Los Altos Ca.

Small Villages in the Heart of Silicon Valley

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Tree-lined streets and small village atmospheres characterize Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. They are located side-by-side in the heart of the world-famous Silicon Valley. Combined, the two have a population of a little over 40,000. Forty miles south of San Francisco, they sit at the eastern edge of San Mateo County.  Many homes fetch $4 million and higher, putting the city at No. 9 on Forbes’ “Most Expensive ZIP Codes in America” list in 2022.

The median sold home price in 2024 is $3.6 million and the median listing price per sq. foot is $1,800.

City of Los Altos

City of Los Altos Hills

Summer Happenings in Los Altos

Here are a few things happening in Los Altos this summer! Stop by the Westwind Community Barn to check out Kevin Bacon along with the horses!

Los Altos Farmer’s Market
Thursdays 4-8 pm Opening May 2 – Oct. 10, 2024

Stop by the Farmer’s Market for all your favorite purveyors of fine products and your farm-fresh fruits and vegetables!

45th Los Altos Arts and Wine Festival
July 13-14, 2024, Downtown Los Altos

The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival is a great event with all-day free concerts on two stages and entertainment for children all weekend in the Kidzone.

Downtown Los Altos Beer Stroll
September TBA
Downtown Los Altos

Stroll and sample some of the area’s best craft beers and enjoy live music. 

Smaller Towns on the Peninsula

A seven-square-mile village, the town is developed with small businesses, schools, libraries and churches. It is mostly residential and strives to maintain a semi-rural atmosphere. The civic center sits in the middle of an orchard, a remnant of those that once covered the area. The downtown is a triangle with arterials on all sides that enable most through traffic to bypass Main Street. If you’re looking to live in a smaller town on the peninsula, we suggest living here.

Village Association

Calendar of Events

Public Schools

The high schools are consistently ranked in the top 1% of high schools nationally. In the MVLA district, 98 percent of the graduates matriculate to college.

School District
Mountain View Los Altos High School District

Restaurant Recommendations

Hungry? We recommend you check out these local restaurants:

Los Altos Coffee Shops

Little Sky Bakery

You say you are going there for a cup of coffee, but Little Sky Bakery has the best bread too.  We dare you to just get one bakery item.  And even better, Little Sky delivers its baked goods locally.

Little Sky Bakery has locations here and Menlo Park and is a frequent staple on the Farmer’s Market circuit throughout the Peninsula. Sign up for their newsletter so you know where they are and when.

Manresa Bread

Another great coffee shop downtown that has the best bakery items is Manresa Bread.  Maybe you are just going for a quick cup of coffee.  But you’ll stand in line and pretty soon, you’ll be ordering scones, danishes and three types of bread.  In addition to Los Altos, you can also find them in Palo Alto, Campbell, Los Gatos and Santa Cruz.  

Scientific Claim to Fame

This town may have a legitimate claim to having the first scientifically designed sound baffle in 1970. Santa Clara County undertook a seminal study to calculate the effects of alternate sound wall designs along the Foothill Expressway. The resulting wall brought about the predicted reduction of seven to 10 decibels in noise pollution levels experienced by adjacent homes.

Winter Happenings in Los Altos: Don’t miss the Barn Lighting

Be on the look out for the barn lighting at the Westwind Community Barn in December of 2024. Sample cookies and hot cider and/or wine tasting while kids participate in seasonal games, craft tables, face painting, pony rides and a petting zoo. Santa Claus will be available for last minute holiday wish lists and photos. A community countdown to light up the Barn will begin at 5 pm. For more: click here

Festival of Lights Parade

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the infamous Festival of Lights Parade on Dec. 1, 2024. 

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