Santa Clara

Santa Clara is located in the northwestern part of the 408 area code and the center of the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay. The city has a population of 116,468 people, of which the predominant racial group is Asia at 37% of the population.

Santa Clara is at the center of Silicon Valley, so it is home to a number of technology-related companies, such as Intel, OmniVision Technologies, Trident Microsystems, McAfee, Rovi, Intevac, Marvell Technology Group, and Applied Materials. Aside from the technology companies that have their headquarters located in Santa Clara, other major employers in the city are Kaiser Permanente, Oracle, the Pacific Maintenance Company, and BAE Systems Land & Armaments.

Santa Clara is also home to Santa Clara University, which is the oldest operating higher-learning institution in California. The university’s College of Law attracts future lawyers from around the nation, and the law school offers more summer study abroad programs than any other law school in the nation. The Mission Santa Clara de Asis, for which the city is named, is located on the grounds of Santa Clara University’s campus.

Lawyers and others who like wine and community art fairs look forward every year to Santa Clara’s annual Art & Wine Festival. Families from all over the 408 area code love to have fun at the California’s Great America amusement park, which is the only amusement park in Northern California that has a water park located inside of it. Attorneys who are fans of synchronized swimming enjoy watching exhibitions by the Santa Clara Aquamaids the most decorated synchronized swim team in the world. Computer nerds living in the 408 area code love visiting the Intel Museum, where they can get a closer view at the construction of silicon computer chips.

Lawyers fascinated by the macabre and the history of insane asylums enjoy visiting the Agnews Historic Cemetery & Museum, which is dedicated to the former Agnews State Hospital and the burial site for the patients after the 1906 earthquake. Aspiring child thespians from the 408 area code regularly participate in plays and musicals put on by the Roberta Jones Junior Theater. Lawyers who play tennis frequently use the 19 municipal tennis courts in the city.