Quietly One Of The Best Value Neighborhoods In San Jose!

As  the 10th largest city, San Jose is one of the most in demand relocation spots in America. Rated as “America’s Happiest Big City” and “One of America’s Safest Cities” by Forbes, people from all over the world are making The Capital of Silicon Valley their forever home. Other accolades of the city include its rating as “The Nation’s Best City for Women” by Women’s Health Magazine and “One of the Best Places to Grow Up” by U.S. News and World Report.  

The city offers a wealth of entertainment, dining, and recreational options perfect for families, singles, and everyone in between. Grounds for activities include pools, golf courses, hiking trails, community gardens, and over 200 parks.

Its diverse population makes for a melting pot of culture that is especially apparent in its vibrant restaurant scene. From Asian to Italian and many, many more, there is a taste to suit every taste bud. Downtown San Jose is especially revered for its five star restaurants, luxury hotels, and thriving night life.

Various attractions in San Jose make it a desirable place to visit even for those who live within city limits. Famous sites include Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, the Tech Museum of Innovation, and the Children’s Discovery Museum.

The city also hosts major events that draw crowds throughout the year. Its  annual International Mariachi Festival and Jazz Festival are among the top festivities held by San Jose. Community is also a big part of its culture with farmers markets spread throughout the city’s neighborhoods. The city is also boosting its presence in the sports world as a an up-and-coming hub and is home to professional soccer, baseball, football, and hockey teams. Live music is another feature of this intricate city. The SAP Center at San Jose lands international music icons including Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Bruno Mars, and Tool.

Real estate in San Jose is incredibly diverse. Buyers can find homes styled as ranches, bungalows, high-rises, condominiums, apartment complexes, and even victorian houses. Also environmentally conscious, the city utilizes green technology in new private and public construction.

Above its booming economy, active lifestyle offerings, and safety, is San Jose’s renown school system. With over 400 public schools, its K – 12 students have historically performed better than their peers in other California cities. The city has multiple community colleges in addition to state operated San Jose State University and Santa Clara University.

Sunol-Midtown is one of the up and coming areas of San Jose. What used to be a downtown adjacent community that was sorely avoided by City of San Jose public funds, now as you drive down San Carlos St you’ll see massive apartment projects and housing complexes being built. Primarily due to it’s downtown San Jose proximity, Sunol-Midtown provides quick and easy access to freeways, The Alameda’s various dining options, & the Downtown nightlife.

Are you relocating to the Silicon Valley? Here’s some great information about this neighborhood:

What’s The Weekend Look Like in Sunol-Midtown?

Weekends will most likely be spent somewhere else, but not for long. Still, there are a variety of options just outside of the neighborhood. Walk or bike on the Guadalupe trail and head up the bay. Or walk downtown and enjoy any of the fine restaurants and breweries that are opening up on The Alameda. Take a short Uber into Santana Row even!

If you’re hanging out in Sunol-Midtown, then enjoy the following restaurants:

Gulzaar Halal Restaurant & Catering

Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant

Sliders Burgers

Is Sunol-Midtown Close To Downtown?

Sunol-Midtown is located about a mile and a half away from the true Downtown San Jose. While downtown, you’ll enjoy endless food and drink opportunities, you’ll have a great time enjoying the local scene all while hardly ever using your car.

Three Specific Places To Hang Out in and around Sunol-Midtown:

LVL 44

San Pedro Square Market

ISO Beers

Hapas Brewing Company

Top 3 Things To Do On Yelp!

If you’re looking for nightlife action, this neighborhood doesn’t have it yet. And that’s ok – there’s enough to do nearby that are easily accessible via Uber or Lyft. But if you are looking for some things to do close by, here are my top suggestions.

Hit up LVL 44. A great new spot just south of San Pedro Square. It’s a great place to get dressed up, have a great cocktail, dance, and stay classy while you do it.

Paper Plane – a great spot for cocktails and an upscale feel to an eclectic downtown.

Haberdasher – A speakeasy located in the heart of downtown. Get dressed up and have your choice between awesome cocktails or delicious craft beer.

Top Places To Eat!

These are some of the best places to eat and drink right around the Sunol-Midtown area.

  1. Back-a-Yard – Great Jamaican cuisine!
  2. Good Kharma – Vegan cuisine and one of the best – and underrated – tap rooms in all of San Jose.
  3. Zona Rosa – Amazing Mexican inspired cuisine


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