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Student Housing San Jose

Book your student housing San Jose easily with Casita. There are many student-friendly neighbourhoods with plenty of student housing options to choose from. Our student housing options include single rooms, shared rooms, flats, studios, en-suites, and more. Casita’s student homes have all the amenities you need, including Wi-Fi, on-site laundry, secure bike storage, an on-site gym, a games area, and many more. Also, they are very well located across the city because they are mere minutes away from the city centre. Simply contact our team of accommodation specialists, who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

About San Jose

San Jose is notable as a centre of innovation for its affluence, Mediterranean climate, and extremely high cost of living. Its location within the booming high-tech industry as a cultural, political, and economic centre has earned the city the nickname "Capital of Silicon Valley". 

San Jose has all it takes to be the ideal place to stay. The city has nearly 16,000 acres of parkland, museums, wineries, a lively performing arts scene, and even a zoo. You'll be in the world's most populous tech centre, close to tech "hubs", including Palo Alto, Mountain View, Menlo Park, and San Francisco. You'll also be a short drive from Santa Cruz (dubbed "Surf City") and the beautiful beaches of Half Moon Bay, where surfing is a way of life.

Whether you are into tech, seeking jobs, studying, or enjoying relaxation, San Jose is the perfect place!

Suburbs in San Jose

San Jose has a number of suburbs and neighbourhoods that students can call home during their stay in the city. As a student, you can book student housing San Jose in a variety of different areas that differ in traffic, transportation, amenities, and location with respect to your university of choice. Below are some of the most prominent areas to live in San Jose, California.

  1. Los Gatos

This lively suburban neighbourhood near the south of San Jose is especially popular among relocators. Los Gatos is known for being a place where history meets modernity due to the merging of charming historic districts and the headquarters of several global tech companies, including Netflix. What makes this San Jose neighbourhood popular among students and young professionals, particularly, is its artsy vibe and European flair and the abundance of nearby services, amenities, restaurants, cafes, and shopping districts. Attractions in the area include the New Museum Los Gatos + Art Studio, Lexington Reservoir County Park, Los Gatos Creek County Park, and Vasona Lake County Park.

  1. Los Altos

Spanish for "The Heights," Los Altos is one of San Jose’s most famous suburbs. Los Altos is widely known for providing a nice mixture of rural comfort and big-city excitement. Living in a Los Altos home puts you close to Silicon Valley, charming shopping districts, top-performing schools, and over 16 parks and amenities-filled community centres. This suburb is also known for its beautiful scenery and natural beauty, which are definitely worth living next to! Landmarks in this neighbourhood include the Los Altos History Museum, Redwood Grove Nature Preserve, Rancho San Antonio County Park and Open Space Preserve, and Los Altos Golf & Country Club.

  1. Saratoga

This beautiful San Jose neighbourhood is known for its natural scenery, high quality of life, safe environment, and friendly locals. Its central location in the Bay Area attracts residents from different parts of California who want to live close to everything. Attractions in the Saratoga suburb of San Jose include Hakone Estate and Gardens, Saratoga Historical Park, Wildwood Park, Kevin Moran Park, West Valley College, and Montalvo Arts Centre.

  1. Palo Alto

This is one of the best suburbs for students in San Jose. Known for being a college town, Palo Alto has a vibrant, hip downtown with outstanding shopping, dining, and entertainment; plenty of options for student housing; a good school district; and over 4,500 acres of parks and natural reserves. Notable sites and attractions in the area include Byxbee Park, Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, Baylands Nature Preserve, Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, and Hewlett-Packard Garage.

  1. Cupertino

This San Jose neighbourhood has been ranked among the happiest places to live in the US and has a well-educated population of almost 60K living in 14 well-rounded areas. Living in Cupertino guarantees you a safe, serene environment near excellent schools and learning institutions, as well as endless opportunities to participate in outdoor activities offered by the local city and county parks and the nearby nature preserves. Some of Cupertino’s most visited and notable attractions include Maisie’s Peak, McClellan Ranch Preserve, Blackberry Farm Recreation and Pool, and Fremont Older Open Space Preserve.

Cost of Living in San Jose

The average cost of living in San Jose is $2972, which is in the top 0.4% of the most expensive cities in the world; it is ranked 41st out of 9294 in our global list, 32nd out of 2202 in the United States, and 22nd out of 319 in California. This amount does not always account for your rent but for basic necessities like food, groceries, transportation, and entertainment.

Transportation in San Jose

San Jose is quickly becoming northern California's transportation centre thanks to Mineta San Jose International Airport’s expanding international flight options. As well as Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) extending to San Jose, the California bullet train project is set to begin building shortly. Car services, shuttle services, taxis, and buses are all available in San Jose.

Attractions in San Jose

There are plenty of fun things to do in San Jose and many great places to see. The city has a rich history, a rich cultural heritage, and a thriving arts and entertainment scene. There is always something to do or see in the city of San Jose. Attractions in San Jose fit a variety of different people with varying interests. 

Here are some of the city’s top attractions that you should check out during your stay in San Jose!

  1. Winchester Mystery House

This tourist attraction is a San Jose mansion where Sarah Winchester once lived, and it became a historic attraction and a renowned architectural wonder after her death back in 1922. 

  1. Adobe Almaden Tower

This Adobe headquarters in San Jose is a well-known attraction that tourists come to witness and enjoy solving the Semaphore puzzle, an interactive artwork located atop Adobe's offices. 

  1. The historic Excite Ballpark

Excite Ballpark, previously known as San Jose Municipal Stadium or Muni Stadium, is a baseball park in San Jose, California, which has been entertaining spectators since 1942.

  1. Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

This is a zoo that is both family-friendly and accredited. Happy Hollow is a sixteen-acre park with several popular attractions, such as a carousel, roller coaster, petting zoo, and Puppet Castle Theatre.

  1. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

This is a famous San Jose event venue where you can either host or attend events with friends, including concerts, screenings, festivals, and so much more! 

  1. SoFA District

The SoFA District (So. First Area) is an arts, cultural, and entertainment district in the very heart of downtown San Jose. It is a must-visit and a great place to experience the diverse culture of San Jose.

Universities in San Jose

San Jose is home to a number of the country’s top-ranked universities and world-renowned learning institutions. Casita offers a range of options for student housing San Jose near these universities. Check them out!

San Jose State University

  • An accommodation option is available a short walk away, or a public transport ride away.

  • San Jose Diridon Station is ten minutes away.

  • Places of interest: Emma Prusch Farm Park and Guadalupe Gardens Heritage Rose Garden.

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in San Jose, Casita offers student accommodation in these other cities in the USA: Chicago, Berkeley, Columbia, Boston, Denver, Detroit, Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Francisco, Sacramento, and New Haven.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.


When should I start looking for San Jose student housing?

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Starting your search for student housing in San Jose early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps: the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.


Are there short-term stays in San Jose?

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Yes, but you should check the availability of your San Jose student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accept short-term stays.


How much rent does a student pay for accommodation in San Jose?

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The average monthly cost for student housing in San Jose starts at around $900 and can go up to $1,500 for bigger houses or properties. This mainly depends on the room type, the provider, the location, and the amenities offered at the property.


How do I pay for my student room in San Jose?

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Payments can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process!


Can I pay my San Jose student housing rent in instalments?

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Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a U.S. guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.

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