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New To Santa Clara

On behalf of First Baptist Church, we welcome you to Santa Clara, CA. Moving can be one of the most difficult tasks a person or family has to endure to get to their next assignment in life. This webpage has been created in hopes of making your transition a little more bearable. As you can imagine, we are rather fond of Santa Clara and pray that it becomes more than just your place of residence. We want this to be your home. Santa Clara is a wonderful combination of small town atmposphere and big-city conveniences. Again, we hope that this page eases your transition into the community. Feel free to contact our office here with any questions you may have as you begin this journey. We do believe God is bringing you here for a reason. Be encouraged! You were sent here for such a time as this!

Getting Started in Santa Clara:


Obviously, the first step is to find a place to live. We have listed links to some real estate and rental organizations, as well as mortgage brokers, to assist you in your search.

Real Estate:

MLS Listings

Rental Properties:



Once you have found the just-right place to live, air, heat, water, waste, and Internet will most certainly come into play. Our city uses PG&E for gas and city run water, waste and electricity. Santa Clara is unique compared to surrounding cities by having its own electric company, which is typically less expensive than PG&E. Below is the contact information for those services.

PG&E Gas
Santa Clara Electric
Garbage Pickup
Comcast Internet/Cable TV
AT&T Internet DSL

School Systems:

If you have children, schools are obviously very important to you and your family. Santa Clara Unified School District has several options regarding your child's education. We pray that your family finds just the right environment for your child to excel.

Santa Clara Public Schools 

Driver's License, Tags and Registration Information:

If you do not already have a California Driver's License, visit the State of California website:
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Other Sites of Interest in the Santa Clara Area:

Local Tourism Information
City of Santa Clara
Chamber of Commerce
The Silicon Valley Voice
San Jose Mercury News
Santa Clara Public Library
Great America Amusement Park
Sky High Jumps