Mountain View

With sweeping views of Shoreline Lake and the surrounding mountains, there are breathtaking outlooks in all directions. 

Mountain View

A picturesque urban oasis with stunning views and a vibrant tech scene 
 

Welcome to Mountain View

Named for its beautiful mountain vistas, the city of Mountain View is an urban oasis nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley. With sweeping views of Shoreline Lake and the surrounding mountains, there are breathtaking outlooks in all directions. 
 
The city has long been an important part of the growth of Silicon Valley as a worldwide center of information technology. In the middle of the 20th century, the city was home to the first company to develop vital silicon semiconductor products.
 
Mountain View remains a central hub for technology sector jobs; major corporations like Google and Microsoft have expansive headquarters in the city. This quickly growing community is perfect for families and young professionals alike. Mountain View is known for its lively entertainment scene, excellent restaurants, and plentiful recreational spots.  
 

What to Love

  • Gorgeous lake and mountain views
  • Highly rated local schools
  • A major center of technology and innovation
  • The bustling, walkable downtown district
 

Local Lifestyle

Mountain View is ideally located in the greater Silicon Valley area, with easy access to San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Los Altos via highway and rail. The city’s vibrant downtown corridor is lined with upscale shops, cafes, and lounges for a thrilling social scene. And foodies will love the innovative, award-winning restaurants. 
 
Mountain View homes range from sleek downtown condominiums to sprawling mountaintop estates. And there are plenty of options for all kinds of recreation around the city. Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of spots for hiking, fishing, and boating in the surrounding nature preserves. Mountain View is home to several venues hosting live music and theater performances. 
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

South Bay foodies have plenty of choices for upscale, award-winning eateries in the Mountain View area. Michelin-star restaurant Chez TJ is housed inside a gorgeous Victorian home with an artfully restored interior. A single chef’s tasting menu highlights innovative contemporary French dishes like chicken fried quail and pommes souffle with caviar.
 
Scratch is a New American eatery serving contemporary comfort food in a sleek downtown dining space. The menu here features inventive takes on classics like chicken fried calamari and crispy tofu.
 
Google’s corporate headquarters, Googleplex, is located along Shoreline Lake in Mountain View. The complex grounds are open to the public and contain several pieces of public art and lots of verdant green space.
 
Microsoft’s largest campus outside of Redmond is located in Mountain View. Some of the grounds are open for a driving tour, and the Computer History Museum is just outside of the company site. This museum preserves some of the most important artifacts in computing history. The museum also organizes regular lectures and seminars on the history of the information technology industry.
 

Things to Do

Each fall, the Mountain View Art and Wine Festival brings visitors from all over the country to celebrate art, music, and wine. This event includes live musical performances, street painting, art sales, food trucks, wine booths, nighttime dance parties, and a fun play area for kids. 
 
Set along the shores of Shoreline Lake, the Shoreline Amphitheater is an expansive outdoor theater hosting festivals like Lollapalooza and BachFest. The large lawn seats 16,000 people, with reserved seats for 6,500 guests.
 
In downtown Mountain View, the Civic Center and Civic Center Plaza host various music events and festivals year-round. In the summer, there are weekly outdoor concerts and KidStock children’s festivals for Mountain View residents.
 
Stevens Creek Trail runs through Mountain View, with five miles of paved trails and over 25 miles of hiking trails that wind along Stevens Creek. There are spots for fishing and boating along Stevens Creek that run adjacent to the trails.
 

Schools

The Mountain View Whisman School District and Mountain View Los Altos Union School District serve the community of Mountain View. Excellent schools of note in the area include:

Overview for Mountain View, CA

82,409 people live in Mountain View, where the median age is 35.4 and the average individual income is $90,717. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

82,409

Total Population

35.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$90,717

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Mountain View, CA

Mountain View has 34,316 households, with an average household size of 2.39. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Mountain View do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 82,409 people call Mountain View home. The population density is 6,891.45 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

82,409

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.4

Median Age

52.24 / 47.76%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
34,316

Total Households

2.39

Average Household Size

$90,717

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Mountain View, CA

There's plenty to do around Mountain View, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

86
Very Walkable
Walking Score
99
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
50
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Baby Love Boutique Studio, Coquette Style, and Maximum Fencing Club.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 3.4 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.82 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.96 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.53 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.03 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.18 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Mountain View, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Mountain View. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Gabriela Mistral Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Mariano Castro Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Monta Loma Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Mountain View-Los Altos Montessori Childrens Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
St Paul Lutheran Child Development Center
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Yew Chung International School (Sv)
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
St Joseph Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Edith Landels Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Frank L. Huff Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Isaac Newton Graham Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
St Stephen Lutheran School
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Benjamin Bubb Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
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