Monte Sereno

Real Estate in Monte Sereno


Monte Sereno (from Spanish monte, hill, and sereno, serene) is a city in Santa Clara County, California, USA. The population was 3,341 at the 2010 census. The city is located in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 10 miles southwest of San Jose and is immediately northwest of Los Gatos. The city is named for the 2249 ft. El Sereno Mountain, upon whose slopes the southern portion of the city is built on. The community is entirely residential, with no commercial zoning and 99% single-family housing, and is an upscale Silicon Valley bedroom community. Monte Sereno shares the 95030 ZIP code with the Town of Los Gatos. Many municipal services are provided under contract by the city of Los Gatos.


The Monte Sereno area was part of the 1839 Alta California land grant of Rancho Rinconada de Los Gatos. The city incorporated on May 14, 1957 to protect its semi-rural atmosphere.[/dropcap]

John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men in a wooded home at 16250 Greenwood Lane in what is now Monte Sereno.

Beat generation figure Neal Cassady lived in a Monte Sereno ranch house in the 1950s.

Monte Sereno Demographics

 Monte Sereno California U.S.
Median Household Income $194,378 $61,283 $51,660
Median Home Price $1,582,400 $342,040 $183,450
Cost Of Living- % of Nat Avg 152% 135% 100%
Unemployment 2.4% 12% 10%
Violent Crime Index- 1=lowest 1 6 4
DPY With Sun 256
DPY With Precipitation 58
Population 3,341
Monte Sereno Zillow Home Value Index

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