anywhere in America. Every single metro area in America has plenty of suburban areas to choose from, but that isn't the case for those who want to live an urban lifestyle. You're restricted to just a handful of cities, and most of them are uber expensive. It's easy to say "to each his own" when you have a variety of suburban areas to choose from because you can easily get what you want in any part of the country.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-12-2012, 10:41 PM
 
14,087 posts, read 11,709,491 times
Reputation: 9950
Quote:
Originally Posted by syborg View Post
I personally like that SJ is more laid back and not so hectic. I like having some space around me and not people on top of me. SF is not far away if we want to enjoy it for the weekend or hit up a game or two. To each their own...we didnt come to the south bay expecting NYC or Miami partying.
I don't think density automatically = hectic. It's about good planning, good mass transit, and good construction quality. America is terrible at all three.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2012, 01:22 PM
 
413 posts, read 547,634 times
Reputation: 179
Quote:
Originally Posted by mysticaltyger View Post
Yes, that's true. But density doesn't require skyscrapers. Paris, France is very dense with over 54,000 people per square mile, but it has relatively few skyscrapers.
Oh that's right, they can replace single family homes with 4 to 6 homes (town homes) in one acre lot, for example. That's one other way to increase more people in a smaller space. That's what they are doing in Seattle. They replace few homes with several unit apartment complexes. I think Capitol Hill in Seattle has about 27,000 people per square mile, there is tons of apartments with mostly 2 to 3 stories tall.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2012, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
26 posts, read 29,191 times
Reputation: 39
According to the article, demand wasn't determined by price but by who was searching for data on other cities. But then again, I still dispute both the premise and the conclusions of that article in Sunday's Burbed article.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2012, 07:03 PM
 
979 posts, read 1,076,742 times
Reputation: 415
Quote:
Originally Posted by mysticaltyger View Post
That's been covered elsewhere. In short, there are too many people of the same personality type here. Engineers/computer programmers dominate and they are not very outward/socially focused.
I know what you mean, being an Engineer I hear this a lot, but I'm not the Ted Kaczynski anti-social type. I have plenty of co-workers though that fit the bill, try saying good morning to them and they just look at you like a zombie.

At least I could land a higher paying job in the Bay Area, compared to NOVA.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > San Jose

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top