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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
11 Peralta Ave, LOS GATOS
  • Single Family Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,052 SqFt

11 Peralta Ave, LOS GATOS

$1,999,000
New
19376 Overlook Rd, LOS GATOS
  • Single Family Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,955 SqFt

19376 Overlook Rd, LOS GATOS

$3,649,000
New
16011 Grandview Ave, MONTE SERENO
  • Single Family Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,520 SqFt

16011 Grandview Ave, MONTE SERENO

$5,795,000
New
18061 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd, MONTE SERENO
  • Single Family Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,485 SqFt

18061 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd, MONTE SERENO

$2,100,000
New
11 Peralta Ave, LOS GATOS
  • Multi-Residential
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 2,052 SqFt

11 Peralta Ave, LOS GATOS

$1,999,000
New
15764 Kavin Ln, LOS GATOS
  • Single Family Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,400 SqFt

15764 Kavin Ln, LOS GATOS

$3,349,000
New
17770 Tourney Rd, LOS GATOS
  • Single Family Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,772 SqFt

17770 Tourney Rd, LOS GATOS

$6,000,000
New
18061 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd, MONTE SERENO
  • Residential Lots and Land
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

18061 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd, MONTE SERENO

$2,100,000
17800 Tourney Rd, LOS GATOS
  • Residential Lots and Land
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

17800 Tourney Rd, LOS GATOS

$1,449,000
17800 Tourney Rd, LOS GATOS
  • Single Family Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,302 SqFt

17800 Tourney Rd, LOS GATOS

$1,449,000
52 Jackson St, LOS GATOS
  • Single Family Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,720 SqFt

52 Jackson St, LOS GATOS

$1,650,000
350 Bachman Ct, LOS GATOS
  • Single Family Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,207 SqFt

350 Bachman Ct, LOS GATOS

$2,895,000

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