With a population of 109,000, Santa Clara, California is at the center of what is known as the Silicon Valley. Home to any number of large high technology companies, it is also home to a major university.
The VTA, or Santa Clara Transportation Authority, has a robust system of busses servicing Santa Clara and many of the cities surrounding it. CalTrain offers convenient service into San Francisco, opening up Santa Clara to the BART system. Santa Clara is closest to San Jose International Airport, located only 4 miles from the city center.