Santa Clara Real Estate Stats
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Santa Clara Real Estate Listings
Many of the Santa Clara homes for sale range in age and style. You’ll find tall sycamores lining the main street, shading humble pioneer structures, brick bungalows, and ranch-style homes, and you’ll also find the luxury subdivision known as the Vineyards. The Vineyards showcases some of the finest French-inspired designs and architecture in the region.
Many of the newer neighborhoods overlook magnificent views of the red rock mountains, black lava fields, and Snow Canyon. As Santa Clara is still developing, there are many opportunities to purchase a vacant plot of land for your dream home, or a new construction property, sometimes with optional customizations. The real estate market is primarily single-family homes, however there are also more and more townhomes being built—especially attractive for their more affordable price points and great locations near the heart of the city.
Santa Clara's downtown feels homey and welcoming, and single-family homes are typically situated on quiet, residential streets. Although new construction homes tend to be more modern in their architecture, older properties offer comforting, traditional designs, with both single-story and multi-story homes on the market. Stone and stucco are popular exterior materials, while inside the homes, you will be amazed at the grand foyers, tasteful finishes, numerous upgrades, and spacious layouts. Older bungalows are typically priced lower than their larger, new construction counterparts.
HOA fees in the area can be low to moderate in price, depending on the subdivision or neighborhood.
Luxury Homes in Santa Clara, UT
Santa Clara offers a number of luxury properties for sale. Neighborhoods such as Arcadia Resort, Bella Sol, and Santa Clara Heights offer additional privacy, exceptional views, and high-end upgrades. Features of these luxury neighborhoods include large lot sizes, red rock views, high ceilings, and modern finishes. These properties are often considered investment opportunities and/or rental homes, for they are very desirable and spacious. This includes some of the luxury new construction townhomes that have been recently built, as well.
Depending on the neighborhood, additional amenities can include a clubhouse, tennis and/or basketball courts, additional outdoor spaces for barbequing and entertaining, and a pool—just to name a few. Some amenities are only available at an extra cost.
Santa Clara History
Santa Clara was named by Spanish explorers in honor of a saint. "Santa" means a female saint and "Clara" means a short interval of fair weather. In the spring of 1854, missionaries came and stayed with the Paiute Indians living in the area. Later that year, Jacob Hamblin and company arrived in the valley and worked with the 800-member Paiute tribe, who were already farming along the Santa Clara Creek. Together they built the first irrigation canal, and the first cotton grown in the Utah Territory.
Today, Santa Clara is a growing Utah city, conveniently located just minutes from St. George, Washington, and exciting parks and attractions.
Today you can enjoy the historic tree-lined streets only minutes from St George. This historic community was built on the banks of the Santa Clara Creek and is considered the oasis of the area, especially for travelers going to Southern California. The local government foresees Santa Clara as a blossoming town rising in the middle of a desert.
Santa Clara continues its strong sense of heritage through its landmarks, historical buildings, parks, and annual Swiss Days Celebration. This is all a compliment to the small (population nearing 8,000), yet diverse, collection of well-manicured neighborhoods and beautiful Santa Clara homesites. From the valley where settlement first started, to the heights where subdivisions look across rugged lava to red sandstone mountains, to the cool banks of the Santa Clara River, it is a place where friends, family, and neighbors live, work and play together. Santa Clara is a place that residents love to call "home."
Highlights include numerous trails and parks for Santa Clara residents to discover. The Santa Clara Arboretum is a popular attraction, while Canyon View Park and Archie H. Gubler Park are the largest green spaces in the city—very popular with the local kids. The Tukupetsi and Cove Wash trails are highly-rated nature hikes in this region.
Information courtesy of the St. George Chamber of Commerce.
Santa Clara, Utah FAQs
Q: Is Santa Clara, Utah a good place to live?
A: Properties in Santa Clara, Utah are generally quite large, on big lots, with quiet streets. Santa Clara is a good place to live because of its warm, friendly atmosphere, beautiful landscapes, and affordable home prices.
Q: What is Santa Clara, Utah best known for?
A: Santa Clara is known for being the site of the historical Jacob Hamblin House, which was once the home of the city’s original founder. It’s also known for its number of gorgeous parks and trails.
Q: What is the weather like in Santa Clara, Utah?
A: Santa Clara, Utah is known for its hot, dry summers and short, mild winters. The city doesn’t see much snow or rain, either, and it is sunny almost 260 days a year on average.
Q: Why is it called Santa Clara?
A: The first settlers in the area, Swiss Mormons, named the town Fort Santa Clara after the Italian saint.
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