Los Gatos is one of the Santa Clara Valley's most desirable residential communities. It boasts great weather, breathtaking mountain views and a quiet village atmosphere. Just a short drive from the Santa Cruz beaches, Silicon Valley workplaces, and cultural attractions of San Francisco, Los Gatos offers the best of all worlds. The town has many parks and greenbelt areas, as well as a vibrant downtown, noted for its pedestrian-friendly streets and many boutique shops and restaurants. It is also a preferred destination for antique shopping. Whether strolling the streets of downtown or soaking in the spectacular views, Los Gatos is a place to stay and enjoy.
Spanish for serene hill, Monte Sereno is located in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Named for El Sereno Mountain whose slopes its southern most tip is built on, Monte Sereno is an oasis of beauty nestled between Saratoga and Los Gatos. Entirely residential, there is no commercial zoning in Monte Sereno and its housing is comprised mostly of single-family homes. The small town feel, with no sidewalks or streetlights, laid way for John Steinbeck to take up residence while writing some of his most famous novels. There is plenty to keep local residents active, with neighboring towns offering quaint shops and fine dining. The pristine natural beauty of the Santa Cruz Mountains serves as the town's backyard, and hiking, biking and outdoor odysseys are available for all nature enthusiasts. This upscale bedroom community offers much sought after peace and tranquility.