Welcome to Scotts Valley

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Scotts Valley is a small city of 12,000 residents tucked in the picturesque redwood forests of the western Santa Cruz Mountains, about 30 miles south of San Jose and six miles north of Santa Cruz. Formerly a stagecoach stop between the two cities, Scotts Valley offers a one-of-a-kind link between its rich, historic past and newfound status as a modern suburban community known for its small town ambiance, peaceful way of life and craft food and wine scene. Known for its award-winning ethnic restaurants, boutique-style shopping alcoves and stunning scenic vistas, Scotts Valley is a great place to live and play, especially for those commuting into San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz or San Jose. Prospective residents will find incredible architecture, ranging from elaborating Craftsman historic homes and Mission Revival-styles to enchanting Storybook homes and funky, modern contemporaries hidden in the city’s redwood forests.

Quick Facts

Population

11,858

Female

5,976

Male

5,882

  • White
    9,265
    80.0%
  • Hispanic
    1,158
    10.0%
  • Asian alone
    580
    5.0%
  • Black
    90
    0.8%
Median Home Price

$ 654,600

Average Income

$104,150

Median resident age

38.7 years

Scotts Valley Schools

SchoolGradesSchool LevelState Ranking/# of SchoolsStudent/Teacher Ratio
McP Middle & High School6-12Private–: –/–5.4
Montessori Community SchoolPK-KPrivate–: –/–3
Scotts Valley High9-12High2017: 228/202123.3
Scotts Valley Middle6-8Middle2017: 171/250822.6
Vine Hill ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 731/569224.3
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