3.6 out of 10

South 10th St, Fairgrounds

Ranked 2nd best street in Fairgrounds
37.3184714320268 -121.86449832524
Great for
  • Schools
  • Eating Out
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees



"Art and fun, skating"

I mainly go to Roberts Art Supply & Bookstore for the art supplies but they sell books too but mostly books for the college courses. It’s a nice quiet environment and the people are nice and very helpful.

Then there’s Shark’s ice rink. It’s large rinks and an arcade for younger kids. The place is kept clean and it’s just a lot of fun.

The auto wrecker is a great place to get good working parts cheap and they are willing to help you find the right thing. It’s great when you don’t want to spend the money for new.

Also Spartan stadium
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"lived between san carlos and san salvador"

South 10th is really long. This review covers E. San Carlos to William St.
I lived on 10th for about a year. Where I was, directly across the street from San Jose State wasn't too bad. My rent was cheap, it was 900 for a two bedroom apartment. However this was in 2004 and by 2005 the 2 bedroom apartments were being turned into single room occupancy units or something like that so the owner could get much more money.

I want to say there was a lot to eat in this area of the street, but mainly the Super Taqueria was the high point, they have excellent food. Other than that the food was more close than anything else. You could get fast food like pizza or hot dogs or sandwiches around the corner at subway or you could walk onto campus and eat at the student union.

I didnt have a car here and the bus stop is really close. Going south the stops are on 10th or san carlos and going north you have to go to 11th.

While there are a lot of students living on the street it didnt seem overly loud, except for the dorm that was built across from me, but it was occasional noise. I didnt feel like the homeless from further up the street near Santa Clara st really came down that far, so this area was cleaner than areas more south or north on 10th street.

As far as living on this street, if you are a young or a student, it is probably the street for you. It is downtown, walking distance from bars and clubs. Easy to get to the public transportation. I would not recommend this street to families with kids. 10th is a really busy street and cars drive really fast...sometimes even the wrong way.
Recommended for
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