Loma Vista, El Gato Terrace, Rancho Padre subdivisions
Where is it?
This area is the combination of three adjacent subdivisions, built between the 1940s into the mid 1950s. As seen on the map below, these are:
- El Gato Terrace
- The Loma Vista Tract
- Rancho Padre (Rancho Padre is the only one to touch Ross creek).
Addresses in these subdivisions include Loma Vista Avenue, Linda Avenue, El Gato Lane and part of Escobar Avenue. To the West of this pocket is the Blossom Hill Manor area, which begins at Longwood Drive (the Manor is in a different school district – Los Gatos Unified Schools).
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Large parcels, all with deep lots of at least 8000 square feet, and often larger closest to the creek, are an attraction to this area. But large lots don’t always mean large homes. Many of the older homes in these areas are smaller, built more like cottages or bungalows. An early floorplan might be a modest 2 bedroom, 1 bath homes with less than 800 square feet. Later, homes built were 1100 to 1300 square feet, many of them 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Some properties were also built with a detached guest cottage.
Featuring views of the hills, this area is considered to be semi-rurual. This means it is a quiet neighborhood with no sidewalks in most or all of the three subdivisions.
Despite the rural feel, this area has plenty of suburban convenience. Many places are only a mile away, from Vasona Lake County Park, to the lots of shopping along Los Gatos Blvd and Blossom Hill Road. Less than two miles from the freeways, there’s easy access for any commute.