Welcome to Los Altos
Dynamic and tranquil community
Once an agricultural town
full of humble abodes and apricot orchards, Los Altos has grown into an upscale commuter town
. Today, it’s a family-friendly area in Santa Clara County, full of nearly 80 miles
of trails and off-road paths to wander and discover the community.
The town was incorporated in 1956
, and people continue to be enticed by its steady climate, rolling hills, scenic valleys, and the upholding of a "residential-agricultural" lifestyle
. There is little commercial activity in town to retain its rustic style, so you will need to travel outwards to find retail options.
The town is small, but the population is affluent, with a median home value of $2M
. Let one of the many excellent architects nearby design your perfect home here in Los Altos. Stoecker and Northway Architects, INC.
focus on the client and their every customized request. Specializing in single-home design, new building, and interior design, Anav Design
will create a stunning modern and contemporary home for you and your loved ones.
What to Love
People & Lifestyle
vibe here attracts many retirees with its parks, coffee shops, and restaurants. Most people in Los Altos are homeowners, and its community charm entices small families and professionals. Most folks travel by car, and the average commute is 23.8 minutes
. Less time driving and more time enjoying family time is key to this tight-knit community.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Entertainment in Los Altos is heavily community-based. Get a taste of American art and culture with a theater show at Los Altos Stage Company
, featuring Los Altos Youth Theatre
, where children can express themselves through art and performance. Enjoy some local concert programming with the 90 plus member orchestra of the Peninsula Symphony
Shopping is easily accessible at the San Antonio Center
. Home to big-box stores Walmart
, shopping for the whole family is a breeze. RadioShack
is available for the technologically inclined, while Sally Beauty Supply
will help keep you looking your very best! Enjoy BBQ beef back ribs and iron skillet cornbread with your family at Los Altos Grill
. For traditional German favorites, including muesli bars and German pretzels, head to Esther's German Bakery
. Fresh and sustainable fish poke, Cabo shrimp tacos, and Mai Tais can be found at Pacific Catch
Things to Do
Many leisure activities are available to you and your family in Los Altos. Find all the games, arts and crafts, and reading materials for your kids’ imaginations to grow at Linden Tree Books
Highly-rated educational opportunities include:
- Los Altos School District is a highly-rated public school district made up of 9 different schools with a variety of programs, including CSTEM, Music, Gifted Learners, and Khan Academy: Blended Learning in Math
- Los Altos High School, 9-12, a public school with a culinary arts program
- St. Nicholas Catholic School, PK-8, a private Catholic school whose Physical Education program for middle schoolers offers sports education such as cricket, Gaelic football, self-defense, and track and field
- St. Simon Parish School, PK-8, a private Catholic school dedicated to giving back to the community, holding a Tuesday Homeless Lunch where guests can rest, shower, use computers, and enjoy a hot meal