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Old 03-17-2012, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Cupertino & Palo Alto are nicer, but are even more crazy expensive than SJ. Even so, there are large swaths of SJ that are just as nice as places like Cupertino, and while the school districts might not be quite as good, there are a few that come reasonably close (I'm thinking of the Almaden Valley area). Sunnyvale? It's just as blah as SJ if not more so, and it's more expensive.
What's so nice about Cupertino? It doesn't even have a downtown nor any place to walk around in nor does it have many parks and trails.
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:11 AM
 
Location: southern california
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if u r from wisconsin 26 and making 6 figures @ golden triangle, its muy happy.
its like gloria used to say to me on the hood, huck when u got money every place is mardi gras.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:18 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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One this that's good about SJ is that the place is very clean and safe..
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:42 AM
 
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What's so nice about Cupertino? It doesn't even have a downtown nor any place to walk around in nor does it have many parks and trails.
I suppose that's true. I don't care for it that much myself. There are neighborhoods in SJ that are just as nice or nicer than Cupertino that are less expensive. it's nice in the sense that it has very low crime and it has a great school distrtrict (at least if you go just by test scores).
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:13 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Even those of you shredding me on this forum (u kno who u are) have to admit that there are no longer any "bad sections" of san jose, it seems to have spread throughout the entire city. Some areas are worse than others for crime and filth, but it seems like even the nice neighborhoods you can go just a couple streets over and have the bad element
Not really. The bad sections of San Jose are pretty persistent and predictable. Bad things can happen anywhere, but if you live close to De Anza Blvd or Quito Road or National Ave, for example, you can bet you're going to be pretty safe. If you live by Gramercy or Havana or Vine, you're going to have more than normal issues.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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I suppose that's true. I don't care for it that much myself. There are neighborhoods in SJ that are just as nice or nicer than Cupertino that are less expensive. it's nice in the sense that it has very low crime and it has a great school distrtrict (at least if you go just by test scores).
Yes, but Cupertino is also in a more central location to Silicon Valley companies vs Almaden.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ!!!!!
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Im not "trolling" Im just stating my opinion that I really dont see SJ as being one of the happiest cities in the US. And yes, your research on me shows that I have posted in Lex & Boise....San Jose has absolutely nothing left for me. Im tired of the ridiculously high rents and overcrowding. I have found a 2br 2ba "luxury" apt for under $700/month.
I have been in san jose for about 30 years all together, went to school here, got my first job here, etc...I have watched it deteriorate throughout the years. Getting more and more crowded, more trash on the streets, and the traffic is crazy. Even on weekends.
So if passing on my view of my hometown is trolling then I guess Ill find a nice bridge to live under. Thats another thing I wont miss about SJ. Everyone is so touchy.
Maybe you should just chill or just spend some quality winter time in the place you are thinking about moving. I miss San Jose so much. I know it's expensive but consider it a quality of life tax. Worth every penny
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:17 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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These surveys and rankings are always amusingly stupid.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Yes, San Jose does, indeed, suck. These surveys are pretty meaningless. Each person has their own idea of paradise. To me, the godawful monotony of sunny summer days here makes me want to go screaming into the night! Bleah! It's not so much that San Jose and environs are a "hellhole". Not by any means. It's more a deep cosmic feeling of lifelessness.... ya know? Yep, we've got a low crime rate. Congratulations. Maybe we're all too damn bored to be mischievous. Kidding. That actually really is important but life is too short not to live someplace you love. Good luck everyone in your search for your ideal "forever" place.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:22 PM
 
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Thanks nature1. I leave for my new home in one week! So excited to leave this place behind! I wish you all the best. Even those that have ripped me to shreds because of my distaste for SJ....I am glad you were able to find the happiness in SJ that I have not.
Cheers!
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