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A Brief History of Mountain View

Mountain View is a city in Santa Clara County with a population of about 82,000. It is named for the views of the Santa Cruz Mountains that can be seen from all around town.

After its founding, Mountain View was primarily an agricultural community that also served as a stagecoach stop between San Jose and San Francisco. It remained an agricultural community for decades, but has now developed into a busy, thriving suburb.

It is the location of many significant points on the timeline of Silicon Valley’s development, and remains a great place to live for anyone working in the tech industry. Many of the world’s largest and most influential companies have headquarters or major offices in Mountain View, including Google, Microsoft, 23andMe, LinkedIn, and Samsung.

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Single Family Homes

Mountain View has many single family home communities, with some streets that have quaint, well maintained older homes and other that have large, luxury custom homes. Whatever your style and budget, Mountain View has a variety of options to suit your needs.

You can anticipate hilly neighborhoods with mature trees, low crime rates, and generally well maintained communities.

Condos and Townhomes

There are a variety of condo and townhome communities in Mountain View. If you like the low maintenance benefits of a condo or townhome, there are luxury new construction options coming on the market, in addition to more budget friendly, older communities.

What to Do in Mountain View

Residents of Mountain View enjoy a beautiful downtown area, with outdoor dining, excellent restaurants and coffee shops, beautiful architecture, and boutiques.

To get an idea of the history and importance of Mountain View, visit The Computer History Museum. Stories and artifacts from the history of Silicon Valley and the dawn of the information age are on display. It’s a great place to learn about Mountain View and the tech industry, perfect for all ages.

For over 20 years, Mountain View has held a weekly farmer’s market every Sunday. If you stop by, you’ll see over 80 vendors offering a wide variety of produce, baked goods, local honey, handcrafted items, and more.

Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View is an ideal place to catch a concert or special event. This unique venue can host 22,500 people inside and 16,000 on the lawn outside, attracting major talent and concert tours, as well as festivals.

There are many people trails for walking, jogging, bike riding, or walking your pet in Mountain View. Check out Shoreline Lake Boathouse or Steven’s Creek Trail for a beautiful location to enjoy Mountain View’s year round mild climate.

Why People Love Living in Mountain View

Mountain View is listed as the #1 best suburb to live in San Francisco, based on crime rates, job opportunities, cost of living, public schools, and local amenities.

People love living in Mountain View because it is such an ideal location to raise a family. With a healthy job economy and substantial academic and extracurricular opportunities, it’s an obvious choice for a family.

Young professionals, retirees, and those without children also love Mountain View because of its many restaurants, coffee shops, and entertainment. The close proximity to Silicon Valley and San Francisco also provide excellent career opportunities and all the dining, shopping, sports, and event venues you may want.

Mountain View Schools

Public schools in Mountain View are some of the best in the state, with excellent test scores, extra curricular opportunities, and teachers. Mountain View families are served by public schools in Fremont Union High School DistrictMountain View-Los Altos Union High School District, Mountain View Whisman School District, or Los Altos School District. All of these districts are well regarded in the area, and each has multiple top, award winning schools in it.

If you are looking for a private school, Mountain View also has a substantial list of options to suit the academic needs of your students. Whether you prefer a religious education, college prep, a STEM focused school, or support for learning differences, you will find an excellent option for your child near Mountain View.

Mountain View Housing Market

Housing in Mountain View is highly competitive. As one of the most desirable locations in California, Mountain View homes are in high demand and tend to receive multiple offers when they are listed. Having the right real estate professionals on your team is absolutely essential to successfully purchase a home in Mountain View.

For a townhome in Mountain View, you should be prepared with a budget above $1,400,000 in order to make competitive offers. If you are looking for a Mountain View condo, prices range beginning at about $800,000. Single family homes range greatly in size, age, updating, and style, but budgets should begin around $2,000,000 for a typical house.

When you are ready to beginning looking for a property in Mountain View, or elsewhere in the area, contact us! We are ready to help you purchase the home you’re looking for.



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