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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

24846 Skyland RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 24846 Skyland RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81730970)
5 beds 3 baths 2,715 sqft $1,998,000
16450 Aztec Ridge AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 16450 Aztec Ridge AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81730874)
8 beds 10 baths 12,109 sqft $16,800,000
15 Ocean View RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 15 Ocean View RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81698173)
5 beds 4 baths 4,382 sqft $2,299,000
15891 Shannon RD LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 15891 Shannon RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81730620)
5 beds 6 baths 6,050 sqft $5,295,000
15358 Santella CT LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 15358 Santella CT, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81730594)
0 beds 0 baths $3,250,000
516 Clearview DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 516 Clearview DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81730589)
3 beds 3 baths 2,122 sqft $1,299,000
0 Loma Chiquita RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 0 Loma Chiquita RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81730586)
0 beds 0 baths $224,900
87 Prospect AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 87 Prospect AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81730391)
4 beds 3 baths 2,758 sqft $2,499,800
15358 Santella CT LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 15358 Santella CT, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81730345)
4 beds 4 baths 5,096 sqft $3,250,000
150 Whitney AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 150 Whitney AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81730335)
4 beds 3 baths 2,044 sqft $2,399,000
3 N Name RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 3 N Name RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81730318)
3 beds 3 baths 3,000 sqft $1,865,000
249 Los Gatos BLVD LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 249 Los Gatos BLVD, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81730267)
5 beds 3 baths 1,977 sqft $1,699,000
21492 Mary Alice WAY LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 21492 Mary Alice WAY, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81730275)
2 beds 2 baths 1,557 sqft $995,000
0 Santa Ana RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 0 Santa Ana RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81730195)
0 beds 0 baths $425,000
326 Village LN LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 326 Village LN, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81730121)
0 beds 0 baths $2,750,000

Sold Listings in Los Gatos

251 Littlefield LN LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 251 Littlefield LN, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81727700)
3 beds 2 baths 2,249 sqft $2,500,000
17929 Ida DR LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 17929 Ida DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81727392)
3 beds 2 baths 1,248 sqft $890,000
600 Pennsylvania AVE 3 LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 600 Pennsylvania AVE 3, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81726820)
2 beds 2 baths 1,368 sqft $1,225,000
21600 Stage Coach RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 21600 Stage Coach RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81726505)
3 beds 2 baths 1,539 sqft $590,000
15884 Rose AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 15884 Rose AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81725928)
5 beds 5 baths 3,288 sqft $2,850,000
16301 Englewood AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 16301 Englewood AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81725855)
4 beds 2 baths 2,139 sqft $2,550,000
183 Newell AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 183 Newell AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81725689)
3 beds 3 baths 1,890 sqft $2,162,000
213 Edelen AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 213 Edelen AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81714525)
4 beds 3 baths 1,975 sqft $2,100,000
316 Westhill DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 316 Westhill DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81724995)
4 beds 3 baths 2,783 sqft $2,325,000
17625 Upper East Zayante RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 17625 Upper East Zayante RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81724903)
4 beds 3 baths 2,963 sqft $1,775,000
17418 Paseo Carmelo LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 17418 Paseo Carmelo, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81724699)
5 beds 7 baths 5,646 sqft $3,500,000
17743 Soda Springs RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 17743 Soda Springs RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81724422)
4 beds 3 baths 2,747 sqft $1,450,000
149 Hollycrest DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 149 Hollycrest DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81724312)
4 beds 2 baths 1,388 sqft $1,876,000
17300 Soda Springs RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 17300 Soda Springs RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81724144)
2 beds 1 bath 900 sqft $350,000
15784 Linda AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 15784 Linda AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81724022)
4 beds 3 baths 2,038 sqft $2,300,000

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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