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Los Gatos Real Estate Analysis

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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

17295 Melody LN LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 17295 Melody LN, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # 81674342)
5 beds 4 baths 3,056 sqft $1,249,000
178 College AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 178 College AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # 81674330)
4 beds 3 baths 2,715 sqft $2,349,000
112 Bacigalupi DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 112 Bacigalupi DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81674272)
4 beds 3 baths 2,460 sqft $1,748,000
15814 Glen Una DR LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 15814 Glen Una DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # 81674129)
7 beds 7 baths 12,500 sqft $12,495,000
137 Escobar AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 137 Escobar AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81674098)
3 beds 2 baths 1,494 sqft $949,956
17923 Foster RD LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 17923 Foster RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # 81674092)
4 beds 4 baths 3,358 sqft $3,598,000
119 Old Adobe RD LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 119 Old Adobe RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81674089)
5 beds 4 baths 3,300 sqft $2,098,000
301 Littlefield LN LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 301 Littlefield LN, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81673649)
5 beds 4 baths 3,707 sqft $3,698,000
17741 Comanche TRL LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 17741 Comanche TRL, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # 81674021)
2 beds 1 bath 549 sqft $550,000
260 Garden Hill DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 260 Garden Hill DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81673890)
2 beds 2 baths 1,272 sqft $1,499,000
201 University AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 201 University AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # 81673845)
4 beds 3 baths 2,948 sqft $3,350,000
18404 Main BLVD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 18404 Main BLVD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # 81673829)
3 beds 2 baths 1,590 sqft $749,000
16625 Englewood AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 16625 Englewood AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81673787)
4 beds 5 baths 3,587 sqft $2,900,000
100 Smith Ranch CT LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 100 Smith Ranch CT, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81673753)
2 beds 2 baths 1,351 sqft $1,129,000
15415 National AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 15415 National AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81673539)
2 beds 1 bath 1,140 sqft $1,499,950

Sold Listings in Los Gatos

20 Mariposa AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95030
4 beds 5 baths 2,333 sqft $2,800,000
108 Towne TER LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 108 Towne TER, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81669748)
3 beds 3 baths 1,657 sqft $1,785,000
55 Church ST 1304 LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 55 Church ST 1304, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # 81669470)
3 beds 2 baths 1,696 sqft $1,300,000
21516 Old Mine RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 21516 Old Mine RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # 81669059)
1 bed 1 bath 832 sqft $610,000
20073 Beatty Ridge RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 20073 Beatty Ridge RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # 81668550)
3 beds 2 baths 2,128 sqft $965,000
15827 Linda AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 15827 Linda AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81668371)
4 beds 4 baths 2,782 sqft $1,975,000
16346 Robie LN LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 16346 Robie LN, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81668277)
3 beds 2 baths 1,327 sqft $1,500,000
124 Charter Oaks CIR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 124 Charter Oaks CIR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81668253)
3 beds 3 baths 1,691 sqft $1,150,000
123 HARWOOD CT LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 123 HARWOOD CT, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81667957)
5 beds 5 baths 5,900 sqft $3,300,000
222 Thomas DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 222 Thomas DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81667889)
3 beds 2 baths 1,430 sqft $1,550,000
163 Lu Ray DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 163 Lu Ray DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81667451)
4 beds 4 baths 2,284 sqft $2,250,000
109 Bond CT LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 109 Bond CT, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # 81667224)
3 beds 2 baths 2,118 sqft $1,975,000
122 Verde CT LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 122 Verde CT, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81667191)
4 beds 4 baths 2,581 sqft $2,110,000
189 Mary Alice DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 189 Mary Alice DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81656789)
3 beds 2 baths 1,344 sqft $1,480,000
16940 Roberts RD LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 16940 Roberts RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81656763)
4 beds 3 baths 2,172 sqft $2,050,000

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
http://www.lgsuhsd.org
Los Gatos Union Elementary School District
K-8
http://www.lgusd.k12.ca.us
Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary
K-8
http://www.loma.k12.ca.us/district

Los Gatos Schools

Rolling Hills Middle School
5-8, charter
http://www.campbellusd.org
Lakeside Elementary School
K-5, public
http://www.lakesidesd.k12.ca.us
Los Gatos High School
9-12, public
http://www.lghs.net
Blossom Hill Elementary School
K-5, public
http://www.bh.lgusd.k12.ca.us/
Raymond J. Fisher Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.rjfisher.lgusd.k12.ca.us/
Lexington Elementary School
K-5, public
http://www.lex.lgusd.k12.ca.us/
Louise Van Meter Elementary School
K-5, public
http://www.lvm.lgusd.k12.ca.us/
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’s Elementary School
K-8, private
Los Gatos Christian School
PK-8, private
http://www.lgcs.org
Mulberry School
K-5, private
Eitz Chaim Academy
K-8, private
Mulberry School
K-5, private
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
http://www.stratfordschools.com
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
Liber Community School
PK-12, private
Mulberry School
K-5, private

Posted on August 16, 2012 at 3:42 pm by Silicon Valley Realty Team

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