Spanish for “The Cats” the Town of Los Gatos acts as a natural gateway between the greater Santa Clara basin and the beautiful Pacific Coast of California, while still possessing its small town feel and charm of its rich history. With a population approaching 30,000 and a high median household income, Los Gatos is one of the nicest, most prestigious towns in Santa Clara County. Stroll the friendly streets of downtown, visit the museums, picnic in the park, ride the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad, or set off on the trail for a family hike along Los Gatos Creek
The Los Gatos community is approximately bounded by Highway 85 to the North, and the Los Gatos Mountains to the South. Downtown Los Gatos is located on Santa Cruz Avenue, and is well known for it’s exceptional restaurant and bar scene as well as local specialty retailers. The east side of town near Los Gatos Boulevard is where many residents find their local grocery shopping centers including a Whole Foods, Lunardi’s, Safeway, and other retailers.
The Los Gatos community schools are highly ranked from the the elementary through the high school level. The high school sports teams at Los Gatos High are often competing for Section Championships in multiple boy’s and girl’s sporting events. The town also maintains an excellent park system including Vasona Park and neighboring Oak Meadow Park, which are regularly frequented by residents on weekends for picnics and local team sports.
The Los Gatos Creek begins in the Santa Cruz Mountains south of town and runs through the town all the way through neighboring Campbell and San Jose to the Guadalupe River, which flows into San Francisco Bay. The Los Gatos Creek Trail runs alongside the creek from Lexington Dam through Vasona Park and all the way to San Jose, and offers residents walking, running, and biking trails the entire distance. These trails are well used year round, and the weekends are especially busy. Los Gatos is also surrounded by several miles of mountain bike trails that can be accessed from the downtown area.