Best cities in Santa Clara County

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Saratoga

4.5/5
Saratoga
Ranked 1st best city in Santa Clara County

"Forbes ranked it one of Americas most educated towns"

- bayareabound
Saratoga is a wealthy, safe and family-friendly community located in the greater Santa Clara County. It has a bit of a suburban, small town feel with a population that just recently reached 30,000....
37.2673530365392 -122.020539139708
Ranked 2nd best city in Santa Clara County

"Funny Neighborhood..."

- StephSF
The East Foothills of San Jose have to be the best almost-nice neighborhood in the entire Bay Area. Like any other foothill area, the homes are beautiful, clean, and modern, and the further up the hil...
37.3835507989391 -121.818412592748
Mountain View
Ranked 3rd best city in Santa Clara County

"Google-opolus"

- bayareabound
Mountain View, which sits at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay, is part of the greater Santa Clara County. It is bounded by portions of Palo Alto, Los Altos, Sunnyvale and the beautifully ric...
37.4028477904527 -122.083838393014

Sunnyvale

3/5
Sunnyvale
Ranked 4th best city in Santa Clara County

"Just another large, middle-class Silicon Valley town"

- bayareabound
Sunnyvale is one of the major cities that makes up the busy high tech industry of Silicon Valley. The area is also part of the greater Santa Clara County and bounded by portions of San Jose, Mountain...
37.3692584287427 -122.027412636074

San Jose

3/5
San Jose
Ranked 5th best city in Santa Clara County

"Neat place to visit"

- smh1182
There is a neat place off of this highway near the Childrens' Discovery Museum. You can find a place called Monopoly in the Park. This is a real life board game as you can rent and reserve the board...
37.2992657816574 -121.861216990367

Milpitas

3/5
Milpitas
Ranked 6th best city in Santa Clara County

"Commonplace middle-class community"

- bayareabound
Bounded by Fremont to the north and San Jose to its south, Milpitas is a thriving area surrounded by the bustling and widely popular Silicon Valley. It spans almost 14 square miles of suburban terrai...
37.435724187177 -121.891851075779

Palo Alto

3/5
Palo Alto
Ranked 7th best city in Santa Clara County

"Rich, focal point for local Silicon Valley"

- bayareabound
Palo Alto is a flat, family oriented city and is the focal point for local Silicon Valley. In fact, the city includes portions of Stanford University and is home to many Silicon Valley high-technolog...
37.3988282713763 -122.151855742288

Unranked Cities

Alum Rock

2.5/5

"Foreclosures and modest San Jose living"

- bayareabound
Nestled at the base of the Diablo Range foothills, Alum Rock is a modest, but comfortable residential San Jose neighborhood. It spans about 1.2 square miles of flat, middle to upper middle-class terr...
37.3681199403304 -121.827346496353

"nice quiet street "

- xiola16
this is a nice quiet street. there is not too much traffic. fairly close to the cambrian park plaza that contains a grocery store, bank, bowling alley, fast food restruants and other little shops. the...
37.258127539164 -121.930579661068

Campbell

3.5/5
Campbell

"High-tech industries residential quarters"

- bayareabound
Located within the vast Santa Clara County, Campbell is a suburb of the busy San Jose and is very much a part of the San Jose area. In fact, it attracts many of the high-tech industry elites of Silic...
37.2810798686883 -121.956641595938

Cupertino

3/5
Cupertino

"One of the smartest communities around"

- bayareabound
Located at the southern end of the San Francisco peninsula, Cupertino is a sophisticated, upper middle-class California suburb. In fact, Forbes magazine ranked the city as one of the most educated sm...
37.3204116578769 -122.046331986749

Gilroy

2.5/5
Gilroy

"Mediocre suburb in the middle of nowhere"

- bayareabound
Gilroy is kind of in the middle of nowhere. Its home to a plethora of premium outlets, factory stores and a varied degree of middle-class suburbs. The city itself is located at the southernmost tip...
37.0031090102057 -121.56678252898

"Idyllic Suburb of Silicon Valley"

- StephSF
Los Gatos is a lovely town, and undoubtedly a lovely place to grow up. The beautiful, leafy suburb is close enough to the rest of bustling Silicon Valley that any IT professional can get to work in a...
37.161118229242 -121.983975436499

Los Altos

4/5

"Strictly residential and predominately wealthy"

- bayareabound
Los Altos, which means “the heights” in spanish, is a strictly residential, but enormously wealthy city. The skinny strip of land that spans about 8.8 square miles of space lies on the Monte Vista fa...
37.3682026570842 -122.096795619483
Los Altos Hills

"One of America's Most Affluent Towns"

- Brian Satterfield
Not far from Silicon Valley’s center, yet removed from it all, the tranquil town of Los Altos Hills appeals to homebuyers seeking privacy, large yards, and life amongst some of the Peninsula’s most st...
37.3697467006164 -122.138502768092

Los Gatos

3.5/5
Los Gatos

"Upper middle-class bedroom community to Silicon Valley"

- bayareabound
Roughly bounded by State Route 85 to the north, Santa Clara to the south and Saratoga to the west, Los Gatos is a wealthy neighborhood surrounded by other wealthy neighborhoods. It sits on the southw...
37.2329153330936 -121.956412364026
Monte Sereno

"Home to Silicon Valleys executives"

- bayareabound
Located in the southwestern portion of Santa Clara County, Monte Sereno is a small, but wealthy community compounded with beautiful residential characteristics. It boasts a rather close-knit, seclude...
37.2403880184521 -121.988931812861
Morgan Hill

"Pretty Good for a Place that Stinks"

- DirtyHarry
Morgan Hill is known as a popular bedroom community for Silicon Valley execs to live because of its location. Given what I have just said, you might expect home prices to soar here, but actually th...
37.1306139064543 -121.63249518335

Santa Clara

3.5/5
Santa Clara

"Bright future ahead"

- bayareabound
Situated in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is known for its bustling high tech business quarters and high aspirations for a better community tomorrow. It shares its name with the larger...
37.3600095072478 -121.969731023111

Seven Trees

2.5/5

"vietnamese neighborhood with plenty o' kids!"

- 2NAHski
this is predominantly vietnamese neighborhood with homes averaging 2-3 bedrooms. homes here are older, some are taken care of and some are on the opposite end. you will often find young children pla...
37.2883296601202 -121.834213602895
37.1871328803546 -121.773896177703 4

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