About Los Gatos
The Town of Los Gatos is nestled at the base of the Sierra Azules, and is located approximately 60 miles south of San Francisco, in the southwestern portion of Santa Clara County where the Santa Clara Valley meets the lower slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Los Gatos is bounded by the City of San Jose to the north and east; the City of Campbell to the north; the Cities of Monte Sereno and Saratoga to the west; and unincorporated County of Santa Clara and the County of Santa Cruz to the south.
Los Gatos is one of Santa Clara County’s oldest communities. In 1840, the Mexican government granted a land patent for a 6,600-acre rancho to Sebastian Peralta and Jose Hernandez. The Town was incorporated in 1887, and by 1890 the Town’s population had grown to 1,652. When the first General Plan was adopted in 1963, the Town had grown to an area of approximately 4,000 acres, or 6.3 square miles, with a population in excess of 11,750.
The Town originally developed at a distance from other population centers and therefore evolved as an independent community having residential, commercial and industrial areas. The economics of the Town have changed from the wheat farming, milling, logging, orchard and cannery businesses in the 19th and early 20th centuries to the suburban, high tech, visitor destination businesses of today. The climate and easy access by rail from San Francisco made Los Gatos an early tourist destination. Today, the Town is situated within the largest metropolitan area of northern California and is closely tied to Silicon Valley and its fast paced economy. Los Gatos, however, retains a mix of residential, commercial and light industrial uses, still attracts visitors, and continues to retain its small-town image.
In addition to Netflix and Roku, who have their headquarters in Los Gatos, other companies with offices in Los Gatos include ImageShack, Plex, Par Avion Tea, EverSport, Cryptic Studio, and Digital Media Academy.
The primary zip codes in Los Gatos are 95030 and 95032.
Learn more at www.losgatosca.gov.
Los Gatos Utilities
|Electricity/Gas||PG & E||800-PGE-5000||www.pge.com|
|Electricity/Gas||Silicon Valley Clean Energy||844-474-SVCE (7823)||www.svcleanenergy.org|
|Water||San Jose Water Company||408-279-7900||www.sjwater.com|
|Garbage & Recycling||West Valley Collection & Recycling||408-283-9250||www.westvalleyrecycles.com|
|Phone Local||Frontier Communications||844-334-6256||www.west.frontier.com|
|Long Distance||AT & T||800-222-0300||www.att.com|
|Fire||Santa Clara County Fire Department||408-378-4010||www.sccfd.org|
|Police||Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department||408-354-8600||www.losgatosca.gov/43/Police-Services|