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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

19115 Overlook RD LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 19115 Overlook RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81685166)
0 beds 0 baths $2,398,000
104 Clover WAY LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 104 Clover WAY, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81685158)
4 beds 3 baths 2,773 sqft $8,750
15933 Linda AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 15933 Linda AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81685056)
1 bed 1 bath 720 sqft $1,500,000
14685 Oka RD 49 LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 14685 Oka RD 49, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81684993)
2 beds 2 baths 800 sqft $245,000
15891 Ravine RD LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 15891 Ravine RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81684918)
1 bed 1 bath 2,702 sqft $2,595,000
15400 Winchester BLVD 24 LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 15400 Winchester BLVD 24, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81684760)
3 beds 3 baths 1,800 sqft $1,299,000
20915 Comanche TRL LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 20915 Comanche TRL, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81684759)
4 beds 2 baths 1,866 sqft $632,900
19115 Overlook RD LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 19115 Overlook RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81684751)
3 beds 3 baths 2,695 sqft $2,398,000
22645 Summit RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 22645 Summit RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81684739)
4 beds 4 baths 3,645 sqft $1,795,000
22077 Old Santa Cruz HWY LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 22077 Old Santa Cruz HWY, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81684682)
4 beds 4 baths 2,188 sqft $899,000
46 Hernandez AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 46 Hernandez AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81650667)
4 beds 4 baths 2,800 sqft $3,950,000
0 White Rock RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 0 White Rock RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81684584)
0 beds 0 baths $350,000
1475 White Rock LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 1475 White Rock, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81684582)
0 beds 0 baths $665,000
54 Old Orchard RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 54 Old Orchard RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81684427)
4 beds 6 baths 5,000 sqft $1,699,000
860 Canyon Vista LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 860 Canyon Vista, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81684095)
2 beds 1 bath 935 sqft $550,000

Sold Listings in Los Gatos

16204 George ST LOS GATOS, CA 95032
4 beds 5 baths 3,139 sqft $2,489,000
301 Johnson AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 301 Johnson AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81684599)
5 beds 3 baths 1,796 sqft $2,185,000
21117 Brush RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 21117 Brush RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81684424)
4 beds 3 baths 3,400 sqft $2,380,000
26183 Loma Prieta WAY LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 26183 Loma Prieta WAY, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81678088)
4 beds 3 baths 2,468 sqft $1,565,000
95 Church ST 2208 LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 95 Church ST 2208, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81682943)
2 beds 2 baths 1,545 sqft $1,228,000
18164 Mountain View CT LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 18164 Mountain View CT, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81682938)
1 bed 1 bath 648 sqft $1,450
20117 Beatty Ridge RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 20117 Beatty Ridge RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # ML81682703)
3 beds 2 baths 2,072 sqft $1,030,000
308 Escobar AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 308 Escobar AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81669301)
4 beds 3 baths 2,344 sqft $1,830,000
16443 Englewood AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 16443 Englewood AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81682008)
5 beds 7 baths 5,838 sqft $5,550,000
100 Terreno De Flores CIR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 100 Terreno De Flores CIR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81681116)
3 beds 3 baths 1,919 sqft $1,500,000
15400 Winchester BLVD 57 LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 15400 Winchester BLVD 57, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # ML81681038)
3 beds 3 baths 1,800 sqft $1,330,000
105 Palmer DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 105 Palmer DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81680979)
3 beds 3 baths 1,842 sqft $1,180,000
140 TWIN OAKS DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 140 TWIN OAKS DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81680954)
5 beds 3 baths 2,929 sqft $2,700,000
209 Mary Alice DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 209 Mary Alice DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81680591)
3 beds 2 baths 1,160 sqft $1,330,000
181 Ivy Hill WAY LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 181 Ivy Hill WAY, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81675024)
3 beds 2 baths 1,488 sqft $1,395,000

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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