Located in the San Francisco Bay Area at the southwest corner of San Jose in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Los Gatos is part of Silicon Valley, with several high technology companies maintaining a presence there. Notably, streaming and content creator Netflix is headquartered in Los Gatos and has developed a large presence in the area.
Los Gatos has numerous Victorian cottages, as at one point it was known a top location for summer homes for people looking to escape the San Francisco fog. It could be reached in a day by horse and buggy. Just above the main street of Santa Cruz Ave., you can find Almond Grove, a charming neighborhood of historic Victorian cottages, which has an over-the-top display of Halloween decorations and festivities each year. Above Almond Grove, further up the hill, is Glenridge, with larger Victorian and Craftsman estate homes. Across the freeway to the east is Blossom Manor with many sprawling ranch style homes and further to the east is the Belgatos neighborhood, with homes that are newer.
Los Gatos has vibrant downtown shopping, wonderful restaurants and several notable schools. Vasona Park and Lake offers hiking and boating, and children can enjoy a ride on the Billy Jones Wildcat railroad in Oak Meadow Park. Outdoor music venues such as Jazz on The Plazz on Main Street and summer Shakespeare theater at Oak Meadow Park are just a few of the notable events. The beaches in Santa Cruz are just minutes away and the mountains offer wine tasting at local wineries.