The beautiful San Jose neighborhood, located less than a quarter mile away from the wide St. John's river and 6 miles south of central Jacksonville, offers the best of city life without the busy rush. Its close proximity to the water means you won't have to wander far for a pretty view, while the neighborhood's outer Jacksonville location makes commuting easier. Follow Butler Boulevard east, and you'll be at Ponte Vedra Beach in 30 minutes. Educational establishments abound in San Jose. Two elementary schools - Kings Trail Elementary School on Old Kings Road South and San Jose Elementary School just north of the neighborhood - lie close by. Also close by is Samuel W. Wolfson High School, located on Powers Ave.
San Jose is part of Jacksonville's Southside area, once known as "South Jacksonville." Originally, a port on St. Johns River not far from San Jose served as a vital conduit for citrus fruits, which were then distributed all over the southern United States. Now, the San Jose neighborhood offers its residents a refreshing, bright and family-oriented place to call home. The area's ethnically diverse populace contributes positively to its community spirit, which also lives in the three schools in and around the neighborhood. A number of museums, including the Cummer Museum of Art in Jacksonville's Downtown area, sit within easy driving distance of San Jose. The Downtown region also houses a number of art galleries, particularly within the area between Market Street and Julia Street. Central Jacksonville also hosts a number of annual music festivals, including the Jacksonville Jazz festival, which takes place annually in the spring.