Located just 40 miles south of San Francisco in the heart of the Silicon Valley, sits the seven square mile city of Los Altos. Originally an agricultural town filled with plum and apricot orchards, today Los Altos is a residential community known for it’s excellent schools, tree-lined streets, and charming, village-like atmosphere.
Since incorporating itself in 1952, the city has strived to maintain the semi-rural feel inherent to the area. There are few sidewalks, except in commercial zones and on arterial streets, the minimum lot size for most single-family homes is one-quarter of an acre, and most roads have broad dirt shoulders with little or no street lighting. Adding to the village-like feel is the lack of fast-food chains and large shopping centers. In fact, commercial zones are strictly limited to the downtown area and a few small shopping and office parks lining Foothill Expressway and El Camino Real. The city’s close proximity to both highway 85 and highway 280 makes commuting to neighboring towns, San Francisco or the east bay easy.
Want more info about Los Altos? Check out the official City of Los Altos Website.
FACTS & DEMOGRAPHICS
Owner-occupied housing: 9,002
Renter-occupied housing: 1,743
Estimated Median Household Income: $155,466/year
2012 Median home selling price – single family: $1,825,000
2012 Median home selling price – condominiums: $864,000
*according to the 2010 United States Census unless otherwise noted.
LOS ALTOS GALLERY