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How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 57
Demographics 63
Economy 48
Education 59
Health 70
Housing 57
Infrastructure 59

#97. Santa Clara, CA

Excellent health-care and educational systems, a diverse collection of housing and lots of amenities are big reasons why Santa Clara has been on the Top 100 Best Places to Live list for three straight years. Technology firms and Santa Clara University drive the city’s economy and set the cultural tone. An average of 300 days of sunshine each year give residents plenty of opportunity to enjoy recreational facilities found in Santa Clara. Parks and historic architecture provide even more things to do in Santa Clara. See where Santa Clara ranked on the 2015 Best Places to Live list. 

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