Saratoga is located in Santa Clara County 26 miles east of the Pacific Coast, ten miles southwest of San Jose and fifty miles south of San Francisco. The city is situated in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains at an elevation of 500 feet. Saratoga is at the entrance to a historic pass in the redwood-forested Santa Cruz Mountains. Artifacts have been found along Saratoga Creek where the Ohlone Indians camped while on their way through the pass to the ocean beyond. Today the City of Saratoga, with a population of around 30,000, strives to maintain the elements of its natural beauty and colorful past through careful zoning policies and historic preservation. Today it retains that close-knit and quiet feel, and has settled comfortably into a well-placed residential community.
Visit the official Saratoga website: www.saratoga.ca.us