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About Los Gatos


Location 

The Town of Los Gatos is nestled at the base of the Sierra Azules, and is located approximately 60 miles south of San Francisco, in the southwestern portion of Santa Clara County where the Santa Clara Valley meets the lower slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains.  Los Gatos is bounded by the City of San Jose to the north and east; the City of Campbell to the north; the Cities of Monte Sereno and Saratoga to the west; and unincorporated County of Santa Clara and the County of Santa Cruz to the south.

 

The Los Gatos Planning Area encompasses a wide variety of terrain, ranging from flat topography at the edge of the valley floor to densely wooded hillsides.  Both the valley and hillsides are interspersed with creeks, streams and riparian habitat.  The sharp contrast between the valley floor and the hillsides provides the Town’s picturesque background.

 

History

 

Los Gatos is one of Santa Clara County’s oldest communities.  In 1840, the Mexican government granted a land patent for a 6,600 acre rancho to Sebastian Peralta and Jose Hernandez.  Los Gatos was originally named La Rinconada de Los Gatos (Cat’s Corner) by early settlers due to the screams of mountain lions prowling in the night.  In 1868, 100 acres of the rancho was selected as a town site.  The Town was incorporated in 1887, and by 1890 the Town’s population had grown to 1,652. When the first General Plan was adopted in 1963, the Town had grown to an area of approximately 4,000 acres, or 6.3 square miles, with a population in excess of 11,750.

 

At the time the first General Plan was revised in 1971, the Town had grown to an area of 9 square miles with a population of 24,350.  In 1984, Los Gatos covered ap­proximately 10 square miles and had a population of 27,820 persons. Today, the Town population is estimated to be 30,497 in a 14 square mile area.  While most of the growth through the 1970’s was due to new development, most of the growth in the 1980’s and 1990’s was due to annexations, in-fill development and changing demographics.

 

 

The Town originally developed at a distance from other population centers and therefore evolved as an independent community having residential, commercial and industrial areas.  The economics of the Town have changed from the wheat farming, milling, logging, orchard and cannery businesses in the 19th and early 20th centuries to the suburban, high tech, visitor destination businesses of today.  The railroad also played a major role in the growth and development of the Town, Los Gatos was either the terminus of the railroad or the transition point from standard to narrow gauge at more than one time during the railroad’s operation.  The climate and easy access by rail from San Francisco made Los Gatos an early tourist destination.  Today, the Town is situated within the largest metropolitan area of northern California, and is closely tied to Silicon Valley and its fast paced economy.  Los Gatos, however, retains a mix of residential, commercial and light industrial uses, still attracts visitors, and continues to retain its small town image.

 

 

Los Gatos prides itself as a self contained community. Over 3,000 businesses serve the residents and act as a destination point for visitors who are attracted to its restaurants, hotels and variety of shops within a pedestrian oriented downtown setting. The Town is also an inclusive community with the full mix of ages, family sizes and incomes.  Los Gatos has many parks and greenbelt areas, as well as a vibrant downtown area.  Downtown Los Gatos is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the model of what communities strive to achieve in a downtown.

Los Gatos Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Los Gatos

100 Granada WAY LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 100 Granada WAY, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81815045)
4 beds 3 baths 2,499 sqft $2,495,000
101 Farm Hill WAY LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 101 Farm Hill WAY, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81816587)
4 beds 2 baths 1,950 sqft $1,995,000
336 Market ST LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 336 Market ST, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81816518)
4 beds 3 baths 2,165 sqft $1,799,000
218 Altura VIS LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 218 Altura VIS, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81816500)
3 beds 3 baths 2,230 sqft $1,549,000
35500 Loma Chiquita RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 35500 Loma Chiquita RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81757278)
0 beds 0 baths $569,000
Lot 32 Beatty Ridge RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of Lot 32 Beatty Ridge RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81816467)
1 bed 1 bath 256 sqft $525,000
17155 Melody LN LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 17155 Melody LN, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81811840)
3 beds 2 baths 1,941 sqft $900,000
717 University AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 717 University AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81816339)
3 beds 3 baths 1,670 sqft $1,549,000
12280 Indian Trail RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 12280 Indian Trail RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81816225)
0 beds 0 baths $850,000
19800 Skyline BLVD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 19800 Skyline BLVD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81816160)
2 beds 3 baths 1,926 sqft $999,000
20955 Panorama DR LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 20955 Panorama DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81816149)
4 beds 3 baths 2,394 sqft $1,649,000
17300 Debbie RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 17300 Debbie RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81816135)
5 beds 5 baths 5,350 sqft $2,189,000
Zero Montevina RD LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of Zero Montevina RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81816078)
0 beds 0 baths $2,249,000
5195 Selinda WAY LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 5195 Selinda WAY, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81816056)
4 beds 3 baths 2,499 sqft $1,799,000
16471 Bonnie LN LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 16471 Bonnie LN, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81815923)
4 beds 2 baths 2,681 sqft $2,750,000

Sold Listings in Los Gatos

16526 Shady View LN LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 16526 Shady View LN, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81812044)
3 beds 2 baths 1,344 sqft $2,125,000
220 Highland TER LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 220 Highland TER, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81814570)
4 beds 3 baths 2,865 sqft $2,800,000
228 Bacigalupi DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 228 Bacigalupi DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81814052)
5 beds 3 baths 2,658 sqft $2,350,000
232 University AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 232 University AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81814463)
1 bed 1 bath 700 sqft $3,025
188 Jackson ST LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 188 Jackson ST, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81810224)
4 beds 3 baths 2,368 sqft $2,250,000
830 Cherrystone DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 830 Cherrystone DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81812815)
4 beds 3 baths 2,146 sqft $6,450
112 Creekside Village DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 112 Creekside Village DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81812712)
3 beds 3 baths 1,390 sqft $1,525,000
53 Whitney AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 53 Whitney AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81812181)
3 beds 3 baths 1,793 sqft $2,480,000
21717 Irma Lyle DR LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 21717 Irma Lyle DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81812626)
4 beds 3 baths 2,433 sqft $1,580,000
140 Belvue DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
5 beds 3 baths 2,448 sqft $1,900,000
14004 Madrone PL LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 14004 Madrone PL, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81811959)
3 beds 3 baths 2,292 sqft $1,076,000
16583 Englewood AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 16583 Englewood AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81811619)
4 beds 3 baths 3,139 sqft $3,455,000
14911 Blossom Hill RD LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 14911 Blossom Hill RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81811258)
4 beds 4 baths 3,536 sqft $3,220,063
140 Euclid AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 140 Euclid AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81806428)
2 beds 1 bath 1,162 sqft $4,095
285 Belblossom WAY LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 285 Belblossom WAY, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81810893)
4 beds 3 baths 2,057 sqft $1,700,000

Los Gatos School Data

Los Gatos School Districts

Lakeside Joint
K-5
http://www.lakesidelosgatos.org
Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District
K-2, 9-12
http://www.lgsuhsd.org
Los Gatos Union Elementary School District
K-8
http://www.lgusd.org
Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary
PK-8
http://www.loma.k12.ca.us

Los Gatos Schools

Rolling Hills Middle School
5-8, charter
Lakeside Elementary School
K-5, public
http://www.lakesidelosgaots.org
Los Gatos High School
9-12, public
http://www.lghs.net
Blossom Hill Elementary School
K-5, public
http://bh.lgusd.org
Daves Avenue Elementary School
K-5, public
http://daves.lgusd.org
Raymond J. Fisher Middle School
6-8, public
http://rjfisher.lgusd.org
Lexington Elementary School
K-5, public
http://lex.lgusd.org
Louise Van Meter Elementary School
K-5, public
http://lvm.lgusd.org
C. T. English Middle School
6-8, public
Loma Prieta Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.loma.k12.ca.us/domain/30
Alta Vista Elementary School
K-5, public
http://altavista.unionsd.org/home
Hillbrook School
PK-8, private
http://www.hillbrook.org/
St. Mary Elementary School
PK-8, private
Los Gatos Christian School
PK-8, private
http://www.lgcs.org
Mulberry School
K-5, private
http://www.mulberry.org/
Eitz Chaim Academy
K-8, private
Mulberry School
K-5, private
http://www.mulberry.org/
Yavneh Day School
K-8, private
http://www.yavnehdayschool.org/
Rainbow of Knowledge
PK-6, private
http://www.rainbowofknowledgeschool.com
Stratford School
K-5, private
https://www.stratfordschools.com/find-your-campus/los-gatos
Los Gatos-Saratoga Juhsd Adult Education Program
n/a, public
Highland Institute for Better Education
K-12, private
Lead Center
K-9, private
Yavneh Day School
PK-8, private
http://www.yavnehdayschool.org
Liber Community School
PK-12, private
http://www.libercommunityschool.org
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