If you’ve ever wondered where “The Center of What’s Possible” is located, take a trip to the City of Santa Clara, in Silicon Valley.
We’re sure you’ll agree with the more than 116,000 residents that quality schools, an excellent transportation system and an economy and jobs market fueled by some of the giants in the tech industry make this an excellent city in which to settle into Santa Clara real estate.
Schools in Santa Clara
The more than 15,000 public school students who live here are served by Santa Clara Unified School District. The district administers 17 elementary schools, one K through 8 school, three middle schools, two conventional high schools and four alternative.
The students of Santa Clara Unified School District have seen their performance increase steadily every year since 2013. The District currently ranks 239 of 853 public school districts in the state.
Millikin Basics + Elementary School (“an alternative education program,” according to the District) is the highest-ranked school in the district — 28th of 5,650 elementary schools in California. The students here outperform 99.5 percent of the state’s other elementary schools.
If you prefer private school for your children, you’ll find many in Santa Clara from which to choose:
Like Silicon Valley’s other cities, Santa Clara hosts a number of annual events. Some of the most popular include:
Concerts in the Park
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Annual Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration
Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival
July 4th All-City Picnic & fireworks spectacular
Santa Clara dining and shopping
The most popular eateries in Santa Clara serve vegan, barbeque, Korean, Japanese, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. You’ll find restaurants in just about every neighborhood in the city.
When locals need to shop, they typically head to Westfield Valley Fair Mall or Santana Row to visit the more than 150 retailers, service providers, the cinema or the restaurants. While not actually located within city limits, it sits just over its southeast border.
Outdoor recreational opportunities in Santa Clara
The City of Santa Clara takes their outdoor amenities seriously, offering 247 acres of parkland in 33 parks.
The most popular park among locals is the fabulous Central Park. It includes 52 acres with plenty to keep you busy, including:
Starter homes in Santa Clara include condos and townhomes. Prices fluctuate, but you can sometimes find very small units (about 650 square feet) priced in the mid-$400.000s. As a rule of thumb, however, budget for at least $600,000 for a Santa Clara townhouse or condo for sale.
The detached, single-family home inventory in Santa Clara includes a variety of architectural styles. Starter homes are typically priced at around $800,000, topping out at around $4 million.
Real Estate markets are fluid and prices change, so feel free to contact us if you’re interested in current prices of homes for sale in Santa Clara.
Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, working with an experienced, knowledgeable, and qualified real estate agent or broker will make the home buying or selling process easier. Make sure your agent or broker understands your needs, the market, and has local expertise.