Santa Clara Homes for Sale
Santa Clara is located in Santa Clara County and home to about 120,000 residents making it the ninth most populated city in the San Francisco Bay area. It's nestled on the southern coast of the San Francisco Bay just west of San Jose and 45 miles southeast of San Francisco. Read on below the listings for more information about Santa Clara real estate and why Santa Clara might be the perfect place to call home.
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- Cottle Transit Village
- Los Altos/Los Altos Hills
- Los Gatos
- Menlo Park
- Morgan Hill
- Mountain View
- Palo Alto
- Portola Valley
- Redwood City
- San Francisco
- San Jose
- San Mateo
- Santa Clara
- Santa Cruz
- Silicon Valley
- Silver Creek
- South San Jose
- Walnut Creek
- Willow Glen
More about Santa Clara
Located in the center of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is home to several high-tech companies such as Intel and Santa Clara University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the state. It originally got its start back in 1777 with the establishment of Mission Santa Clara de Asis, the eighth of 21 California missions. It was incorporated in 1852 and has grown ever since. Top employers continue to be Applied Materials, Intel, AMD, California's Great America, and the city of Santa Clara.
Santa Clara Schools
Santa Clara is run by the Santa Clara Unified school district, which serves the city in small portions of Sunnyvale and North San Jose. It's home to 19 kindergartens through eighth grade elementary and high schools and many of the schools are named for former farmers, ranchers, and other Santa Clara residents. There are also multiple private elementary schools and high schools in Santa Clara such as the Live Oak Academy, St. Justin School, and the Santa Clara Christian School just to name a couple. The Jesuit college Santa Clara University, Junior College Mission College, and the Golden State Baptist College are several higher education facilities.
Best things about Santa Clara
Whether you live here or you're visiting, everyone knows about California's Great America, an amusement park located near the Santa Clara Convention Center. This 112 acre amusement park originally opened in 1976 and features over 40 rides and attractions and several notable roller coasters featured in Amusement Today. The park is appeared in several movies and TV shows.
Santa Clara is also home to Levi's Stadium, a 68,000 seat stadium for the San Francisco 49ers located between the Great America Park and the convention center. The stadium hosted Super Bowl L in 2016 as well as the Pac 12 championship game between USC and Stanford.
Santa Clara Residents
Santa Clara receives an excellent score from residents and those moving to and from the area. It's rated as #16 one of the best cities for young professionals in America. It has excellent schools, has been noted is good for families, excellent diversity and nightlife, and lower crime. It's top schools include the Adrian Wilcox high school, the Cupertino high school, and the Montclaire elementary school.
Home prices average about $925,000 and surprisingly, only about 43% of Santa Clara residents own their own homes. However, the median rent is quite high and nearly $2300. Depending on interest rates, home prices, and rents, you could be spending about the same for rent as for a mortgage.
Santa Clara has been rated #13 of one of the healthiest cities in America and one of the healthiest places to live. The median household income is currently about $117,000. Santa Clara has been compared to Sunnyvale and Berkeley as similar environments. So what do residents say about Santa Clara?
"The city of Santa Clara has provided our family with many opportunities within the community. The schools within the Santa Clara Unified School District, especially Laurelwood Elementary School, have given our family lifetime friendships and allowed us to become active members within our community. We have been involved in running many events at the local schools such as California History Day, Ice Cream Social, The Nutcracker play and the school's Walk-a-thon fundraiser. To keep our local community together, in 2007 our family started holding an annual Backyard BBQ Talent Show for the local friends and residents. With my rewarding 12 plus years of volunteering in the local schools and hosting local events, I have finally found my true calling, to become an elementary school teacher!"
"I love the city of Santa Clara. I went to SCU and fell in love with the area. The food is great, the area itself is fairly safe, and there's some fun things to do around. It's also not too far from other parts of the bay!" - Niche.com
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