Welcome to Los Altos
Sought-after community in Silicon Valley’s western foothills
Los Altos is a sought-after residential community rising into the foothills at the western edge of Silicon Valley. Perched above the tech hubs of Mountain View and Sunnyvale, Los Altos offers beautiful scenery and attractive homes in a relaxed semi-rural setting. Los Altos is also adjacent to Tesla’s home city of Palo Alto, Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, and Apple Park in Cupertino.
Commercial development is restricted to Los Altos’ stylish six-block downtown area, where you’ll find a great mix of restaurants and retailers.
Los Altos was a rural community consisting primarily of orchards until the 1950s. Housing options include renovated mid-century homes alongside beautifully designed contemporary custom builds.
What to Love
- Downtown area with 150+ businesses
- Sought-after Silicon Valley location
- A mix of mid-century and contemporary homes
- Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival
People & Lifestyle
Los Altos has a rich history as part of the Silicon Valley tech scene. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first Apple computers in a Los Altos garage in the 1970s. In the early 2000s, Mark Zuckerberg and other developers stayed at a Los Altos home while growing Facebook from a fledgling start-up into a social media phenomenon. Many tech professionals live in Los Altos and commute into adjacent Silicon Valley communities for work.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Los Altos features over 150 businesses within a downtown area stretching across a six-block triangle. Asa
is a chic destination for contemporary American farm-to-table dining that draws on Spanish and Italian influences. Asa’s thoughtful cuisine is paired with an impressive wine selection and sublime cocktails. Los Altos Grill
serves delicious Southwestern eats with specialties including hardwood-grilled tri-tip, barbecue salmon, baby-back ribs, and rotisserie chicken slow-roasted over an open fire. Rustic House Oyster Bar & Grill
offers raw bar oysters and other fresh seafood dishes alongside a selection of signature cocktails.
is an excellent choice for Japanese dining with grilled yakitori skewers and other classic entrees. Akane
is hard to beat for sushi and sashimi with a fine selection of fresh raw fish and specialty rolls. Amber India
has won rave reviews for its inventive reinterpretations of traditional Indian cooking. The family-owned Mexican cantina Estrellita
has been a staple of the Los Altos dining scene since the 1950s.
Things to Do
Los Altos boasts a packed annual events calendar. On Thursday evenings between May and September, Los Altos Farmers’ Market
features vendors selling farm-fresh produce and food trucks offering diverse specialty eats.
Over the last weekend in September, Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival
showcases the work of talented artists and craftspeople from across the nation. This popular annual festival also features free live concerts, select vintages from local vineyards, and an eclectic mix of tasty global foods.
In late November, the Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade
marks the beginning of the holiday season with a procession of elaborately illuminated floats through the downtown area.
Los Altos Golf & Country Club
is one of Silicon Valley’s premier country clubs. Members of this prestigious club enjoy access to a scenic and challenging golf course, seven lighted tennis courts, and upscale clubhouse dining with an excellent wine program. Los Altos homes are also close to outdoor recreation in the sprawling mountainside open space preserves of Foothills Park
and Rancho San Antonio County Park
Los Altos is served by the Los Altos Elementary and Mountain View-Los Altos Union High school districts.
- Bullis Charter, Public, Charter, K-8.
- Covington Elementary, Public, K-6.
- Oak Avenue Elementary, Public, K-6.
- Ardis G. Egan Junior High, Public, 7-8.
- Georgina P. Blah Junior High, Public, 7-8.
- Los Altos High, Public, 9-12.