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Old 07-17-2007, 10:48 PM
 
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I work in San Jose, but currently live in the East Bay. In looking for apts closer to work, I have found that overall, apts in Campbell are nicer and I get more for the money than I would with San Jose apts. However, I'm a little scared to live in such small city, as I'm a big city girl. Is there a lot to do in Campbell? Do people in their 20's live there, or is it more of a family town? Any info on Campbell would be great! Thank you!
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:09 PM
 
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There's stuff to do on that side of the valley, but not all of it is in Campbell. Those cities all run together as one, in a way.
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:56 PM
 
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The downtown area of Campbell is limited to a few bars. Not much to do there really. I've only partied there one time, was not impressed. I would suggest moving to downtown San Jose.
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:52 PM
 
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You could be in Campbell, then walk across the street and be in San Jose. All the burbs here are all in one. Try Mountain View. The downtown area is hip and cool
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:35 PM
 
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Yeah, Campbell basically is San Jose. Driving down Bascom, you'll never know when one place ends and the other begins.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:19 PM
 
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You consider SJ a big city? Come on. Not much difference really between Campbell and SJ. SJ is just a bigger Campbell.
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:42 PM
 
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You consider SJ a big city? Come on. Not much difference really between Campbell and SJ. SJ is just a bigger Campbell.
Many parts, yes. Downtown and Eastside? Absolutely not.
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:18 PM
 
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Actually, I don't consider SJ to be a big city, since I've lived in much bigger ones like Chicago and NYC. However, in northern California, it pretty much IS a big city considering the surroundings (much bigger than SF).

As I've cruised through Campbell, though, since I've posted this, I could also imagine myself living there. After all, I guess I'm not that young anymore, and even living in Chicago or NYC again might not be the same for me now.

Thank you for all your help!
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Old 08-01-2007, 06:21 AM
 
Location: San Jose, Morgan Hill
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There are a few good bars in Campbell. Shopping in the Pruneyard is pretty popular and gets lots of traffic. San Jose is a big city so its not really fair to compare in terms of things to do. Downtown San Jose has most of the nightlife but its kind of ugly out there, having lived in SJ for years.

I disagree with krudmonk's statement:
"Yeah, Campbell basically is San Jose. Driving down Bascom, you'll never know when one place ends and the other begins."

The entire west side of San Jose is the Bascom Avenue marker. As you head into east side of Bascom, housing values go down and you get into the downtown core where it gets ugly (except for Rose Garden). As you head to the west side of Bascom, things are way different!

The only thing going for San Jose are the Sharks, and the Tech Museum. Campbell is a family oriented community with much more affordable housing and better quality, newer homes for the price.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:46 AM
 
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I grew up in Campbell. It's still a nice city. Housing is VERY expensive..but still a nice city. San Jose is a much bigger city,with all the usual big city problems. In my experience,in both places there are some really rude,disrespectful blackies,Mexicans and Orientals.
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Apparently, there's also at least one ignorant, uncultured, bigot here in Campbell whose going to make the rest of us (decent folk) look bad. Do us all a favor and move the hell away - your kind isn't welcome here anymore. I'm sure there are neighborhoods out in Lodi or Modesto that wouldn't mind harboring someone such as yourself (inbred, trailer-trash, etc..).

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