Tucked away in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, Saratoga is a lovely residential community with a small-town feel. The city is well known for its excellent schools, fine dining, unique shops and distinctive cultural institutions. Saratoga offers a high quality of life to its residents and a chance to escape the hustle of Silicon Valley. Some of Saratoga’s attractions are Villa Montalvo and Villa Montalvo Arboretum, home of the Montalvo Center for the Arts; Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards; Hakone Gardens, a Japanese garden where scenes from the movie, “Memoirs of a Geisha,” were filmed; Madronia Cemetery, final resting place of Mary Ann Day Brown; Mountain Winery, a seasonal concert venue, and Sanborn County Park. Community celebrations have become a part of Saratoga’s identity. Thousands of people attend the annual Independence Day Celebration every Fourth of July and the yearly Blossom Festival has a history dating back to the early 1900s.