About the City of Santa Clara
Quality, Tradition, and Service 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
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. A program assisting low and moderate-income
"first-time home buyers" is available through the City's Redevelopment
For additional information on the
City of Santa Clara, please visit the city's website at www.santaclaraca.gov
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