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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

23697 Highway 9 LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 23697 Highway 9, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81793660)
3 beds 3 baths 3,549 sqft $1,875,000
21471 Lee DR LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 21471 Lee DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81794410)
2 beds 2 baths 1,101 sqft $699,000
18000 Redwood DR LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 18000 Redwood DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81794635)
2 beds 1 bath 1,084 sqft $799,000
101 Mojonera CT LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 101 Mojonera CT, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81794564)
5 beds 3 baths 2,468 sqft $1,988,000
18581 Blythswood DR LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 18581 Blythswood DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81794102)
3 beds 2 baths 2,436 sqft $2,875,000
18310 Castle Hill WAY LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 18310 Castle Hill WAY, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81794510)
4 beds 5 baths 4,650 sqft $3,850,000
20899 Aldercroft HTS LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 20899 Aldercroft HTS, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81794464)
4 beds 3 baths 1,806 sqft $1,049,000
223 Escobar AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 223 Escobar AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81794192)
2 beds 2 baths 1,015 sqft $995,000
16021 Wood Acres RD LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 16021 Wood Acres RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81794271)
4 beds 4 baths 3,358 sqft $3,675,000
251 Casitas Bulevar LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 251 Casitas Bulevar, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81794245)
3 beds 3 baths 2,175 sqft $1,495,000
106 Via Lago LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 106 Via Lago, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81794179)
2 beds 2 baths 1,450 sqft $1,198,000
15685 Shady LN LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 15685 Shady LN, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81794126)
5 beds 7 baths 7,743 sqft $5,295,000
21643 Woolaroc DR LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 21643 Woolaroc DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81794052)
0 beds 0 baths $750,000
16239 Jacaranda WAY LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 16239 Jacaranda WAY, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81793410)
5 beds 2 baths 2,173 sqft $2,148,000
104 Bacigalupi DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 104 Bacigalupi DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81793989)
5 beds 3 baths 2,344 sqft $1,824,000

Sold Listings in Los Gatos

17770 Tourney RD LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 17770 Tourney RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81793556)
5 beds 6 baths 4,772 sqft $6,000,000
124 Bersano LN LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 124 Bersano LN, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81792232)
4 beds 3 baths 2,324 sqft $2,425,000
15930 Rose AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 15930 Rose AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81790626)
5 beds 4 baths 3,088 sqft $2,725,000
243 Longridge RD LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 243 Longridge RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81790618)
3 beds 2 baths 1,296 sqft $1,675,000
14650 Golf Links DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 14650 Golf Links DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81790465)
5 beds 5 baths 2,799 sqft $3,075,000
310 Los Gatos BLVD LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 310 Los Gatos BLVD, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81790152)
3 beds 2 baths 1,464 sqft $1,475,000
133 Blossom Glen WAY LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 133 Blossom Glen WAY, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81789546)
3 beds 3 baths 2,100 sqft $2,000,000
15701 Toyon DR LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 15701 Toyon DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81789531)
3 beds 2 baths 2,051 sqft $1,780,000
536 Roxbury LN LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 536 Roxbury LN, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81789467)
4 beds 3 baths 1,752 sqft $1,631,000
16998 Kennedy RD LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 16998 Kennedy RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81787112)
2 beds 2 baths 1,375 sqft $1,925,000
44 Bayview AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 44 Bayview AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81789176)
2 beds 1 bath 890 sqft $1,615,000
249 San Mateo AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 249 San Mateo AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81789137)
4 beds 3 baths 2,300 sqft $2,600,000
15720 Los Gatos Almaden RD LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 15720 Los Gatos Almaden RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81789021)
3 beds 2 baths 1,494 sqft $1,100,000
15940 Rochin TER LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 15940 Rochin TER, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81788996)
3 beds 2 baths 1,616 sqft $1,583,500
231 Arroyo Grande WAY LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 231 Arroyo Grande WAY, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81788522)
4 beds 2 baths 1,823 sqft $2,235,000

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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