Saratoga

Saratoga

Luxurious properties, affluent neighborhoods, and small-town charm 

Welcome to Saratoga

Luxurious properties, affluent neighborhoods, and small-town charm 

Nestled between San Jose and the Santa Cruz Mountains, Saratoga is an affluent neighborhood and one of California’s most expensive suburbs. Beginning in the 1920s, wealthy businessmen built large residential estates away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan areas. Today, it offers technology industry professionals a quieter residential community just a short commute from their company headquarters. In addition to its small-town appeal, Saratoga is within the American Viticultural Area (AVA), a designation that has made it the unofficial wine capital of Silicon Valley. You’ll find numerous wineries and tasting rooms where you can sample some of the region’s best wines.

Unique neighborhoods offer a variety of housing and amenities. Parker Ranch is perhaps the most coveted. It’s situated along the western foothills and features large, luxurious properties with breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains. For community-centric amenities, Prides Crossing has a pool for members, a racket club, and two neighborhood parks. Saratoga Oaks has a mix of single-family homes and townhomes catering to resort-style living. Saratoga Parks is near downtown, so residents are close to shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions.

What to Love

  • The scenic beauty of the Santa Cruz Mountains
  • An abundance of green space and nature preserves
  • Proximity to Silicon Valley and technology industry headquarters
  • A quieter and more peaceful residential community 
  • Unique neighborhoods and different housing options
  • A vibrant art scene, fantastic boutique shopping, and fine dining

Local Lifestyle

Saratoga is the perfect blend of the technology industry and small-town lifestyle. Residents here value quiet and privacy while building a tight-knit community. Living alongside the Santa Cruz Mountains offers nature lovers an abundance of outdoor recreation. Downtown provides a cosmopolitan appeal, giving you both urban and suburban vibes and the perfect work-life balance.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

High-end restaurants and boutique stores line downtown Saratoga. Flowers Saratoga serves elevated and inventive New American fare in a chic and elegant space. Shareable plates and entrees, such as their wagyu carpaccio, artichoke pappardelle, and veal chops, are inspired by Greek and Italian flavors while using fresh and local ingredients. Although they are only open for dinner, they cater to private parties for lunch or brunch.

Right next door, The Hero Ranch Kitchen serves farm-to-table cuisine and has been voted “Best Dining Experience in California.” The open floor plan and decor mix French and California inspirations and provide a refined dining atmosphere. Shareable plates and entrees highlight regional ingredients, and they have vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Across the street, diners can select from a menu of cheeses and chocolates at La Fondue. They also have an extensive menu of prime meat, such as Australian lamb, Wagyu beef, Texas venison, and wild duck. There are a la carte options, but the tasting menu provides the ultimate fondue experience.

For luxurious fine dining, Plumed Horse features an immaculate white table setting and a 2,000-bottle glass-enclosed wine rack. Set in a former stable, hence the name, it serves upscale California cuisine. The restaurant has earned a Michelin and many other accolades since opening in 1952. For a cocktail hour or a social night out, Wild Rose Eatery and Bar has a menu of handcrafted libations mixed in an intimate space.

Things to Do

A stunning green space, Villa Montalvo is a nature park with themed gardens, rare trees, and a loop trail that leads to a lookout point. On the western border, Sanborn County Park is a hiker’s paradise with over 15 miles of nature trails, picnic areas, and camping sites.

A local landmark, Hakone Estate and Gardens is a Japanese garden encompassing 18 acres of space. There are tea rooms, exhibitions, and night viewing events. The onsite Cultural Exchange Center works tirelessly to preserve this century-old site.

Set in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the historic Mountain Winery draws residents and visitors from all over. In addition to wine tasting, they host world-class concerts and events, such as Crab Fest and Dia de Muertos, throughout the year.

Schools

The Saratoga Union School District serves the Saratoga community and is home to top-rated schools, including:




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