Small Town Feel – Big City Location
Nestled in the redwood forests, yet minutes from the beach, lies a thriving community that enjoys a booming high tech industry, excellent schools, and lovely residential neighborhoods. It is a juxtaposition of these and many other qualities that make Scotts Valley a unique place to live and work. Scotts Valley is unrivaled in its ability to balance industry and community, education and experience, and improvement and beauty. Perhaps it’s the dichotomy of vastly changing landscapes and diverging views, or maybe it’s the way local businesses support and foster a lucrative yet tranquil way of life. Whatever the reason, it is clear that Scotts Valley provides an optimal environment for its residents to thrive in their work and in their lives.
Characteristic of mountainous coastal terrain. Summer is mild with occasional cool, foggy mornings and an average daily temperature ranging in the 60’s to 80’s. Autumn is typically warm with little rainfall. Winter brings necessary rain but is otherwise relatively mild with temperatures ranging from the 30s to 60s. Spring means gradually warming temperatures with occasional moderate rainfall. Annual average temperature is 68 degrees, and average annual rainfall is 41.18 inches.
Situated in northern Santa Cruz County, just a short distance from Monterey Bay and nestled in the redwoods of the upland of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is approximately six miles north of Santa Cruz, 30 miles southwest of San Jose, and 68 miles south of San Francisco. Naming: Scotts Valley is named after Hiram Scott, who settled in Santa Cruz and purchased Rancho San Augustin in 1852. The city is located on a part of his family’s old ranch site.
Scotts Valley offers many housing options in a variety of price levels, including single-family dwellings, townhouses, condominiums and mobile home parks, as well as numerous apartments and rental homes.
Scotts Valley, A Beautiful Place to Live & Play
With gorgeous mountain views and ideal weather, Scotts Valley’s local parks are the crown jewel of the city. Residents enjoy a wide range of recreational facilities and services, including grounds for organized and team sports, the area’s largest skateboard park, numerous playgrounds for children, swimming pool, Bocce Ball Courts, outdoor performance stages, tennis courts, fishing, picnic areas, club houses, historic sites, and walking/bicycling paths.