Los Gatos and Saratoga are neighboring cities in California with interwoven communities and activities. In 1839, Los Gatos was named due to several cougars and bobcats surrounding the land. In the mid-1800s a flour operation at Forbes Mill thrived to assist the economy, today Forbes Mill is a museum. Beginning at the turn of the century, agriculture was an essential aspect of the city, apricots, grapes, and prunes were prominent crops. In the 1920s Los Gatos became a hub for literature fanatics and famed author John Steinbeck not only lived in town but wrote one of his novels here. While the town of Los Gatos is only on 11 square miles of land, 100 square miles of the Santa Cruz Mountains are in the city limits. Los Gatos is a part of Silicon Valley and has been named the 33rd wealthiest city in the United States of America. Saratoga also has a history dating back over 160 years, and roughly 30,000 people populate the area. Both cities are located in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, nestled in between the towering trees.
Homeowners in both cities enjoy the benefits of having Silicon Valley play a pivotal role in the economy. Businesses such as Netflix and Roku INC are headquartered in town among the beautiful nature that encompasses the area. Hydrangeas, crabapple trees, valley oak, Dodonaea hop bush and dwarf bottlebrush are only a few of the trees, plants, and flowers incorporated into the area's makeup. Homebuyers love to shop at the Old Town Shopping Center in Los Gatos or the Historic Saratoga Village in Saratoga. The Village offers a long list of restaurants, cafes, bars, service businesses, as well as retail shopping spots. Residents can pass the time participating in numerous outdoor activities, like visiting Beauchamp Park in Saratoga to play tennis, basketball, or run along the 2.2 acres and two playgrounds. Saratoga also offers residents entrance to the Sanborn County Park. The New Museum or walking past the Victorian style homes in downtown Los Gatos is a treat to architecture admirers.
Homebuyers in either area have access to excellent schools. Private schools along with Lexington Elementary School, Raymond J Fisher Middle School, and Los Gatos High School are available in Los Gatos. Saratoga Elementary School, Redwood Middle School, and Prospect High School are just three of thirteen public education institutions admitting students in Saratoga. Russian Sage and Oleander line the neighborhoods in these small town communities. In Los Gatos, luxurious condos and single-family home estates in the hills are available for sale with square footage ranging between 3,000-12,000. Beautiful houses are for sale in Saratoga with styles ranging from modern, traditional, and old world. Amenities in these affluent homes include pools with cabanas, stunning vaulted ceilings, and outdoor kitchens. If you are interested in buying a home in the Los Gatos/Saratoga area of California, please contact us today.
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