Is San Jose North or South California?
The area described here includes the county of Santa Clara with the cities of San José, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale. It is located in the Western part of California.
Here, at the southern end of San Francisco Bay, begins in the Silicon Valley, which runs across the Peninsula up to San Francisco. The city was founded in 1777 as El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe and belonged to the Spanish province of Nueva California (later Alta California).
Thus, San José was the first city in Alta California that was not founded during a Mission. In 1846, in the meantime, the city was Mexican, it fell without a fight to the US Americans. During the Gold Rush Mercury was mined here, which was necessary for the gold production. In 1933, the last Lynch murder in California occurred in San José (the Nazi newspapers reported relish).Until 1943, the city had an agricultural character, and then IBM established its headquarters here. Numerous other companies followed. San Jose is now the fastest growing city in California; here the Dollar is worth a little less than anywhere else. According to FBI statistics, San José is the safest major U.S. city.
In addition, the new official spelling is San José, where San Jose is even more common. Palo Alto is coined by Stanford University. The city has beautiful houses from the 20’s, years and villas around 1890. After its founding as a Mayfield 1855 the place for its wild Saloons was famous. Today, there are numerous world corporations here, including Hewlett-Packard or Genencor. Gilroy is the exception. The city lives not High Tech, but from garlic and is called the capital of garlic. Santa Clara was founded in 1752 together with one of the 21 Californian missions (Mission Santa Clara de Asis).
The Mission can be found on the site of Santa Clara University. In Santa Clara, Intel has its head office. Saratoga is one of the most livable cities in the United States (if you can afford it, because it is also one of the most expensive) with antique shops, French Restaurants, European bakeries and tasting delicious wines from local winemakers. Santa Clara County is one of the most prosperous areas in the world. The Silicon Valley is rich: Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale are among the most prosperous places in the United States, San Joseé, and Gilroy are among the most affluent cities in California.
Los Angeles 528 km
in California: Merced, Modesto, Monterey, Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz
Flights to San Jose
British Airways offers flights between London Heathrow and San Jose.
There are no direct flights from Germany, Austria or Switzerland to San Jose.
From Frankfurt you can reach San Jose with a one-time change with American Airlines via Dallas, with Delta via Atlanta, Detroit and New York JFK as well as with United and Lufthansa via Chicago, Denver and Houston.
From Munich Connections with Delta via Atlanta and with United / Lufthansa via Chicago, Denver (LH) and Houston (UA) exist.
From Düsseldorf and Stuttgart, and there are Connections with Delta via Atlanta.
From Vienna there is a connection via Chicago with United / Austrian, from Zurich Delta can fly over New York JFK.