Stonybrook neighborhood

The Stonybrook neighborhood of east Los Gatos, just off Kennedy Road, is particularly scenic with its large canopy of trees, big lots, gently curving roads, and mostly understated and sprawling ranch style homes. This area has a semi-rural feel as there are no sidewalks and only soft gutters. It’s also a close in Los Gatos neighborhood, which adds to its appeal.

In December, this area is especially festive with holiday lights, making it a fun part of the season for driving through.

Interestingly, the Stonybrook area is listed in the county’s list of subdivisions as Stony Brook. (Similarly, we refer to a nearby neighborhood as Surry Farms, but the official name is Surry Farm – in the singular. There was in fact just one ranch or farm there!)

 

Stonybrook neighborhood entrance from Kennedy Road

Where is the Stonybrook neighborhood?

You’ll find the Stonybrook (Stony Brook) pocket Los Gatos east of Los Gatos Blvd and north of Kennedy. The streets are Stonybrook Road, Cardinal Lane, Robin Way, plus 3 homes on Kennedy just west of Cardinal. From here it’s a quick trip to downtown LG! All but the 3 with Kennedy addresses are part of tract # 1642.

The zip code here is 95032. It is part of the highly sought after Los Gatos Union School District and the Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint High School District.

Nearby neighborhoods include Kenwood Acres, Surrey Farm (aka Surry Farms), and Vista Del Monte.

 

Los Gatos - Kenwood Acres, Stonybrook, Surrey Farms - Mary Pope-Handy

 

Homes and land in Stonybrook

On a recent drive through this scenic community I saw two homes either being rebuilt or drastically remodeled.  This is no surprise given that location is key and that many buyers do want updated homes.

 

Ranch style house in the Stonybrook neighborhood in Los Gatos

 

Stonybrook is a small neighborhood with just 35 houses in all. They range in age with the oldest being 2 houses on Kennedy built in 1940 and 1941 and the newest being constructed now (most recently completed building was 2008, current projects aside). Most houses were built between 1955 and 1963.

Most houses have 3-4 bedrooms, but there are as few as 2 beds and as many as 5 in the area.

Average stats for these houses:

Bedrooms: 3.8
Bathrooms: 3
Square footage (living space, not garages): 2542 SF
Lot size: 13,999 SF
Effective year built: 1964

 

Stonybrook real estate values: what does it cost to buy in Stonybrook?

Real estate prices will range based on the exact location (busier versus quieter) , home size (and number of beds / baths), lot size, and condition. It is unlikely to find even a fixer in this area for under $2 million. The most recent sale in 2021 was for $3,200,500 – the first time a house has sold for over $3 million there. Nothing has sold for under $2,350,ooo in recent history.

 

Cardinal Lane in the Stonybrook neighborhood of Los Gatos

 

Are there any special issues with the Stonybrook neighborhood?

Like many of the areas in town near hills, water must be carefully managed as it’s the most destructive element against homes. It’s extremely important to move the water from downspouts away from the structure, to make sure that the grading is correct (so that water doesn’t flow toward the house), and if necessary, remove water that might accumulate in the crawl space with sump pumps or whatever your inspector suggests.

Some parts of the neighborhood do have traffic issues. Kennedy is a busy road, as you can tell from the double yellow lines on Google’s street view. It’s not great for pedestrians. There is cut-through traffic from Shannon Road through Hilow and into Cardinal to Stonybrook. (Half of Cardinal and all of Robin are very quiet, no-through street areas, though). Additionally, Hillbrook School is at the end of Marchmont and there will be traffic coming through for that as well. The school traffic goes in various directions, though, utilizing Marchmont and Hilow, too, so it’s not all flowing through Cardinal.

 

Stonybrook homes for sale or sold & closed in the last 12 months

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(all data current as of 9/28/2021)

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