City of Monte Sereno

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About the City of Monte Sereno

Who doesn’t move to Silicon Valley with dreams of living in a magnificent estate? If you have the money to back up those dreams, do visit Monte Sereno. Located in southwest Santa Clara County, nestled into the base of the Santa Cruz mountains, you can’t ask for a better setting.

The city is only 1.56 square miles in size and a completely residential community. You’ll join about 4,000 other residents in this Silicon Valley paradise known for its rural character and wooded hillsides.

Monte Sereno Schools

Public school students who live in Monte Sereno attend schools administered by the Los Gatos Union Elementary School, Saratoga Elementary School and Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School Districts.

A very small number of students attend schools overseen by the Campbell Union and Campbell Union High School Districts.

Outdoor Recreation Near Monte Sereno

Yes, Monte Sereno is primarily residential. But, it’s quite convenient to a number of outdoor recreational pursuits. Golfers will appreciate that La Rinconada Country Club is located just over the community’s northeast corner.

Just east of the community, in Los Gatos, is Creekside Turf Sports Park, where not only do the little ones play soccer, but you’ll find year-round sporting events.

Just south of there you’ll enjoy Vasona Lake County Park, with 45 acres of grass that folks use for picnics, frisbee fun, soccer, softball and more.
Rent a paddle or row boat and take to the reservoir or drop a line and fish for crappie, bluegill, catfish and more.

Adjacent to Vasona Lake County Park is Los Gatos’ Oak Meadow Park, which they love sharing with their neighbors from Monte Sereno. Here, the kids can ride the carousel while Mom and Dad get the picnic ready. There are also miniature train rides originating in the park.

Homes in Monte Sereno, CA

Monte Sereno has some of the strictest zoning regulations in the region. Only single-family homes can be built here and on lots of a minimum of 8,000 square feet.

Monte Sereno isn’t one of Silicon Valley’s affordable communities. In fact, the lowest priced home here will typically be listed at around $2.4 million. For this, you’ll get a modest 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home with about 1,500 square feet of living space.

The most expensive homes for sale in Monte Sereno sit behind gates and offer spectacular views, rich architectural details and many have guest houses. Expect to spend in excess of $10 million for these homes.

All prices stated are estimates “at the time of writing.”

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