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Old 04-21-2017, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Downtown SJ
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* Hope I was on topic and not posting nonsense.
No, actually you were not on topic. The OP didn't ask what it the best city, they were asking how SJ now compares to SJ past.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Yes, I'd say it is the biggest boom ever. I went to SJSU in the 80's and it was a boarded up ghost town back then. Even in the dot com boom, there wasn't nearly as much happening. Over the last 5 years or so there has been a lot of development. Especially housing.

I don't know why people can't just answer the question. Don't respond if you have nothing constructive to contribute.
I'm not sure if it's the biggest boom in history, but clearly, Downtown SJ is experiencing a rise in its fortunes. Heck I remember it being really dead in the 70s (after Valley Fair took a lot of retail attention away) - only Original Joes' has stuck around all these years - and it's still going strong today.
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:40 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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There was proportionally speaking a huge boom during the gold rush years, there was even a time when downtown served as the core for the state capital. If you look at a map of San Jose before the gold rush I believe there was only the original survey, but 2 years later the city was already being mapped out over a much larger area.

So maybe not the biggest boom downtown has ever had.
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Old 04-27-2017, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Wait. San Jose has a Downtown???
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Old 04-27-2017, 08:57 PM
 
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Wait. San Jose has a Downtown???
Yeah, it's probably better than yours.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Yeah, it's probably better than yours.
Well, it would have to be super-crappy to be worse than San Jose downtown. What a dump!
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Old 04-28-2017, 09:45 AM
 
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Well, it would have to be super-crappy to be worse than San Jose downtown. What a dump!
Where are you from?
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