In 1916 a writer for Sunset Magazine wrote that, “To see Los Gatos is to love the town.” The same can be said over a century later. It has a near perfect blend of proximity to Silicon Valley and yet is outside the fray. With the Santa Cruz Mountains in the background, Los Gatos has a downtown that showcases its historic past with its well-preserved older architecture and charming streets. It is a favorite location for well-known retail stores, boutiques, restaurants, wine bars and coffee shops. Many use Los Gatos as a popular spot to begin wine tasting tours of the many wonderful Santa Cruz Mountains wineries. Los Gatos is located just 52 miles from San Francisco, 126 miles from Sacramento and about 225 miles from Lake Tahoe. The name Los Gatos is Spanish, meaning ‘the cats’.
Living in Los Gatos
Los Gatos is an excellent choice within which to both live and work. The long list of reasons to choose this community includes the wonderful weather, the breathtaking views and the stellar schools. Overall there is a generally relaxed atmosphere is this beautiful, quaint and luxurious community. It is the ideal place for families. Once called the “Gem City”, Los Gatos has much to offer for any stage in life and is not just a community to have a house, but it is a community to enjoy and have a home.
Los Gatos has all the nature and outdoor activities anyone could possibly want. The Los Gatos Creek Trail passes through town. This paved path follows the creek from Lexington Reservoir to Vasona Lake and is popular for walking, running and cycling. Just above Los Gatos on the mountainside, Testarossa Vineyards runs California’s fourth oldest, continuously operating winery. In Downtown Los Gatos, oenophiles can sample the wines of the Fleming Jenkins Vineyards in their tasting room. This tiny town also boasts a Michelin star restaurant, Manresa. There are many incredible dining spots; such as California Cafe, Cin-Cin, Dio Deka, Forbes Mill Steakhouse, Oak & Rye and Pedro’s Cantina.
Other points of interest include: the Billy Jones Railroad & W.E. Mason Carousel, the History Museum of Los Gatos or the historic Los Gatos Theatre.
Real Estate in Los Gatos
The Town of Los Gatos is approximately ten square miles and is comprised of dozens of lovely neighborhoods, many with historic homes. There are many areas to choose from in Los Gatos from the popular and quaint neighborhood of Almond Grove to the highly sought after homes in Alta Vista; to the oak tree lined streets of Oakwood.
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