4.1 out of 10

Scotts Valley

Ranked 103rd best city in California
37.0536055147091 -122.016619900613
Great for
  • Schools
  • Safe & Sound
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Strip malls and Republicans on the outskirts of Santa Cruz"

Run don't walk away from Scotts Valley and toward the ocean for some free-thinking and progressive values. These people would sell the whole forest for a buck.
Pros
  • Close to Santa Cruz
Cons
  • Republican
  • No character
  • mobile homes, condos and tract homes.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful town in the Santa Cruz Mountains"

Scotts Valley is a cool town for many reasons - any place that is built around the coastal redwoods is going to be unique and scenic. The proximity to Santa Cruz makes it a great home base for anyone who is interested in the Northern California beach life without the "alternative" culture of Santa Cruz.

This suburb doesn't have a booming nightlife, but it does have its fair share of unique restaurants, making it a good place for people both young and old - although the price tag makes it prohibitive for much of the population.
Pros
  • Good shopping
  • Close to Santa Cruz
  • Leafy and scenic
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Removed from the rest of the Bay
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers

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