Neighborhoods in Los Gatos

The Heintz farmhouse in the Heritage Grove neighborhoodThe Heritage Grove neighborhood in Los Gatos had an interesting beginning. An old apricot orchard used to line Blossom Hill Road between Union and Leigh Avenues until the 1990s. The former owners, Ralph and Sophie Heintz, lived there in their farmhouse until their deaths, at which time the property was willed to the University of California at Berkeley for eye research.

Sophie and Ralph were interesting people. He ran a small train on their property and was an inventor. She was a ham radio operator.

In 1998, the Heintz land (and house etc.) was sold to Summerhill Homes and a portion developed as housing by Summerhill. A few of the homes higher up in the neighborhood were built by different builders.  That Los Gatos neighborhood is now called Heritage Grove. A strip of trees was planted along Blossom Hill Road, reminiscent of the history of the area.  A wonderfully large section of land was made a permanent open space, now known as the Heintz Open Space Preserve.  This open space connects directly with Belgatos Park, which also connects with the Santa Rosa Open Space Preserve. So the network of trails is quite extensive. (Link to Town of Los Gatos page with pdf files of these three trail maps. Link to Google Maps map of Blossom Hill Trails, drawn by Jim Handy.)

In 2015, I did a video drive through of the Heritage Grove neighborhood. Please take a look:

The Heintz’s big, old farmhouse has been renovated and is being lived in.  Ralph Heintz’s old workshop, the Ramohs Laboratory, is preserved with signs explaining the history of the place nearby.

Summerhill Homes did a nice job of developing the land to keep some of the historic character.  Please enjoy the slideshow below to get a feel for the area…. This scenic spot is well worth a visit: enjoy!

Where is the Heritage Grove neighborhood?

Map of Heritage Grove area

Heritage Grove is a neighborhood in east Los Gatos off Blossom Hill Road near Union Avenue

There are only five streets that make up Heritage Grove:  Regent Drive, Regent Court, Ayala Court, Ramohs Way, and Heintz Court. Regent Drive is a long loop road while the rest of the streets are quite short, so the vast majority of Heritage Grove homes are on Regent Drive.

How big are Heritage Grove homes and lots?

The size of the 44 houses and lots within Heritage Grove varies a bit, as you might expect in any subdivision, but additionally there’s the historic Heintz farmhouse.

The farmhouse is appx 4100 square feet and sits on 3/4 of an acre (31,000 sf lot). There are 2 other homes over 4,000 SF also. Most are between 3,000 and 4,000 SF, but 4 houses are 2695 square feet, and two others are appx 2950 SF.

Parcels of land may be as small as 10,000 SF (appx 1/4 acre) to as large as 25,000 SF (a little more than a half acre).

Photo slideshow of the Heritage Grove neighborhood:

2 Heritage Grove sign 2 framed3 Hertigage Grove Home near entrance4 Bees humming closeup5 Street View Improved6 Blossoming Hills of Los Gatos7 Ramohs Lab8 Ramohs Laboratory9 Heintz farmhouse10 Another neighborhood view11 Flowering Tree12 Another home13 Heintz Open Space sign14 Heintz Open Space Entrance15 Valley View

What does it cost to buy a home in the Heritage Grove neighborhood?

There are a lot of variables here!

Potential ingredients to make a home more affordable would be smaller home, smaller lot, proximity to Blossom Hill Road, a backyard or home with another higher up (and “looking in” – a lack of privacy).

Raising the value of the home would be things like a view, having open space or a large lot adjacent (less crowded feeling), being further into the development, having a larger home, larger lot, three car garage.

Historically, prices have gone from over $1,000,000 to under $2,500,000. This is a low turnover neighborhood, and nothing has sold in there too recently, but it’s safe to say that a huge home on a large lot with a view would likely go into the low 3 millions.

Other items of note:

Regent Drive rises as it gets away from Blossom Hill Road; many of the homes nearest to the Heintz Open Space Preserve enjoy nice views of Santa Clara County and downtown San Jose in the distance.

Heritage Grove is a great commute location as it’s close to Union Avenue, which provides fast access to highway 85.

It’s also close to shopping – the Downing Oaks Center, which includes a Safeway, a local (non chain) coffee house, a restaurant, and other services, is less than a mile away.

Heritage Grove is served by the Union School District and the Campbell Union High School District.  Schools are Alta Vista or Noddin Elementary,  Union Middle School, and Leigh High School.

If there are any Heritage Grove homes available, they will be listed here. Below that list, please find properties for sale in Los Gatos with the 95032 zip code.

  1. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,986 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,603 sqft
    Year built: 2002

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  1. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,175 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,326 sqft
    Year built: 1969
  2. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,899 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,317 sqft
    Year built: 2008
  3. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,388 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,200 sqft
    Year built: 1958
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,050 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,058 sqft
    Year built: 1963
  5. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,038 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,954 sqft
    Year built: 1952
  6. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,804 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,464 sqft
    Year built: 1955
  7. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,986 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,603 sqft
    Year built: 2002
  8. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,435 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,054 sqft
    Year built: 2006
  9. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,463 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,790 sqft
    Year built: 1969
  10. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,409 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,892 sqft
    Year built: 1977

See all Los Gatos homes for sale 95032.
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Related reading:

Belwood, Belgatos & Surmont neighborhood (adjacent on the east – article on the Live in Los Gatos blog)

Del Oro neighborhood of Cambrian on the Los Gatos border (almost directly across the street)

Strathmore neighborhood (close by)

Los Gatos Real Estate Market Trends & Statistics (updated monthly)

Mary Pope-Handy’s YouTube channel with Los Gatos videos

 

211 Westhill Drive, Los Gatos  is an updated, remodeled, and sunny home with gorgeous valley views!

211 Westhill Drive, Los Gatos

Will be on the MLS as of Thursday, September 7th.  First showings to be Saturday Sept 9th at the open house.

Offered at $2,280,000, this is an incredible opportunity to purchase a Los Gatos view home at an incredibly good price and value. There are fabulous vistas from all of the main living areas of this single story Los Gatos home as well as the large deck leading to the front door!

Quick facts for 211 Westhill Drive, Los Gatos:

offered at $2,288,000

4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
3112 SF of living space: 2856 Square Ft (appx.) + office (appx 256 SF)
2 car garage, currently used as gym (appx 512 SF)
13,939 Lot Sq. Ft. (appx.)
Year Built: 1977

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE for 211 Westhill Drive, Los Gatos:
Saturday, Sept 9th  2 – 4
Sunday, Sept 10th  2-4
Wednesday, Sept 13th  9:30am – 12:30pm
Saturday, Sept  16 2-4
Sunday, Sept   17 2-4

Welcome to 211 Westhill Drive!Panoramic view from the frontLong front deckFront doorSunny entrywayGrand living room at 211 Westhill DriveElegant formal dining roomOpen kitchenA kitchen with a viewA spacious family roomThe heart of the home, the open kitchen and family room of 211 Westhill DriveMaster suite with fireplaceMaster bedroom opens to patioSkylit master bathSeparate shower and bath in master bathroomBedroom 2Bedroom 3 with pool accessUpdated hall bathBedroom 4Third full bathroomGarage with surprisingly level driveway.Bright three car garageWindows help make this garage a great home gymHome officeBackyard 211 Westhill DrivePool and yard from upper patioLush garden, spa, pool, and lots of useable patioDining under a canopy by the poolSide patioAerial shot of the backTwilightTwilight view from the frontTwilight at the front doorSundown at the poolThe home is bright even at night.Aerial top down viewThe open space behind 211 Westhill Drive

Beautiful house, view, and setting

Come home to beauty inside and out at 211 Westhill Drive, Los Gatos! Enjoy gorgeous views from the living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, and spacious front deck.  Scenic location next to Belgatos Park & open space.

The interior and exterior have been extensively updated and remodeled.  You will immediately appreciate the striking Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors which grace the bedrooms, hallway, and living areas.  The home is filled with nice extras: plantation shutters, dual pane windows, recessed and fan lights, skylights, fantastic access to the back yard, built ins, air conditioning, solar power by SunRun, high and vaulted ceilings.  Iron girders in front provide extra hillside support.

Located just steps from Belgatos Park, this home’s location offers easy access to great outdoor opportunities. The park includes a playground, picnic areas, restrooms, grassy meadows, and trails for people on foot, on horseback, or mountain bikes. The trails connect with those of the nearby Heintz Open Space Preserve and other nearby trails. Optional membership in the Belwood Cabana & Pool.

Details on 211 Westhill Drive, Los Gatos

The unique, step down formal living room is shaped as an octogon and provides a wood burning fireplace, plantation shutters, and tall ceilings.

Formal dining is adjacent to the entry hall and kitchen, and features built ins and plantation shutters.

The spacious kitchen will delight you with a vaulted ceiling, recessed and pendant lights, slab granite counters, maple cabinets, gas cooking, a large pantry and breakfast area – all open to the family room & overlooking both the valley on one side and the back yard and pool area on the other.

Relax in the family room, the heart of the home with enlarged windows looking out over both the valley and the back yard and pool.  This comfortable space enjoys a gas burning fireplace, cathedral ceiling, fan light, a wet bar with a wine cooler, and a full bath that services the back yard, also.

The bedroom wing includes all 4 bedrooms, a beautifully remodeled hall bath, laundry room & back yard access, and a large skylight in the hallway.

The luxurious master suite is a true retreat! It boasts an inviting gas fireplace, French doors to the pool and patio, a second door to the side patio, transom window, a fan light and tons of natural sunlight.  The private bath includes a double vanity, large jetted tub, spacious stall shower, private closet for the toilet, a good sized skylight and 2 walk in closets.  A linen closet and one more clothes closet can be found at the beginning of the suite.

Garage / Gym / Home Office:

The 2 car garage area is approximately 512 SF and has been upgraded with all the amenities of living space: heat, air conditioning, lighting, drywall, etc., and is currently being used as a gym. This room features a large carriage style garage door and electronic opener, so usable today as a garage if so desired.

Previously there had been a 3rd car garage area. That part has been changed into a comfortable and useful home office with appx 256 SF.

Backyard

The backyard is a stunning, private oasis with a large pool, spa, and loads of area for dining and lounging just off the family room. On the right side of the house there’s another patio area and planting beds, which offers room for other hobbies as desired.

Schools:

Noddin Elementary
Union Middle
Leigh High

Virtual Tour Link: http://www.tourfactory.com/1838948

211 Westhill DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81676779)

(all data current as of 9/24/2018)
Price $2,315,000
Beds 4
Baths 3 baths
Home size 2,856 sq ft
Lot Size 13,939 sqft
Listing provided by Mary Pope-Handy, Sereno Group
Updated, remodeled & sunny home with valley views and close in location next to Belgatos Park! Gorgeous views from the living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, and spacious front deck. Stunning interior with Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring in all living areas, hallway, and bedrooms. Kitchen remodeled with vaulted ceiling, recessed & pendant lights, granite counters, gas cooking, & stainless appliances plus breakfast nook & pantry. All baths remodeled. Luxurious master suite with fireplace, French doors to pool & patio, large bath featuring jetted tub, stall shower, double vanity, 2 walk in closets and skylight. Many extras: solar power, plantation shutters, dual pane windows, recessed and fan lights, skylights, built ins, air conditioning, high and vaulted ceilings, 3 fireplaces, elegant carriage style garage door, wine bar & enlarged windows in fam rm. The backyard is a stunning, private oasis with a large heated pool and spa, and loads of area for dining and lounging.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 10/24/2017 Tract
Year Built 1977 Community Los Gatos/Monte Sereno
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Santa Clara
Total Parking n/a

Schools

School District Campbell Union High
Elementary School Noddin Elementary
Jr. High School Union Middle
High School Leigh High

Additional Details

Lot 0.32 acre(s) Area Los Gatos/Monte Sereno
Pool Description Pool - Heated,Pool - In Ground,Pool - Sw Sewer Sewer: Sewer - Public
Stories 1 Utilities Water: Public; Sewer: Sewer - Public;
Water Water: Public

Features

Air Ceiling Fan, Central AC
Air Conditioning Yes
Basement Concrete Perimeter and, Foundation: Concrete Block
Exterior Back Yard, Balcony / Patio, Deck, Fenced, Sprinklers - Auto, Storage Shed / Structure
Fireplace Yes
Garage Attached Garage, Yes
Heat Central Forced Air - Gas
Interior Bay Window, Hardwood, High Ceiling , Marble, Open Beam Ceiling, Skylight, Tile, Vaulted Ceiling , Walk-in Closet , Wet Bar; Floors: Carpet
Lot Description Grade - Hillside, Views
Pool Yes
Style Ranch

Location

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Related reading:

Los Gatos Real Estate Market Trends and Statistics

The Luxury Real Estate Market in Almaden, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and Saratoga

How do prices compare between Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino and Palo Alto?

 

 

The Alta Vista neighborhood, which sits along the border of Los Gatos and the Cambrian Park district of San Jose, is very highly sought after and valued for many, many reasons. Real estate prices vary depending upon the precise location within the neighborhood as well as the size and condition of the home.

Why is this area so popular?  Most of the streets close to Alta Vista School are beautifully tree-lined, and from virtually everywhere in the neighborhood, you are close to Blossom Hill (that’s the name of the hill, not just the name of the road!). Homes are well kept, streets are wide enough, and except when there’s a school function, there really aren’t too many cars on the street. It is very scenic, pleasant and uncrowded feeling. Although you’re in the city or town, you feel close to the country there.

Additionally, many homebuyers select this area because the school scores are high and because it’s easy to get to the elementary and middle schools without crossing any major streets: that is a big plus! It is also a quick drive to highway 85, just a couple of miles to the Los Gatos shopping areas (at Los Gatos Blvd and Blossom Hill Road) or to Vasona Lake County Park. For many, it’s a way to be close to Los Gatos while paying less expensive San Jose prices.

Prior to being developed for housing, this spot at the base of Blossom Hill was once blanketed in orchards and was scenic enough that it was part of the “blossom tours” that used to take place at the height of the flowering.  Hence, one large section of this neighborhood has street names that begin with “blossom”.


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Vista del Monte MapAre you interested in Los Gatos real estate and Los Gatos neighboorhoods? Over on my Live in Los Gatos blog, I’ve been reworking articles about the various residential areas of town, digging into the county records for subdivision info, shooting video as I’m driven through various neighorooods and adding MLS information. Today I completed a whole new article with video on the Vista del Monte neighborhood in east Los Gatos.

Please have a look!

http://liveinlosgatosblog.com/the-vista-del-monte-neighborhood-in-los-gatos/

Or if you’d just like to see the video, here it is (bigger version on Live in Los Gatos):

As a Los Gatos Realtor and resident, I  hope to showcase more & more areas within the town, as well as in San Jose and the greater Silicon Valley area.  If you are interested in buying or selling a home here, please call or email me today!

  1. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,809 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,298 sqft
  2. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 5,646 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.57 ac
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,424 sq ft
    Lot size: 34,651 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,101 sq ft
    Lot size: 32,212 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,830 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.10 ac
  6. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,735 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,048 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,019 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,468 sqft
  8. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,199 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,005 sqft
  9. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,733 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,874 sqft
  10. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,456 sq ft
    Lot size: 29,795 sqft

See all Real estate in the 95030 zip code.
(all data current as of 9/24/2018)

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Surrey Farm Neighborhood Los Gatos CA (Silicon Valley)A Los Gatos neighborhood which is “close to town” but feels further out is the highly sought after Surrey Farms area, located off Kennedy Road less than a mile from Los Gatos Boulevard, and less than 1.5 miles to all the local public schools:  Van Meter or Blossom Hill Elementary, Fisher Middle, Los Gatos High.

There are about 70 single family homes or houses in Surrey Farms, most of them on quarter acre or third of an acre lots, but a couple are much smaller and two are more than an acre.   The houses were first constructed there in the mid 1950s and completed in about 1960.  At that time, they were all “ranch style” and consisted of about 2000 to 3000 SF in most cases.  Today many have been remodeled, enlarged or even fully rebuilt, and the home sizes are bigger, with more than 10% of them over 4,000 SF today.

Regarding the name: folks in Los Gatos do call this subdivision “Surrey Farms”, but I did some research on the county records and it appears that the original name was “Surrey Farm” – singular!  My best guess is that it was a farm or horse ranch by that name prior to the housing being built…but that would take a bit more research that I haven’t yet done.

For now, enjoy the video and map, and if you’d like more information, I have a longer article that you can read on my new Live in Los Gatos blog.  Here’s the link:

http://liveinlosgatosblog.com/surrey-farm-neighborhood/

  1. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,809 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,298 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,175 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,326 sqft
  3. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 5,646 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.57 ac
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,899 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,317 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,388 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,200 sqft
  6. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,050 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,058 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,038 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,954 sqft
  8. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,804 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,464 sqft
  9. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,986 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,603 sqft
  10. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,435 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,054 sqft

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Saratoga HighlandsRio Rinconada in west Los GatosThere’s a lovely neighborhood in west Los Gatos which is set between the La Rinconada Golf Course and the Rinconada Hills gated community (near the corner of Pollard and Quito Roads). There are 3 distinct subdivisons: Rio Rinconada (where all the roads are named “Calle” something), Saratoga Highlands (More Avenue, Roxbury Ln, Prince St., Mattson Ave., and part of Wedgewood Av), and a third area which seems to have no specific name but which is said to have been built by Thrust 4 and includes bigger, younger, more expensive homes on larger lots – many with 3 car garages and views.

The La Rinconada Park is one of the major draws to the neighborhood. Another is the very close proximity of a shopping center which includes a good sized Safeway, and an elementary and middle school close by too.

This week I wrote about these west Los Gatos subdivisions and the neighborhood generally on my Live in Los Gatos blog, and I also included a video “drive through” for those who’d like a really good feel for the area. Want more info? Please continue reading here:

http://liveinlosgatosblog.com/saratoga-highlands-rio-rinconada-and-granada-way-la-rinconada-park-neighborhood/

  1. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,175 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,326 sqft
  2. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,899 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,317 sqft
  3. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,388 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,200 sqft
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,050 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,058 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,038 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,954 sqft
  6. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,804 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,464 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,986 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,603 sqft
  8. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,435 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,054 sqft
  9. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,463 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,790 sqft
  10. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,409 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,892 sqft

See all Real estate in the 95032 zip code.
(all data current as of 9/24/2018)

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Alta Vista and Carlton attendance areas for Los Gatos and Cambrian area of San JoseIf you’re interested in buying a home in the Union School District, which straddles the Los Gatos and Cambrian area of San Jose border, you may be wondering what the real estate price difference is between homes in San Jose 95124 vs properties in Los Gatos 95032…

 

Please read the rest of this article on the Live in Los Gatos blog:

http://liveinlosgatosblog.com/union-school-district-pricing-how-much-more-to-live-in-los-gatos-than-san-jose/

  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,080 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,015 sqft
  2. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,138 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,037 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,116 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,791 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,760 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,750 sqft
  5. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,129 sq ft
    Lot size: 28,928 sqft
  6. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,464 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,033 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,208 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,374 sqft
  8. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,562 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,237 sqft
  9. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,451 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,120 sqft
  10. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,480 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,670 sqft

See all Real estate in the 95124 zip code.
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The historic Almond Grove neighborhood, or the Almond Grove district, is in or perhaps more properly adjacent to downtown Los Gatos. It is one of only 5 areas named by the town as a  “Los Gatos historic district.” The others are the Edelen or University Historic District, the Fairview Plaza Historic District, the Broadway area, and the Downtown Historic District. (I was suprised that the Glenridge area doesn’t enjoy the same distinction – but I’m sure that there’s a good reason for that.)

Town of Los Gatos Historic Districts

What sets this neighborhood apart, besides simply having older houses? Why make it a special historic district?

It certainly got off to a good start. The subdivision was first auctioned off in 1887. They began with approximately 40 acres of former almond orchards that was subdivided into 170 lots and by the end of the first auction day, a full 121 of them were sold!!  But that’s not it. However, part of it had to do with the background story. Below please find an excerpt from the town’s website.

(Read the entire document here: http://www.losgatosca.gov/documents/8/12/14/almondgrove.PDF )

Almond Grove District History

The town has a long discussion as to why this area is historic. It’s not just the age of the buildings, but also what happened there and who lived there and why they were important to the town.

Almond Grove Los Gatos video

I’ve written much more on my “Live in Los Gatos” blog.  To learn more, please read these articles:

The Almond Grove neighborhood in Los Gatos, a scenic & historic district (July 2014)

A Place for Strolling in Los Gatos: Historic Almond Grove District in Los Gatos (May 2007)

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Arroyo Rinconada and Rinconada HillsArroyo Rinconada is a charming, smaller townhome community plus one historic house in west Los Gatos along the Saratoga and Campbell border. It is located at the corner of Quito Road and Pollard Road, and adjacent to the much larger Rinconada Hills development. With Spanish style architecture, tiled roofs, curving streets and gentle slopes, and set with a backdrop of trees along the creek, it is very scenic.

There are just 3 streets in this complex: Casa Grande (Big House), Rio Vista (River View), and Sierra Linda (Pretty Mountain or Scenic Hill).

The townhomes were all built in 1984. They are good sized, with 3 bedrooms, 2-3 baths, between 2150 square feet and 2350 SF, attached 2 car garages, all built in 1984. Today, they are likely to sell in the range of $1 – $1.15 million.

The approximately 2600 square foot Spanish style house was built in 1935 and sits atop a knoll on a 55,000 square foot lot. The little road ringing the lot is Casa Grande – appropriately named!

Are there any special facilities?

Arroyo Rinconada has a gate at its opening but does not appear to be in use at this time. The community enjoys the use of a private pool, spa, clubhouse and tennis courts. As of this writing, the monthly home owner dues are a little over $500.

The home owners association has a website which includes a slideshow of the homes and grounds:  http://arroyorinconada.org

  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,229 sq ft
    Lot size: 36,803 sqft
  2. 8 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 7,140 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.29 ac
  3. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,809 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,298 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,175 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,326 sqft
  5. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 5,646 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.57 ac
  6. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,941 sq ft
    Lot size: 34,769 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,747 sq ft
    Lot size: 24,393 sqft
  8. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,899 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,317 sqft
  9. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,388 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,200 sqft
  10. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,050 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,058 sqft

See all Real estate in the city of Los Gatos.
(all data current as of 9/24/2018)

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Blossom Manor neighborhood Los Gatos MapThe Blossom Manor neighborhood in east Los Gatos is very popular as it is well located close to the highly regarded Los Gatos schools, great shopping and parks, such as Oak Meadow and Vasona Lake County Park. Further, Blossom Manor enjoys comfortably sized lots with room to grow if a home has not already been expanded from its original footprint.

Most of “the Manor” (originally Blossom Hill Manor, though seldom called that now) is currently unincorporated, meaning it’s not properly part of the Town of Los Gatos, but instead is a county pocket. As time goes by, the incorporated areas are likely to grow and the county areas shrink – a trend we are seeing throughout the Los Gatos area and Santa Clara County as a whole.

A couple of streets, Cherrystone Drive and Lilac Way, are incorporated and share features typically found in incorporated areas: sidewalks, curbs and gutters. Additionally, they share tree lined streets and a small cabana or pool.

The manor is almost exclusively single family homes (houses) but along Blossom Hill Road and also Camelia Terrace, there are a few duplexes.

What are houses like in Blossom Manor?

The vast majority of houses in the Manor began as small to medium sized ranch style homes.  Over time, though, many of them have either been improved and expanded or fully torn down and rebuilt.  The newer homes often are 2 stories, but not always.

Here’s a little slideshow to introduce you to the neighborhood. Want more info?  Please call or email me today!

 

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Mary Pope-Handy
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