Saratoga

Welcome to Saratoga

A historic site blossoms into a peaceful, private oasis

 

There is a place not far off the beaten path but seemingly a world away. It is a place steeped in history and embraced by nature. It is the charming and picturesque city of Saratoga.

 

The city of Saratoga, CA is over a century old and has gone through many changes over the years. It was once an industrial community; however, after discovering mineral springs, a resort was built, drawing visitors to the area. Saratoga then switched its focus from industry to agriculture by growing vineyards and orchards.

 

After word spread about Saratoga’s natural beauty and serenity, those with means came and built majestic private estates. Over time, the orchards were replaced with residential homes, but Saratoga, CA retained its essence and grandeur. Today, Saratoga is one of the most desirable communities to live in all of California.

 

What to Love

  • Saratoga’s rich history
  • Close to hiking trails: Highway 9, Big Basin
  • Charming Saratoga, CA real estate options to choose from
  • There are usually larger lot sizes, so you have privacy
  • Nature! Trees line many of the neighborhoods

 

Local Lifestyle - Living in Saratoga

Downtown Saratoga, known to residents as the Village, has a vibe reminiscent of the great small towns that dot the New England coastline. There are many locally-owned businesses to explore, including unique shops, cafes, and restaurants. Interesting points of Saratoga’s history are noted on signs as you stroll through the downtown area. The Village landscape is very accessible, and locals can often be found walking or bicycling around town.

 

While the lifestyle is one reason people move here, the school system is another. Families want to ensure their children receive an excellent education, and Saratoga schools do not disappoint. Another advantage to living in Saratoga is its proximity to everything else. Whether it is commuting to a technology job in Silicon Valley or taking the family out for a day at the beach in Santa Cruz, locals find commuting from here a snap. Living in this tranquil setting while having access to big-city amenities is the best of both worlds.

 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping in Saratoga

Saratoga may have a small-town feel, but there is nothing small about its dining fare. One local favorite, Hero Ranch Kitchen, has an intimate atmosphere and optional patio seating. It serves farm-to-table cuisine with a hint of Greek and Italian influences. Its sister restaurant, Flowers, boasts a gourmet menu that changes due to the seasonal availability of its locally-sourced food. For a more casual dining experience, locals head to Big Basin Burger Bar for signature burgers, rice bowls, salads, and various appetizers.

 

When Saratoga residents are looking for entertainment along with a delectable three-course meal, they visit the Mountain Winery, which hosts a summer concert series that offers fine dining before the show. Mountain Winery also sponsors wine tastings and signature events throughout the year.

 

If shopping is more of your idea of entertainment, the Village has dozens of options in the city center. Spend time browsing the antique shops, pop in the local bookstore for a good read, or pamper yourself with a day out at one of Saratoga’s many spas.

 

Things to Do in Saratoga

Life in Saratoga is filled with fun activities. For automobile enthusiasts, don’t miss the annual Saratoga Car Show. The week-long event allows residents to see cool and classic cars. A popular weekly gathering spot is the Farmers’ Market. Held rain or shine, the market has 50+ vendors to explore.

 

Montalvo Arts Center is the place to be for community cultural events like concerts, classes, and art exhibits. Get a chance to talk with resident artists and tour the 175-acre grounds. For some fun activities for the little ones, Walden West offers a unique experience with an array of school and summer outdoor programs. The programs allow youngsters to explore nature and experience activities like climbing and archery.

 

Other outdoor adventures include camping and hiking at Sanborn County Park. Take an amazing hike to view the massive Redwood trees, or just immerse yourself in the environment all around you. Another way to enjoy the lush, green landscape is at the well-established Saratoga Country Club. It offers nine or 18 holes of play at its NCGA-rated golf course.

 

Schools

Many cite the excellent school system as the reason they chose to live in Saratoga. Here are just a few of the top-notch education opportunities found here.

 

 

Overview for Saratoga, CA

38,602 people live in Saratoga, where the median age is 49.3 and the average individual income is $96,902.51. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

38,602

Total Population

49.3 years

Median Age

High

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

$96,902.51

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Saratoga, CA

Saratoga has 13,438 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Saratoga do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 38,602 people call Saratoga home. The population density is 1,940.22 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

38,602

Total Population

High

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

49.3

Median Age

49.31 / 50.69%

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
13,438

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$96,902.51

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 Saratoga, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Saratoga. 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
Saratoga Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
St Andrew's Episcopal School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Marshall Lane Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Blue Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Christa McAuliffe Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Foothill Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Primary Plus El Quito School
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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