Los Gatos Mountain

Tight-knit communities in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Welcome to Los Gatos Mountain

Tight-knit communities in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The Los Gatos Mountain region refers to the communities along the Santa Cruz mountains, which cross over Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. These communities lay on the Saratoga, Monte Sereno, and Almaden hillsides, including the Redwood Estates and Lexington Hills neighborhoods.
Its serene landscapes, adorned with lush forests and breathtaking views, bestow a sense of calm and repose upon the area, making it synonymous with a luxurious lifestyle. The Los Gatos Mountain area is known for its affluent neighborhoods and is near the town of Los Gatos, with its charming downtown area full of boutique shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions. The mountainous terrain offers opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and enjoying nature.

What to Love

  • Perfect for horse owners.
  • Direct access to the Santa Cruz Mountains.
  • Spacious properties and hillside locations offer privacy and seclusion.

Local Lifestyle

The Los Gatos Mountain area emanates a tranquil and upscale ambiance amidst the embrace of nature. The real estate here boasts expansive and elegantly designed homes nestled within meticulously maintained neighborhoods and estates, contributing to an air of refinement.
The Los Gatos Mountain area is not merely about picturesque landscapes and culture; it is also synonymous with privacy and seclusion. Homes on hillside properties with spacious lots offer a retreat into solitude, allowing residents to relish the tranquility while still within reach of urban amenities. This blend of upscale living, a strong sense of community, and an unbreakable bond with nature define the inimitable vibe of the Los Gatos Mountain area. In this enchanting enclave, refined living and a deep connection to the natural world merge perfectly.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The dining and shopping scene in the Los Gatos Mountains is a delightful tapestry of diverse culinary experiences and unique retail offerings. Being so close to the town of Los Gatos, residents can shop at Old Town Los Gatos, with its charmingly eclectic array of boutiques, galleries, and specialty shops, from artisanal crafts to fashion-forward pieces.
In terms of cuisine, the Los Gatos Mountains have a wide range of culinary experiences. An informal Peruvian gem, Pisco Bar combines the rich flavors of traditional Peruvian cuisine with contemporary presentation, featuring authentic dishes paired with expertly crafted cocktails, all within a modern and inviting interior. For those seeking an upscale yet relaxed dining experience, Steamer’s Grillhouse is ideal, specializing in classic American cuisines such as seafood dishes and expertly mixed martinis.
Travel to the American South at The Bywater, as it brings the flavors of Creole and Cajun cuisine to the area, such as raw-bar fare and thoughtfully crafted cocktails, in a cozy setting adorned with vintage accents. On special occasions, visit the Plumed Horse, which serves Californian fare within the confines of an elegant environment featuring various dining rooms.
Another benefit of living in the region is having access to numerous local wineries. One such winery is Testarossa Winery, which blends history and oenophilia. Guests can savor various red and white wines while immersing themselves in the winery's charming atmosphere.

Things to Do

Every corner in the Los Gatos Mountains reveals an opportunity for adventure, discovery, and relaxation. For those with an affinity for the arts, the Montalvo Arts Center is a haven for performing arts, offering indoor and outdoor stages to present captivating performances. Wander through landscaped gardens and stroll along the walking trails in a world of creativity and culture.
Nature enthusiasts and adventurers will find solace in the parks and nature preserves in the mountains. El Sereno Open Space Preserve is a dog-friendly, hilly park covered in chaparral with a myriad of hiking and biking trails full of panoramic vistas. Lexington Reservoir County Park is a scenic park and reservoir with hiking trails winding through picturesque landscapes. Enjoy picnics, launch a boat onto the water, or try your hand at shoreline fishing in this dog-friendly park. Golf enthusiasts will love the La Rinconada Country Club's picturesque golf course, offering challenges and scenic beauty.


Along with private institutions, the Los Gatos Union Elementary School District and Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union School District serve the communities of the Los Gatos Mountains, including:

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