Mountain View

This vibrant, private neighborhood is home to the world's most notable companies.

Welcome to Mountain View

A hip community where tech culture meets casual suburb living.
 
From its modest beginning as a stagecoach stop along El Camino Real in 1850 to a flourishing farming community in the 1900s, Mountain View has evolved into a tech community. This vibrant, private neighborhood is home to the world's most notable companies, such as Google, LinkedIn, and Symantec, creating a modern and revamped atmosphere. Mountain View residents are highly welcoming and enjoy various nightlife options, thrilling outdoor adventures, and delightful neighborhoods.
 
Located on San Francisco Bay, Mountain View has picture-perfect skies and consistently pleasant temperatures, making it ideal for outdoor activities. It also features various downtown apartments and more spacious ranches, from single-family homes on cheerful, kid-friendly streets to beautiful apartments overlooking Castro Street. You will also access excellent dining and shopping destinations, historic places, and top schools.
 

What to Love

  • Ample open space and natural environment
  • Peaceful and quiet community
  • Walkable neighborhood
  • Home to notable tech companies and progressive ideas
  • Panoramic views and outdoor-oriented
 

Local Lifestyle

Mountain View offers a city-like feel and is centrally located in Silicon Valley, making it easy to commute to nearby cities. It is mainly filled with enthusiastic entrepreneurs, hard-working techies, and young couples who enjoy the laid-back vibe and technology-centered lifestyle. The bustling downtown area offers the exclusive activities of a large city, and it is very walkable, where you can explore it on foot, strolling along fine restaurants and bars, an iconic amphitheater, boutique shopping centers, and art galleries. Also, there are plenty of trails and parks, unique neighborhoods, and several top public schools.
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Mountain View has numerous places to enjoy your favorite meal, shop for quality products, and have fun. One of the top places to eat is Scratch, an elegant New American restaurant serving refined comfort food in an elegant, warmly lit atmosphere. It offers a peaceful outdoor dining experience in downtown Mountain View with a wide selection of wine and favorite dishes, from appetizers and sandwiches to flatbreads, entrees, and sides.
 
If you prefer French delicacies, check out Chez TJ along Villa Street, a contemporary French cuisine diner uniquely set in one of the most historic Victorian homes. Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant has 31 beers on tap and serves New American sliders and burgers along with traditional favorites like short rib and sirloin steak.
 
Step into Rose International Market when shopping around Mountain View. The grocery store is a one-stop shop offering specialty groceries, high-quality Halal meat, traditionally made Persian delicacies, and seasonal produce. You can also check out San Antonio Center along El Camino Real, anchored by big-box stores, a grocery market, professional services, and various dining options. Meanwhile, reliable chains Whole Foods and Costco offer fresh ingredients and wholesale goods.
 

Things to Do

If you are outdoorsy or crave unique attractions and special events, Mountain View offers everything for people of all ages. Bring your dog to Stevens Creek Trail, a five-mile paved pedestrian pathway with under crossings, bridges, and an overpass (its natural features include woodlands, tidal marshes, and the eponymous creek). Stevens Creek Trail runs north-south through the Googleplex and terminates at San Francisco Bay.
 
Cuesta Park is another excellent place to explore, featuring wide-open spaces and shaded parts with a kid's playground, BBQ facilities, and tennis courts. Mountain View's main street, Castro Street, is another attractive, pedestrian-only spot packed with boutiques, fine restaurants, bars, and cafes.
 
If you want to explore the community's history, Computer History Museum is a place to be, with guided tours, exhibits of favorite artifacts, and deep history of computers.
 
Golf lovers can spend their time at Shoreline Golf Links, nestled among the picturesque 750-acre shoreline at Mountain View Park. In addition, you can visit Shoreline Amphitheatre, an outdoor amphitheater that regularly hosts high-profile concerts, music festivals (Lollapalooza and Ozzfest), and developer conferences (e.g., Google I/O). Mountain Farmers' Market, with over 80 vendors is selling several standard and organic products from all over the state.
 

Schools

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Overview for Mountain View, CA

101,578 people live in Mountain View, where the median age is 36.8 and the average individual income is $83,759.98. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

101,578

Total Population

36.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$83,759.98

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Mountain View, CA

Mountain View has 41,015 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Mountain View do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 101,578 people call Mountain View home. The population density is 4,517.73 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

101,578

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.8

Median Age

50.93 / 49.07%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
41,015

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$83,759.98

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Mountain View, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Mountain View. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Gabriela Mistral Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Mariano Castro Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Monta Loma Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Mountain View-Los Altos Montessori Childrens Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
St Paul Lutheran Child Development Center
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Yew Chung International School (Sv)
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
St Joseph Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Edith Landels Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Frank L. Huff Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Isaac Newton Graham Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
St Stephen Lutheran School
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Benjamin Bubb Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5

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