Informal living in recently restored 1884 Victorian cottage--light, airy space with back porch and backyard grill. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, you can walk to one of the three historic Japantowns in the U.S. and take in the wonders of The Tech Museum of Innovation, the Egyptian Museum, the San Jose Museum of Art & the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. Lots of biking/hiking trails in the foothills surrounding the city. Easy 45 minute drive to the Santa Cruz boardwalk and redwood forests. Easy 1-hour train ride to San Francisco. House has dishwasher, internet connection and basic cable tv.
We live in the Hensley Historic District in the heart of downtown San Jose. It's urban living but with a small town feel. Great Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, Mexican, and Indian restaurants and cultural centers nearby. You can come to San Jose and be a citizen of the world. 61% of our county's residents are foreign born or the children of people born outside the U.S., representing 176 of the 194 countries of the world. Great public park systems in the greater Bay area make for remarkable hiking and biking year-round. Weather is great--summer is dry heat in the day, cool at night and virtually no bugs!
Our family consists of a retail manager wannabe farmer, museum professional, and young child who plays violin and loves to swim. She's taking Spanish in school and, with Mom, has just begun learning Chinese. Hobbies include gardening, fishing, biking, swimming and art. We have 2 dog-like cats and live on the backporch most of the summer. Sundays mornings we like to walk to Japantown farmer's market. Saturdays we ususally go swim at the YMCA closeby. There's a park with playground in easy walking distance (3 blocks) where we go hang out on summer evenings or have picnics on weekends.