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. 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.

More land is slated to be developed soon, with 12 units (2 story homes) proposed for the 12 acre parcel which is currently under contract with some kind of contingency (it is listed at about $16 million). That’s all that I  know as of right now – things could change.

 

Surrey Farms Gate

 

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/

 

Drive through video of Surrey Farm(s)

This is an older video, but the feel of the community is the same.

 

 

 

What does it cost to buy a home in Surrey Farms now?

Over the past year (as of early January 2024) two homes have sold in Surrey Farms neighborhood and there’s one large parcel under contract with contingencies. Click the image below to see a larger view in a new tab.

Surrey Farms 2023 sales - just 2 homes sold and closed

 

Today, typical homes are selling in the range of the low four millions at the low end of the scale to nearly six million for larger homes on larger lots. Having only two closed sales makes it a bit challenging to know the home values, however, when pricing properties in Surrey Farms we do also look beyond these borders, often going out about a mile, but staying in the same school district, within 10-15% of the home and lot size, etc.

See monthly updates on the Los Gatos Real Estate Market Trends and Statistics through the link.

 

Surrey Farms neighborhood sales: photos and more info

Below please find the sales of homes in the Surrey Farms neighborhood over the last 24 months. This will include homes that were offered for sale on the MLS, but it won’t include any transfers that show up solely via the county records.

 

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See all Surrey Farms neighborhood in Los Gatos, California Real Estate.
(all data current as of 6/18/2024)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

 
 

 

Are there any special concerns with this area?

There’s no such thing as a perfect neighborhood, and in Los Gatos, the proximity of the beautiful coastal range does come with a price of sorts.

About 25% of the town is in the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Area, and it includes this part of Los Gatos, which has some slopes, homes, and an abundance of trees and open space. Being in this fire zone means that there is increased risk of fires. Additionally, insurance companies likely also  have mapped it as an area of increased fire risk, and premiums for home owners insurance is likely to be noticeably higher here than in areas away from the hills. You can find the Cal Fire fire zone map published online HERE.

Also due to the hills being so close, in this part of town it’s very important to keep an eye out for water coming toward your house either above grade or below the surface. In very heavy rains, some parts of the town will find water coming up from underneath, particularly if the home is more low-lying. It’s common to find sump pumps, sheet drains, and special grading near the home and in the crawl space to work at moving water away from the structure. (A sump pump with a battery backup can be ideal since heavy storms may create the need for the sump pumps and may also cause power failures.)

 

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