The city of Milpitas, California is located in the San Jose metropolitan area.
Milpitas is a reasonably good city to buy a house in for those who prefer a relaxed ambience. This part of the San Jose metropolitan area is quiet overall, as the streets tend to be quite calm - however noise can be an issue close to Sinclair Freeway, Nimitz Freeway or one of the railway lines. Lastly, it is easy to access parks in the city, since there are about 10 of them close by for residents to check out, including Mission Peak Regional Preserve and Dixon Landing Park.
In Milpitas, many of the dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings and townhouses make up most of the remaining housing stock. The median year of construction for properties in this city is 1982. This part of the San Jose metropolitan area also has a choice of housing sizes - it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy roughly two thirds of the properties in the city and one third are occupied by renters.
Primary schools are easy to access on foot from most houses for sale in Milpitas. On the other hand, high schools are not very abundant and accordingly not always within walking distance. Residents are served by public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. Regarding eating, the closest supermarket in this part of the San Jose metropolitan area is typically only a reasonably short walk away. Residents can enjoy over 300 restaurants and coffee shops as well.
This part of the San Jose metropolitan area is very car friendly. Parking is quite easy, and it is a rather short drive to the nearest highway, such as Nimitz Freeway, from anywhere in Milpitas. In contrast, the public transit service in Milpitas is not very frequent. Nonetheless, there are around 10 bus lines passing through the city, and the nearest bus stop is usually a short walk away. Milpitas is not especially bike-friendly as the bicycling infrastructure is not very extensive, and the topography is not particularly flat. This part of the San Jose metropolitan area is also not very well-suited for walking because carrying out day-to-day needs is occasionally challenging.