Los Altos

Los Altos

Los Altos

Los Altos

Los Altos

Los Altos

Los Altos

Los Altos

Los Altos

Los Altos

Los Altos

Los Altos

Los Altos

Los Altos

Los Altos

Los Altos

Overview

It’s not nearly as tech-oriented as neighboring cities like Mountain View and Palo Alto, but what Los Altos lacks in the tech sector it makes up for in charm. Its harmony of homey character and easy accessibility is largely what lures many Silicon Valley elite to make this affluent community their residence.

 

Humble Origins

Los Altos, whose name translates to “The Heights” in Spanish, was once a hamlet of orchards, vineyards, ranches, and summer cottages. In 1906, land belonging to rifle heiress Sarah Winchester was annexed to help expand and develop the area into a commuter town between Palo Alto and Los Gatos. Now, well over a century later, the tranquil garden community has emerged as a thriving suburb to Silicon Valley powerhouses, and is often ranked among the most expensive cities in America.

 

Purposely Designed

Commercial zones in Los Altos are strictly limited to the six-block downtown area and a handful of small plazas and office parks lining Foothill Expressway and El Camino Real. This zoning ensures the city maintains its relaxed, bucolic environment that is so enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Though no major companies have offices within city limits, top-tier corporations and institutions like Stanford University are easily accessible by commuters.

 

Leisure & Recreation

Because of limited commercial zoning, the triangular downtown area comprises much of the city’s social hub. Frequent annual festivals and parades, a weekly Farmers Market (hosted from May through September), and outdoor movie events in the summertime all take place in Downtown Los Altos. Additionally, a myriad of boutiques, stores, cafés, and fine restaurants allow year-round leisure and enjoyment. Nearby, residents can unwind in Shoup Park and Redwood Grove Nature Preserve, or drive across town to dine and golf at the elite Los Altos Golf & Country Club.

 

Residential Advantages

Though several different neighborhoods occupy the city’s seven square miles, all echo an underlying note of casual sophistication. Homes in Los Altos often reside on lots of one-quarter acre or larger—substantially larger than Palo Alto’s average lot size—giving the entire city an airy, retreat-like feel enhanced by the area’s wide streets and leafy natural surroundings. An added distinction is the Los Altos School District, which is very highly regarded, and several prominent private schools are located nearby.

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Whether a new resident or a long-time neighbor, there is no shortage of enjoyment to be had in Los Altos. The intimate ambience of this family-centered community couples with its easy commuting distance, high-performing schools, and vibrant downtown to make it one of Silicon Valley’s most prized amenities.

 

 

Notable Residents—Past and Present

 

Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google

Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple

Alan Cranston, former US Senator

Charles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe Systems

Andrew Grove, co-founder and former CEO of Intel

Juli Inkster, LPGA golfer

Janet Lewis, author and poet

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google

John Warnock, co-founder of Adobe Systems

Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of 23andMe

Randi Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media

Population
30,531
MedianFamily Income
208,309

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The public schools are among the best in the nation. Graduates from the local high schools attend the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country, with a much larger than average number admitted to neighboring Stanford. Abundant bike paths make it easy for most students to bike to their local schools, giving them a sense of independence that is valued by parents and children alike.

 

Elementary School Grade Address Phone Number School District
West Valley K-5 1635 Belleville Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (408) 245-0148 Cupertino Union School District
Oak Avenue K-6 1501 Oak AVE, Los Altos, CA 94024 (650) 237-3900 Los Altos School District
Montclaire K-5 1160 ST. Joseph AVE, Los Altos, CA 94024 (650) 967-9388 Cupertino Union School District
Loyola K-6 770 Berry AVE, Los Altos, CA 94024 (650) 254-2400 Los Altos School District
Gardner Bullis K-6 25890 Fremont RD, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 (650) 559-3200 Los Altos School District
Covington K-6 205 Covington RD, Los Altos, CA 94024 (650) 947-1100 Los Altos School District
Springer K-6 1120 Rose AVE, Mountian View, CA 94040-4058 (650) 943-4200 Los Altos School District
Santa Rita K-6 700 Los Altos AVE, Los Altos, CA 94022-1631 (650) 559-1600 Los Altos School District
Almond K-6 550 Almond AVE, Los Altos, CA 94022-2312 (650) 917-5400 Los Altos School District
Middle School Grade Address Phone Number School District
Cupertino 6-8 1650 South Bernardo Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (408) 245-0303 Cupertino Union School District
Georgina P. Blach 7-8 1120 Covington RD, Los Altos, CA 94024 (650) 934-3800 Los Altos School District
Ardis G. Egan 7-8 100 W. Portola AVE, Los Altos, CA 94022-1210 (650) 917-2200 Los Altos School District
High School Grade Address Phone Number School District
Homestead 9-12 21370 Homestead Road, Cupertino, CA 95014 (408) 522-2500 Fremont Union High School District
Atla Vist 9-12 1325 Bryant AVE, Mountian View, CA 94040 (650) 940-4600 Mountain-Los Altos Union High School District
Mountain View 9-12 3535 Truman AVE, Mountian View, CA 4040-4559 (650) 940-4600 Mountain-Los Altos Union High School District
Los Altos 9-12 201 Almond AVE, Mountian View, CA 94022-2206 (650) 968-6571 Mountain-Los Altos Union High School District
Private School Grade Address Phone Number School District
Waldorf of the Peninsula 11311 Mora Dr, Los Altos, CA 94024 (650) 948-8433
Pinewood 327 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024 650-209-3030
Charter School Grade Address Phone Number School District
Bullis K-8 102 West Portola Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022 (650) 947-4100
College Grade Address Phone Number School District
Foothill College (Los Altos Hills Main Campus) 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4599 650) 949-7777
Parochial Grade Address Phone Number School District
Canterbury Christian K-6 101 North El Monte Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022 (650) 949-0909
Miramonte K-8 1175 Altamead Dr, Los Altos, CA 94024 (323) 583-1257
St. Nicholas Catholic 12816 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 (650) 941-4056
St. Simon 1840 Grant Road, Los Altos, CA 94024 650-968-9952
Los Altos Christian 625 Magdalena Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024 650.948.3738

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active
50 pine ln,
los altos
$8,995,000
north los altos
5Beds / 5.5Baths / 5666SqFt
active
641 spargur dr,
los altos
$8,930,000
north los altos
5Beds / 4.5Baths / 6308SqFt
active
540 valley view dr,
los altos
$8,880,000
south of el monte
6Beds / 6Baths / 5158SqFt
active
815 laverne way,
los altos
$7,995,000
north los altos
5Beds / 5.5Baths / 5438SqFt
active
5770 arboretum dr,
los altos
$7,980,000
highlands
5Beds / 6Baths / 6451SqFt
active
1570 kensington cir,
los altos
$6,998,000
south of el monte
5Beds / 4Baths / 4379SqFt
active
1516 country club dr,
los altos
$6,795,000
country club
4Beds / 3Baths / 5838SqFt
active
848 nash rd,
los altos
$5,995,000
south of el monte
5Beds / 4.5Baths / 3907SqFt
active
325 los altos ave,
los altos
$5,450,000
north los altos
3Beds / 3.5Baths / 3345SqFt
active
440 1st street st,
los altos
$5,298,000
north los altos
pending
484 w portola ave,
los altos
$9,300,000
north los altos
5Beds / 6Baths / 5646SqFt
pending
324 alicia way,
los altos
$7,988,000
north los altos
6Beds / 7Baths / 6634SqFt
pending
425 harrington ct,
los altos
$6,980,000
south of el monte
5Beds / 5Baths / 5026SqFt
pending
307 verano dr,
los altos
$6,888,000
north los altos
6Beds / 5Baths / 5100SqFt
pending
831 arroyo rd,
los altos
$6,000,000
south of el monte
5Beds / 4.5Baths / 3619SqFt
pending
672 rosita ave,
los altos
$5,498,000
south of el monte
4Beds / 3Baths / 3138SqFt
pending
1455 arbor ave,
los altos
$4,968,000
country club
5Beds / 4Baths / 2995SqFt
pending
1248 lisa ln,
los altos
$4,650,000
south of el monte
4Beds / 2.5Baths / 2720SqFt
pending
721 orange ave,
los altos
$4,588,000
north los altos
4Beds / 3Baths / 2700SqFt
pending
906 lundy ln,
los altos
$4,498,000
country club
4Beds / 2.5Baths / 2855SqFt
sold
201 merritt rd,
los altos
$8,298,000
north los altos
5Beds / 4.5Baths / 5548SqFt
sold
601 hawthorne ave,
los altos
$6,198,000
south of el monte
5Beds / 4Baths / 3237SqFt
sold
450 1st penthouse 3,
los altos
$4,500,000
north los altos
3Beds / 2.5Baths / 2116SqFt
sold
450 1st st penthouse-1,
los altos
$4,299,000
north los altos
2Beds / 2.5Baths / 1934SqFt
sold
1219 portland ave,
los altos
$3,890,000
south of el monte
2Beds / 1Baths / 1875SqFt
sold
1980 laver ct,
los altos
$3,800,000
highlands
4Beds / 2Baths / 1937SqFt
sold
1504 marlbarough ave,
los altos
$3,750,000
south of el monte
4Beds / 2.5Baths / 2000SqFt
sold
1608 shirley ave,
los altos
$3,298,000
country club
3Beds / 2Baths / 1795SqFt
sold
1357 morton,
los altos
$2,999,999
south of el monte
3Beds / 1Baths / 1109SqFt
sold
1727 westbrook ave,
los altos
$2,980,000
country club
4Beds / 4Baths / 3573SqFt
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