Boulder Creek was founded in 1875 in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Boulder Creek was originally a lumber town. Now, this charming Cosmopolitan community bustling with life! Surrounded by nature, Boulder Creek is a relaxing place to live if you have a stressful job. It’s a great place for raising a family, with multiple parks, hiking trails, and swimming holes. From hiking, to golf, to martial arts, Boulder Creek is a hotbed of recreational opportunities for people of all ages. There are two grocery stores, a drug store, a gas station and a multitude of specialty shops. Downtown Boulder Creek has all of the necessary amenities for daily life conveniently located in town.
Population: 4,923 (2010 Census)
Population change since 2000: +20.6%
Sunny Days Per Year: 263
Median Household Income: $75,510
Median Age: 47.8
Boulder Creek is a bedroom community with a large portion of residents commuting to either the San Francisco Bay area, Silicon Valley, or the Santa Cruz areas for work. Driving distance from downtown Boulder Creek to the following cities:
Saratoga, CA - 22 miles (36 min)
San Jose, CA - 54 miles (27 min)
Mountain View, CA - 32 miles (50 min)
Santa Cruz, CA - 14 miles (32 min)
Watsonville, CA - 29 miles (47 min)
Monterey, CA - 54 miles (74 min)
Local Public Schools:
Boulder Creek Elementary (K-5th) - 526 students (2016-17)
San Lorenzo Valley Middle School (6-8th) - 500 students (2016-17)
San Lorenzo Valley High School (9-12th) - 739 students (2016-17)
Boulder Creek, California, gets 43 inches of rain per year, 4 inches more than the national average. It does NOT snow. On average, there are 263 sunny days per year in Boulder Creek, with a high in July around 85 and the low in January is 38.
Recreation & Entertainment:
The San Lorenzo Valley is a treasure trove of outdoor activities! There are hundreds of miles of hiking, walking and mountain biking trails. And with the San Lorenzo River winding its way through the valley, there’s a ton of picturesque spots along its that provide the chance to relax with your toes in the water. Additionally, we have four public swimming pools, a golf course, horseback riding, and more! And with some of the most temperate weather in the country, you will have plenty of beautiful days to take full advantage of everything the area has to offer!
This beautiful mountain town provides everything you could possibly need! There’s a traditional grocery store as well as a health food grocery store, a drugstore, two hardware stores, a gas station, a beautiful public library, multiple convenience stores and salons, and a large variety of restaurants! There’s also antique shops, gift shops, an art gallery, a martial arts studio, and several other specialty shops that you will love to explore!