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Old 09-02-2012, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Gilroy CA
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I used to live in Lakewood (near Santa Clara) and I really liked my school. Lakewood Elementary is really nice, not too big that you become a number instead of a name. When I went there you had to wear a uniform but they might have changed that by now since it's been about 17 years.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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What does "best" mean to you, regarding schools? Is it test scores? Then in your price range I would think you could find something in Cupertino or areas of Sunnyvale/San Jose with Cupertino schools. I also found crime to be practically non-existant in Cupertino.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:39 PM
 
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Hi there, we are thinking of moving from the UK to San Jose (husband has been offered a job). What are nice areas to look at (in terms of other families/great schools, nice but affordable properties etc) and any tips of how to find the best elementary schools? Thanks!
Affordable is relative. Almaden Valley is good, west San Jose is good... I suspect south San Jose will have the best balance between affordable and good schools.

That area (The vicinity of Santa Theresa High School) will cost you about 2,500 a month for a 3 bedroom house.

However, where will your husband work? Is he actually in San Jose? I would highly recommend you factor in proximity to work site.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Sunny Bay Area, CA
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I would say Cupertino, Sunnyvale and Mtn View are all very good areas. Really depends on your budget and also where your husband is working, as qr5667 pointed out as proximity and commute are big factors.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:42 AM
 
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I would say Cupertino, Sunnyvale and Mtn View are all very good areas. Really depends on your budget and also where your husband is working, as qr5667 pointed out as proximity and commute are big factors.
Thanks all. Does it help to say he'd be working in Silicon Valley (or is that too broad?)
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:36 AM
 
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Way too broad. He could commute well over an hour from one point to another, even though it's not that big.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:58 PM
 
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Thanks all. Does it help to say he'd be working in Silicon Valley (or is that too broad?)
That covers (roughly) San Mateo down to South San Jose, and up again to Fremont. In very approximate terms, that's about 45 miles top to bottom, and maybe 25 miles across.

Depending on your route, that could be a lot of time spent sitting on 101 (and/or 85, 87, 237, 280, 680, 17/880, etc). We also shouldn't forget that you might not be living inside of Silicon Valley... Lots of people commute from south Santa Clara county (Morgan Hill), Santa Cruz County, or Alameda County (Pleasanton, Livermore, etc).

You don't have to tell us the name of the company, or anything, just the general area (north San Jose, Cupertino...).
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:54 PM
 
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Stay away from East San Jose. Look in Cambrian, Almaden Valley, South San Jose, Cambell etc. San Jose overall is a very safe place
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:10 PM
 
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Whatever you do, stay away from East San Jose.

Lots of gang members and violence.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:48 PM
 
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Willow Glen
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