studio, 1 + 2 bedrooms
Starting At $2440

Go on, Make History

Luxury Studio, 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments in Downtown San Jose

If you appreciate history and the way our storied pasts position us for future success, The James Apartments in Downtown San Jose is the community for you. A contemporary collection of luxurious studio, one, and two bedroom apartments in Downtown San Jose, CA, we honor the city’s history while looking ahead to trails still left to be blazed.

We take style to the next level, incorporating high-end finishes and designer touches to make each of our apartments in downtown San Jose unique. Our intimate, seven-story building features two distinct apartment designs capable of romancing you into making your home here. Our amenity-rich—and pet-friendly!—community is filled with beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, conveniences to make your days easier, and a team that prides itself on providing the highest level of service in the friendliest of ways. It’s safe to say, if you’ve dreamt of having it, we’ve got it! To sweeten the deal even further, The James is located in San Jose’s Downtown Historic District, so you’ll have easy access to entertainment, dining, culture, and more.

Experience what it means to truly have it all at our Downtown San Jose apartments. Move in and make history with us at The James.

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studio, 1 + 2 bedrooms


an amenity oasis
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AN artful blend of modern FEAtures + chic style 

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Room to Spare at Our Luxury Apartments in San Jose

Your home is your sanctuary⁠—a place where you can be yourself. Here at The James, we’ve designed our apartments to be the most stylish and luxurious “clean slate” possible, so you can craft your home to be your happy place.

To help you find the right home to fit your lifestyle, we offer a collection of studio, one, and two bedroom San Jose luxury apartments as well as two designer finish packages. Our gourmet kitchens adorned with shaker cabinets, quartz countertops, and tile backsplashes make for amazing spaces to taste-test new recipes! Plug your phone into a USB charging outlet while you take a break and enjoy the fresh air on your covered patio, terrace, or balcony. Stream your favorite show in your living room with our lightning-fast GIGA speed internet connection. End a long day by lighting candles and drawing a bath in your wide alcove tub. Before bed, toss your clothes in the washer and dryer and pick out tomorrow’s outfit from your oversized walk-in closet. When you fall asleep in your home at The James luxury apartments in San Jose, you’ll look forward to every new day.

It’s only natural things get better and evolve with time. The James is where you'll want to build your future. A future that still holds trails left to be blazed.

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  • Studio | 1 Bath
  • 575 Sq. Ft.
  • Starting at $2440
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  • Studio | 1 Bath
  • 654 Sq. Ft.
  • Starting at $2595
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One Bedroom


  • 1 Bed | 1 Bath
  • 701 Sq. Ft.
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  • 1 Bed | 1 Bath
  • 716 Sq. Ft.
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  • 1 Bed | 1 Bath
  • 720 Sq. Ft.
  • Starting at $2725
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  • 1 Bed | 1 Bath
  • 752 Sq. Ft.
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  • 1 Bed | 1 Bath
  • 752 Sq. Ft.
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  • 1 Bed | 1 Bath
  • 818 Sq. Ft.
  • Starting at $2888
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  • 1 Bed | 1 Bath
  • 891 Sq. Ft.
  • Starting at $3170
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  • 1 Bed | 1.5 Bath
  • 1033 Sq. Ft.
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  • 1 Bed With Den | 1.5 Bath
  • 1109 Sq. Ft.
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  • 1 Bed | 1.5 Bath
  • 1170 Sq. Ft.
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  • 1 Bed | 1 Bath
  • 676 Sq. Ft.
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  • 1 Bed | 1 Bath
  • 914 Sq. Ft.
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  • 2 Bed | 2 Bath
  • 1080 Sq. Ft.
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  • 2 Bed | 2 Bath
  • 1083 Sq. Ft.
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  • 2 Bed | 2 Bath
  • 1090 Sq. Ft.
  • Starting at $3423
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  • 2 Bed | 2 Bath
  • 1143 Sq. Ft.
  • Starting at $3830
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  • 2 Bed | 2 Bath
  • 1167 Sq. Ft.
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  • 2 Bed | 2 Bath
  • 1180 Sq. Ft.
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  • 2 Bed | 2 Bath
  • 1207 Sq. Ft.
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  • 2 Bed | 2 Bath
  • 1242 Sq. Ft.
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  • 2 Bed | 2 Bath
  • 1243 Sq. Ft.
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  • 2 Bed | 2 Bath
  • 1254 Sq. Ft.
  • Starting at $3875
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  • 2 Bed | 2 Bath
  • 1290 Sq. Ft.
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Work Hard. Play Harder at Our Apartments in San Jose

Brilliant minds need space—but they also crave connection. The James fulfills both needs with an inspired suite of amenities in our apartments in San Jose.

Break a sweat in our cutting-edge gymnasium where you’ll find cardio and strength-training equipment, free weights, and a heavy bag. Let your worries float away as you take a relaxing swim in the heated resort-style pool surrounded by a spacious sundeck. Elevate your spirit in our outdoor courtyard with a fire pit, get work done in one of the communal working spaces, or break the high score in our arcade corner. When you are feeling social, join any of the exciting activities we host in the state-of-the-art social lounge. There, you’ll find shuffleboard, billiards, a full kitchen, and multiple TVs. We don’t overlook the needs of your four-legged friends either! You can get your pet’s tail wagging after a luxurious bath in our dog-washing station.

It’s time to fill your life with more relaxation, rejuvenation, and fun. Make it happen today by joining us at The James Apartments in San Jose!

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Apartment Amenities

  • The TUX: Upper smooth white shaker cabinets and lower baroque grain lowers, polished quartz countertops, custom kitchen backsplash
  • The LUX: Espresso shaker style cabinets, polished Riverbank quartz countertops with eased edge, and glazed charcoal, Uptown kitchen backsplash
  • Lightning fast GIGA internet speed available
  • Wood-look flooring throughout living spaces
  • In-home, full-size washer/dryer
  • USB charging outlets
  • Stainless steel finish appliances
  • Kitchen island*
  • Double bowl drop sink with high arc pull-out faucet
  • Covered private patio, terrace, or balcony
  • Programmable heating and air conditioning
  • Dramatic 9-foot ceilings*
  • Double-paned glass windows
  • Oversized walk-in closets
  • Wide alcove tub with glazed ceramic tile
  • Matte finish glazed porcelain tile floors in bathrooms*
  • Framed mirrors in bathrooms
  • Looking for a furnished apartment? Click here for furniture rental options and savings!

Community Amenities

  • Between St. James Station & Santa Clara North/ South VTA light rail stations
  • Just two blocks from San Pedro Square Market
  • 24-hour fitness center complete with cardio, strength training, free weights, and boxing heavy bag
  • Communal workspace with Wi-Fi, two printers and a copier
  • Sundeck with heated resort-style pool with cabanas & spa
  • Social lounge with shuffleboard, billiards, full kitchen, fireplace, and multiple TVs
  • Outdoor courtyard deck with grilling areas and a fire pit
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in common areas
  • Conference center
  • Hub by Amazon lockers for 24/7 package access
  • Bike storage and repair
  • Pet friendly (breed restrictions apply)
  • Onsite self-service pet spa
  • Downtown San Jose location surrounded by the arts & a mile from SAP Center
  • Less than 1.5 miles from Trader Joe's & Whole Foods Market
  • Smoke-free community
  • Planned social activities
  • Virtual moving concierge: complimentary address, change, set up home services and digital moving announcements
  • Controlled Access Entry and Parking
  • 24-Hour Courtesy Patrol
  • 24-hour fitness center

  • Resort-style pool

  • Resident social lounge

  • Private meeting room






Landmark Living at Our Apartments in Downtown San Jose

Centrally located within Historic Downtown San Jose, The James is a beacon that will welcome you home, no matter where the day takes you.

When living at our apartments in downtown San Jose, you can stay close to home and explore the delicious cuisine and nightlife available only two blocks away in San Pedro Square or venture out a bit further for a deeper dive into the city’s culture. Check out the eclectic exhibits at the Museum of Art, the hands-on activities at The Tech Interactive, or the fantastic selection of shows at the Montgomery Theater and the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.

Even though you’re in the city’s center, there are numerous options for spending time in the great outdoors, too! A quick drive will take you to beautiful destinations like the Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve and the Boccardo Loop Trail.

If you’re thinking of furthering your education, San Jose State University is only a few blocks away. We are adjacent to not one, but two VTA light rail stations that can take you anywhere downtown or throughout Silicon Valley.

Your new neighborhood is alive with art, filled with historical landmarks and just waiting to be explored. Make The James your home and discover what it’s like to have the pulse of the city under your fingertips.



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Questions, concerns, or just want to chat about our downtown San Jose luxury apartments? The amazing team here at The James is ready to help! Choosing your next home is an important decision. From your first visit to move-in day and beyond, we’re here for you every step of the way. Start your new life at The James by reaching out to us today!

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Keyboard to Keys

About Keyboard to Keys

It's never been easier to go from your initial online search to moving into your new home. With our new electronic leasing process you can do everything without having to step foot into the office. Of course, our team will be there to help you along the way.

Step #1

Schedule a self-guided, virtual, or in-person tour.

Step #2

Submit your online application.

Step #3

Sign your lease and pay your rent and move-in amount electronically via our resident portal.

Step #4

Visit our leasing center on move-in day to pick up your keys and move into your new home!

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