Montanas de Los Gatos

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.

 

Map of the Montanas de Los Gatos map - off Camden Avenue in San Jose

Map of the Montanas de Los Gatos map – off Camden Avenue in San Jose

 

What are homes like in Montanas de Los Gatos?

 

Montanas de Los Gatos sign at Camden and Vista Loop

Montanas de Los Gatos sign at Camden and Vista Loop

 

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.

 

Montañas de Los Gatos - stucco building near Vista Loop

Montañas de Los Gatos – stucco building near Vista Loop

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