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After many happy years here at Real Town, the Live in Los Gatos blog is making a move to wordpress. Hence the lack of posts frecently. 

Many of the original articles will remain here. A few may be re-written with updated or otherwise revised content since so much has changed since this blog was begun in 2006.   Some will be posted with their original dates onto the new site.  Others (about businesses which have since closed) will be deleted. 

I am very grateful for my many friends at Real Town who have been supportive and helpful every inch of the way.  I will never forget the encouragement and assistance I got when competing in the Project Blogger competition in 2007 that was really my "bootcamp" for blogging.  

Please continue reading Live in Los Gatos at its new home:

http://www.LiveInLosGatosBlog.com - this has the most comprehensive information on Los Gatos neighborhoods anywhere on the web!  Here you'll aslo find info on events in town, the parks, businesses and more.

Please also visit popehandy.com, my oldest site, for information on Los Gatos real estate and the market in town and across Silicon Valley.

Have a read and leave a comment.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Mary Pope-Handy, Realtor in Los Gatos, San Jose, Santa Clara County and Silicon Valley


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mary (at) popehandy.com




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Los Gatos neighborhoods

Heritage Grove sign in east Los Gatos - a Summerhill development completed in 2001 with 44 homes The Town of Los Gatos is about 10 square miles and is comprised of dozens of neighborhoods in various parts of town, with different schools, zip codes, price points, plusses and minuses.  Here on the Live in Los Gatos blog there have been many, many articles devoted to residential areas of town.  Below please find links to neighborhood descriptions, primarily on "Live in Los Gatos" but in some cases on one of my other sites.
(More neighborhoods to come as time permits - I have about 25 on my list.  Want your subdivision included? Please email me and I will put it on the To Do list!)

 The Live in Los Gatos Blog moved awhile back and these Los Gatos neighborhood links will take you to articles on the new site, LiveInLosGatosBlog.com.

Downtown or Central Los Gatos neighborhoods (many historic areas):

North Los Gatos / Lark Avenue area

East Los Gatos neighborhoods

West Los Gatos neighborhoods


Posts relating to Los Gatos neighborhoods:

East Los Gatos, West Los Gatos (what's where?)

Where are the high voltage power lines in Los Gatos?


On the new home to Live in Los Gatos, I'm also adding neighborhood videos as I am driven through town.  They aren't professional grade, but they will give a good sense to newcomers of what various neighborhoods are like.  You can see them on my YouTube channel too.  Or watch the Los Gatos neighborhood videos here:


The Valley of Heart's Delight - Silicon Valley real estate blogs covering San Jose, Los Gatos, Campbell, Saratoga and nearby, by Mary Pope-Handy, Realtor and Santa Clara Valley native


Looking for great Silicon Valley real estate education?  Please visit all of Mary Pope-Handy's blogs!


Blogs & sites

popehandy.com - all of Silicon Valley,  emphasis on home selling. Great community descriptions across Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz Counties plus
Los Gatos real estate as a special focus

  ValleyOfHeartsDelight.com - primarily Santa Clara County real estate.  See Mary's listings here. Read More

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How Is the Condo and Townhome Market Doing in Los Gatos?

How Is the Condo and Townhouse Market in Los Gatos Now?


Trends at a Glance

Condominiums and Townhomes in Los Gatos: General Information on Pricing & HOA Dues

The landscape for Los Gatos condos and townhouses is varied and truly runs the gamut from simple shelter close to freeway walls, high voltage power lines and train tracks to newer or fully remodeled luxury homes with gorgeous views of Lake Vasona, the coastal mountains or Silicon Valley.  Read More

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Vista del Monte neighborhood

 Located just off of Kennedy Road and next to Worcester Park, the pretty Vista del Monte neighborhood is highly sought after for many reasons: it is "close to town", the area enjoys the well regarded Los Gatos schools, scenic beauty and tree lined streets, and of course the 11 acre neighorhood park.

Recently I did a bit of research on this area and took some video footage of it while being driven through the neighborhood.  Please visit the new home of the Live in Los Gatos blog to watch the film, browse homes for sale and to get more information on this nice pocket in east Los Gatos.


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Fiesta de Artes in Los Gatos

Date: Jul. 23, 2014
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A great summertime tradition in Los Gatos is back soon with the return of Fiesta de Artes on the Civic Center Lawn. . . .

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The Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival Returns!

2014 Los Gatos Shakespeare FestivalThe Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival returns July 18th with opening night and a performance of Much Ado About Nothing.. The last one is Saturday, August 9th (Much Ado).

As always, the shows are performed under the stars at Oak Meadow Park in Los Gatos, beginning at 8pm. (Wear layers, it gets chilly once the sun goes down.) 

This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy theatre in a delightful setting right here in town.  The shows are consistenly good and a very worthwhile use of an evening!  

Offerings this year feature two by William Shakespeare and one by George Farquhar / adapted by Bruce W. De Les Demier.

Hope to see you there!

Offerings at the Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival 2014

Related reading:
Live in Los Gatos Review from 2009:  Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival - Great Productions Again this Year!

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Almond Grove Neighborhood Street Reconstruction Project Meeting

Roadwork needed in the Almond Grove neighborhood of Los GatosThe streets in the scenic and historic Almond Grove District are looking and feeling a bit historic themselves, and it's been in the works for awhile to do road repairs there. 

A public meeting sponsored by the town's Parks and Public Works department will be held in the Los Gatos Town Council Chambers on May 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm to discuss the project design and schedules and to obtain input from residents.

 Please have a look at the town's website for all of the details:



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Tim Rogerson, Disney Artist, at Amour D'Art Fine Art Gallery May 10th, 2014 from 1-6pm

Love Disney art? Come see the work of Tim Rogerson, Disney artist, and watch him paint original artwork in person on Saturday, May 10th from 1 to 6pm! Please continue reading on new Live in Los Gatos blog site:

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Quick look at the Los Gatos real estate market

The Los Gatos real estate market is very healthy, with a strong sale price to list price ratio. As with the rest of Santa Clara County, inventory is extremely low, and that is pushing prices up. Today we'll get a view of the market using just a few charts, but please click on the links for more info (or call, email or reach out to me if you'd like an appointment to discuss your segment of the market in particular).Please continue reading on the new home of Live in Los Gatos

See also: Los Gatos real estate market trends


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Los Gatos Spring Pottery and Fine Art Sale

The Spring Pottery & Fine Art Sale is this weekend at The History Club of Los Gatos from 10am - 5pm.  Local artists will have their works on display! 2014 Spring Pottery and Fine Art Sale

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Cat's Hill Classic Bicycle Race in Los Gatos May 3rd

Cat's Hill Classic in Los Gatos 2014 The Cat's Hill Classic, which runs through the Almond Grove, Glenridge and Bachman Park neighborhoods of Los Gatos this upcoming Saturday, May 3rd, 2014.  There's even a kid set too.

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