Los Gatos is an affluent town in the southwest foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. While it has a lively downtown full of shops, restaurants, and offices, much of Los Gatos is suburban with several notable schools. While it is on the southern end of the Silicon Valley, it is still the home of several high-tech companies—most notably the streaming and content creator Netflix.
Like most of Santa Clara County, Los Gatos started out as an agrarian town. It was also involved in the logging industry and railway transportation between San Francisco and Santa Cruz. These early pursuits led to the buildup of its Downtown area, which maintains many restored Victorian-era homes and commercial buildings.
Today, Los Gatos is a thriving community that hosts a number of local events and activities. It includes large recreational spaces for daily use by residents and visitors alike. Los Gatos is close to multiple major highways and offers small town charm within access to major city hubs.