Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley

Tranquil Living Amidst Nature.

Welcome to Scotts Valley

Tranquil Living Amidst Nature.

Amidst the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Scotts Valley offers a tranquil retreat with easy access to urban amenities. Known for its natural beauty, family-friendly atmosphere, and strong sense of community, Scotts Valley provides an ideal setting for those seeking a balanced lifestyle. With its proximity to outdoor recreation, top-rated schools, and a thriving business district, Scotts Valley attracts residents who value convenience and serenity.

What to Love

  • Natural beauty: Surrounded by majestic redwoods, lush greenery, and scenic vistas.
  • Family-friendly vibe: Top-rated schools and community events.
  • Outdoor recreation: Abundant hiking trails, parks, and opportunities for outdoor adventures.
  • Convenient location: Proximity to Santa Cruz beaches, Silicon Valley tech hubs, and major highways.
  • Thriving business district: Home to various shops, restaurants, and businesses catering to residents' needs.

Local Lifestyle

Scotts Valley embodies a calm suburban ambiance, where residents enjoy a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. The community prides itself on its strong camaraderie and neighborly spirit, with residents coming together for events, festivals, and community initiatives. Whether exploring the nearby parks and trails, attending local farmers markets, or simply relaxing in the tranquility of their backyard, Scotts Valley residents embrace a relaxed and family-centric lifestyle.

The climate in Scotts Valley is ideal for those who love outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and camping, with easy access to the redwoods and the Pacific coastline. Its location is conveniently between the larger city of San Jose and the beach town of Santa Cruz, offering urban amenities and coastal relaxation. Compared to the more urbanized areas of Silicon Valley, Scotts Valley offers a more relaxed pace of life without the heavy traffic and congestion found in larger cities.

Dining and Shopping

Main Street in Scotts Valley offers a charming mix of dining and shopping options, catering to diverse tastes and preferences. From cozy cafes serving artisanal coffee to family-friendly restaurants providing delicious comfort food, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Bruno's Bar and Grill is a beloved local eatery renowned for its American cuisine, particularly its flavorful burgers, served in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Otoro Sushi is the go-to destination for sushi aficionados, offering a diverse menu of fresh seafood and authentic Japanese dishes crafted with precision and care. Jia Tellas takes diners on a culinary journey with its offerings of authentic Cambodian and Southeast Asian flavors, showcasing the vibrant tastes of the region.
While primarily known as a market, Scotts Valley Market also boasts a deli and barbecue section with a reputation for its mouthwatering offerings. Finally, Ambrosia India Bistro tantalizes taste buds with its array of flavorful Indian dishes, providing a taste of India's exotic and aromatic flavors in a welcoming setting.

Entertainment & Things to Do

In Scotts Valley, outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of opportunities for recreation and relaxation amidst the stunning natural surroundings. Hike or bike along the scenic trails of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, or enjoy a leisurely picnic at Skypark, where families can also enjoy playgrounds, sports fields, and community events. For those seeking cultural experiences, Scotts Valley hosts various events and festivals throughout the year, including the Art, Wine & Beer Festival and the Scotts Valley Fourth of July Parade. With its natural beauty, family-friendly amenities, and vibrant community spirit, Scotts Valley offers a peaceful and fulfilling lifestyle for residents of all ages.

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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Explore popular things to do in the area, including Shockwave, Kissed By An Angel Wines, and Outback Trading Company.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.23 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.25 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.41 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.98 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.4 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.77 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

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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51.93 / 48.07%

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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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McP Middle & High School
6th - 12th
No rating available
PreK - 8th
No rating available
6th - 8th
California Connections Academy Monterey Bay
K - 12th
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K - 5th
9th - 12th

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