Santa Clara, Utah
Santa Clara City Hall
Located near the Santa Clara River in southwestern Utah, Santa Clara came into being about the same time Jacob Hamblin settled there in 1854. The soil and climate must have been auspicious because, over the years, Santa Clara got a good reputation for its fruit and produce production. There were fruit stands lining the streets of town for many years, up until Interstate 15 was opened to traffic. Nearly all of the fruit stands have disappeared these days.
Santa Clara is primarily a bedroom community now as most working folks commute to jobs in nearby St. George.
Update 2015: I drove through Santa Clara in late September, 2015. Beautiful, well-kept small town with tree-lined streets and views in almost every direction. I was surprised by the size of Santa Clara City Hall, looks like they've been expecting hordes of people to move in for a long time... There's also something about cutouts of cows lining the streets, instead of signs and billboards. Many of the mail boxes were attached to a cow cutout, too. It was only in front of City Hall that I became aware of the fabric signs flapping in the breeze... and around City Hall fabric signs lined the sidewalks.
The Jacob Hamblin Home in Santa Clara
High School or Higher: 94.2%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.6%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 8.6%
Cost of Living Index for Santa Clara: 88.6
Estimated Median Household Income: $69,000
Estimated Median Home Value: $280,050
Median Resident Age: 26.0 Years
Educational Services, Health Care, Construction, Lodging & Food Services, Professional Services, Retail Services, Government, Finance & Insurance Services, Real Estate Services
Unemployed (March 2015): 4.6%
Photos courtesy of TheArmchairExplorer, CCA-by-SA 4.0 License