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Scotts Valley

Glenwood Preserve


Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Dogs (on leash), 2-4’ footpaths.

The City of Scotts Valley and the Land Trust of Santa Cruz have collaborated with community members, the Scotts Valley High School, and Salvation Army Camp Redwood Glen. A collaborative effort where community volunteers build the trails with design, supervision and training by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz 


The Long-Term Management Plan lays out management and monitoring strategies to preserve the endangered and sensitive species and habitats that occur on the property, including the Ohlone tiger beetle, Scotts Valley spineflower, and wetlands and riparian areas. The plan authorizes public access that is consistent with protecting these species, and was developed in coordination with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The details of future trails, access points and parking areas will be determined in a future community engagement process. 

Scotts Valley Parks


With gorgeous mountain views and ideal weather, Scotts Valley’s local parks are the crown jewel of the city.


Residents enjoy a wide range of recreational facilities and services, including grounds for organized and team sports, the area’s largest skateboard park, numerous playgrounds for children, swimming pool, Bocce Ball Courts, outdoor performance stages, tennis courts, fishing, picnic areas, club houses, historic sites, Senior center and walking/bicycling paths.

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The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce

Mission: to promote stability and economic growth through business and community relationships. To achieve this goal, it takes involvement by the members of our community.   (831) 438-1010    

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Scotts Valley Exchange Club

Vision: A strong America, safe communities, and unified people. Mission: Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live. Core Values: Family, Community, Country Motto: Unity for Service

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Scotts Valley Rotary Club

Mission: Inspiring Each Other To Take Action - So That Together We Can Change The World!

Service Above Self    

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Kiwanis Club of Scotts Valley

Kiwanis Club of Scotts Valley is dedicated to the betterment of the communities of Scotts Valley and the San Lorenzo Valley. Our focus is on local youth.  

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The Scotts Valley Host Lions

The Scotts Valley Host Lions Club members volunteer their time to perform a variety of community service activities.

(831) 345-8766 

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1440 Multiversity

1440 Multiversity is a place to experience time differently—exploring what matters to you, while surrounded by fresh air, delicious food, wellness classes, many ways to unwind, and opportunities to connect with yourself and others.


Whether you come for a program with world-renowned faculty or spend a weekend on campus taking 1440 specialty classes, you can look forward to the perfect blend of learning, vacation, and space for reflection. The natural world has been an inspirational catalyst of wonder and creativity for 1440 since its inception., this 75-acre campus became the clear choice because of its towering, ancient redwoods. Accommodation rates are per person and include locally sourced meals, wellness activities, use of the Fitness Center, access to the infinity tub, and more.  1-844-544-1440

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Four Points Sheraton

[ coming soon to Scotts Valley Drive ]

The soon-to-be-finished “Four-Point Sheraton Hotel” on Scotts Valley Drive, will include 128 rooms, and 1,400 square feet of “market-leading meeting facilities. opening of the hotel this 2018 summer. The hotel features a range of modern facilities and amenities, including the 5030 Restaurant & Lounge and a fitness center open 24 hours a day.


The 120-room Marriott Residence Inn project at the end of Santa’s Village Road, scheduled to begin construction at the end of the summer, 2018.  This project will be the first “upscale, corporate-oriented, extended stay hotel in the county, with every room equipped with a full kitchen.

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Best Western

Located in North Scotts Valley, this 100% smoke-free hotel offers complimentary continental breakfast, outdoor heated pool, hot tub, 24-hour front desk & business center, exercise facility and high-speed internet. Just off the highway and minutes to all the great attractions in Santa Cruz and the surrounding areas.  (831) 438-6666

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The Hilton

Located in Scotts Valley's business district, this hotel sits within a 15-minute drive of Mystery Spot and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This romantic hotel is 7.9 mi (12.6 km) from University of California Santa Cruz and 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from Main Beach. They have 178 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators, MP3 docking stations and pillow-top bed. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. 831-440-1000  6001 La Madrona Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060  

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The Marriott

The 120-room Marriott Residence Inn project at the end of Santa’s Village Road, scheduled to begin construction at the end of the summer, 2018. This project will be the first “upscale, corporate-oriented, extended stay hotel in the county, with every room equipped with a full kitchen.

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Proposals being considered by city council and review and input by the community.


Polo Ranch - Lennar Homes -  40 homes 

4303-A Scotts Valley Drive - In February 2017, the City approved six (6) low-income condominium units in two triplex buildings, behind the Chef Liu Restaurant. These units are the off-site inclusionary housing for Lennar Homes’ 40-lot subdivision called “Polo Ranch” located off Polo Ranch Road. 

Town Center – Mixed Use 

Primary design considerations for mixed-use projects should focus on successfully balancing the needs of residential uses with the needs of commercial uses. Designed to provide a harmonious environment for both commercial users and residents. Noise, traffic, lighting, and other elements that may negatively affect the residential environment should be located where the elements will have a minimum impact.

Office and commercial retail – primary design considerations for projects that are solely office or commercial retail should focus on creating a pedestrian-oriented street frontage with buildings that complement the desired downtown character of Scotts Valley Town Center. 

Civic – Though these guidelines generally apply to civic buildings, it is appropriate for civic buildings to be unique in design and materials, acting as a landmark building. The primary design considerations should focus on creating a building that complements the pedestrian orientation and forms of the adjacent buildings while establishing its own unique character. 

Valley Gardens – Commercial and homes being considered

Aviza – Homes being considered

General Plan


The City of Scotts Valley is embarking on an exciting effort to update our General Plan. The existing General Plan (1994) is now 20 years old and many changes have occurred in our City over that time.

The Scotts Valley General Plan defines a common vision for our future and provides guidance for many important issues such as how and where we should grow, addressing traffic, as well as pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access, improving our housing and education facilities, and increasing parks and recreation opportunities.

The City Council initiated this multi-year process in 2012, beginning what will be a unique and important opportunity for residents to share their ideas about their community’s future.  The General Plan update is a collaborative effort between the City and its residents to create a blueprint for development through the year 2040. It is organized according to four broad categories; namely: Build Environment, Mobility, Natural Environment, and Community.

Scotts Valley’s new General Plan will address numerous topics as they relate to the quality of life in our community. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Physical growth: changing demographics, smart growth concepts, and infill development; 

  • Transportation: road capacities, bicycles and pedestrians, and connectivity between neighborhoods and destinations; 

  • Quality of life: public health & safety, community values, education, and equity; 

  • Economic vitality: job growth, industrial development, and meeting retail and office needs; 

  • Environmental conservation: state legislation regarding greenhouse gases, affordable housing, and energy and water conservation; 

  • Municipal services: infrastructure capacity, code enforcement, and funding;


Finally, the General Plan will be crafted in a way that is clear and easy to use, and can be efficiently revised to incorporate future updates and amendments.

Scotts Valley Housing Goals

The following housing goals are designed to facilitate and encourage a balanced mix and variety of housing types and prices in Scotts Valley to meet existing and future housing needs of the community. 

It is the goal of the City of Scotts Valley to promote a balanced mix of housing types, prices, and opportunities by increasing the number of housing units to accommodate population and employment growth. 

It is the goal of the City of Scotts Valley to foster a high quality, safety, and livability of housing and residential neighborhoods through the improvement and preservation of housing and community services. 

It is the goal of the City of Scotts Valley to expand and protect a range of housing opportunities for all demographic, economic, and special needs groups in the community. 

It is the goal of the City of Scotts Valley to protect its unique sensitive environmental, archaeological, and paleontological assets and encourage resource conservation measures in all new housing developments. 

City of Scotts Valley 2009-2014 Housing Element 

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