Home to Santa Clara University, California's oldest higher learning institution, and a number of computer, semiconductor and technology innovations, Santa Clara is the center of Silicon Valley. Santa Clara is a multi-cultural self-declared "All American City," which strives to hold onto the human touch by encouraging its residents to have a voice in all areas of development. Founded in part by Spanish settlers, it is the sight of eight of California's twenty-one missions. The city has a self-guided walking tour that includes stops at its missions, depot, homes and structures that all played important roles in the region's history. People from all over the area indulge in the adventures at Santa Clara's very own Great America theme parks. Even the San Jose Earthquakes Major League Soccer team calls Santa Clara home. Excitement is at your finger tips in this city that has it all.
The market has continued to prove that inventory is the key to sales. Available listed properties have remained constrained, and well cared for homes that are priced appropriately receive lots of attention, with serious buyers willing to stretch their budgets to successfully complete a purchase. With the constraints on foreign economies, there is less pressure from non-resident buyers, and although there is activity across all price ranges, the sweet spot seems to be in the starter to mid-level price points in most communities.