Los Gatos Real Estate

Los Gatos is an affluent small town of under 30,000 in Santa Clara County. Sitting amount the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, it is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most desired locations.

Although Los Gatos was developed largely since the 1950s as a suburb of San Jose, it has still retained and restored many of the Victorian buildings, giving the town an historic feel. As such walking, not driving, is the preferred way of getting around Los Gatos. The downtown is home to many boutique restaurants, shops and arts. Alongside many galleries, Los Gatos is also known widely as a antique shopping mecca.

The arts history of Los Gatos is an important part of the town’s identity, from violinist Yehudi Menuhin who lived here as a boy, to John Steinbeck who wrote The Grapes of Wrath here, to the many actors, writers, directors and others who make Los Gatos their home today.

As you would expect in a town where the median income is over $120,000 annually, real estate in Los Gatos tends towards the higher end of the SIlicon Valley area. The average list price is between $1.75 and $2 million, but there are great deals still to be had in this beautiful, Californian small town.