Silicon Valley Real Estate

Where is Silicon Valley?
March 1st, 2015 2:52 PM

Silicon Valley is a nickname for Santa Clara County, located at the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area.  The term originally referred to the region's large number of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers, and eventually came to refer to all high-tech businesses in the area.


Santa Clara County encompasses 1,315 square miles. The Santa Clara Valley runs the entire length of the county from north to south, ringed by the rolling hills of the Diablo Range on the east, and the Santa Cruz Mountains on the west. Salt marshes and wetlands lie in the northwestern part of the county, adjacent to the waters of San Francisco Bay.

With a population of nearly 1.8 million, the county is one of the largest in the state and provides more than a quarter of all jobs in the Bay Area. It has one of the highest median family incomes in the United States, and a wide diversity of cultures, backgrounds and talents.

The County is home to three major universities - Stanford University, Santa Clara University and San Jose State University - as well as excellent community colleges.

There are 15 cities in Santa Clara County, ranging from Palo Alto in the north, to Gilroy in the south. San Jose is the largest city in the County, with a population of nearly one million.  Click on the city names below and learn more about each of the cities on their web sites.

Campbell                               Cupertino                                Gilroy             

Los Altos                               Los Altos Hills                        Los Gatos                   

Milpitas                                 Monte Sereno                          Morgan Hill                

Mountain View                      Palo Alto                                 San Jose

Santa Clara                             Saratoga                                  Sunnyvale



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