Santa Clara is a city located in southwestern Utah. The city has a population of around 5,000 people, is part of Washington County, and is located just outside of the city of St George. Those that live in the area enjoy the strong school system, the array of local amenities, and a good job market.
Along with other towns in the county, Santa Clara is served by the Washington County School District. This school district has over 25,000 students spread out across 40 different schools. The school district is well known for having a strong source of funding as well as good student to teacher ratios.
The city of Santa Clara is ideal for people that enjoy outdoor activities. The city is located near the Mojave Desert, the Beaver Dam National Conservation Area, and Chuckwall Trailhead. All of these areas provide residents with the chance to hike, site see, go camping, and do a range of other outdoor activities. Santa Clara is also located within two hours of Las Vegas, which has a large range of recreational options.
Overall, Santa Clara has a strong economy. The city, and the rest of the St George area, is one of the fastest growing areas in the country in terms of population. The area of the state is the home to Sky West Airlines and has large distribution centers for both Wal-Mart and Family Dollar. These employers alone have brought in thousands of new jobs. Overall, the city has a very low unemployment rate of just 3.2%, which is well below the state and national averages.
Over the past decade, the Santa Clara area has seen a big increase in home values. The median home value in the city today is around $275,000. This is a big increase compared to the year 2000 when the home values were well under $200,000. According to Zillow, and other real estate experts, the home prices are expected to increase in the future. It is expected that real estate values in Santa Clara will increase by around 3% in the next 12 months.