“The Mission City”
Santa Clara University photo: Carol M. Highsmith
The city of Santa Clara is nestled between San Jose and the heart of Silicon Valley. A vibrant, mostly suburban atmosphere makes it an ideal place to live. The city gets its name from Mission Santa Clara de Asís, located on the Santa Clara University campus.
Santa Clara also has a number of popular recreational destinations, like the Six Flags Great America amusement park and Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers.