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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

104 Heintz CT LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 104 Heintz CT, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81723981)
4 beds 4 baths 3,986 sqft $3,289,000
15940 Escobar AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 15940 Escobar AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81723974)
5 beds 5 baths 4,435 sqft $3,388,000
20988 Sioux TRL LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 20988 Sioux TRL, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81723946)
2 beds 2 baths 1,022 sqft $790,000
125 Callecita LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 125 Callecita, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81723797)
2 beds 3 baths 1,463 sqft $1,199,000
26196 Highway 9 LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 26196 Highway 9, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81723770)
3 beds 2 baths 2,148 sqft $1,299,000
100 Oakland PL LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 100 Oakland PL, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81723759)
2 beds 2 baths 1,409 sqft $1,349,000
18086 Idalyn DR LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 18086 Idalyn DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81723703)
2 beds 2 baths 2,648 sqft $1,142,000
108 Creekside Village DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 108 Creekside Village DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81712926)
2 beds 3 baths 1,348 sqft $1,388,000
0000 SPANISH RANCH RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 0000 SPANISH RANCH RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81723631)
0 beds 0 baths $8,950,000
17101 Debbie RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 17101 Debbie RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81723600)
3 beds 2 baths 1,955 sqft $1,150,000
16964 Frank CT LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 16964 Frank CT, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81723589)
4 beds 3 baths 2,483 sqft $2,350,000
21391 Aldercroft HTS LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 21391 Aldercroft HTS, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81723146)
4 beds 3 baths 2,578 sqft $1,399,000
126 Milmar WAY LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 126 Milmar WAY, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81723439)
3 beds 2 baths 1,218 sqft $998,000
331 Creekside Village DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 331 Creekside Village DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81723240)
3 beds 3 baths 1,502 sqft $1,549,000
209 Creekside Village DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 209 Creekside Village DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81720305)
4 beds 3 baths 1,755 sqft $1,650,000

Sold Listings in Los Gatos

19528 Aeronaut WAY LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 19528 Aeronaut WAY, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81723407)
5 beds 6 baths 7,874 sqft $3,838,000
25147 Radonich RD B LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 25147 Radonich RD B, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81722253)
4 beds 3 baths 2,070 sqft $1,400,000
138 Smith Ranch CT LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 138 Smith Ranch CT, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81721305)
3 beds 3 baths 1,582 sqft $5,250
105 Elena WAY LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 105 Elena WAY, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81720662)
5 beds 3 baths 2,655 sqft $2,530,000
359 Blackwell DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 359 Blackwell DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81720390)
4 beds 3 baths 1,753 sqft $1,325,000
245 Johnson AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 245 Johnson AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81720331)
4 beds 3 baths 2,219 sqft $6,000
134 Lester LN LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 134 Lester LN, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81719801)
3 beds 2 baths 1,309 sqft $1,660,000
Address not disclosed LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of Address not disclosed, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81719567)
2 beds 1 bath 842 sqft $540,000
40 Whitney AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 40 Whitney AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81718533)
2 beds 1 bath 912 sqft $1,720,000
20333 hebard RD C LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 20333 hebard RD C, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81718041)
1 bed 1 bath 500 sqft $795
105 Belglen WAY LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 105 Belglen WAY, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81717386)
4 beds 2 baths 1,748 sqft $1,700,000
16336 Shady View LN LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 16336 Shady View LN, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81717347)
3 beds 1 bath 1,056 sqft $2,000,000
120 Carlton AVE 53 LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 120 Carlton AVE 53, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81717055)
3 beds 3 baths 1,604 sqft $1,310,000
214 Mattson AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 214 Mattson AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81717053)
3 beds 2 baths 1,444 sqft $1,525,000
104 Ohlone CT LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 104 Ohlone CT, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81716926)
3 beds 3 baths 2,183 sqft $2,442,000

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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