About Los Gatos, California
Los Gatos is an incorporated town in Santa Clara County, California, United States, with a population of 29,918 according to the 2024 census. The town is located at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, approximately 50 miles south of San Francisco, and is part of the Silicon Valley region. Los Gatos is bounded by the City of San Jose to the north and east, the City of Campbell to the north, the Cities of Monte Sereno and Saratoga to the west, and the unincorporated County of Santa Clara and the County of Santa Cruz to the south.
The town is known for its picturesque and charming atmosphere, with a mix of residential, commercial, and light industrial uses. Los Gatos is home to over 3,000 businesses, providing a full range of services for its residents and acting as a destination point for visitors. The town has a Mediterranean climate, with 330 sunny days per year and an average temperature of 59°F (15°C).
Los Gatos is situated within the largest metropolitan area of northern California and is closely tied to Silicon Valley and its fast-paced economy.
The town has a rich history, with its origins dating back to 1840. Los Gatos is known for its annual Children’s Christmas/Holidays Parade, which is a beloved tradition in the community.
The town has many parks and greenbelt areas, providing recreational activities for its residents. Los Gatos is also near major cultural and professional athletic events in San Francisco and San Jose, tourist attractions in Santa Cruz, and ocean activities in the Monterey Bay. The town’s streets are lined with well-maintained Victorian, Craftsman, ranch, and contemporary homes, reflecting the rich phases of local history.