The Belgatos subdivision consists of 81 semi custom homes on tree lined streets close to Belgatos Park in east Los Gatos. It is a scenic area with the coastal foothills and a tremendous amount of open space close at hand.
Where is Belgatos?
This area consists of just a few streets:
- part of Westhill Drive (spans the three adjacent subdivisions)
- part of Belvue Drive
- part of Belblossom Way
- the west side of Belgatos Road
- some on Blossom Hill Road
This area is close to, but not part of, Belwood of Los Gatos. For home owners in Belgatos, is it possible to pay the Belwood dues and enjoy the pool, cabana, etc., as this is in a “Class D” optional membership area.
What are homes like in Belgatos?
Most houses are ranch style, one story houses, and they are very well kept.
I crunched the numbers, and here are the averages:
- Bedrooms – 4 (3.925)
- Total bathrooms (includes half) – 3 (2.925) – could be 2.5 bathrooms or could be 3 full baths
- Average number of stories – 1.35 (55 of the homes are single story, 13 are 2 story, and 2 have 3 levels – either split level or 2 plus basement)
- Home size – 2427 SF
- Lot size – 10,476 SF
- Most lots are fairly level except on or near Westhill. A number of the homes on Westhill are hillside properties with lovely valley views.
- Some lots on the north side of Westhill or on nearby streets have a sloped lot but not enough elevation for a valley view
- Year built – 1970 (ranges from 1964-1977 with one exception, which was constructed in 1935)
- Most have an attached 2 car garage. There are a few with 3 or which have converted the garage to living space – but not many.
Have you explored all of our nearby parks? The Belgatos Park Trails connect directly to two open space preserves with a large network of paths, to hike, bike, or venture on horseback: the The Heinz Open Space Preserve and Santa Rosa Open Space Preserve.
Or if you’d like to learn more before you explore, check out the Town’s park guide, or print a copy and bring it with. We have additional details on Belgatos Park here on the Belwood Blog as well as park-related articles and news for neighborhood residents which can be found under the Belgatos Park tag and Trails tag.
Interactive Map of Trails
My husband, Jim Handy, drew out the local trails on Google Maps and this provides a much better sense of what’s where. Enjoy!
View Blossom Hill Trails in a larger map
The Town of Los Gatos is hosting Park for Parks, a fun and informative event, at Belgatos Park on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch and learn about bird watching, mountain biking, and much more.
There will be live music and a variety of booths (no food booths that I can find). All the details are on the town’s website – links posted below.
Park for Park info on booths and what’s happening at this Belgatos Park event:
Check out all of the details on the town’s website page dedicated to events.
Today my family and I enjoyed a walk in the neighborhood with the dry, warmer weather. Lots of neighbors were out biking, hiking, and walking dogs, and we wondered if the Belgatos Park playground would be in use, or off limits due to the coronavirus restrictions. Not surprisingly, it was cordoned off.
In addition to the police tape, there’s a sign to keep people from being in too-close proximity on the equipment.
Be safe out there!
Welcome to our site regarding a beautiful neighborhood in east Los Gatos, including Belwood of Los Gatos, Belgatos, Surmont, and adjacent tracts & subdivisions. Here I’ll provide ongoing real estate information, some events that are happening in the community, photos of Belgatos Park and other nearby areas, and items of concern to residents in this pretty corner of Los Gatos.
Please note that this is NOT the Belwood Homeowner’s Association website. For the HOA site, and phone numbers for the Cabaña or HOA, for lifeguard jobs, please visit BelwoodHomes.org
Enjoy this slideshow of photos of our scenic neighborhood.
Harwood Farms horse boarding
The San Jose Water District announced that 89 trees will be removed near the water storage tanks in Belgatos Park. The work begins September 5th and should end by the 22nd, and work will run between 8am and 5pm.
Due to the heavy rains last year, some infrastructure needs repairs. With the water district removing 89 trees, there will be the ability to upgrade the water main. The notice can be viewed below for those who missed it.
San Jose Water District letter regarding tree removal and work at the reservoir in Belgatos Park
UPDATE: The older reservoirs have been replaced with new tanks. To read more about the replacement project, see the Belgatos Station Tank Project post on San Jose Water’s blog from 2018, the announcement of completion on SJW’s 2020 Infrastructure Update, or the contractor’s (brief) Belgatos Reservoirs project page.
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!