Considered Reasons to Live in Santa Clara County By Todd Beardsley While the temperate California weather and the robust economy of the Silicon Valley are obvious reasons to work and live in the area, the peninsula and Santa Clara County offer innumerable other attractive advantages for doing so. With an abundance of attractions, historic sites, wineries, shops, and close access to one of America’s most renowned major cities and the Bay itself, one could hardly ask for more choice. Recreational amenities including museums, bike trails, golf courses, soccer and tennis clubs, railroad tours, and world-class research facilities like the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the NASA Ames Exploration Center are but a few destinations to explore. Airship Ventures flies a Zeppelin NT and offers tours looking down from above the Bay. UCO/Lick Observatory is available for gazing up at the heavens on select nights atop 4,200 foot Mount Hamilton. Few regions in America offer as much to do in such close proximity as those available to the residents of Menlo Park, Atherton, Santa Clara, and surrounding locations. For in-depth information on these and other outstanding features of the region, visit SantaClara.org. As a co-owner of Menlo Atherton Realty, Todd Beardsley assists individuals and families in relocating throughout the South Bay Area of San Francisco.