Santa Clara is a top destination in Santa Clara County. It is located in the heart of the Silicon Valley and is home to many high tech companies such as Intel and National Semiconductor. Santa Clara is home to both Mission College and Santa Clara University. Santa Clara University is the oldest institution of higher learning in California and is well known for its MBA program and Law School.

Santa Clara

Santa Clara offers a wide variety of housing options. The homes range in size from small 600 square foot cottages to 3,000 square foot homes. The homes range from Spanish and Victorian to more contemporary stucco homes. Some of the neighborhoods are more established and have tree lined streets, while others like the Rivermark community are newer and more centrally located.

The Rivermark is a master planned community built on 152 acres. It includes retail space, a new elementary school, parks, apartments, condos, townhomes, and single family homes. It is an upscale community with many young professionals and families.

Santa Clara is served by both the Santa Clara Unified and Cupertino Union School Districts. Laurelwood, Millikin, and Washington elementary schools in The Santa Clara School District have API scores near or above 900, as does Dwight D. Eisenhower School in the Cupertino Union School District.

Santa Clara offers many nearby shopping options, including the Rivermark Shopping Center, Mercado Shopping Center, Westfield Valley Fair, Santana row, Mervyn’s Plaza, and many strip malls along El Camino Real and Steven’s Creek Blvd.

The homes range from Spanish and Victorian to more contemporary stucco homes.

Santa Clara is bordered by Steven’s Creek Blvd. to the south, Lawrence Expressway to the west, Highway 880, Coleman, Trimble, and 1st Street to the east, and Tasman Drive to the north. Residents enjoy very easy access to Highways 101, 280, 880, 87, Lawrence Expressway, San Tomas Expressway, El Camino Real, VTA Light Rail, and Cal Train.

Whether you are drawn to Santa Clara because of its newer Rivermark community or its more established tree lined streets, it is important to stay up to date in the most current listings so you can find the home that best fits your wants and needs. Santa Clara is a popular neighborhood and homes sell quickly regardless of market conditions.

Newer homes and condos in The Rivermark Community, as well as traditional cottages, come on the market all year round, just like the ones featured here. Feel free to contact me anytime at (408) 647-7211 and I will be happy to send you my “HOT LIST” of the best homes in Santa Clara.