Los Gatos

Los Gatos

A prestigious community rich in art, culture, history, and nature

Welcome to Los Gatos

A prestigious community rich in art, culture, history, and nature

Los Gatos is steeped in history. It’s one of the county’s oldest communities, dating back to 1840 when it was ranchland. When the railroad came in 1877, the town became a vacation destination for San Francisco’s elite. Its location, between Santa Clara Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains, proved convenient. Today, Los Gatos is home to Silicon Valley’s elite and other technology professionals who want to live outside the usual technology hubs; the city remains popular with weekend vacationers from all over California.

Los Gatos has much to offer, including prestigious neighborhoods, beautiful natural scenery, endless outdoor recreation, and an upscale lifestyle. It boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year. Old Town Los Gatos is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and features many well-preserved or restored buildings. It’s walkable and full of charming storefronts and quaint eateries, most of which are locally-owned businesses.

What to Love

  • Plenty of vast open spaces and natural reserves
  • A network of walking and cycling trails
  • Vibrant art and culture scene
  • A well-preserved, historic downtown 
  • Affluent neighborhoods, elegant housing, and luxurious lifestyle
  • Fantastic wineries and world-class dining

Local Lifestyle

Los Gatos is the perfect destination for those who want the strong, tight-knit community of a small town and the modern, upscale lifestyle of Silicon Valley. Downtown is vibrant with arts and culture, giving it a cosmopolitan appeal. The surrounding mountains and green space offer plenty of outdoor recreation, so it’s an excellent place for outdoor lovers who want to live a healthier lifestyle.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

You’ll find an array of restaurants and cuisines in Los Gatos. Telefèric Barcelona Los Gatos boasts the best Spanish tapas and paellas. It’s locally owned and operated by siblings Xavi and Maria Padrosa, whose parents opened the original in the Catalan region of Spain. The restaurant has a hidden speakeasy serving delicious sangrias and handcrafted cocktails.

For the health-conscious, Polenteria has a gluten-free menu of hearty Italian dishes with Middle Eastern influences. The food changes seasonally, but it consistently delivers in taste and creativity. Diner favorites include the bruschetta flight, polenta bolognese, and eggplant parmesan.

On Main Street, Namaste Indian Cuisine is a grocery market and eatery in one. They offer vegan and vegetarian foods, Halal Mexican dishes, and homemade Indian cuisine. For hearty breakfasts and lunches, Los Gatos Café and Los Gatos Café Uptown serve omelets, pancakes, burgers, sandwiches, and their famous half-pound cinnamon rolls. 

Sidecar Modern Tavern has signature cocktails, shareable plates, and an outdoor terrace for late-night drinks or a social night out. Across the street, Los Gatos Soda Works serves the most creative libations and fanciest drinkware in a classic cocktail bar atmosphere.

Things to Do

Locals love to take advantage of the many public green spaces in the city. Vasona Lake County Park has a network of multi-use trails, picnic areas, a playground, and a lake for fishing, paddle boarding, and boating. Rentals are available from spring to fall. On the park's south end, the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad offers rides on scaled-down steam and diesel locomotives.

Also widely popular is the Los Gatos Music in the Park series, which hosts a variety of musical genres. The annual Holiday Tree Lighting at Town Plaza Park kickstarts the holiday season. It’s complete with entertainment and photo opportunities with Santa.

Organized by the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce, Wine Walks pair over 30 wineries with participating merchants and restaurants. Attendees can sample wine and food while supporting local businesses. At Testarossa Winery, you can tour the historic cellars while wine tasting.

Schools

Los Gatos is home to the top-rated Los Gatos Union School District, Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District, and excellent private schools. Students may attend:




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
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate 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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