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BEN LOMOND, California
Take a tour of Ben Lomond and the surrounding areas of the San Lorenzo Valley here.

Ben Lomond, California is situated south of Boulder Creek down highway 9 and just west of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. While the small city occupies just under one square mile of real estate, it is home to a famous restaurant, reservoir, Newell Creek, Highlands County Park, and just minutes from the beach and the Redwood forest, all offering a wide array of activities and claim to fame for the small community.


Ben Lomond is located just minutes from the cities of Santa Cruz and Boulder Creek, as well as Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and the coast, making it an ideal location for individuals that enjoy equal access to water sports and land sports, including skateboarding, hiking, biking, and more. Within Ben Lomond itself, residents can enjoy a picnic in Highlands County Park or can skip rocks across Newell Creek.

Ben Lomond is also listed as one of the most affordable places to raise a family in California, one of the noted safest areas in Santa Cruz, and one of the best places to live in Northern California.


Ben Lomond is home to SLVUSD Charter School for students in grades K-12. There is one public elementary and middle school in Ben Lomondis Ocean Grove Charter School, with one private elementary and middle school, and one private high school.


The area of Ben Lomond is only about 0.8 of a square mile. There are just over 2,000 people and nearly 900 households. While there are no natural bodies of water in Ben Lomond, there is reservoir and Newell Creek. The medium household income is about $62,000, which is above state average.