Saying it's hot in Santa Clara, California describes more than the weather. Nestled in the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Clara not only boasts of sunny skies and mild temperatures all year round, but also ranks among the hottest housing markets in the country. The median price for homes has been growing leaps and bounds over the past five years with good reason: the spillover effect from thriving businesses and the expanding job market in Silicon Valley, which is essentially the South Bay in the Bay Area.
That's why Santa Clara is ideal for those who work hard and play hard. Roughly 19 square miles in size, Santa Clara is in close proximity to the headquarters of the big players in the tech industry, making the city a great location for South Bay commuters. After the work day, Santa Clara commuters come home to numerous city amenities, including beautiful local parks, playgrounds, bike paths, an open space nature preserve, convenient shopping and more. In addition to the home of California's Great America amusement park, Santa Clara enjoys another entertainment bragging right: Levi's Stadium, the recently built home for professional football team San Francisco 49ers and site for Super Bowl 50. The state-of-the-art venue brings sports, concerts and other entertainment events within minutes of your Santa Clara home.
Leading companies, especially in the technology sector, have set up shop in Silicon Valley, which has spurred Santa Clara construction in recent years with a vision toward urban renewal. Mixed-use housing and office and commercial development projects are shaping Santa Clara as the epicenter to work, live and play in Silicon Valley. In addition to the nearby shopping and parks that make Santa Clara a livable city, residents are proud of many other intangible factors that build a sense of community. Among these factors include a "majority minority" demographic. Santa Clara takes pride in its cultural diversity—nearly half of the city's population was born outside the United States, and many households speak another language in addition to English. In fact, Santa Clara is home to one of the largest Korean communities in the nation. Visitors and residents alike have access to numerous Korean shops and restaurants in Santa Clara's main thoroughfare. In addition, Santa Clara is home to one of the oldest higher education institutions in California, Santa Clara University. This nonprofit and private university reflects the city's historical roots and forward-thinking nature. For accessibility to Silicon Valley cities and the amenities of a thriving, livable community, make Santa Clara your place to call home.