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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

20241 Gist RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 20241 Gist RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # 81642023)
0 beds 0 baths $359,000
20247 Gist RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 20247 Gist RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # 81642022)
0 beds 0 baths $389,000
305 Market ST Lot 5 LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 305 Market ST Lot 5, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81670790)
4 beds 3 baths 2,165 sqft $1,692,795
375 Knowles DR Lot 33 LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 375 Knowles DR Lot 33, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81670782)
4 beds 3 baths 2,224 sqft $1,753,698
17571 Wedgewood AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 17571 Wedgewood AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81670736)
4 beds 2 baths 1,983 sqft $1,600,000
130 Westhill DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 130 Westhill DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81670667)
3 beds 3 baths 2,057 sqft $1,749,000
25322 Hutchinson RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 25322 Hutchinson RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # 81670639)
3 beds 3 baths 2,235 sqft $1,249,000
112 Harwood CT LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 112 Harwood CT, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81670501)
5 beds 5 baths 6,181 sqft $3,695,000
0 Buzzard Lagoon RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 0 Buzzard Lagoon RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # 81670447)
0 beds 0 baths $1,249,000
18615 Farragut LN LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 18615 Farragut LN, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # 81670392)
0 beds 0 baths $2,500,000
15581 Flintridge DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 15581 Flintridge DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81670303)
3 beds 3 baths 2,006 sqft $1,785,000
100 Rio Vista LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 100 Rio Vista, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81670350)
3 beds 3 baths 2,319 sqft $1,198,000
15909 Linda AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 15909 Linda AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81670341)
4 beds 3 baths 3,014 sqft $2,999,000
115 Vallecitos WAY LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 115 Vallecitos WAY, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81670196)
4 beds 3 baths 2,313 sqft $2,199,000
18293 Bayview DR LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 18293 Bayview DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # 81670314)
3 beds 2 baths 1,779 sqft $995,000

Sold Listings in Los Gatos

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
123 Pine Wood LN LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 123 Pine Wood LN, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81656236)
3 beds 3 baths 1,520 sqft $1,030,000
1581 Hyde DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 1581 Hyde DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81656100)
4 beds 2 baths 1,854 sqft $1,700,000
16860 Roberts RD LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 16860 Roberts RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81655877)
4 beds 4 baths 2,021 sqft $1,860,000
194 Villa AVE LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 194 Villa AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # 81655815)
3 beds 2 baths 2,080 sqft $2,025,000
120 Calle Marguerita LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 120 Calle Marguerita, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81655734)
3 beds 2 baths 1,189 sqft $1,300,000
16559 Shady View LN LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 16559 Shady View LN, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81655694)
4 beds 3 baths 2,184 sqft $2,100,000
15400 Winchester BLVD 1 LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Photo of 15400 Winchester BLVD 1, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 (MLS # 81655690)
3 beds 3 baths 1,800 sqft $1,100,000
16306 Redwood Lodge RD LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 16306 Redwood Lodge RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # 81655453)
3 beds 2 baths 1,710 sqft $970,000
372 Blackwell DR LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 372 Blackwell DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81650336)
3 beds 2 baths 1,305 sqft $1,215,000
275 Casitas Bulevar LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 275 Casitas Bulevar, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81654576)
3 beds 3 baths 2,175 sqft $1,280,000
16057 Shannon RD LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 16057 Shannon RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81655087)
3 beds 3 baths 2,232 sqft $2,320,000
449 Alberto WAY C136 LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 449 Alberto WAY C136, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81654882)
3 beds 2 baths 1,413 sqft $705,000
115 Cherry Wood CT LOS GATOS, CA 95032
Photo of 115 Cherry Wood CT, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # 81654713)
3 beds 3 baths 1,891 sqft $1,135,000
18132 Bayview DR LOS GATOS, CA 95033
Photo of 18132 Bayview DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 (MLS # 81654385)
3 beds 3 baths 1,177 sqft $859,000

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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