To some, coworking seems like a relatively new entry into the commercial real estate field. But, the truth is that it’s far from new. In fact, coworking has become one of the key factors by which some analysts are gauging how the return-to-work movement is unfolding following the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.

To that end, San Jose coworking and office space make up one of the most active markets in the country, which is a boon for freelancers, small business owners or remote corporate employees looking for the unique workspace flexibility that coworking communities have been built upon. So, if you’re in need of an inspiring new work environment, we put together a short list of some of the best coworking spaces in San Jose for your consideration.  

WeWork Valley Towers

Address: 75 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95113

This downtown San Jose coworking space on Santa Clara Street is surrounded by sophisticated urban design and quaint old architecture. Workspaces here span multiple levels throughout a light-filled structure. The facility includes dynamic lounges for informal talks, as well as collaborative conference rooms and private offices for quiet, solo working. On-site amenities also include a variety of ways to unwind during the day, such as a wellness center, arcade and sun-drenched outdoor terrace.

Commuting to and from here is also a breeze with easy access to major motorways and the VTA light rail, as well as commuter trains at Diridon station, which is only minutes away. What’s more, WeWork Valley Towers also incorporates some of San Jose’s best elements, such as bold patterns, brilliant colors and references to local architecture. Here, the patio is ideal for organizing networking events, and the spacious conference rooms are ideal for team meetings.

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Pacific Workplaces

Address: 111 N. Market St., Suite 300, San Jose, CA 95113

Pacific Workplaces is based in the very heart of downtown San Jose, offering easy access to basically anything and everything you might need, including restaurants, major public transportation routes, shops and more. Both private office spaces and dedicated desks are available to members, depending on what type of work environment you’re looking for. If you wish to continue working from home, a digital mailbox might be a convenient solution to have your mail handled through a virtual mail application.

In addition to the general features that most shared office spaces come with, Pacific Workplaces has a niche target audience, namely lawyers. Pacific offers specific office solutions for attorneys and is extremely popular with solo practices and deposition firms. Full-time legal offices and part-time offices are both available for professionals.

Spaces by Santana Row

Address: 3031 Tisch Way, San Jose, CA 95128

This unique and stimulating San Jose coworking space is located in the heart of Santana Row at the confluence of the Silicon Valley and West Valley districts. Elegant, contemporary design creates an energizing environment that encourages creative thinking and the property is strategically positioned among a network of global technological corporations in Silicon Valley. Powerhouse neighbors include Google, Apple and Facebook.

Take a break from the daily grind by browsing the racks of countless designer stores and fashionable boutiques in the area. A short distance away are various sidewalk cafes, where you can enjoy lunch while mingling with the creative spirit of like-minded innovators. Meanwhile, Route 60 connects the space to the Santa Clara Caltrain station, and Route 23 offers a quick and convenient connection to downtown San Jose.

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Common Grounds Workplace

Address: 18 S. 2nd St., San Jose, CA 95113

Another fabulous coworking hub with a downtown location, the newly renovated Common Grounds Workplace features the latest in modern design. The sleek look is in line with the shared office space’s top-of-the-line amenities, which include fully furnished offices with 60” sit/stand desks and chairs; video-ready meeting and conference rooms; private phone booths; bike racks; a print and scan station; a shared kitchen and pantry; and a barista serving complimentary espresso beverages.

These fantastic perks — along with a strategic, central location right across Santa Clara Station that’s just one block from Dash Shuttle and has direct access to Highway 101 — make Common Grounds Workplace quite a desirable place to base your business.

Premier Workspaces Silicon Valley Center

Address: 2570 N. 1st St., 2nd floor, San Jose, CA 95131

The Silicon Valley Center provides hourly and day office bookings, as well as both short- and long-term workspace reservation options. Full-time office spaces come with high-speed internet and personalized phone answering service with voicemail, as well as mail handling and distribution.

Premier at Silicon Valley Center also offers virtual office services, which include a professional business address, mail handling, personalized phone answering and access to conference room space. This San Jose coworking space is also highly accessible via several major freeways — including the 101, 237, 87 and 880 — and is just minutes from the Mineta San Jose International Airport. There’s also free parking nearby and the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Component light rail runs down First Street, with multiple stops near the Silicon Valley Center.

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Regus North San Jose Center

Address: 2880 Zanker Rd., Suite 203, San Jose, CA 95134

This San Jose coworking space boasts an abundance of amenities and conveniences, including easy access to major transportation connections, meeting rooms, an on-site lunch spot, unlimited free coffee, an outside terrace and sandwich service. Working in the center of a busy business park, you’ll be in a great position to network with professionals from prominent high-tech firms. Focus on your business with ease at this North San Jose coworking space and, when you need to unwind outside, visit the nearby McCarthy Ranch Market, which has numerous excellent restaurants and other attractions.

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Founders Floor

Address: 18 S. 2nd St., Suite 500, San Jose, CA 95113

The Founders Floor team describes itself as a coworking accelerator for start-up companies that offer high-quality services. Like most coworking hubs, it boasts the amenities and environment of an established office, but with additional features. Specifically, members can benefit from mentorship and advice that can take their business to a whole new level. An immersive accelerator program is also up for grabs, along with funding opportunities to enhance and grow your business. The on-site events are an added bonus that offer members the opportunity to get together with experts and founders to potentially form important partnerships.

Founders Floor is more than a simple office space, it’s a meeting ground for tech-oriented entrepreneurs to get together, share ideas, learn from each other and grow along the way.   

WeWork Riverpark Tower

Address: 333 W. San Carlos St., San Jose, CA 95110

Located just minutes from the alluring sights, sounds and culinary delights of San Pedro Square Market, this San Jose coworking space includes all of the signature perks you can expect from WeWork. This includes on-site staff, fully equipped printing stations and private phone booths. Here, you can find focus and inspiration across four floors of elegantly furnished lounges, conference rooms and private offices. Commuting is also highly convenient, thanks to the space’s central South Bay location and easy access to public transportation. Moreover, the San José International Airport is only a 10-minute drive away.

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Whether you’re at the beginning stages of a start-up, need flexible terms and space to grow your burgeoning business or are in need of an inspiring work environment, it is easy to find the best San Jose coworking space for your goals.

Eliza Theiss

Eliza Theiss

Eliza Theiss is a senior writer reporting real estate trends in the US. Her work has been cited by CBS News, Curbed, The Los Angeles Times, and Forbes among others. With an academic background in journalism, Eliza has been covering real estate since 2012. Before joining PropertyShark, Eliza was an associate editor at Multi-Housing News and Commercial Property Executive. Eliza writes for both PropertyShark and CommercialEdge. Reach her at [email protected]