Introduction to Saratoga, California
Saratoga, California, in Santa Clara county, is 4 miles S of Cupertino, California (center to center) and 8 miles SW of San Jose, California. The city is included in the San Jose metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 29,843 people lived in Saratoga.
The earliest settlers of this area were European. They followed William Campbell who came to this area in 1848, where he built a saw mill. The next significant person in the history of Saratoga is Martin McCarty, who leased Campbell's sawmill. He also built a toll road which lead to the Santa Clara Valley. The town then became popular by the name of Toll Gate. It got its first post office in 1855 and was named McCartysville. The present name of Saratoga was given in 1865.
Saratoga and nearby Attractions
- Saratoga Historical Museum
- Sanborn County Park
- Mountain Winery
- Youth Science Institute Sanborn Discovery Center
- Saratoga Springs Resort
- Saratoga Federated Church
Things To Do In Saratoga
Sarataga has a number of parks and vineyards, which are great places to visit and recreate oneself. The Saratoga Spring Resort is a very popular picnic area. The city also hosts an annual fundraiser called the Saratoga Rotary Art Show, which has works by 175 artists on display.
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International is the nearest airport.
Saratoga Higher Education
West Valley College is the local educational institution.