Los Gatos, California, is located in Santa Clara County in Silicon Valley. The town was incorporated in 1887 and had a major logging industry until the end of the 19th century. The town then became an agricultural area and also gained a reputation as a community that attracted artists of all kinds. In the 1950s it became a suburb of San Jose, and by the 1980s much of the town had been rebuilt. Today Los Gatos is a center of high-tech companies, including Netflix, which is headquartered there. It considers itself a self-contained town with some 3,000 businesses that serve the residents and are destination points for visitors. The downtown is pedestrian-focused, and there are many hotels, shops, and restaurants that draw people. The downtown area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a vibrant part of the community. There are approximately 30,500 people that call Los Gatos home.
Los Gatos has a variety of terrain that goes from the flat valley to wooded hillsides. Throughout the valley and hills are creeks and streams, which make perfect areas for outdoor lovers to enjoy. There are many mountain bike trails in the area surrounding Los Gatos. Cyclists can travel from downtown and take a 20-mile loop through the Santa Cruz Mountains. More outdoor fun can be found at Vasona Lake County Park. Here you’ll find paddle boats and row boats to use on Los Gatos Creek. Los Gatos-Saratoga Community Education and Recreation provides a variety of sports and educational programs and clubs for the youth in the area.
Los Gatos real estate is a blend of restored early 20th-century homes and modern contemporary homes. There are older cottages within walking distance of downtown, where you will find shops in restored Victorian buildings. Downtown homes include restored Victorian homes, as well as some ranch style homes and cottages. Other neighborhoods include modern contemporary homes. With friendly neighborhoods and a strong sense of community, affluent Los Gatos maintains a small-town feel. Students are served by the Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union Districts as well as several private schools. When you take in the local amenities, the beautiful surrounding area, and the proximity to San Jose for additional amenities, then this becomes a must consider destination for homebuyers searching in the San Jose area. If you would like more information regarding homes for sale in Los Gatos, California, please contact us today and allow us to assist you.
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