Interesting Facts About Santa Clara, Calif.
It's a Great Town to Live and Work In!
At Anderson Behel, we’re happy to be doing business in Santa Clara, CA, because it’s an amazing city with great people. Next year in January, Santa Clara will be on the national stage as the city will be hosting the 50th Super Bowl at Levi’s Stadium, the home of our San Francisco 49ers!
Santa Clara was given its name from the Mission Santa Clara de Asis, one of the many missions that the Spanish created during their rule in California. Although the mission was founded in 1777, the city was not officially incorporated until 1852, about two years after California received statehood. The city is part of the San Jose metropolitan area which is contiguous with the San Francisco metropolitan area, making Santa Clara a component of one of the most heavily populated areas in the United States.
Santa Clara is located in the center of the Silicon Valley, northwest of San Jose, and 50 minutes southeast of San Francisco. The city is a past winner of the National Civic League's coveted "All-America City Award". In addition, the community is home to five Fortune 1000 business headquarters. Some of the technology companies that call Santa Clara home include Intel and Sun Microsystems. Many other major high tech companies are located in surrounding Silicon Valley communities.
Here are some notable places located in Santa Clara:
- Paramount's Great Adventure, amusement park
- The Triton Museum of Art
- The Intel Museum
- The Leavey Center
- The Santa Clara Convention Center
- The de Saisset Museum
- The world champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps
- 38 municipal parks and playgrounds
- The championship Santa Clara & Tennis Club, as well as the Santa Clara Sporting Club, Fairbrae Swim & Tennis Club and the famous Santa Clara Swim Club.
- Santa Clara University