Los Gatos is a town with character, and that’s as true about the residential neighborhoods as it is for the picturesque downtown. Surrounded by lush mountains and canyons and set in the shade of towering redwoods, these are homes that are not easily forgotten.

At 17520 Comanche Trail is a gorgeous three bedroom, two bath house that overlooks the forest. Set in a vast, 13,520 square foot, sloping lot, the house is accessible from the street by crossing a wooden footbridge to the second floor. The house itself is 1,623 square feet, with the rest of the lot given over to spectacular hillside. Every window has a spectacular view of the woods. The interior is done in wood, and includes a vaulted, cathedral ceiling in the living room, which leads out to a deck. The eat-in kitchen includes all major appliances. The cost of this home is $680,000.

A very different kind of house can be found at 14385 Treehouse Way. This is a three bedroom, three bath, Victorian style home of 2,000 square feet on an enormous 102,366 square foot lot. The house features plenty of natural light through beautiful bay windows overlooking the woods and skylights in the kitchen and bedrooms. In fact, one of the bedrooms comes with a vaulted glass roof to give a sense of sleeping beneath the stars. The house also includes a spacious, eat-in kitchen with all the major appliances and carved hardwood cabinets. Other rooms unique to this house include a workshop, library, solarium and loft. This home, set in the hills, is selling for $649,000.

While those two houses take advantage of Los Gatos’s natural beauty, a third type of home can be found at 135 West Main Street, #B, in the heart of the quaint downtown area. This is a two bedroom, two bath condominium sitting above a charming shopping area. It’s a smaller home of 808 square feet, overlooking the street and a park. It includes a sunny living room-dining room combo, a cozy kitchen and a dining nook. There’s a common elevator for all the units, as well as a shared laundry room. Best of all, it’s just a few paces away from the boutique shops that make Los Gatos such a desirable location. This compact unit is selling for $695,000.