I may come back for a visit but for now, yeah, I have no intentions of living there again. I was lucky on the housing side in that I was able to buy a house in 1999 for what seemed so exorbitant, and then Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, and the rest have helped triple the value of the house. There are some pundits who claim that the housing prices there have plateaued but hey, they've been saying that as long as I can remember, even in the 60s.
You might want to check out Carla's (carlas.com) which is in a new address in San Jose, near First Street and 101. They have social events that you might like. I like the owner Aejeia fine; she's involved a lot, and you might make friends there. Good luck!