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Real Estate in Los Gatos

Real estate in Los Gatos: four location principles in pricing

Real estate in Los Gatos - the famous cats, Leo and LeonaIf you are looking to buy a home in Los Gatos, there are four simple principles to understand about the local real estate market’s valuation.

First, prices will be higher for historic and downtown Los Gatos real estate than pretty much anywhere else in town. Many home buyers value the “walk to town” location, the lovely older architecture, and the highly regarded Los Gatos schools that can be found in this area.

Second, the school district is a major driver of property values.  It is true that the elementary and middle schools are uniformly strong in all districts, but most consumers place a high value on getting into Los Gatos High over either Leigh High or Westmont High.

Third, shorter commutes will be a big help in boosting prices for residential real estate in Los Gatos, too – so west Los Gatos, which is closer to Cupertino, Sunnyvale, etc. – will often sell for a little more than east Los Gatos.

Fourth, the Los Gatos Mountains (95033) is not the same area as the foothills close to town with zip codes of 95030 and 95032.  The 95033 is far less expensive, but usually much further out than the “in town” areas.

Many other factors will impact prices of real estate in Los Gatos, including having a stunning valley or hill view (or having a bad one, say, of high voltage power lines), neighborhood amenities (such as a nearby park, coffee shop, etc.), home and lot size and of course property condition.

The boundaries for Los Gatos school districts and zip codes

Zip codes don’t follow school district boundaries, nor do school district boundaries follow the town’s boundaries. Further, the high school district is different from the elementary and middle school district.  Confusing? Yes.  Here’s a quick primer:

Elementary and Middle School districts serving Los Gatos homes:

  • The Los Gatos Union School district serves part of Los Gatos, most of Monte Sereno, and part of the unincorporated Los Gatos Mountains.
  • The Union School District covers part of the east end of Los Gatos and part of the Cambrian area of San Jose, 95124.
  • On the west side of town, the Campbell Union School District provides the public school education for part of Los Gatos, a small bit of Monte Sereno, part of Saratoga, and of course Campbell.

High School Districts for town residents:

Los Gatos High School, facing Main Street

Los Gatos High School, facing Main Street

  • The Los Gatos Saratoga Union High School District covers the same territory and the LG Union School District
  • The Campbell Union High School District covers the same area as the Union School District on the east (with Leigh High) and Campbell Union School District on the west (with Westmont High)

Below please find first a list of the most recent listings in Los Gatos by zip code, newest first, and then also the LG mountain area.  Then a map search to view what’s for sale visually.

Real Estate in Los Gatos – properties for sale by zip code

Since Monte Sereno is inter-connected with Los Gatos in many ways, we’ll run these available properties also.

Ten most recent real estate listings in Monte Sereno and Los Gatos 95030

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Ten most newly added homes for sale in Los Gatos 95032 (with a few in Monte Sereno possibly also)

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Ten recently added listings of properties for sale in the Los Gatos Mountains 95033

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Find a Los Gatos home for sale by map

 

Contact Mary NowInterested in buying (or selling) a home in Los Gatos? I’d welcome the opportunity to talk with you. Please call or email me and we’ll set up a time to chat.  I can be reached at mary@popehandy.com and at 408-204-7673 (email is often the best way to reach me first as I get a lot of robo spam calls  – once we are in touch, I’ll have your contact info in my phone and will pick up when you ring me as much as possible).

 

 

 

Related Reading:

List of Los Gatos neighborhoods

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

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