Santa Clara Real Estate & Homes For Sale
The City of Santa Clara, is a city in Santa Clara County, California, named after the Spanish mission that was established there in 1777. It is the ninth-most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area. Located 45 miles southeast of San Francisco, the city was founded in 1777 and incorporated in 1852. The city is the site of the eighth of 21 California missions, Mission Santa Clara de Asís, and was named after the mission. The Mission and Mission Gardens are located on the grounds of Santa Clara University. Saint Clare is the patron saint of Santa Clara.
The city is located in the center of Silicon Valley and is home to the headquarters of several high-tech companies such as Intel. It is also home to Santa Clara University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of California. Levi’s Stadium, the home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers and the future site of Super Bowl 50 and WWE’s WrestleMania 31, is located in the city. It is bordered by San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Cupertino.
There are some significant biological resources within the city including habitat for the burrowing owl, a species of special concern in California due to reduction in habitat from urban development during the latter 20th century. This owl uses burrows created by ground squirrels and prefers generally level grasslands and even disturbed areas.
The city owns and operates an electric utility called Silicon Valley Power. In 2005 Silicon Valley Power brought online the Donald Von Raesfeld (DVR) Power Plant. 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 considerably cheaper than that offered by Northern California’s dominant utility, Pacific Gas and Electric.
Affymetrix, Agilent Technologies, Applied Materials, Qualcomm Atheros, Intel, McAfee, National Semiconductor, Nvidia, OmniVision Technologies, Palo Alto Networks, Synaptics, Marvell Technology Group, and OOYALA are among the companies headquartered in the area. Bandai Namco Games‘s United States office is in Santa Clara.
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The Santa Clara neighborhoods Menlo Atherton Realty serves
- Bellomy St / Jefferson St
- Benton St / Pomeroy Ave
- Bowers Ave / El Camino Real
- Bowers Ave / Monroe St
- City Center
- El Camino Real / Los Padres Blvd
- El Camino Real/ Jackson St
- El Camino Real/ Nobili Ave
- Homestead Rd / Pomeroy Ave
- Homestead Rd / Scott Blvd
- Kiely Blvd / Benton St
- Kiely Blvd / Homestead Rd
- Lafayette St / Agnew Rd
- Laurelwood Rd / De La Cruz Blvd
- Miramar Way/ Halford Ave
- N Winchester Blvd/ Forest Ave
- Pomeroy Ave / El Sobrante St
- Pruneridge Ave / N Wolfe Rd
- Santa Clara U / El Camino Real
- Scott Blvd / Benton St
- Stevens Creek Blvd / Kiely Blvd