San Jose is “just over the hill” from our smaller community, but there is a world of difference between the two, both in cost of living and the quality of life.
We’ve already covered why home buyers are choosing Santa Cruz over larger centers like San Francisco. The same is true for San Jose.
San Jose is the third most populous city in California, after Los Angeles and San Diego. Its population of over one million residents dwarfs Santa Cruz's 60,000. A comparison of Santa Cruz and San Jose is really like comparing apples and oranges.
San Jose is a major commercial hub and the center of Silicon Valley, and Santa Cruz is a sleepy hamlet by the sea in comparison. A lot of the decision making will be personal preference and we wear our personal…