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Scotts Valley is one of the smaller cities of Santa Cruz County near the Pacific Coast of the Golden State. Scotts Valley has a population of approximately eleven thousand four hundred residents, and is located along State Route 17, the most important local road. Although the area which now comprises Scotts Valley was populated for thousands of years by indigenous peoples, European settlers did not arrive there in substantial numbers until the nineteenth century. Much of the cultural legacy and many of the historic attractions of Scotts Valley come from this period, which was heavily influenced by the logging and railroad industries. Scotts Valley was originally incorporated as a city in the year nineteen sixty six, and notable local historic attractions include the Scott House, a notable Greek revival structure. Scotts Valley has recently become something of a tourist attraction, partially because of its outstanding year round weather and its convenient location near the Pacific Ocean. Popular activities in and around this coastal community include surfing, boating, snorkeling, hiking, biking, swimming, sunbathing, and bird watching. There are also a number of excellent shopping center and restaurants both in Scotts Valley itself and in the somewhat larger communities of Santa Cruz County.
Recreational sites around the city of Scotts Valley include Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, and Roaring Camp Railroads. Scotts Valley was the hometown of director Alfred Hitchcock, as well as Florence Owens Thompson. Educational opportunities in Scotts Valley are offered by the Scotts Valley Unified School District, which encompasses Scotts Valley High School, Scotts Valley Middle School, Vine Hill School, and Brook Knoll School, as well as Baymonte Christian School and Bethany University. Scotts Valley also offers a very convenient location, being located less than ten minutes away from the beaches of Santa Cruz, and only about half an hour distant from the larger city of San Jose. Popular cultural festivities include the Scotts Valley Festival of Fine Art and Wine and the Fourth of July fireworks show. Notable sites that are worth a visit in Scotts Valley include the Camp Evers Fishing Park, Valley Gardens Golf Course, and Siltanen Park. Condominiums and homes in Scotts Valley often boast beautiful forest, mountain, and ocean views in addition to a great location. The many historic, cultural, and recreational points of interest are all within just a short drive.
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