Los Gatos

Nestled against the Santa Cruz Mountains this is one of the most attractive and sought after locations in the Bay Area. With a population of about 29,000 and a genuine downtown it has the feeling of a small city in a more rural area.

As a result of this plus excellent schools, lots of parks, many miles of riding and hiking trails, and extensive community facilities Los Gatos is a magnet for the more affluent of Silicon Valleys residents. This, as always, makes it one of the most expensive housing markets.