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"With her floor of silken grasses, and her ceiling of oak and sycamore. Redwoods and weeping willow. Her creek trail. Footpath of a million steps. Her hand-blown glassy lake where o... Read Guide >
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Vivere Los Gatos
137 Riviera Dr
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 08:18pm
1 Bedroom
$2,382
2 Bedrooms
$2,979
Spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments and townhomes with plank wood flooring, updated cabinetry and plush carpeting. Community features a fitness center and outdoor entertainment lounge with kitchen.
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Aventino
200 Winchester Cir
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 09:20pm
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1 Bedroom
$2,852
2 Bedrooms
$3,831
Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with spacious floor plans. Units feature wood flooring, stainless steel appliances, plush carpeting and modern detailing. Community is close to the Los Gatos Creek Trail.
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Bay Tree
347 Massol Ave
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 09:19pm
1 Bedroom
$3,041
2 Bedrooms
$4,044
Apartment community with many trees, hot tub, pool, gym and covered parking. 1-2 bedroom units have granite counters, breakfast nooks, walk-in closets and private patio/balcony. Two-block walk to downtown Los Gatos.
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El Gato Penthouse
20 E Main St
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 18 at 07:06pm
1 Bedroom
$2,450
Luxury apartments with hardwood floors and fully equipped kitchens. Enjoy the courtyard and pool on site. Near the green space at Lexington Reservoir County Park. Catch a film at Los Gatos Theatre during free time.
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107 Dardanelli Lane
107 Dardanelli Ln
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 02:00pm
3 Bedrooms
$4,250
201 MORE AVE
201 More Ave
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
4 Bedrooms
$5,700
14331 Capri Dr
14331 Capri Drive
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
2 Bedrooms
$2,995
14225 Lora Dr. #76
14225 Lora Drive
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
2 Bedrooms
$2,795
588 Vasona Ave
588 Vasona Avenue
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
1 Bedroom
$1,995
14225 Lora Drive #24
14225 Lora Dr
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
105 OAK RIM CT 11
105 Oak Rim Court
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
1 Bedroom
$3,450
148 Cleland Avenue
148 Cleland Avenue
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 10:06am
3 Bedrooms
$4,850
101 Loma Alta Avenue
101 Loma Alta Avenue
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 10:06am
2 Bedrooms
$4,000
56 Broadway
56 Broadway
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 10:06am
4 Bedrooms
$7,250
15841 Terreno De Flores Circ
15841 Terreno De Flores Cir
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 09:36am
2 Bedrooms
$4,195
201 Lorain Pl
201 Lorain Place
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 08:35am
2 Bedrooms
$5,000
347 Pennsylvania Ave
347 Pennsylvania Avenue
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 08:35am
3 Bedrooms
$6,400
203 Escobar Ave
203 Escobar Ave
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 08:35am
2 Bedrooms
$3,495
252 Marchmont Ct
252 Marchmont Court
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 08:35am
4 Bedrooms
$7,500
168 Wedgewood Ave
168 Wedgewood Avenue
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 08:35am
3 Bedrooms
$4,350
16500 Cypress Way
16500 Cypress Way
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 08:35am
4 Bedrooms
$10,000
104 Clover WAY
104 Clover Way
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 09:05pm
4 Bedrooms
$8,750
192 Carlton Avenue
192 Carlton Avenue
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 20 at 08:48pm
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
107 Dardanelli Lane
107 Dardanelli Lane
Los Gatos, CA
Updated January 17 at 05:01am
3 Bedrooms
$4,250
City GuideLos Gatos
"With her floor of silken grasses, and her ceiling of oak and sycamore. Redwoods and weeping willow. Her creek trail. Footpath of a million steps. Her hand-blown glassy lake where on any simple day a small boat glides." (-Parthenia Hicks, "Song of Los Gatos")

Nestled near mountain ridges with the enormous economic engine of the Silicon Valley to the east and the even more enormous Pacific Ocean to the west, Los Gatos is a true gateway community. Tech trends of the future have a backdrop of ancient redwood groves and stunning natural vistas. The city name means the cats, in homage to the many cougars settlers found roaming the canyons. It was one of California's oldest communities before taking on the role of suburb. A near-perfect climate sees mild winters and warm summers that are rarely too hot.

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Living in Los Gatos

Maybe no one is Walking in L.A., but in pedestrian-oriented downtown Los Gatos, it's encouraged. Trails for mountain biking and horse riding meander into the hills to get you that longed-for adrenaline fix. Still, it's not all wine and roses. Renting Los Gatos apartments isn't as expensive as in San Francisco, which is less than an hour north, but rents are going to set you back more than $1,000 a month for a comfortable one-bedroom. Living in paradise comes at a price--bummer! With an occupancy rate well over 95 percent, be prepared to spend some time finding your perfect Los Gatos apartment. 

Consider Your Commute

It's an easy drive to the roadside fruit and veggie markets as you head toward Watsonville. The beaches of Santa Cruz and the attractions of the Monterey Bay Peninsula are in easy reach. Renting an apartment in Los Gatos may make it seem that you have fallen into the perfect small town. This isn't Mayberry, however. There's an arts scene, fine restaurants, and unique shops. Los Gatos is a city that still managed, for the most part, to hold on to its historic downtown right on the edge of urban sprawl. 

One Part Research, Two Parts Patience

Finding the perfect apartment in Los Gatos might take some work. Start researching the area as soon as you begin tossing around the idea of moving here. Identify your favorites, and if necessary, get on that dreaded waiting list. Don't be too discouraged if your search has to take you into surrounding communities. Identify your price range and try to stick to it. Remember to consider properties offering bonuses like free cable or Internet or access to fitness areas. 

Small Neighborhoods

It's small relative size means Los Gatos isn't split into sharply different neighborhoods. It's more accurate from a searcher's point of view to consider the entire town a distinct neighborhood in the greater Bay Area and proceed along those lines. 

January 2019 Los Gatos Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Los Gatos Rent Report. Los Gatos rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Los Gatos rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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January 2019 Los Gatos Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Los Gatos Rent Report. Los Gatos rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Los Gatos rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Los Gatos rents decline sharply over the past month

Los Gatos rents have declined 15.7% over the past month, and are down sharply by 13.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Los Gatos stand at $2,020 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,550 for a two-bedroom. Los Gatos' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.3%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

    Rents rising across cities in California

    While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Los Gatos over the past year, cities in the rest of the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in all of the largest 10 cities in California for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.3% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $3,090; of the 10 largest California cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with San Jose experiencing the fastest growth (+3.7%).
    • Oakland, San Francisco, and Sacramento have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.1%, 2.4%, and 2.2%, respectively).

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Los Gatos

    As rents have fallen sharply in Los Gatos, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Los Gatos is less affordable for renters.

    • Los Gatos' median two-bedroom rent of $2,550 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 13.8% decline in Los Gatos.
    • While rents in Los Gatos fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Austin (+3.4%), New York (+2.7%), and Denver (+2.5%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Los Gatos than most large cities. For example, Dallas has a median 2BR rent of $1,110, where Los Gatos is more than twice that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    San Jose
    $2,090
    $2,620
    -0.2%
    3.7%
    Sunnyvale
    $2,320
    $2,910
    0
    5.4%
    Santa Clara
    $2,220
    $2,780
    0
    5.9%
    Mountain View
    $2,160
    $2,700
    0.2%
    7.2%
    Milpitas
    $2,390
    $3,000
    0.4%
    5%
    Palo Alto
    $2,460
    $3,090
    -3.5%
    0
    Cupertino
    $4,090
    $5,130
    -1%
    4.8%
    Campbell
    $1,920
    $2,410
    0
    2.4%
    Los Gatos
    $2,020
    $2,550
    -15.7%
    -13.8%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.