A resource for folks living in or moving to Los Gatos, by Mary Pope-Handy

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The Live in Los Gatos Blog is here to help you to better know the Los Gatos and Monte Sereno area, learn about the neighborhoods, homes, community events, businesses, parks, history, lifestyle, and more.  Many articles will feature photos or videos of our scenic town, once dubbed “The Gem City”.

Detailed real estate market stats:

Also covered is the real estate and housing market, with statistics and trends reported often for Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and the Los Gatos Mountains. Particular focus is on the Town of Los Gatos area, which is covered by the 95030 and 95032 zip codes.  There, we’ll include a special study offering the months of inventory by price point and high school district – info you will not find anywhere else.

About, in brief:

Logos for Sereno Group and for MPH's Valley of Heart's DelightMy name is Mary Pope-Handy, and I’ve written all of the articles here (unless otherwise noted) as well as on a few other sites of mine. I’m both a Realtor here in town, with Sereno Group, and I’ve been a resident of Los Gatos since 1999.  An area native, I fell in love with this place when I was sixteen years old, so am thrilled to call it home.  I hope that my enthusiasm is contagious!  Read more about MPH here. 

Got an idea for an article? Please let me know!  Want to buy or sell a home?  I’d love to hear from you!  (Sorry, I don’t handle rentals.)     mary@popehandy.com or 408 204-7673

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Articles on the local real estate market:

Town of Los Gatos (95030 & 95032) – price point & HSD

Town of Los Gatos (95030 & 95032) – general

City of Monte Sereno (95030 & 95032)  – general

Los Gatos Mountains (95033) – general

Saratoga (95070) on Valley of Heart’s Delight blog – by price point and high school district

Almaden area of San Jose on Valley of Heart’s Delight blog (95120) – general

Please visit the Valley of Heart’s Delight blog to view other nearby areas such as Cambrian, Campbell, Cupertino, Willow Glen, and most of Santa Clara County.

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Los Gatos Terrain Map

Do you ever wonder about the hills that create so much beauty in and near Los Gatos?  Here’s a Los Gatos terrain map (also called an elevation map) that you can play with – zoom in and out, scroll around the valley and generally investigate the varying hills, valleys, and elevations in Silicon Valley. It […]

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Los Gatos real estate market trends by price point and high school district

There are many factors impacting the Los Gatos real estate market, including the price point and the elementary or high school district. Today we’ll look at the Los Gatos realty market by pricing tiers and high school district using the months of inventory as a data point. The months of inventory, or MOI, is the […]

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Claws for a Cause in Los Gatos

Each year, in early to mid-Septemeber, the Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club, together with CB Hannegan’s Irish Pub in downtown Los Gatos sponsors a fun end of summer bash: Claws for a Cause.  The annual lobster block party features good food, live music, and dancing.  It is often a sell-out event! Three thousand Maine lobsters […]

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Los Gatos Park Dance

Need something to do on Labor Day weekend? The Los Gatos Park Dance is back during the holiday weekend – the 4th annual at Oak Meadow Park. The first year over 2000 people attended and it’s been growing ever since Los Gatos Park Dance Details Cost: FREE – courtesy of the Los Gatos Community Foundation Date & […]

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Loma Brewing Company Grand Opening

The Loma Brewing Company Grand Opening took place a couple of nights ago and it was both extremely well attended and well received. By 4:45pm, a few dozen fans and friends had gathered near the front door of the brewpub, awaiting the ribbon cutting and the chance to enter Loma for the first time.  The […]

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Kid Friendly Restaurants in Los Gatos

Los Gatos is home to a great many restaurants. But your kids may not want to try Romanian or Thai food, or perhaps a great steakhouse won’t be well appreciated by younger teens and younger people. But there are many, many places with simple fare, simple decor and sometimes too other things going on that […]

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Los Gatos real estate statistics and market trends

Each month, we update the Los Gatos real estate statistics and market trends with the latest information on closed sales for the prior month.  We’ll review the Los Gatos inventory of homes for sale, the number of homes sold and under contract, and of course the median sale price and average sale price of sold properties.  There’s one […]

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Los Gatos Homes for Sale Under $1,000,000

With average and median home prices between $1.5 and $2 million, it can be hard to find Los Gatos homes for sale under $1,000,000.  Look hard enough, though, and there’s often an opportunity – usually a condo, sometimes a townhouse, and once in awhile, a house on a lot.  Ok, to be fair, if it’s a […]

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Ending the Alberto Way Condo Confusion

Most of the condominiums along Alberto Way in Los Gatos are part of The Los Gatos Commons, a senior complex that’s fairly large.  (To read more about senior housing in the area, please see my post on it here.) As with most senior housing, the units at The Commons are more affordable than the majority […]

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Creekside Village neighborhood

Creekside Village is one of the youngest subdivisions in Los Gatos, and it’s located in a prime “walk to town” neighborhood with the highly prized Los Gatos schools, too.  As the name implies, this community of houses sits alongside the scenic Los Gatos Creek (the Los Gatos Creek Trail is on the far side of […]

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