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. Adjacent to Surrey Farms is the independent Hillbrook School.
About Surrey Farms
There are about 70 single family homes or houses in Surrey Farms, most of them on quarter-acre to half-acre lots, but a handful are on over half an acre, and four are over one acre. The houses were mostly constructed from the mid 1950s into the mid 1960s, though development has continued since with over 30% of homes built between the 1970s and 2010s. Original construction was all done in the “ranch style” and consisted of about 2,000 to 3,000 SF in most cases. Today many have been remodeled, enlarged or even fully rebuilt, and the home sizes are bigger, currently with 50% of them over 3,000 SF and more than 15% over 4,000 SF.
Over the past year (as of February 2020) three homes have sold in Surrey Farms neighborhood. These included 3-4 bed properties ranging in age of construction from 10-62 years on 16,000 – 24,750 SF lots (0.37 – 0.57 acre lots). Home sizes spanned the neighborhood’s range from 1,860 – 4,080 SF. The oldest, smallest structure was on the largest lot and sold the fastest and off-market. One sold at list price (the off-market one), one sold over list, and one sold below. Sales prices ranged from over $3.1 – $4.3, and price per square foot averaged at $1,302/SF, though the small property on the large lot skewed this upwards as the other two ranged from $1,060 – $1,168 /SF. So, in summary, homes on in Surrey Farms have a broad range of sizes and conditions, but land value is very good so you won’t be likely to see anything on the market for less than $3,000,000, though they are likely to go over $4,000,000 for the most recent remodels. See monthly updates on the Los Gatos Real Estate Market Trends and Statistics through the link.
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:
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