Scotts Valley

 Population: 10,500

Area: 5 sq. miles

Scotts Valley is located 7 miles north of Santa Cruz and 16 miles from Los Gatos, making it prime real estate for commuters to the Silicon Valley. An excellent location along local highways and development expanded the city into a commercial center for shopping, large business firms, and family communities. Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Scotts Valley enjoys the redwood forests and rural environment which make it a popular location.