The city of Santa Clara, California was founded in 1777. There are just over 102,000 people residing in the area. Weather in Santa Clara is quite pleasant throughout the year. Summertime temperatures remain in the upper 70's, and winter time temperatures often average the 50 degree mark. July is the warmest month in the city. San Jose is the nearest city, located 8 miles away. There are two major train stations in Santa Clara for visitors to get around. There is also a major airport, the Mineta San Jose International Airport. A public bus system also operates in and around the city. There is also the option of renting a car or using the services of a taxi-cab, both of which are available at various prices. You can always find a cheap rental car from Car Rental Express also.