Welcome to Mountain View
Spectacular scenery and residential appeal at the heart of Silicon Valley
The diverse town of Mountain View is set between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay in Santa Clara County, California. With a dry Mediterranean climate, stunning scenery, access to nearby metropolis cities, and an ideal location right in the heart of Silicon Valley, Mountain View provides everything necessary for an incredible residential life.
Mountain View was incorporated in 1902 and then chartered in 1952, and its early industries included shipping fruits and grain, as well as religious book publishing. Now, corporation giants such as Google, Alphabet, Intuit, and NASA’s Ames Research Center have headquarters in Mountain View, and the city is best known for its technological innovation, as well as its preeminence in the field of aerospace and electronic industries.
Composed of several neighborhoods, the residential areas of Mountain View are as diverse and stimulating as the town itself. From Spanish-styled red roof houses to ranch-style housing to the mid-century modern homes in neighborhoods like Monta Loma, the architecture of Mountain View is varied enough to suit any need.
What to Love
People & Lifestyle
Mountain View’s 12-mile area is home to over 75,000 residents, who all find that the eclectic town overflowing with opportunity is the perfect place to call home. The town is dedicated to providing a strong, traditional community environment for its residents while still maintaining its status as a forefront leader in technological innovation.
Those who choose to live here will find a harmonious mix of the old and the new and a rich environment in which to raise their families, start a business, or simply enjoy the abundance of activities bustling throughout the city.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
Downtown Mountain view offers a large assortment of shopping venues and boutiques, local restaurants, and entertainment outlets. Additionally, the open-air setting of The Village San Antonio Center
allows shoppers access to upscale designer stores and unique restaurants, such as the women’s apparel store Boutique 4
Less than an hour away, you’ll find the San Francisco Premium Outlet
. As Northern California’s biggest luxury outlet mall, the shopping center houses name brands like Gucci, Coach, Nike, and over a hundred more. The site also has a variety of restaurants to satiate your appetite while you shop.
Local restaurant favorites include Amber India Restaurant
, which is the perfect source for authentic Indian cuisine—both classic and contemporary. At the heart of the city in downtown lies Eureka!
, a restaurant famous for its all-American food, craft beer, and whiskey selection. While you’re there, be sure to try the sherry braised riblets and the cowboy burger.
Things to Do
In Mountain View, you can find activities ranging from outdoors-based and recreational to theaters and art centers to shopping and spas and everything in between. Longstanding community events like the weekly Farmers’ Market
allows the chance for residents to build strong neighborhood bonds while tasting the best produce around. The town also has festivals that bolster the community’s togetherness even further, like the annual Mountain View Arts and Wine Festival
, at which you can find live music, great food, and bountiful local artistry.
For those who prefer to keep their activities based in the wonders of nature, Mountain View has dozens of city parks and is in close range to incredible trails such as the ones located at Shoreline At Mountain View
. Less than an hour away, Portola Redwoods State Park offers nearly 3,000 acres of exploration and beauty.
Mountain View is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Mountain View High School, 9-12, one of the top-rated public schools in the state
- St. Francis High School, 9-12, highly rated private school
- Covington Elementary School, K-6, well-rated public elementary