AreaVibes.com has livability ratings that include a crime score, cost of housing, employment, education, and other factors. Los Gatos scores well in all but housing, which gets an “F” for affordability. How does Los Gatos compare to the rest of California and the rest of the nation in terms of crime? The AreaVibes.com site gives Los Gatos an A+ for crime:
There are links for comparing two cities, too. I had a look at Los Gatos versus Saratoga and it compared favorably, though worst for the cost of housing. Here’s the AreaVibes livability scoring page for Saratoga CA.
These types of sites can be especially helpful for folks wanting to downsize and who are actively comparing one area to the next.