The town of Los Gatos encompasses several different school districts, county pockets, three zip codes and all kinds of neighborhoods, price ranges and housing types.
Los Gatos senior housing for sale
This charming corner of the county also offers one of the only places in Silicon Valley where there is senior housing for sale. Virtually all of the “over 55” communities are for rent, not to purchase, in Santa Clara County (biggest exception being The Villages in San Jose’s Evergreen district). There used to be a three senior condo communities in town, but one was converted a few years ago to remove any age restrictions. Now the main provider of more affordable senior housing to buy in Los Gatos is the Los Gatos Commons (please click on the link to see Los Gatos Commons homes for sale). There’s also a complex for seniors on West Parr Avenue, too.
Homes for sale in Los Gatos with good schools
Luckily, all of the elementary and middle schools serving the town of Los Gatos and its many neighborhoods are excellent! All of the public schools are highly regarding for grades K – 8. This is also true for Monte Sereno, which shares many services with Los Gatos.
The high school level is still quite good, but scores are a little lower. The three high schools which cover the town are Los Gatos High School (Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District), Leigh High School, and Westmont High School (Leigh and Westmont are part of the Campbell Union High School District). If you buy a home in downtown or central Los Gatos, the school of attendance will be Los Gatos High, which has the best scores. Leigh is the school of attendance for students in the far east end of town, and Westmont for the far west end. Many home buyers want to purchase property with a specific school or district in mind, and for that reason, the schools are a major driver of home values.
Shopping for Monte Sereno and Los Gatos homes for sale by zip codes
95030 is the area closest to downtown Los Gatos and all of it is in the Los Gatos School District. 95032 has a portion that is in or near downtown, but most of it is the area to the far east, north and west of downtown. Some of it is in the Los Gatos Union School District, and some isn’t (Moreland or Union School Districts instead). 95033 is actually the Los Gatos Mountains – it has a Los Gatos mailing address but is not part of the town at all (except in spirit!), residents there do not vote in town elections, etc. Homes for sale in Los Gatos will likely be more expensive if they are in the downtown area, both because buyers appreciate the downtown activities, but also because many want those schools.
Confusing? Yes – but if you have a targeted school in mind, just let me know. I’ll help you to find the right house or condo for your budget and needs.
Los Gatos is a fantastic place to live – it’s a scenic, vibrant community with very active community participation (lots of volunteerism), three different free musical concert series each summer, and awesome culture for a small town (a fantastic museum and big, new library, an art & wine festival each August and much more). Our parks are exquisite and offer something for everyone – from sailing and paddle boats to playgrounds, carousel and train rides, and a fabulous network of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. If you’ve decided to buy a home in Los Gatos, you’ve made a good decision!
Los Gatos homes for sale – view by map – No Registration Required
Below, please browse homes for sale in Los Gatos (houses, condominiums, townhomes) and Monte Sereno (houses only) and listed on the MLS here – search by map without registering! Zoom in to get closer view of Los Gatos homes for sale, or move map to change neighborhoods.
More Resources for your Los Gatos Home Buying:
For more information on living in Los Gatos, please visit my Live in Los Gatos Blog
Learn about the many Los Gatos neighborhoods on the Live in Los Gatos Blog
For information on the cost of Homes for sale in Los Gatos and Silicon Valley real estate market (trends, statistics), please see my Silicon Valley Real Estate Report.
Info on the market for Los Gatos single family homes for sale and sold: Los Gatos RE Report for houses
Info on the market for Los Gatos condos and townhomes: Los Gatos RE Report for condos and townhomes
This information brought to you by Mary Pope-Handy, Sereno Group, Los Gatos. I live and work in Los Gatos and am an area native (growing up in Santa Clara and Saratoga). BRE License # 01153805.