The unincorporated community of Ben Lomond lies along winding Highway 9, just three miles south of Boulder Creek. Along with Felton, Boulder Creek, and Brookdale, Ben Lomond is located in the beautiful San Lorenzo Valley, nestled along the Santa Cruz Mountains between Big Basin State Park in the north and Henry Cowell Redwoods in the south. The community is also located directly north of Bonny Doon and Fall Creek State Park.
The name “Ben Lomond” reflects the community’s Scottish heritage that is still prevalent today. An early Scottish settler named the mountain on which he lived, “Ben Lomond,” in honor of his native land. In the 1960s, the town formed the Ben Lomond Scottish Association, adopted the Buchanan tartan as its own, and renamed Newell Creek Reservoir “Loch Lomond” Reservoir. This area that has long been a popular tourist destination will offer newcomers a delightful place to call home.