The City of Saratoga is an attractive residential community with excellent schools and unique characteristics. The community has a historic downtown district, "Saratoga Village," or "The Village" with distinctive dining and unique shops. The City also is home to Villa Montalvo, the former home of Senator James Duval Phelan which is host to a art gallery, an artist in residence program, concert performances and park trails and grounds. Additionally, the Mountain Winery in the Saratoga foothills features world-class concerts each spring and summer. Hakone Gardens, a City park operated by the Hakone Foundation, is the oldest Japanese-style residential gardens in the Western Hemisphere.
Money Magazine has included the City of Saratoga as number 26 in it's annual "Best Places to Live" survey. Read about it here.
The City of Saratoga was incorporated after many school districts and utility districts were already in place. Therefore, more than one district serves the City of Saratoga. In addition, other municipal services may be provided by other governmental organizations, such as the Saratoga Fire Protection District, the Santa Clara County Fire Department, and the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office by contract. Animal Control Services are contracted with the City of San Jose.
The City of Saratoga is served by 6 different schools districts, which include Saratoga Union School District, Cupertino Union School District, Campbell Union School District, Los Gatos-Saratoga High School District, Campbell Union High School District, and Fremont Union High School District.
The schools in these districts that serve Saratoga residents are among the best in the nation. Saratoga High School and Monte Vista High School have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report within the top 100 schools in the country.
For a listing of important City phone numbers,