Los Gatos

 

Welcome to Los Gatos

La Rinconada de Los Gatos ("The Corner of the Cats")

 

The first building in Los Gatos was Forbes' Mill, and for many years the town was known by that name. Up until 1859, the only homes in Los Gatos were the Mill and a few cabins occupied by the workers. The country around Los Gatos was settled much more rapidly than the town itself. The name Los Gatos came from the settlers who found many wildcats roaming in the adjacent hills. This gave the name La Rinconada de Los Gatos (“The Corner of the Cats”) to the town. 

   

The lumber industry commenced to grow in the mountains, and Los Gatos became a resting place. Eventually the building of the Santa Cruz Turnpike road placed it on the route of travel between Santa Cruz and San Jose.  People started to become attracted by the beauty of its location and enjoyable climate, and made it their home. In 1877, the South Pacific Coast Railroad was completed to that point, and it was at this time that more people from the surrounding area came to notice the beauty of what is now Los Gatos. 

 

WHAT TO LOVE

  • Nestled against the Santa Cruz Mountains
  • Historic small town feel
  • Many outdoor activities to participate in
  • Great schools

 

LOCAL LIFESTYLE

Situated in a corner of the eastern slope of the Santa Cruz mountains, Los Gatos features many aesthetically pleasing views of the mountain range above and historic redwood trees that encompass them. With easy access to Highway 17 and State Route 85, Los Gatos is a great escape from the Silicon Valley Offices but still providing a comfortable commute to work. 

 

Each neighborhood has its own charm and features a beautiful array of architecture but most notable is the Queen Anne design. The close-knit community feel in Los Gatos is unmatched. With many parks, shops, and trails in the area, there is something for all to do. 

 

DINING, ENTERTAINMENT, & SHOPPING

The classic architecture and intimate feel make the CineLux Los Gatos Theatre so special. After a morning of shopping downtown, this is a great place to relax and cool down in the summer sun. Recently remodeled, this hometown feel movie theater features two auditoriums with luxurious reclining seats. The smaller upstairs theater is a perfect place to host corporate or family events as well. 

 

If you are looking for an upscale greek cuisine, Dio Deka is the place. The lavish setting accompanied by carefully selected plates makes for a great night out on the town. The restaurant is located at the Mediterranean style Hotel Los Gatos which extends the ambiance into the restaurant. 

 

With over 40 years of consistently delicious food and service, Steamers Grill House is a staple in the Los Gatos Community and rightfully so. With a homey and classic feel, Steamers is a fabulous place to enjoy lunch, happy hour, or dinner. The fresh Halibut is to die for and the classic cocktails are some of the best in town. Reservations are recommended, especially if you would like to be seated outside. 

 

Andale Mexican Kitchen is a family owned and operated restaurant since 1987. With roots in a small desert town of Mexico, San Jose de Gracia, the founders Luis, Pedro, and Ignacio bring to Los Gatos a piece of their culture and food experience. The back patio is a tranquil environment that provides a feeling of enjoying a meal in the comfort of your friend's backyard right in the heart of downtown Los Gatos.

 

Old Town and Downtown Los Gatos are a peaceful, walkable outdoor destination for all. Walking through the streets you cannot help but feel the history and charm that comes with Los Gatos. There are many fabulous shops, restaurants, and bars that are great to visit during an afternoon stroll. 

 

THINGS TO DO

On Sunday mornings, the Los Gatos Farmers Market is held in Downtown Los Gatos at the Town Park Plaza on Main Street & N. Santa Cruz Avenue. This year-round farmers market offers seasonal fruits, vegetables, and other products from over 40 local farmers and food producers year-round. 

 

Enjoy a day at Vasona Lake County Park which includes 45 acres of lawn, multiple playgrounds for kids, and a large lake. It is a great place for all ages to enjoy outdoor activities or set up a picnic. Paddle boats and row boats are available for rental from early spring through early fall. Check out Los Gatos Recreation for more information! The lake also offers fishing for black bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill.

 

For the golfer, La Rinconada Country Club is a real treat. La Rinconada has to be one of the most beautiful properties in the Santa Clara Valley. The Club overlooks the valley and is home to wildlife and natures breathtaking plantings. Members enjoy a delicious dining experience, pool area, and gym in addition to the 18-Hole golf course. 

 

Splash in the pool with your kids or saddle up on a bike for a cycling class, the Bay Club has something for everyone. The Club features three heated outdoor pools, multiple tennis courts, and a full schedule of fitness classes. Not to mention the full Cafe Restaurant and Kids Day Care. This is the ultimate club experience.

 

Overview for Los Gatos, CA

48,541 people live in Los Gatos, where the median age is 47.1 and the average individual income is $93,025.37. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

48,541

Total Population

47.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$93,025.37

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Los Gatos, CA

Los Gatos has 18,139 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Los Gatos do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 48,541 people call Los Gatos home. The population density is 2,315.33 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

48,541

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

47.1

Median Age

50.13 / 49.87%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
18,139

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$93,025.37

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Los Gatos, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Los Gatos. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Mary's Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Fusion Academy - Los Gatos
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Raymond J. Fisher Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Fusion Academy Los Gatos
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Louise Van Meter Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5

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