Location and Weather
Situated in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains, Saratoga is a residential community with a small-town feel. Just 50 miles south of San Francisco, Saratoga is known for great schools, and a quaint downtown with upscale restaurants and boutiques. In Saratoga outdoor recreation is a way of life. Saratoga is home to several wineries, the Montalvo Arts Center, Hakone Gardens, the Sanborn Park and Skyline to Sea trail.
In Saratoga the summers are long, mild and dry and the winters are short, cold and wet. The summer high temperatures are in the mid-70’s with low temperatures in the high 50’s. The winter high temperatures are in the high 50’s with low temperatures in the 40’s.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
Saratoga’s population in 2019 was 30,599 with a growth rate of -.69%. The job growth has increased by 2.53% over last year. Ten-year future predicted job growth is 37.83%. The major industries are Manufacturing, Professional, Scientific & Technical and Health Care and Social Assistance. The largest employers are Matrixx Software and CapsoVision. The cost of living is high due to the Saratoga real estate market and high cost of housing in such a desirable location.
With its many attractions including wineries and parks, quaint and up-scale downtown, good job growth, mild climate and central location south of San Francisco, Saratoga, will continue to grow and attract those that seek a relaxed lifestyle in this residential city.
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