Welcome to Los Gatos
California-chic living at the foot of the Santa Cruz mountains
Los Gatos is the historic old town embodiment of casual California-chic living. Centrally located within only a few minutes' drive of Silicon Valley, Campbell, and other bustling Santa Clara County cities, Los Gatos' easily walkable downtown and active lifestyle have made it "the place" to live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Its location in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountain range means the town enjoys unrivaled access to the many green spaces, hiking and biking paths, and the Santa Clara wine trail that draws thousands from across the state every year.
Founded after the construction of a flour milling operation, Los Gatos has developed into a sought-after real estate market home to many upscale properties built on large lots. The development of various unique estates and gated communities also have the burgeoning community of commuters and nature lovers to thank for their continued popularity and demand.
What to Love
- Immaculately preserved historical buildings
- Scenic natural surroundings
- Many chic restaurants and bars
- Walkable downtown district
The laidback, small-town ambiance of Los Gatos has made it incredibly popular among families and individuals who enjoy a tight-knit community presence while still maintaining access to the bustling nearby cities and tech district. Many Los Gatos residents are eager to take advantage of the town's location along the Santa Cruz mountain range, which has provided expansive green spaces, parks, and winding hiking trails for their enjoyment.
Despite its decidedly quaint, peaceful country atmosphere, Los Gatos is home to a surprisingly lively downtown district with many bars and cafes frequented by residents for after-work drinks and weekend brunches.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Los Gatos boasts an endless selection of chic eateries and cafes for residents to enjoy. A local staple is the Los Gatos Cafe
, which can be found in uptown and downtown locations and serves hearty dishes, including the famous half-pound cinnamon roll that's a definite must-try for Los Gatos newcomers. For refined Mediterranean cuisine, most Los Gatos residents choose the popular Steamer's Grillhouse
for the best seafood and pizza in the town.
Should a fine dining experience be more to your liking, Manresa
is the premier destination for extravagant farm-to-table tasting menus that reimagine and reinvent classic New American cuisine. And, for classic Italian wines and antipasti, look no further than the classy Enoteca La Storia
to enjoy drinks with friends and family throughout the week.
For foodies searching for a hole-in-the-wall location with handmade pasta and homestyle Italian dishes, The Pastaria & Market
is a popular spot to enjoy the best authentic Italian cuisine.
Things to Do
Los Gatos' central location and the popularity of the nearby wine trail have led to the development of many intriguing activities and events for residents to enjoy. Every summer, Music in the Park
draws residents and visitors alike to its series of free concerts and performances enjoyed from the lawn of the local civic center. Similarly, the annual Symphony in the Park
brings family fun and incredible music to the residents of Los Gatos and surrounding communities.
For Christmas lovers and those who enjoy joining in the unbreakable holiday spirit, Los Gatos' annual Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade
is popular among young and old revelers looking to enjoy the festive season.
And, for foodies and aspiring chefs, the Los Gatos Certified Farmers' Market
is a popular spot to stock up on fresh produce and ingredients to incorporate into homecooked dishes.
Los Gatos has an incredible range of excellent schools for the advantage of its residents, including: