Los Altos

Dynamic and tranquil community.

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

The dense-suburban 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 and Payless, 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
Community events are substantial and all-encompassing. Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival is a 2-day event taking place on the last weekend in September featuring plenty of rides, activities, and a Kidzone for family fun. Celebrate your furry family members at Los Altos Pet Parade. The annual Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade is holiday jubilation, bringing cheer and family joy to the community.
Spend a day outdoors, taking in the beautiful views and walking the various trails of the Rancho San Antonio Preserve. For a moderately difficult hiking trail with scenic forested views, head to Black Mountain via Rhus Ridge out and back trail.


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