Scotts Valley, CA

If you’re thinking of commuting from Santa Cruz to San Jose, Santa Clara — or even up to Palo Alto, I’d highly recommend taking a look at Scotts Valley properties. Home to many Silicon Valley executives, Scott’s Valley is located 6 miles from Santa Cruz beaches and shaves off approximately 10 minutes from a Silicon Valley commute.

Scotts Valley schools are known to be some of the best in Santa Cruz County. Nestled in the Santa Cruz mountain  redwoods, and only 4.6 miles square, the city has a very family-focused, community-oriented feel.

If you’re a current or future Google employee, you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a Google Shuttle stop for Santa Cruz Googlers at the Hilton, Scotts Valley. The city offers neighborhoods for the first-time home buyer, as well as golf course properties and luxury gated communities.