Scotts Valley

Laid-back and home to much of Silicon Valley’s workforce.

Welcome to Scotts Valley

Offering an excellent commute to Silicon Valley and great schools, this family neighborhood is quiet and suburban
 
Located in the western region of the Santa Cruz Mountains, this small, suburban enclave was once a stagecoach stop between San Jose and Santa Cruz. Now, it serves as a tranquil vacation spot and bedroom community for Silicon Valley commuters.
 
Boasting miles of walking and biking trails, a pet-friendly nature preserve, and a public Skypark were picnic grounds, ball fields, playgrounds, a skate park, tennis courts, and walking trails abound, the area is also well known for its casual gourmet eateries, popular farmers market, and historic landmarks.
 
Often referred to as a bedroom community to San Jose and the industries of Silicon Valley, Scotts Valley offers a top-ranked school district and idyllic small-town atmosphere. Just 10 minutes from the beaches in nearby Santa Cruz, this town eludes the area’s thick, wet fog, thanks to its below-level valley location. In close proximity to a couple of state parks, this area is surrounded by many magnificent redwood trees and is populated by some of the country’s top wineries.
 

What to Love

  • Located 10 minutes from the beaches in nearby Santa Cruz 
  • Populated by several wineries 
  • Top-rated school district and idyllic small-town atmospher
 

Local Lifestyle

This suburban oasis is laid-back and home to much of Silicon Valley’s workforce. Residents enjoy the area’s peaceful and secluded location.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Greenspace is abundant in Scotts Valley. At SkyPark, you’ll find playgrounds, tennis, basketball, and bocce courts, plus soccer fields, BBQ pits, a walking path, and a 20,000 square foot skate park. The Glenwood Preserve Open Space, which consists of two properties, is open to hikers, dog-walkers, and cyclists.
 
The Scotts Valley Farmer’s Market, which hosts over 30 farmers and specialty food purveyors every Saturday, brings the Scotts Valley community together. It’s the perfect place to get your fill of fresh, healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised eggs and meats, and local and sustainably caught seafood.
 
There are also several popular dining destinations in Scotts Valley. Local favorites include Cloud 9 at Bruno’s Bar and Grill, an outdoor rooftop dining hotspot; The Hollins House at Pasatiempo Golf Course, a fine dining experience located in a historic 1920s  home offering breathtaking views of Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay; and Steel Bonnet Brewing Company, a family-owned brewery known for housemade British cask ales and packaged snacks.
 

Things to Do

Hosted across two days each August, the Scotts Valley Art Wine & Beer Festival features an art display, vendors, food trucks, and live music. There is also a car show and dog day during this gathering.
 

Schools

Scotts Valley Unified schools are ranked as some of the highest performing public schools in Santa Cruz County. Delivering education to approximately 2,500 students each year, schools within this system include:
 
 • Brook Knoll Elementary School 
 • Vine Hill Elementary School 
 • Scotts Valley Middle School 
 • Scotts Valley High School
 
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