City in California
The mission, the city, and the county are all named for Saint Clare of Assisi. Santa Clara is located in the center of Silicon Valley and is home to the headquarters of several high-tech companies such as Intel.
Santa Clara County is one of the safest counties in the United States and most cities enjoy very low crime rates. However, crime is somewhat higher around downtown San Jose and in some of the poorer neighborhoods to the east and south. Be careful to check for ticks  after hiking in fields in the bay area.