Introduction to Scotts Valley, California
Scotts Valley, California is 5 miles N of Santa Cruz, California and 21 miles S of San Jose, California. It is in Santa Cruz County. The city is part of the Santa Cruz - Watsonville metro area. The population of Scotts Valley is 11,385.
Scotts Valley History
The watercourses of Scotts Valley were originally occupied by the Ohlone tribes. The city was named after Hiram Scott, who bought this valley from Joseph Ladd Majors in 1850. In 1853, he built the Greek revival style Scott House, which is situated behind City Hall today. The City of Scotts Valley was incorporated in 1966.
Scotts Valley and nearby Attractions
- Camp Evers Fishing Park
- Siltanen Park
- Valley Gardens Golf Course
- Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Things To Do In Scotts Valley
The City of Scotts Valley offers a number of attractions to its visitors. The city includes dance halls, restaurants, picnic areas, a skate park and several other playgrounds. There are also many natural parks where one can observe a variety of exotic birds and animals.
Scotts Valley Transportation
The city is located in close proximity to the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.
Scotts Valley Higher Education
The local college is Bethany College of the Assemblies of God.