5.4 out of 10


37.4225049091815 -121.905765877188
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Strip Malls and Apartments"

Midtown is a long stretch surrounding South Main Street that is mostly made up of strip malls. There are a variety of restaurants here, from Baja Cactus to Red Chillies (an Indian joint). You also get hotels like Best Western and St. John the Baptist—a Catholic school.

Like most such strip malls, it is not particularly attractive. It is fairly flat and unappealing in most spots and there is a ton of traffic in the area—much of it drawn here by the neighboring Great Mall that is just to the east. Put simply, this place is just about always packed with shoppers.

Midtown also has a several apartment complexes and condos on its southern end. I’m not sure how much these cost but they certainly are a good spot for singles who are okay with being close to the action the Great Mall brings in. The area on the southern end where this is located is actually fairly nice with a cute little park with kid friendly play equipment and with less of a commercial feel.

Of course, as in other neighborhoods in Milpitas, the smell is an issue that has to be brought up. The Midtown residents and their noses, thus have to either habituate to it or move.

Overall, a great spot for singles to live while commuting into San Jose.
  • Attractive Apartments
  • Good for Shopping
  • The Smell
  • Ugly Strip Malls
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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