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 Downtown Holiday Shopping Stroll

December 01, 2016 On Thursdays in December, a number of merchants in downtown Los Gatos will keep their doors open until 9pm to facilitate holiday gift buying. Additionally, there’s free valet parking! Downtown Los Gatos has much to offer, particularly during the holidays, but now we can add one more thing for which to be grateful […]

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The Holiday Season in Los Gatos: So Much To Do!

December is upon us, and with it are all kinds of holiday wonders in beautiful Los Gatos. Lots is happening in and around our quaint corner of Silicon Valley, and keeping up is half the battle. To make your holidays a little less stressful and a little more jolly, I have organized a list of events […]

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Thanksgiving Interfaith Service in Los Gatos This Tuesday

  The annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service in Los Gatos is this Tuesday, November 22nd, from 7:30 to 8:30pm. All are welcome!  Each year, the ecumenical service is held at a different house of worship. The organization under which this happens is the Los Gatos Interfaith Clergy Association. This year it is held at Los Gatos United Methodist […]

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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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The Monte Sereno real estate market

The City of Monte Sereno is quite small, with just about 4,000 residents, so the number of houses sold in any given month will always be extremely small. For that reason, the data may appear to jump around wildly compared to Los Gatos or Saratoga, which each have about 30,000 people living there. Please take […]

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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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St. Mary’s Country Fair in Los Gatos

St. Mary’s Country Fair in Los Gatos is a fun, annual community event that always occurs the second weekend of October. This year, it’s October 7th – 9th, 2016, 5pm-10pm. Open to everyone, and with no admission fee, the three day fundraiser is a great place to enjoy so many cool things, including: carnival rides […]

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Sereno Group Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

6th annual Sereno Group Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

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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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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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