• Photo tour of the neighborhood from Alerche to Surmont
    Photo tour of the neighborhood: Alerche, Belwood, Belgatos Park, Belgatos, and Surmont

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Belwood Bingo and Movie Nights Coming Soon

Belwood Bingo and Movie Nights Coming Soon


Vote at the Belwood of Los Gatos Cabaña

Midway through a major election year, voting on a few measures and maybe the presidential primary may not be at the top of everyone’s To Do List.  In the Belwood-Belgatos area, we’re fortunate that our polling place is extremely local – the cabaña at 100 Belwood Gateway.  Stop on by – lines are short and […]


Exquisitely remodeled home & yard for sale in Belwood – 127 Belhaven Drive

Looking for a turnkey home and yard with plenty of space?  One with understated style and a comfortable elegance? The home at 127 Belhaven Drive in Belwood of Los Gatos is remodeled top to bottom and move-in ready! It will be on the Multiple Listing Service and ready to be seen on Monday, February 15th., […]


A walk through Belgatos Park

It’s an unusually sunny, warm winter day here – projected highs are in the low to mid 70s!  This morning my daughter and I walked through some of Belgatos Park, taking in the views from the Ridge Trail.  Here are the images – pretty as they are, they don’t do it justice!


Tall weeds are not a result of the drought

With our extensive drought causing many lawns to wither and die, some home owners seem to have given up on maintaining their yards at all. It is as if they’re saying “why bother weeding at all if I cannot have a lush green lawn?” Those 4-6′ tall weeds are an eyesore, that’s why.  And worse, […]


Belwood, Belgatos, and Surmont home sales in 2015 year to date

An update on the real estate market in Belwood of Los Gatos, Belgatos, and Surmont areas of east Los Gatos.


Water conservation and lawn blonding: most neighbors get it

Two or three days ago, I got a phone call from a home owner in another Silicon Valley city who was interested in selling his house.  “My lawn is a perfect green, both front and back”, he boasted to me.  “My neighbors are letting their lawns get yellow and brown, but not me.  If I […]


Home value appreciation in Belwood, Belgatos, and Surmont areas

Today I’m working on an article for another blog of mine on the topic of saving for a down payment and residential real estate appreciation in Silicon Valley.  Long story short, right now, home buyers cannot save as fast as the home prices are going up.  For some, the saving effort is to get to 20% […]


Photos of Belwood of Los Gatos & nearby

Photo slideshow of Belwood of Los Gatos & nearby


Los Gatos summer music begins soon!

“Free” is a good price for everyone, and in Los Gatos, there’s an abundance of free music every summer with the three series, each on different days of the week: Music in the Park, Jazz in the Plazz, and Vasona Vibrations