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Los Gatos is a vibrant suburban city with the mountains on one side and all the amenities of San Jose on the other.
Studio / 1 BR
32% Complete
2,000
2 Bedrooms
43% Complete
2,725
3 Bedrooms
69% Complete
4,300
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
6,275

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Families
  • Professionals

 

What's around
  • 15 Schools
  • 332 Shops
  • 174 Fitness options
  • 119 Restaurants
  • 9 Grocery stores/markets
  • 20 Banks
  • 35 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITAverage

WALKABILITYPoor
Safety

Los Gatos has a below average violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate compared to other cities in the United States.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Los Gatos LIKE?

Los Gatos is a small suburban city in Silicon Valley with a population of about 30,000 directly to the west of San Jose. Culturally, Los Gatos is like most Valley cities: rolling hills, relaxed suburban neighborhoods, and a large population of tech professionals and students sets the tone. The transition from West San Jose to Los Gatos is hard to notice – they feel almost identical, apart from a bit more suburban sprawl in Los Gatos.

Dining and shopping options are abundant. Downtown Los Gatos has a ton of great restaurants and bars, and the close proximity to San Jose means there’s a huge selection to choose from within reasonable distance. Los Gatos also has a lot of name brand stores for clothing and apparel.There are plenty of grocery stores here too, so there’s never a need to leave town to for the basic necessities. 

There’s a great mix of housing options here as well. Ranging from subsidized affordable housing and apartments to single family homes, there are enough options to satisfy almost any demographic – if you can afford it. Median home prices are $1.75 million due to Los Gatos’ convenient location, family friendly neighborhoods, and low crime rate. But thanks to high-paying local employers like Netflix and a couple hospitals, many of the residents can afford the price tag.

Los Gatos offers fair public transportation: there’s a VTA lightrail station in the adjacent city of Campbell, as well as community buses that shuttle residents to and from the station. The lightrail conveniently connects to Downtown San Jose, where there’s a BART station that provides train access up and down the Bay Area to San Francisco.

If you’re looking for a great place to settle down with your family, then Los Gatos is a great choice. If you’re single, there may be better value to be found in neighboring Silicon Valley cities such as San Jose where the vibe is similar, but the housing prices are lower and there's more of a nightlife.

Los Gatos is bordered on the north by Campbell, on the east by West San Jose, on the south by the Santa Cruz Mountains, and on the west by Monte Sereno and Saratoga.

Los Gatos Silicon Valley City Image

 

Local Flavor   Los Gatos LOCAL schools

K-5 GRADES
Blossom Hill Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.11 mi
K-9 GRADES
Lead Center
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.15 mi
PK-12 GRADES
Liber Community School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.20 mi
6-8 GRADES
Raymond J. Fisher Middle School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.49 mi
K-5 GRADES
Louise Van Meter Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.53 mi

 

Local Flavor   Los Gatos Local Flavor

Byington Vineyard and Winery
Byington Vineyard and Winery 21850 BEAR CREEK RD, LOS GATOS, CA 95033 MAP
http://byington.com

If you’re a wine connoisseur and are looking for a relaxing way to a weekend, come check this local winery out. They also have a unique wine cave and cellar where you can sample directly from the barrels and the location offers breathtaking views.

Castle Rock State Park
Castle Rock State Park 15000 SKYLINE BLVD, LOS GATOS, CA MAP
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=538

Castle Rock is a beautiful California State Park with hiking trails, camping, and an RV area where you can come take a break from the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley and get back to nature.

Nick’s Next Door
Nick’s Next Door 11 COLLEGE AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 MAP
http://www.nicksnextdoor.com

This fine dining spot is a local favorite, and it’s no wonder why: there’s a great selection of food and wine, the ambience is lovely, and the outdoor seating area offers serene views of the surrounding area.

Vasona Lake County Park
Vasona Lake County Park 333 BLOSSOM HILL ROAD, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 MAP
https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/parkfinder/Pages/Vasona.aspx

This county park is great place to take a stroll with family and friends, barbeque, go boating, or explore with the kids. True to its name, the lake is a big attraction and nature lovers will appreciate its beauty.

Steamer’s Grillhouse
Steamer’s Grillhouse 31 UNIVERSITY AVE, LOS GATOS, CA 95030 MAP
http://steamers-restaurant.com

If you’re looking for great seafood, Steamer’s Grillhouse offers some of the best in the Valley. It’s a neighborhood favorite in Los Gatos – drop by for a bite and friendly service.

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