All you need to know about Santa Clara

Santa Clara is located just a ten-minute journey from San Jose and Cupertino. Its position near to the high-tech companies and thriving business districts make it a popular business destination. The city is part of the vibrant Silicon Valley, and, as a result, has seen expediential growth in recent years. The population of Santa Clara as of 2017 was 127,134 and this continues to grow due to more opportunities in the area. Corporate housing in Santa Clara provides business travellers with more space, flexibility, and privacy than other accommodation options and furnished apartments are located close to transport links and corporations in Santa Clara.

Santa Clara was originally colonized by the Spanish in the early 1700s with 21 missions to the area. The Mission Santa Clara de Asis was created in 1777. The economy of the Santa Clara area remained largely agricultural throughout the early years and even until the 20th century the population of 5,000 had not fluctuated much due to a steady industry and no need to develop further. The city of Santa Clara truly began to grow in the 1900s when the city’s first schools and hospitals were built to keep up with demand from the residents.

Nowadays, the city is a business travel destination and a thriving business hub. The city is home to Silicon Valley Power and this power plant provides electricity to the Santa Clara area. Numerous headquarters and significant companies are located within the city including Aruba, Palo Alto Networks, and Trident Microsystems. Applied Materials is the largest employer in the city with 8,500 employees, and Intel with 7,801. The city’s location in the heart of Silicon Valley makes it the perfect destination for corporate travellers who are commuting to the nearby Apple Park in Cupertino. Corporate housing and furnished apartments in Santa Clara are located near to the major business areas within the city, making for easy access during business stays.

Santa Clara is not only a business travel hub but also a great tourism destination. As a result, the city is brimming with tourist attractions and sites to see whilst on a business trip to the city. The Winchester Mystery House is a great family day out, a quirky mansion with odd design features will keep you entertained as you climb the staircase that leads to nowhere. The Intel Museum, Da Saisset Museum, and the Apple Park Visitor Centre provide a great way to learn more about the city and the technology companies within it. Corporate housing in Santa Clara is situated near to these attractions as well as the many theme parks and nature preserves in the city.

Two main train stations can be found in Santa Clara, the Great American Station and the Santa Clara Station. From these stations business travellers can reach other municipalities around the state and further afield. A light rail system also operates within the area. The nearest airport is the Mineta San Jose International Airport which is situated five miles from the city centre.

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