Santa Clara has a lot going on: a top notch university (Santa Clara University), headquarters of many of Silicon Valley's industry leaders such as Intel, a big amusement park (Great America) and the new home of 49ers football!
It also offers a huge variety in the world of real estate. The town center (close to Santa Clara University) offers old Victorian's and charming cottages, while the outlying area offers your typical California ranch-style homes and everything in between.
Being in the center of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara has lots to offer and is close to great high-end shopping (Santana Row, Valley Fair Shopping Mall), beautiful parks (San Jose Municipal Rose Garden), fabulous neighborhoods (the Alameda) and wonderful eclectic cuisine in it's huge variety of restaurants - thanks in large part to the high-tech industry as well as the students at Santa Clara - making this a wonderful place to live. Oh, and lest I forget, one of the highest rated schools in the entire state of California, Millikin Basics + Elementary School, is in Santa Clara!!
Here is a sample of Santa Clara real estate either for sale or sold by Pearson Realty: