Emerald Hill was the first affordable family development in Scotts Valley. The townhouse-style development is built at an unusually low density due to the hillside terrain and the desire to incorporate enough open space to maintain the natural aesthetic of the site. Emerald Hill provides a community center with a meeting room, community kitchen, laundry facilities, and a computer center for all residents. Outside is a play structure and an original public sculpture created by local artist Peter Hanson has been incorporated into the landscape design. The site is immediately adjacent to Scotts Valley City Hall and a small park. The hillside location affords attractive views in all directions.