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About Los Gatos

U.S. Census Facts for Los Gatos

  • Total Population: 29,413
  • 13,102 housing units – 64.1% owner occupied
  • Median household income: $122,476
  • Bachelors degree or higher: 67.8%
  • Median age: 44.9

Median home price: $1,730,000

The founding of Los Gatos goes back to the mid 1850s when James Alexander Forbes built a mill along Los Gatos Creek. Los Gatos was incorporated in 1887. The Santa Cruz Mountain logging industry helped Los Gatos through to the end of the 19th century. In the early 20th century apricots, grapes and prunes were grown in the area. In the 1950s Los Gatos started becoming a suburban community for San Jose.

Downtown Los Gatos has restored many of its Victorian homes and buildings.

Major employers in the city are: 1) Columbia Health Care Assoc, 2) El Camino Hospital, 3) Community Hospital of Los Gatos, 4) Los Gatos Union School District, 5) Los Gatos-Saratoga High School District, 6) Netflix, 7) Safeway, 8) Alain Pinel Realtors, 9) Verizon, 10)Courtside Tennis Club

Los Gatos Real Estate Trends

Graph of Los Gatos house prices per sq. ft. from 1998 to the present
Home prices in Los Gatos have shown good growth since the beginning of 2011. Other cities near the center of the San Francisco Peninsula have had stronger growth but Los Gatos home prices have increased fairly steadily.
Graph of Los Gatos home sales price vs. list price from 1998 to the present
Considering the fairly steady growth in home prices it is somewhat surprising that not many homes have sold over list price. It appears that expectations are ahead of demand.

Los Gatos Schools

Map of Los Gatos Schools
Los Gatos Union School District
17010 Roberts Rd
Los Gatos CA 95008
Los Gatos Union School District Website

Los Gatos – Saratoga Union High School District
17421 Farley Rd West
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Los Gatos – Saratoga Union High School District Website


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