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!
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):
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:
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
How Is the Condo and Townhouse Market in Los Gatos Now?
Please see Mary Pope-Handy's Real Estate Report for Los Gatos condos and townhomes at www.popehandy.rereport.com - then navigate to view the condos and townhomes in Los Gatos. Here are the numbers for sales closed in oct 2014:
Trends at a Glance
Median Home Price
Average Sales Price
No. of Homes Sold
Short Sales Sold
Active Short Sales
Sales Price vs. List Price
Average Days on Market
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
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.
The 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:
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
A blog about Los Gatos real estate, homes, houses, condos, townhomes, housing market, neightborhoods, history, events, businesses, parks, schools, photos, issues, and lifestyle by Mary Pope-Handy, town resident, enthusiast and Realtor.
Realtor, CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES
Sereno Group Real Estate
214 Los Gatos-Saratoga Road Los Gatos, CA 95030
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