Welcome to Santa Clara
Suburban bliss in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Safe, peaceful, and convenient, Santa Clara is the perfect place to live for families, retirees, students, and tech professionals. Its mild weather and central location make living here a breeze, with San Jose and San Francisco each a quick drive away. Temperatures rarely drop below freezing or above 90 degrees. Once a Spanish mission, Santa Clara is full of historic buildings and beautiful architecture.
What to Love
- Ideal weather
- Convenient location in the Silicon Valley, near San Jose and San Francisco
- Frequent events and sports at Levi’s Stadium and California’s Great America
Active yet peaceful, the Santa Clara community knows how to appreciate the great outdoors and city life side by side. Walks downtown on the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail
, games at Levi’s Stadium, and visits to countless restaurants and museums characterize the weekends in Santa Clara. There’s always something to do and see, whether you’re looking for a family outing or some free time on the town with friends. Ranked in the top 15 best cities for young professionals in America
, Santa Clara is welcoming and diverse.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There are activities for every taste in Santa Clara. Sports enthusiasts, foodies, and those who appreciate architecture can all find great things to try and do in this safe and peaceful suburb.
Thriving local flavor comes alive on El Camino Real, where Santa Clara’s Koreatown is located. From noodle shops and barbecue restaurants to Korean boutique clothing or houseware stores, there’s a little bit of everything in the area, and it’s all authentically Korean. For Korean barbecue that’s highly rated and tough to beat, get the lunch special at Chungdam
Don’t let its unassuming strip mall location fool you; Orenchi Ramen
serves up popular and delicious Japanese dishes that keep residents visiting again and again. With a simple menu and precise flavors, they’re a go-to for that soul-warming bowl of delicious ramen.
Need more options? The menu at Ike’s Love & Sandwiches
features over 800 sandwiches to choose from and can accommodate just about any dietary restriction. From the vegan fried chicken on the “James & the Giant Peach” sandwich to the roast beef on the “Matt Cain,” just about every protein is represented under Ike’s roof. Plus, all these award-winning sandwiches come with a “dirty sauce” you just have to taste to understand.
For some convenient shopping, residents frequent Santa Clara Square
, an open-air marketplace with all the shops you could ever need. From salons and Sephora to banks and chocolatiers, most errands can be checked off your to-do list with a visit to the square.
Things to Do
Start the day at Voyager Craft Coffee
, where globally-inspired specialty craft coffees are brewed with care. To go along with your destination-themed drink, pick up a pastry or a delicious toast, like the decadent ricotta pesto.
Sports enthusiasts of Santa Clara spend a substantial amount of time at Levi’s Stadium
, home of the 49ers. Even during the off-season, there’s plenty of family-friendly activities, from checking out the stadium’s museum to browsing the pro store.
For a day the family will never forget, head to the amusement park, California’s Great America
. From thrilling rides and live shows to a water park and plenty of shopping, there are endless opportunities for fun and adventure. The park also hosts spectacular community events like The Great Pumpkin Fest and Halloween Haunt. Families can even purchase season passes to keep the adventure alive all summer long.
Both public and private schools in the Santa Clara area earn glowing reviews. Scott Lane Elementary School, Juan Cabrillo Middle School, and Adrian Wilcox High School all earn high ratings.