Relocating to Santa Clara? Just visiting?
Learn more about the city here.
Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California. The city's population was 127,647 as of the 2020 United States Census, making it the eighth-most populous city in the Bay Area. Located in the southern Bay Area, the city was founded by the Spanish in 1777 with the establishment of Mission Santa Clara de Asís under the leadership of Saint Junípero Serra.
The average daily temperatures in July range from 82 °F (28 °C) to 53 °F (12 °C). Winters are mild, with the mean daily temperatures in January ranging from 58 °F (14 °C) to 38 °F (3 °C). Most of the annual rainfall comes in the winter months; the summer months are generally rainless.
There are numerous parks in Santa Clara!
Walking, biking, even horseback riding. Santa Clara has options for ways to spend your days outdoors.
Finding somewhere to live in the City of Santa Clara can be tiresome, with so many websites, property management groups, and apartments - it can be hard to choose.
A general web search can give you some insight before you move. Read reviews on independent sites. There are Realtors that work with companies to find housing for people from afar as well.
Take a peek at our business directory for some resources as well.
A business license is required to operate in the City of Santa Clara.
To obtain a license CLICK HERE.
Once you have obtained a business license please call or visit the SVC Chamber where we can assist you with growing your new business.
Silicon Valley Central Chamber
3350 Scott Blvd, Bld. 54
Santa Clara, CA 95054-3124
The City of Santa Clara owns and operates an electric utility called Silicon Valley Power. The new combined-cycle gas turbine plant produces 147 megawatts of electricity for the city and its residents. As a result, the going rate for electricity in Santa Clara is approximately 30% cheaper than that offered by Northern California's dominant utility, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E).
If you are seeking to establish a new service please CLICK HERE.
For information on garbage and recycling CLICK HERE.
The City of Santa Clara has a live traffic map you can view HERE at various times of the day. This includes live traffic cameras.
Plan your route in advance and see where traffic may be congested using the map above.
- El Camino Hospital of Los Gatos
- El Camino Hospital of Mountain View
- Good Samaritan Hospital
- Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
- Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center
- Lucile Packards Children's Hospital at Stanford
- O'Connor Hospital
- Regional Medical Center of San Jose
- Saint Louise Regional Hospital
- Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
- Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Crime is everywhere, and always something to take into consideration when relocating.
Residents in the City of Santa Clara report they feel generally safe and that the area is well monitored.
Activities are monitored and shared online HERE.