Mountain View, next to Palo Alto at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay, is visible from a distance because of the giant “Hangar One” at Moffett Field that used to house a blimp. The airport at Moffett is fairly quiet these days, but occasionally large cargo planes take off and land from there, or helicopters fly out of there to assist the Marine Corps in Monterey Bay.
Downtown Mountain View is a fun, upscale, ecclectic place with a myriad of independent shops and one of the best arrays of diverse restaurants anywhere in Silicon Valley. Food choices run from Irish and Italian to Indian, Thai, Chinese and Viet Namese. There’s also a newly revamped Chinatown as well.
In addition to shopping and eating, Mountain View offers the wonderful Shoreline Park for recreation, and the Shoreline Amphitheater for concerts and other big-scale productions.
Business is brisk in Mountain View, home to top computer and electronic firms. Best known would be the NASA-Ames Research Center.
Mountain View offers a wide variety of housing, from apartments to condos, townhomes, and single family homes. Most houses are ranch style, but there are some Victorians and other styles to be found too. There’s a good sized collection of mid-century modern homes, also. Eichler built houses are loved by many and they can be found only in pockets of Silicon Valley, including part of Mountain View. The real estate scene in Mountain View is pleasantly diverse.
Its elementary schools are ranked in the top 10% in the state and there are many parks and recreational areas.
Below please find a live Altos Research chart, showing the median list price of homes for sale – this will give you an idea of what a house might cost there.
Homes for sale in Mountain View
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