Living in Santa Clara
Something for everyone – that could be the motto of Santa Clara, a community that offers residents a huge variety of options in housing, lifestyles and amenities. Its central location in Silicon Valley and public transit access makes commute time shorter, and when residents are not at work they enjoy beautiful parks and trails, programs for youth and seniors, an award-winning library, and high levels of customer service by City-operated utilities, public safety and other municipal departments. Santa Clara appeals to those who appreciate traditional hometown neighborhoods and those who want to be part of a dynamic community of the future.
Santa Clara has evolved from a traditional suburb into a dynamic community with housing to suit all lifestyles. Tree-shaded single family neighborhoods, carefree apartment living, townhomes and condominiums in pedestrian-oriented mixed use developments – the variety of housing stock in Santa Clara provides a broad spectrum of price points, square footage and amenities.
Historic Homes - Beautifully restored homes, some dating back to the 1800s.
Available Homes - An overview of homes, apartments, townhomes and condominiums now on the market in Santa Clara for sale or rental.
New Construction - Thousands of new housing units are in development in Santa Clara.
Affordable Housing - Santa Clara has invested millions of dollars in affordable housing programs and projects.
Excellence in education is a high priority in Santa Clara, where a majority of its residents hold college degrees and work in professional or technology jobs. Students can go from preschool through a Ph.D. without having to go beyond the city limits.
Mission College - Public community college offering Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, certificate programs, professional development and lifelong education.
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University - A Jesuit University with 150 years of history and 72,000 alumni all over the world who have become leaders in the fields of arts, business, education, engineering, entertainment, law, public service and sports.
Preschool Information - Resources to help parents find the right preschool for their child.
Getting around in Santa Clara is easy because of the many modes of transportation available including broad, well-kept streets and highways, convenient bicycle routes, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and trails, and public transit options. Many large corporate employers provide shuttle service for workers from Santa Clara’s transit hubs and depot.
Bus & Light Rail
Bus & Light Rail - Santa Clara is a hub for VTA’s bus and light rail service.
Rail service brings thousands of commuters and visitors to Santa Clara each day.
Airport - Mineta San Jose International Airport, located on the border of Santa Clara, averages 130 commercial and 86 general aviation departures daily.
EV Charging Stations
EV Charging Stations - Public access charging stations for electric vehicles are conveniently located throughout Santa Clara.
Quality of Life
Santa Clara was named one of the most livable cities in America because of the quality of life it offers to its residents. It offers all the amenities that make a community a great place to live, work, play and raise a family.
City Services - As a full service city, Santa Clara offers outstanding municipal services including fast response time police and fire, programs for youth and seniors and reliable, low cost utilities.
Library - Santa Clara’s Library is rated one of the best in the nation.
Parks and Trails - Parks, playgrounds, trails, and green open space are located throughout Santa Clara for play, respite, fitness and connection to the natural environment.