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SCOTTS VALLEY, California

Take a tour of Scotts Valley and the surrounding area.

Scotts Valley is located just south of San Jose and north of the Santa Cruz beach off of Highway 17. The area, which is surrounded by Redwoods, was originally settled by the Ohlone Native American tribe in about 2000 BC. The tribe enjoyed the area's copious waterways, including springs, and creeks such as Carbonera Creek, Bean Creek, MacKenzie Creek, and the San Lorenzo River.

Recreation and Attractions
Residents of Scotts Valley spend time enjoying the arts and outdoor gardens. For residents looking to spend time outside, they can head to nearby Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, and the Roaring Camp Railroads.

Demographics
Today the city throbs with activity. Six shopping centers serve the populace, as well as people from outlying areas. Beautiful mobile home parks, subdivisions and condominiums have brought new people to the area. With at least ten major electronic firms, the valley has leaped into the High-Tech Age. History is being made on a daily basis in the youthful city of Scotts Valley!

Did You Know
Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock lived in Scotts Valley in a mountaintop estate from 1940 to 1972.