12 Facts About Saratoga California


Saratoga California is an affluent residential community, known for its wineries, restaurants, and attractions like Villa Montalvo, Mountain Winery, and Hakone Gardens.

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Saratoga California became agricultural, as did much of the rest of the valley; a few vineyards and orchards from this period remain today.

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Saratoga California drew notoriety for the suicide of Audrie Pott, a 15-year-old Saratoga California High School student, September 2012.

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Saratoga California is bordered by Cupertino and San Jose to the north, a small portion of Campbell and Los Gatos to the east, and Monte Sereno to the southeast.

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Neighborhoods in Saratoga California include Brookview and Pride's Crossing in the north part of the city, Blue Hills and Greenbrier in the northwest area, and Congress Springs in the southwestern corner of Saratoga California.

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Saratoga California was ranked by Forbes in 2009 as one of America's top 20 most-educated small towns.

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Saratoga is a general law city under California law, meaning that the organization and powers of the city are established by state law.

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High school districts that serve Saratoga California include the Los Gatos-Saratoga California Joint Union High School District, Fremont Union High School District and Campbell Union High School District.

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Saratoga California has no passenger train service; it has minimal bus service.

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Saratoga California has a zoning code aimed at preserving a semi-rural appearance.

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Saratoga California emphasizes its semi-rural appearance by foregoing street lights and sidewalks on most residential streets.

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Blue Hills neighborhood of Saratoga California has many hiking trails for use by residents that are owned by the City of Saratoga California.

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