West Santa Clara, California

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West Santa Clara
West Santa Clara is located in the United States
West Santa Clara
West Santa Clara
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 37°18′21″N 122°7′23″W / 37.30583°N 122.12306°W / 37.30583; -122.12306Coordinates: 37°18′21″N 122°7′23″W / 37.30583°N 122.12306°W / 37.30583; -122.12306
Country United States
State California
CountySanta Clara
 • Total49.716 sq mi (128.765 km2)
 • Land49.584 sq mi (128.423 km2)
 • Water0.132 sq mi (0.342 km2)  0.003%
Elevation2,136 ft (651 m)
 • Total7,529
 • Density150/sq mi (58/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code(s)
94022, 94024, 94028, 94304, 95014, 95070
Area code(s)408, 650
FIPS code06-08593660
GNIS feature ID1935372

West Santa Clara is an unincorporated census county division (CCD) located on the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains in northwest Santa Clara County, California.[3] The area covers approximately 50 square miles (130 km2), much of it open space,[4] and contains Boronda Lake, Felt Lake, and Lake Ranch reservoirs, as well as Sanborn[5] and Stevens Creek[6] county parks. The Foothills,[7] Los Trancos,[8] Monte Bello,[9] Pearson-Arastradero,[10] Picchetti Ranch,[11] Rancho San Antonio[12] and Saratoga Gap[13] preserves are also located in the area.

As of the 2010 US Census, the population was 7,529 residents of whom 67.7% were non-Hispanic white, 22.8% Asian, 4.8% Hispanic, and 4.7% of other races, with a median age of 50.0 years old.[14] As of 2009, the median income was $169,186 and median home price $1,527,451.[15]

Most residents and businesses in the area use postal zip codes from neighboring cities of Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Los Altos Hills, Cupertino, and Saratoga. The telephone area codes are 408 (Santa Clara County), and 650 (overlaps with San Mateo County).


The region lies on the northeastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and supports a relatively cool Mediterranean climate.


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