Houge Park is a fantasticly appointed, well maintained twelve and a half acre park in the Cambrian area of San Jose (at Twilight Drive & White Oaks Avenue, SJ 95124). There’s something for everyone, whether it’s benches to sit and enjoy the area, tables for playing chess and checkers, or opportunities to play tennis or chess. With a large, grassy spaces and a walking & jogging trail, folks who want to just get out and walk will have plenty of room for that.
When my (now grown) kids were small, my husband would sometimes take them there to meet up with a local astronomy club to view the stars. I’d take them to the playground to let off steam during the day. It was really helpful that there is so much space – and restrooms!
Features of Houge Park
Some of the most appreciated aspects of Houge Park are these:
3 Playground areas in all, including one for ages 2-5 & another ages 5-12
Picnic sites (no reservation)
½ basketball court
Two tennis courts (unlighted)
Parking lot & plenty of street parking
If you’ve never been to Houge Park, it’s a worthwhile destination and a pleasant surprise in the midst of a residential neighborhood. Cambrian is a popular area in which to live, and even nicer if you’re in close proximity to a beautiful park such as this one.
With the Houge Park sign, shown above, you can see that there are play structures in the distance – with lots of lawn in between.
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
What are homes like in Montanas de Los Gatos?
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
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