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San Jose, CA Moving Tips & Services!

With more than 980,000 people and growing each and every day, San Jose has grown exponentially over the last 150 years into the third largest city in California. In the last few decades, San Jose has earned the nickname of ‘Capital of Silicon Valley’ due to its booming technology and electronics industry; there are many large companies based in the area, many with 1,000 employees or more. For those seeking to pave their own path, the entrepreneurial spirit is strong in San Jose; it produces more patents than any other city and more than a third of all venture capital funds are invested into Silicon Valley companies. Outside of employment and work opportunities, San Jose has something to offer just about everyone. For the outdoor enthusiast, the city enjoys a subtropical climate, which means pleasant weather year round; additionally, you are within a reasonable proximity to the coast and the Sierra Mountains. Downtown San Jose offers a vibrant, diverse nightlife to unwind and let loose. And families will find comfort in living in one of the safer cities in the United States. With some help from U-Haul, we’ll get you settled with as little hassle as possible, so you can enjoy all the city has to offer.

Helpful Tips for Relocating to San Jose, California

U-Haul has 12 truck rental facilities in San Jose, making it even more convenient for you to rent or return your one-way truck rental. Here are some valuable moving tips to help you during your journey to the west coast.

  • Cost of Living – The cost of living in San Jose can be pretty substantial, so make sure you consider the higher expenses prior to your move. However, this is generally reflected in the pay; you stand to earn a higher paycheck working in San Jose. Regardless, it is something you have to consider prior to your move.
  • Neighborhoods – San Jose has a wide of variety of neighborhoods to consider prior to relocating. Some of the more popular ones are Downtown, Japantown, Rose Garden, Willow Glen, Los Gatos, Almaden Valley, and Coyote Valley, just to name a few. They range from modern redevelopments to historic buildings. Where you look to move depends on your lifestyle, but San Jose has a place for you.
  • Transportation – In many major cities, traffic can be a major concern, and San Jose is no different. However, there are many forms of alternative transportation for you to take advantage of; BART, the Santa Clara Transit Authority, and Cal Train all provide bus and rail transportation options, not only in San Jose but also throughout the Bay Area.


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