Montanas de Los Gatos (or Montañas de Los Gatos) is an upscale townhouse complex which provides resort like living with a pool, clubhouse, and tennis courts. This community is near the coastal hills, which provide a gorgeous backdrop to the neighborhood. The campus has an uncrowded feel with lots of lawn and other open space, too.
Where is Montanas de Los Gatos?
Montanas de Los Gatos sits in a pocket of the Cambrian Park area of San Jose which is very close to the Los Gatos border, and closer still to the Almaden Valley area. In the map, below, you can see the Oak Canyon and Montevideo neighborhoods labeled – these are both in Almaden (San Jose 95120). In addition to Camden Avenue, it is bordered by Hosta Lane and Vista Loop.
For commuters, Highway 85 can be accessed from Camden Avenue. Nearby Blossom Hill Road runs somewhat parallel to the highway and makes a simple way to get to Los Gatos to the west and Blossom Valley and loads of shopping to the east.
What are homes like in Montanas de Los Gatos?
There are 90 townhomes, most were built in 1977, but 26 were constructed in 1975 (I suspect there’s a story there with that gap in between). Over the years, I’ve been in a number of them, and I’ve found them to have pleasant layouts. In some cases, it really can feel like you are in a house rather than a townhouse.
On the outside, there are different “elevations” – some with stucco, some with wood, some with shingles. Many of the floor plans feature upstairs balconies, an example of which you can see in the photo below.
Other buildings are partially stucco on the outside. The one one below has a ruddy shingle facade.
Along Vista Loop, you’ll find some with a wood and stucco exterior.
The front doors face a greenbelt area with a walkway, and the garages are in the rear.Each home enjoys a 2 car garage, which is accessed through the back patio or courtyard.
These units appear to be held in condo ownership (I have not looked at a Preliminary Title Report to verify). There are no rental restrictions at this time.
What are the layouts like in Montanas de Los Gatos?
There are four basic layouts or floor plans (some may have altered spaces, added half bathrooms or?):
- 1200 SF with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1 story home) – 14 of this layout
- 1360 SF with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths (2 stories) – 14 of this design
- 1490 SF with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths (2 stories) – 18 with this layout
- 2235 SF with 2 – 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms (with basement – 3 stories) – 44 with this floor plan
It’s a little peculiar to see so many of the homes bunched into a smaller range, then almost half of them the same, much larger size. More typical might be a design in between with somewhere around 1700 – 2000 SF. But not here.
Guest parking appears to be plentiful. Some homes face a public road, but even for interior units, it does not seem that parking is overly tight.
What are the public schools?
This neighborhood is within the boundaries for Guadalupe Elementary, Dartmouth Middle, and Leigh High.
What do the townhomes cost at Montanas de Los Gatos?
HOA dues start at $400 and home prices in the last 24 months have ranged from a low of $800,000 to a high of $1,300,000 (as of late May 2019). You can view any active listings, together with sold homes from the last 2 years below.
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(all data current as of 10/1/2023)
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