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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Santa Clara is a city in California with a population of 122,725. Santa Clara is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Santa Clara offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Santa Clara there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Santa Clara and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Santa Clara are highly rated.
About Santa Clara...
Population
122,725

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$734,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,917
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Santa Clara Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    74
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    64
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    320
    500
  • Theft
    2,203
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    314
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,533
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

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Santa Clara Reviews

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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!
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Santa Clara is an excellent city! Safety, cleanliness, community, and friendliness are just some of the words to describe this amazing city! Santa Clara is within the heart of the Silicon Valley, located in the heart of all tech companies, and an easy travel destination with three major international airports within 30 minutes.
I've lived in Santa Clara my entire life! Through-out the years, Santa Clara has always been labeled a "quiet" town, and to be quite honest, nothing really exciting ever happens here. A lot of the shopping plazas in the city have been getting major renovations done, and for the better! Santa Clara is starting to thrive more, especially in the night-time/social scene! With more and more people coming to Santa Clara, of course traffic is inevitable. Many of the schools, groceries, and eateries are within walking distance with one another. In regards to transportation, Santa Clara is perfectly niched within the El Camino Real, which makes transportation via bus very accessible! The only downfall in Santa Clara would have to be the rent (then again that goes for the WHOLE bay area). If my financial status is good within the next few years, I wouldn't mind starting my family here!!