Quality, Tradition, and Service, and a Commitment to Public Trust are more than words in the city of Santa Clara. They are the reasons that our citizens prosper, and why businesses choose to locate and expand in our City.
The City of Santa Clara, at the center of the Silicon Valley, is in a strategic regional location convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail and other public transportation.
With 19.3 square miles of tree-lined neighborhoods and thriving commercial/industrial centers, it is an ideal location for new, relocating, or expanding businesses.
Santa Clara has a long tradition of quality public services and a well-maintained infrastructure. The City has owned and operated its own electric, water and sewer utilities for over a century. Lower utility rates and high standards of service have encouraged the relocation and growth of businesses in our community.
The City's financial stability is further encouragement to local businesses. Low business taxes, moderate real estate prices (compared to other jurisdictions within the Bay Area) and low crime rates are also key components to economic prosperity. Santa Clara's fire defenses and physical conditions continue to receive the highest rating in Santa Clara County (Class 2 fire protection). This very high standard benefits the community through lower fire insurance premiums for commercial businesses and industry. The community provides significant expenditures for education. Excellent residential areas, fitting all types of family budget needs, are located in and around this community.
The Santa Clara City Library has received national honors for its outstanding programs and services to the community including being named a "Star Library" by the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. It has also ranked among the top 10 public libraries in the nation by Hennen's American Public Library Ratings.
Santa Clara amenities include an award-winning Convention Center, Community Recreation Center, International Swim Center, Youth Activity Center, Senior Center, abundant retail shopping, restaurants, and medical facilities.
Dozens of parks, playgrounds, special use facilities (like a Skate Park and Youth Soccer Park), the championship Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club, a 40 acre open space preserve, the San Tomas Aquino/Saratoga Creek Trail, and two publicly owned cemeteries (one active and one historical), provide more than 450 acres of open space.
The City is home to Santa Clara University, other outstanding schools, the nationally recognized 100-acre California's Great America Theme Park, the George F. Haines International Swim Center, Triton Museum of Art, and the 49ers Football Training Center and their new home Levi's Stadium to open in 2014. Santa Clara is also home to internationally known, world champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps.
The Santa Clara Chamber heads up a Santa Clara Sports Group to host more sporting events and increase economic impact for the Santa Clara community.
For more information on attractions, hotels, and other points of interest, please visit the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and Convention-Visitors Bureau website.