The City of Saratoga is a lovely residential community with a small-town feel tucked away on the foothills of the west side of the Santa Clara Valley, directly west of San Jose, on the Western edge of the Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, The City is well known for its high quality of life, excellent schools, fine dining, unique shops, and distinctive cultural institutions. Saratoga holds a special place in the hearts of residents and visitors alike.
Saratoga is known locally for its suburban small-town feel, wineries, and high-end boutiques.
Saratoga CA is a great place to raise a family with schools that rank within the top 3% of all California schools. In 2008 CNN/Money ranked Saratoga number 4 in its listing of top-earning towns. Saratoga also was ranked by Forbes in 2009 as one of Americas top 20 most-educated small towns. In 2010 Bloomberg Business week named Saratoga the most expensive suburb in California. Bloomberg Business week also named Saratoga zip code 95070 the 18th richest zip code in America in 2011.
Major attractions of Saratoga include Villa Montalvo, Hakone Gardens, and the Mountain Winery. The 2013 Home Listing Report listed Saratoga as the 3rd most expensive housing market in the United States.
Shopping and Dining
The Village, Saratoga’s historic downtown district, is filled to the brim with unique shops and fine dining destinations. Saratoga’s dedication to retaining its small-town feel means that smaller, locally owned shops aren’t the exception – they’re the standard.
The population was 29,926 on the 2010 census.
Trail maps for the city of Saratoga: click on this link
- Historic Downtown shopping district
- Villa Montalvo and Villa Montalvo Arboretum, home of the Montalvo Center for the Arts
- Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards
- Cooper Garrod Estate Vineyards
- Hakone Gardens, a Japanese garden where scenes from the movie, “Memoirs of a Geisha”, were filmed
- Mountain Winery, a seasonal concert venue
- Saratoga Historical Museum
- West Valley Community College
Saratoga students are served by seven school districts in an around the City of Saratoga. Depending on where you live in the city, the public school your children attend may be located nearby, but outside the City limits. Please make inquiries to the appropriate school district. 6,208 students live in Saratoga served by 38 public schools and seven school districts. 863 students attend private schools located in the City and outside the City limits.
Public Schools located in the city:
Saratoga Union School District (408) 867-3424
Argonaut Elementary (408) 867-4773
Foothill Elementary (408) 867-4036
Redwood Middle School (408) 867-3042
Saratoga Elementary (408) 867-3476
Los Gatos-Saratoga High School District (408) 354-2520
Saratoga High School (408) 867-3411
Cupertino Union School District (408) 252-3000
Blue Hills (408) 257-9282
Christa McAuliffe (408) 253-4696
Campbell Union High School District (408) 371-0960
Prospect High School (408) 253-1662
Private Schools Located within the City:
The City of Saratoga built a 50,000 square foot library in 2003. It is operated by the Santa Clara County Library District. It features a large adult section, a periodicals section and a 16,000 square foot children/youth section. There is a Chinese language section as well. There are numerous computers with internet connections at the library and music CD’s and DVD’s for listening and viewing.
Contact the Library:
Santa Clara County Library System: (408) 293-2326
Saratoga Library: (408) 867-6126
Utilities for the city of Saratoga
Unlike larger Cities, the City of Saratoga does not provide utility services directly to it’s residents. To start or stop service or to report problems please refer to the phone numbers or web links listed below:
|Water||San Jose Water||
|Gas||Pacific Gas and Electric||
|Electricity||Pacific Gas and Electric||
|Sewer||Cupertino Sanitation District||
|Cupertino Sanitation Dist. Emergency||
|West Valley Sanitation District||
|Solid Waste and Recycling||West Valley Collection & Recycling||
West Valley Collection & Recycling (WVC&R) is the City of Saratoga’s waste and recycling hauler. If you have any questions about your WVC&R service, or about your bill, please contact WVC&R customer service at (408) 283-9250. Information is also available on the WVC&R website
Post Office (800) 275-8777
Senior Center (408) 868-1257
Adult Care (408) 868-1262
Stephanie Perrault – Coldwell Banker Residential Associate – BRA 01307835