Los Gatos, California is a unique and highly desirable place to live. It is where Mother Nature meets the mother of modern wealth, the silicon chip. Situated at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains it has long referred to as the “gem of the foothills.” It is a small town and a wonderful respite from the pressures of a high tech working environment. Los Gatos offers both rural & suburban living, and just a few short minutes from world renowned Silicon Valley.
Many of its population work in the high tech industries that make up the “Silicon Valley.” As a result of being the bedroom community for
Silicon Valley, a variety of economic and career opportunities exist for those individuals who are seeking to relocate to Los Gatos. Most towns of 28,000 around the United States do not have a median household income of $94,319, nor do they have a median price home of $875,000, which is the case in Los Gatos. The average home price is actually over $ 1 million dollars. These are just some of the things that make this town so unique.
Los Gatos is a great place to raise children. Being away from the big city means lower crime rates and safety for our children. To go along with that, you’ll find an excellent public school system producing outstanding academic results at all stages of development. Last year, the Los Gatos high School students taking the SAT scored an average of 1100. Additionally, 70% of the graduating class enrolled into a 4 year institution beginning in the fall of this year.
Needless to say, with its proximity to San Francisco and San Jose, there are cultural opportunities throughout the broader area. Right next to Los Gatos there is a wonderful Art Museum and Science Museum and Traditional Japanese Garden. Located right within Los Gatos are the wonderful parks known as Vasona Park and Oak Meadow Park. They boast 80 acres of magnificent vistas, knolls, trees and even a beautiful lake. Other points of interest include: the Billy Jones Railroad & W.E. Mason Carousel, the Forbes Mill Museum or North Santa Cruz & University Avenue with their wonderful shops.