Scotts Valley

The Perfect Blend of Small-Town Charm and Modern Convenience.

Welcome to Scotts Valley


Discover Scotts Valley, CA


Welcome to Scotts Valley, CA—a serene, family-friendly community nestled in the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains. Known for its excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and convenient location, Scotts Valley offers the perfect balance of small-town charm and modern amenities. Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to raise a family or a peaceful retreat with easy access to urban centers, Scotts Valley is an ideal choice.


Prime Location and Easy Access


Located just six miles north of Santa Cruz and 30 miles south of Silicon Valley, Scotts Valley provides residents with quick access to both coastal and tech hubs. The town is conveniently situated along Highway 17, making commuting a breeze for professionals working in nearby San Jose and the greater Bay Area.


Natural Beauty and Outdoor Recreation


Scotts Valley is surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Santa Cruz Mountains, offering a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities. The area boasts numerous parks, including Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, where you can explore towering redwoods, hike scenic trails, and enjoy family picnics. For those who love biking, the Glenwood Open Space Preserve provides miles of trails with breathtaking mountain views.


Vibrant Community and Local Amenities


Despite its small size, Scotts Valley has a vibrant community with a variety of local shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. The Skypark Recreation Area is a popular spot for families, featuring playgrounds, sports fields, and community events like the annual Fourth of July fireworks show and Music at Skypark concert series.


The Scotts Valley Town Center offers a range of shopping and dining options, ensuring that residents have everything they need within easy reach. From cozy cafes and gourmet restaurants to boutique stores and essential services, Scotts Valley provides a convenient and enjoyable lifestyle.


Real Estate in Scotts Valley, CA


The real estate market in Scotts Valley is diverse, offering a range of housing options to suit different needs and budgets. From charming single-family homes in quiet neighborhoods to luxurious estates with panoramic mountain views, there’s something for everyone. Homebuyers are attracted to Scotts Valley for its top-rated schools, safe community, and the promise of a high quality of life.


Ideal for Families and Professionals


Scotts Valley is renowned for its excellent school system, including highly rated schools such as Scotts Valley High School and Vine Hill Elementary School. The town’s safe, family-friendly environment makes it an ideal place to raise children. Additionally, its proximity to major tech hubs like Silicon Valley makes Scotts Valley a desirable location for professionals seeking a peaceful yet connected community.


Experience the Best of Scotts Valley, CA


Scotts Valley, CA, offers a unique blend of natural beauty, small-town charm, and modern convenience. With its top-rated schools, safe neighborhoods, and a wealth of recreational opportunities, Scotts Valley is the perfect place to call home. Discover why so many families and professionals are choosing Scotts Valley for its exceptional quality of life.


For more information on real estate opportunities and community events in Scotts Valley, CA, contact our local experts who are ready to help you find your perfect home in this beautiful mountain town.


Overview for Scotts Valley, CA

12,317 people live in Scotts Valley, where the median age is 46.3 and the average individual income is $60,639. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Scotts Valley, CA

There's plenty to do around Scotts Valley, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including California Ocean Adventures, Santa Cruz Archery Lessons, and CrossFit Santa Cruz Central.

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Active 4.97 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.18 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
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Demographics and Employment Data for Scotts Valley, CA

Scotts Valley has 4,831 households, with an average household size of 2.51. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Scotts Valley do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,317 people call Scotts Valley home. The population density is 2,666.92 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Scotts Valley, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Scotts Valley. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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