Saratoga, California is a town of 30,000 residents who proudly preserve their town’s pioneer heritage. Saratoga is located southwest of San Jose along the rolling foothills of the Silicon Valley at the entrance to a the redwood-forested Santa Cruz Mountains. This town is rated 26th by Worth magazine’s list of the 250 wealthiest cities in the US. Take this statistic along with the extremely low crime rate, esteemed elementary and prestigious private schools. And one can see why more and more people are choosing Saratoga as the perfect place to raise their family.
Students are served by the Saratoga Union School District. High school students attend one of two public schools in the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District. Schools in both districts are ranked among the best in the state. With this excellent primary and secondary education, students are well prepared for their College Entrance and on the average score very high on their SATs. West Valley College is located in Saratoga. Also within driving distance are Stanford University, Cogswell Polytechnical College, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, three campuses of the University of California, and many other excellent colleges and universities.
Locals are justifiably proud of their city, a pride that they celebrate at several events each year. Ongoing events include the Farmer’s Market, the Montalvo Concert Series and the Mountain Winery Concert Series. In March there is the Mustard Festival and the Montalvo Easter Sunday Brunch, while the Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Vintner’s Festival takes place in June. The most popular event on Saratoga’s calendar.
is “Celebrate Saratoga” This hometown festival occurs each September and features Gourmet food and wine, six stages with live entertainment and a for the children there is the “Fun Zone”.
Saratoga’s Parks and Recreation Department maintains a number of parks for the enjoyment of residents. Facilities range in size and scope from 15.5-acre Hakone Gardens, which features bamboo and water-strolling gardens, to the half-acre Saratoga Historical Park, the site of three of the city’s historic buildings. Other parks offer tennis courts, barbeque areas, walking paths, playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts, soccer fields and more.