The city of Los Gatos in located in the center of the western half of the 408 area code and the southwestern edge of the San Francisco Bay Area. Los Gatos has a population of 29,413 people, and is the 33rd-most affluent city in the United States. The city is largely viewed as a suburb of San Jose, which is located to the northeast of the city. However, due to the city’s location in the Silicon Valley, Los Gatos is home to a number of technology-related companies, including Netflix, ImageShack, Smashwords, and Cryptic Studios. While many residents of Los Gatos commute to San Jose or other major cities in the San Francisco Bay Area, those who work in Los Gatos are often employed by the technology-related companies with headquarters in the city, as well as Mission Oaks Hospital, El Camino Hospital Los Gatos, Verizon, and Alain Pinel Realtors.
Los Gatos has been the home of many notable people over the city’s history, such as actress Olivia de Havilland, BMX rider Ryan Nyquist, director Kenny Ortega, actress Joan Fontaine, author John Steinbeck, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Pet Rock inventor Gary Dahl, and actor Aaron Eckhart.
Los Gatos is a family-oriented community, and many of the events and attractions in the city are designed with families and children in mind. Families residing in the 408 area code love attending the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony and the traditional Children's Christmas/Holidays Parade that takes place the morning after the tree lighting. Lawyers and other professionals who are fans of Shakespeare love attending the performances of the Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival. Jazz music fans enjoy listening to the free jazz concerts that are held as part of the Jazz on the Plazz concert series. Lawyers looking for a unique way to work outside enjoy doing stand up paddle boarding on Vasona Lake. Acoustic music aficionados living in the 408 area code enjoy attending the Vasona Vibrations free concert series at Vasona Lake County Park. Attorneys who are self-proclaimed “wine snobs” regularly visit the seventeen wineries located in and around Los Gatos.