Moving from Austin, TX to San Jose, CA

Moving from Austin, TX to San Jose, CA will land you smack dab in the middle of sunny California. Austin is the capital city of Texas and has 820,611 residents, while San Jose is California’s third-largest city with 971,372 residents. The largest city within Silicon Valley, San Jose began as a small-scale farming industry and, due to a spectacular suburban sprawl, became the booming industrial city it is today. Featuring a beautiful landscape of hilly mountains and the San Francisco Bay, San Jose will soon be your new perfect home!

The trip to San Jose from Austin will take you 1,715 miles across the countryside, through Tucson, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and Los Angeles, CA before you reach your desired destination. 27 hours of driving isn’t for everyone, though. Flying out to California? When your belongings are in the hands of U-Pack®, you know your moving trailer or ReloCube will be transported safely from Austin to San Jose in time for you to unpack and begin your new life! Explore our coverage area here

The weather in San Jose, to be expected from the Bay Area, is a Subtropical Mediterranean climate. You’ll get 300+ days of sunshine, mid-80s summer temperatures, and a yearly average low of 51 F, as low as 41 F in December and January. Sounds good compared to Austin’s mid-90s summer temperatures! While the average low temperatures are matched between the two cities, Austin’s humid subtropical climate keeps winters mild and dry. It rains half as much in San Jose as it does in Austin per year, so you can bet you’ll be getting a California tan!

Navigate San Jose with bus, light-rail, and paratransit routes that circuit through the city, provided by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Rapid Bus service travels throughout San Jose and to the surrounding area, and express bus service is offered from the city center to Santa Cruz. Downtown San Jose operates light-rail to Milpitas, Campbell, Mountain View, and Almaden Valley, and the city has garnered a positive walking score regarding those who commute within the city.

Education in San Jose is provided to 32,000+ students through San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD), along with four feeder school systems. Compared to Austin Independent School District, with 86,697 students in 124 schools, SJUSD proves to be a fluid transition for children moving from Austin to San Jose. In addition, Evergreen Valley College, National University, San Jose State University, California University of Management and Technology, Lincoln Law School of San Jose, Golden Gate University, and more are ready to serve those seeking a post-secondary education!

Food & fun in San Jose is just as diverse as the people living here! Check out The Boiling Crab, Pizza Antica, Huong Lan Sandwich, Yeganeh Bakery & Café, and Walia Ethiopian Cuisine in the weeks following your move for some of the best dining San Jose has to offer!

For loads of fun, experience The Tech Museum of Innovation, Winchester Mystery House, the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, Alum Rock Park, Mexican Heritage Plaza, Overfelt Gardens, Lick Observatory, and Kelley Park, which features the Portuguese Historical Museum. If you include sports venues, shopping centers, and the theaters that the city has to offer, you’re in for night after night of quality entertainment once you settle into San Jose!

You will love moving from Austin to San Jose!