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About Saratoga

Settling in Saratoga

Saratoga, California, is a charming city with a rich history spanning over 160 years. It started as a milling community in the 1840s and quickly evolved into a bustling industrial town, thanks to the establishment of a sawmill by William Campbell. Over the years, Saratoga transitioned from an industrial hub to a resort destination known for its mineral springs, which drew comparisons to Saratoga Springs in New York. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the town develop into an agricultural center with many fruit orchards and vineyards – most notably, the Mountain Winery founded by Paul Masson.

As the 20th century progressed, Saratoga became more residential, with orchards making way for homes and estates, including the notable Villa Montalvo, enriching the town’s cultural and artistic scene. Saratoga officially became a city in 1956 to preserve its unique character against urban sprawl. Today, Saratoga is known for its high quality of life, excellent schools, affluent community, and vibrant cultural institutions like the Montalvo Arts Center, making it a desirable place to live. Its history of transformation from a milling town to a prosperous suburban community, alongside its beautiful landscapes and commitment to preserving a semi-rural appearance, contribute to its charm and appeal.

You can learn more about Saratoga on their official website.

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