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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®.

Waterstone San Jose - San Jose, CA 95136
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San Jose, CA 95136

$1998 - $3460

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$1998 - $3460

432 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Summerwood Apartments - Santa Clara, CA 95050
4

Santa Clara, CA 95050

$2531 - $3211

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Springwood - Los Altos, CA 94024
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(6)

Los Altos, CA 94024

$2405 - $3115

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Los Altos, CA (Homestead, South Los Altos)

(6)

$2405 - $3115

216 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Siena Apartment Homes - Cupertino, CA 95014
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(5)

Cupertino, CA 95014

$2375 - $3295

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cupertino, CA (West San Jose)

(5)

$2375 - $3295

128 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

City Gate at Cupertino - Cupertino, CA 95014
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Cupertino, CA 95014

$2618 - $3433

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Cupertino, CA (Rancho Rinconada)


$2618 - $3433

311 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

The Parc At Pruneyard - Campbell, CA 95008
15

Campbell, CA 95008

$2065 - $2465

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Biltmore Apartments - Cupertino, CA 95014
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Cupertino, CA 95014

$2611 - $5000

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Markham Apartments - Cupertino, CA 95014
20

Cupertino, CA 95014

$2549 - $4248

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Villa Torino - San Jose, CA 95110
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San Jose, CA 95110

$2476 - $4482

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$2476 - $4482

198 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Reserve - San Jose, CA 95128
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San Jose, CA 95128

$1994 - $2844

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Jose, CA (West San Jose, West Valley...)


$1994 - $2844

216 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Campbell Plaza - Campbell, CA 95008
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Campbell, CA 95008

$1995 - $3195

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Campbell, CA (Downtown, West Valley)


$1995 - $3195

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Meridian at Midtown - San Jose, CA 95126
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San Jose, CA 95126

$1980 - $3970

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Jose, CA (Buena Vista, Burbank...)


$1980 - $3970

218 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Trestles - San Jose, CA 95126
8

San Jose, CA 95126

Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

San Jose, CA (Buena Vista, Burbank...)


Contact for Pricing

71 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Laguna Clara - Santa Clara, CA 95051
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Santa Clara, CA 95051

$2249 - $3130

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Santa Clara, CA


$2249 - $3130

264 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Verde - San Jose, CA 95123
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San Jose, CA 95123

$2278 - $2784

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Jose, CA (Banana Grove, Blossom Valley...)


$2278 - $2784

108 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Jose Greens - San Jose, CA 95124
1

San Jose, CA 95124

$2125 - $3050

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

San Jose, CA (Cambrian Park, South San Jose)


$2125 - $3050

79 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Sage At Cupertino - Cupertino, CA 95014
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(7)

Cupertino, CA 95014

$1800 - $2850

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cupertino, CA (Rancho Rinconada)

(7)

$1800 - $2850

230 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arbor Terrace - Sunnyvale, CA 94087
8

Sunnyvale, CA 94087

$2330 - $2733

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sunnyvale, CA (Community Center)


$2330 - $2733

175 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avana Skyway - San Jose, CA 95136
9

San Jose, CA 95136

$1854 - $4000

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$1854 - $4000

348 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambria - Sunnyvale, CA 94087
15

Sunnyvale, CA 94087

$2000 - $3350

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sunnyvale, CA (Community Center)


$2000 - $3350

67 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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