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Los Gatos Community Information

The town's founding dates to the mid-1850s with the building of a flour operation, Forbes Mill, by James Alexander Forbes along Los Gatos Creek. The mill's two-story stone storage annex has been preserved as a museum just off of Main Street. The settlement that was established in the 1860s was originally named for the mill, but the name was changed to Los Gatos after the Spanish land grant. The town was incorporated in 1887 and remained an important town for the logging industry in the Santa Cruz Mountains through the end of the 19th century. In the early 20th century, the town became a thriving agricultural town with apricots, grapes and prunes being grown in the area. Along with much of the Santa Clara Valley, Los Gatos became a suburban community for San Jose beginning in the 1950s, and the town was mostly built-out by the 1980s. Downtown Los Gatos has retained and restored many of its Victorian-era homes and commercial buildings. Other notable buildings are the Forbes Mill annex, dating to 1880 and now housing a history museum; Los Gatos High School which dates from the 1920s; and the Old Town Shopping Center, formerly the University Avenue School (the school was established in 1882; the current buildings date to 1923). A number of brick buildings in Downtown Los Gatos were destroyed or heavily damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, though the district was quickly rebuilt and has made a full recovery.

Los Gatos Mountains Homes for Sale

All Listings $800,000 - $900,000 $900,000 - $1,000,000
Over $1,000,000
New
140 Foster Rd, LOS GATOS
  • Single Family Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,932 SqFt

140 Foster Rd, LOS GATOS

$8,975,000
New
102 Central Ct, LOS GATOS
  • Single Family Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,207 SqFt

102 Central Ct, LOS GATOS

$2,385,000
New
Eaton Ln, MONTE SERENO
  • Single Family Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,050 SqFt

Eaton Ln, MONTE SERENO

$4,288,000
New
17660 Bruce Ave, MONTE SERENO
  • Single Family Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,062 SqFt

17660 Bruce Ave, MONTE SERENO

$2,895,000
New
15955 Barry Ln, MONTE SERENO
  • Single Family Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,758 SqFt

15955 Barry Ln, MONTE SERENO

$4,200,000
New
17291 Zena Ave, MONTE SERENO
  • Single Family Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,939 SqFt

17291 Zena Ave, MONTE SERENO

$2,198,000
New
506 N Santa Cruz Ave, LOS GATOS
  • Common Interest
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 2,460 SqFt

506 N Santa Cruz Ave, LOS GATOS

$2,400,000
140 Prospect Ave, LOS GATOS
  • Single Family Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,628 SqFt

140 Prospect Ave, LOS GATOS

$5,195,000
251 Loma Alta Ave, LOS GATOS
  • Single Family Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,861 SqFt

251 Loma Alta Ave, LOS GATOS

$2,150,000
19366 Overlook Rd, LOS GATOS
  • Single Family Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,943 SqFt

19366 Overlook Rd, LOS GATOS

$2,399,950
15184 Elm Park, MONTE SERENO
  • Single Family Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,823 SqFt

15184 Elm Park, MONTE SERENO

$2,899,000
15328 Via Palomino, MONTE SERENO
  • Single Family Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,857 SqFt

15328 Via Palomino, MONTE SERENO

$3,998,000

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