7.1 out of 10

Saratoga Ave, West San Jose

Ranked 2nd best street in West San Jose
37.3059563263618 -121.978317686065
Great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Safe & Sound
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5

"Typical (Much-Needed) Mall..."

This mall is just about as run-of-the-mill as they get, with a fairly extensive selection of bargain-priced stores. But considering the disparity of shopping centers around Silicon Valley, this does not go unnoticed. You can go to the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto and pay hundreds of dollars for a pair of jeans, or get hit up by panhandlers in the Target parking lot in Mountain View! And many of the shopping malls in Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and San Jose are filled with mom and pop shops, with very few commercial franchises.

Either way, this mall meets the needs of many middle-class shoppers by offering the array of selection from the Targets, Nordstrom Racks and Old Navies of the world. Payless Shoes and Famous Footwear offer discounted shoes for even the most cost-effective shoppers, and the food selection, while mainstream and low-budget, is fairly extensive (think Starbucks, Orange Julius and Subway).

While this may not be the fanciest of establishments, the clean, modern finish meets the shopping needs of many middle-class Silicon Valley families.
  • Affordable
  • Plenty of shopping options
  • Accessible
  • Average food selection
  • No high-end shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

"Easily one of the most recognizable streets in the San Jose"

Easily one of the most recognizable streets in the San Jose area by name and sight. This street is a street that curves through the heart of the city. Personally I would never want to live on this street. The idea of my drive way being on a six laned road is rather daunting. I imagine the battle with morning traffic would be enough to send me on my way to a nervous breakdown. On the upside the houses are very well designed. They certainly give way to the modern era of a typical California bungalow. This street will lead you right into Santa Clara and Santa Clara University and along the way there are plenty of cafes to stop at to enjoy a nice and refreshing meal. This is also a great street for the non-locals because of its size you should be able to find everything at your disposal and it also offers easy access to most familiar places in the San Jose area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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