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Overview of Los Gatos

At the southern end of the Bay Area’s urban expanse and comfortably situated at the base of the Sierra Azul range of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Los Gatos enjoys the region’s great weather and high tech business environment while retaining its own distinct, historical character.

People looking for apartments for rent in Los Gatos will love the perpetually sunny weather, world class dining and convenient location that has attracted generations of artists and entrepreneurs.

Living in Los Gatos, CA

Named for the mountain lions the roam the nearby wilderness, Los Gatos grew as an agricultural and logging community, isolated for many years from the region’s cities despite serving as a rail terminus. The town’s history has helped Los Gatos maintain a unique small town feel even as it has become a notable fixture of the Silicon Valley economy.

Home to around 30,000 people, Los Gatos stands out from other Bay Area communities due to its scenic downtown, where Victorian architecture provides a setting for excellent dining, shopping and entertainment. Residents of Los Gatos apartments can enjoy local parks or head into the nearby hills to hike and take advantage of the area’s great weather and natural beauty. With San Francisco, San Jose and other cities just minutes away, Los Gatos is also incredibly convenient, making it a popular place to call home.

Los Gatos Work and Study

Los Gatos residents who are also students can head to nearby West Valley College, San Jose State University or Santa Clara University, all just minutes away. The Western Seminary Bay Area Extension is also located in Los Gatos, so individuals who are getting their Masters of Divinity or the like can find opportunities in their hometown.

Los Gatos is perhaps best known as the headquarters of Netflix, and the online movie rental giant is one of the town’s largest employers. Many other residents work for area tech companies, and the town is home to several high tech startups, including image hosting site ImageShack. Healthcare also makes up a significant portion of the local job base, with Mission Oaks Hospital and El Camino Hospital both in town.

Rentals in Los Gatos, CA, and Cost of Living

One of the country’s most affluent towns, Los Gatos can be a pricey place to live. Nonetheless, many residents do rent, and it’s still possible to find a great apartment at an affordable price. 

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed the median gross rent from 2008 to 2010 was $1,701, while additional research found one bedroom apartments renting for $1,250-$2400 per month.

Los Gatos Attractions and Special Events

Los Gatos has access to great natural resources, including the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, Vasona Lake County Park, Lexington Reservoir and Los Gatos Creek Park, where residents can head for hiking, boating and other outdoor activities. Additional recreation options include a nationally acclaimed bocce ball facility, the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad (a one-third scale railroad), the Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival in Oak Meadow Park and the annual Los Gatos Fiesta de Artes. Residents that are interested in learning more about their hometown's roots visit the History Museum of Los Gatos.

Downtown Los Gatos is home to a range of charming shops, exciting bars and fine dining. The town boasts highly acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurants, as well as more casual options. Dining and entertainment enthusiasts will also enjoy the easy access to other Bay Area cities, which have some of the world’s best restaurants and most celebrated attractions.

To find your next rental apartment or house in Los Gatos, take a look at our listings on Rent.com®.

101 San Fernando - San Jose, CA 95112
21

San Jose, CA 95112

$2155 - $4020

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Jose, CA (Central San Jose, Downtown...)


$2155 - $4020

323 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

1000 Kiely - Santa Clara, CA 95051
15

Santa Clara, CA 95051

$3131 - $4475

2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Santa Clara, CA


$3131 - $4475

121 Units 2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Esplanade - San Jose, CA 95112
38

San Jose, CA 95112

$2776 - $4046

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

San Jose, CA (Central San Jose, Downtown...)


$2776 - $4046

278 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

The Commons - Campbell, CA 95008
22

Campbell, CA 95008

$1949 - $3046

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Campbell, CA (West Valley)


$1949 - $3046

264 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Pointe At Cupertino - Cupertino, CA 95014
16

Cupertino, CA 95014

$3407 - $4752

2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Almaden Lake Village - San Jose, CA 95123
11

San Jose, CA 95123

$2206 - $6962

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Jose, CA (Blossom Valley, South San Jose)


$2206 - $6962

250 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lyon Pebble Creek - Campbell, CA 95008
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(3)

Campbell, CA 95008

$2022 - $2746

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Campbell, CA (Cambrian Park, South San Jose)

(3)

$2022 - $2746

63 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Bella Villagio - San Jose, CA 95136
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San Jose, CA 95136

$2236 - $3300

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

San Jose, CA (Dairy Hill, South San Jose)


$2236 - $3300

231 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Avalon on The Alameda - San Jose, CA 95126
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(410)

San Jose, CA 95126

$2425 - $4230

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

San Jose, CA (Central San Jose, College Park...)

(410)

$2425 - $4230

305 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Avalon Morrison Park - San Jose, CA 95126
49

San Jose, CA 95126

$2745 - $4395

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Jose, CA (Central San Jose, Downtown San Jose...)


$2745 - $4395

250 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lyon ShadowCreek - Campbell, CA 95008
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(4)

Campbell, CA 95008

$2133 - $2880

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Campbell, CA (Cambrian Park, Dry Creek...)

(4)

$2133 - $2880

92 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Campbell - Campbell, CA 95008
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(428)

Campbell, CA 95008

$2755 - $3145

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Campbell, CA (Downtown, South of Campbell Avenue...)

(428)

$2755 - $3145

348 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Reed Square Apartments - Sunnyvale, CA 94086
20

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

$3422 - $3856

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Riley Square - Santa Clara, CA 95051
27

Santa Clara, CA 95051

$2442 - $2780

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Santa Clara, CA


$2442 - $2780

156 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Cherrywood - San Jose, CA 95118
58

San Jose, CA 95118

$1875 - $2953

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Jose, CA (Cambrian Park, Hammer...)


$1875 - $2953

529 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Le Parc - Santa Clara, CA 95050
17

Santa Clara, CA 95050

$2426 - $3113

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Santa Clara, CA


$2426 - $3113

140 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Saybrook Pointe Apartment Homes - San Jose, CA 95123
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(275)

San Jose, CA 95123

$2203 - $6564

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

San Jose, CA (Blossom Hill, Blossom Valley...)

(275)

$2203 - $6564

324 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Colonnade - San Jose, CA 95112
19
(10)

San Jose, CA 95112

$1800 - $3400

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Jose, CA (Central San Jose, Downtown...)

(10)

$1800 - $3400

228 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lyon Solera - Santa Clara, CA 95050
19

Santa Clara, CA 95050

$2299 - $2699

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Santa Clara, CA


$2299 - $2699

44 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

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