Located just moments from the high-tech heart of Silicon Valley, Los Gatos is a captivating jewel that flourishes in its blend of yesterday’s charm and today’s modern lifestyles. Tucked against the majestic Santa Cruz Mountains, Los Gatos more than lives up to its name as the “Gem of the Foothills.” Quaint merchant buildings house lively restaurants, coffeehouses, galleries and boutiques while resplendent Victorians surround downtown’s historic center. Miles of nature trails beckon walkers, hikers and bikers while perfectly shaped benches invite visitors to sit a spell and watch the activities of a farmer’s market, children’s parade or the everyday goings on of a remarkable little town.
As transportation improved and more travelers discovered Los Gatos inevitably more people would grow to love the town and its environs. In 1915 Sunset magazine published a Los Gatos pamphlet, saying, “To see Los Gatos is to love the town. To enjoy the privilege of a few days’ or weeks’ stay within the gates of that beautiful city of 3,500 souls is to wish to come again. And to become a permanent resident there is to lie in paradise, if such there be on this earth.” While the town has grown many fold since those days its beauty and charm still abound at every turn.
Visit the official Los Gatos website: www.los-gatos.ca.us