by Mary Pope-Handy, Clair Handy | May 31, 2023 | Los Gatos Events
Save the date! The Los Gatos Fall Wine Walk takes place this weekend, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, from 1 – 4 pm, in downtown Los Gatos. Over 30 wineries will be participating!
Los Gatos Fall Wine Walk tickets go on sale August 25th.
Tickets are less in advance (more at the event, but it usually sells out). Loads of info on the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce’s website, including the long list of participants. Prices will be updated once published.
Los Gatos Fall Wine Walk Details
All the details will be on the Chamber of Commerce’s website before August 25th.
If you’ve never attended, this is the location:
Downtown Los Gatos, N. Santa Cruz Avenue & Main Street Los Gatos, CA 95030
by Clair Handy, Mary Pope-Handy | May 29, 2023 | Los Gatos Events
Summer 2023 is just around the corner, and Los Gatos is gearing up for a season of music to remember! The last couple of years have transformed Los Gatos’ free music scene, and many, but not all, of our favorite shows are back for another season.
Some of our old favorites, like Jazz on the Plazz and Music in the Park, are back, some recent hits may be gone for good, and there are some new shows taking the stage. Knowing that you are as excited about these as I am, I have compiled a calendar of free outdoor music events for us all! (Not all artists and schedules have been announced, so please check the official event pages for the latest news).
Below please find a compilation of the three different Los Gatos free musical concert series and a few one-day festivals. As always, the information below is believed to be reliable, but as with any concert or outdoors event it is subject to change, so double check the website prior to going and always read the rules (especially if you plan to picnic). Hope to see you there!
2023 Summer Concert Series: Free Music and Fun in Los Gatos
by Mary Pope-Handy, Clair Handy | May 10, 2023 | Homes & Housing Market, Los Gatos Real Estate
As of today, May 10, 2023, the Los Gatos real estate market in 95030 & 95032 is showing signs of warming. Many homes are selling quickly, but some languish on the market – mostly if they started overpriced or have a location defect.
Los Gatos real estate market statistics
Here is some Los Gatos real estate market data that I pulled directly from the MLS today.
Inventory of available homes for sale in Los Gatos 95030 and Los Gatos 95032
A quick glance at the last few years suggests that this inventory is somewhere between a little low and normal.
Numbers of homes sold
Sales slipped a little while inventory rose – that’s making the LG market a little easier for buyers!
Months of Inventory
by Mary Pope-Handy | Apr 20, 2023 | Events, Los Gatos Events
The Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 1 pm to 4 pm- rain or shine!
Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk Tickets
Tickets went on sale March first. They can sell out fast, so get yours today! Cost is $50 advance, or $55 day of the event – same price as last year.
For more details and info on how to register, please see the Los Gatos Chamber’s website. Cheers!
Buy tickets online here. No refunds for inclement weather.
The location will be
Downtown Los Gatos
N. Santa Cruz Avenue & Main Street
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Love Los Gatos events? Here are some other happenings around town:
Los Gatos High School’s Spring Musical (post on this site)
Los Gatos Cat’s Hill Classic annual cycling event
by Mary Pope-Handy | Apr 12, 2023 | About Los Gatos
Los Gatos was just named in a list of the “Top 20 Best Suburbs for City-Like Living” in a study sponsored by Storage Cafe. It was one of four Bay Area communities to receive that honor.
These lively suburbs with an urban flair were sifted from 912 cities or towns with populations between 10,000 and 100,000 in 100 of the largest metropolitan areas
Pal Alto #3
Los Gatos #7
Menlo Park #16
Here’s the whole list:
Best Suburbs Criteria
How did these four areas get named to the “best suburbs” list? We know and love these communities, but many others, too, such as Saratoga, Los Altos, and Campbell.
The criteria used, per their article:
- Residential landscape: housing affordability, new construction and housing diversity (single-family, multifamily homes)
- Business environment
- Shopping and dining amenities
- Transportation options
- Self storage prices and availability as a way to maximize home space
Housing affordability probably should have taken all of the Bay Area cities off the list, so I’m not sure how they – and especially Palo Alto – ranked so highly overall. None of these would be called affordable communities. However, we do have diversity in housing types with plenty of condos and townhouses, senior living communities and senior condos to purchase , and of course varying sizes of domiciles.
Check out all of the details on these communities and see more graphics on their page: Suburbs That Feel Like Big Cities
Love downtown Los Gatos? Read up on a couple of the neighborhoods right “in town” (on this site):
Almond Grove Historic District
Broadway Area Historic District