Los Altos

An affluent, family-oriented bedroom community with rural charms and extensive biking and walking trails bordering Silicon Valley.

Welcome to Los Altos  

An affluent, family-oriented bedroom community with rural charms and extensive biking and walking trails bordering Silicon Valley.

A family-oriented community once renowned for its agricultural heritage bolstered by vineyards, ranches, apricot orchards, and charming summer cottages, Los Altos is now a wealthy, predominantly residential bedroom community located on the southern end of the San Francisco Peninsula. 

A significant source of commuters to Silicon Valley, Los Altos is suited to a relaxed, easygoing lifestyle easily accessible from the El Camino Real and Foothill Expressway. While Los Altos does boast a culturally rich downtown area busy with shopping areas and office space, the commercialized parts of this area are minimal. More so than its downtown, Los Altos is known for its abundance of biking and walking trails connected to neighboring cities.     


What to Love
  • Extensive trails 
  • Great for families
  • Award-winning schools
  • Luxury homes of many styles
  • Peaceful and quiet
  • Easy commute to tech hubs


People & Lifestyle 

Los Altos is an affluent commuter town with a laid-back, family-oriented atmosphere. It's attractive to families, empty nesters, retirees, and professionals — especially those who commute to the neighboring Silicon Valley for tech industry jobs. Nature lovers will also find plenty to appreciate about Los Altos thanks to its restricted commercial zones, parks, and extensive trails. 

In terms of housing, Los Altos is more affordable than its neighboring communities but still offers a multitude of luxury real estate offerings, with extravagant homes priced north of $1 million spread throughout the northern district. South Los Altos, which borders Cupertino, has a quieter, more suburban vibe. Here, you'll find smaller ranch-style homes that are generally less expensive than those in the northern part of town. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

The Los Altos Grill is a classy restaurant serving down-home American dishes like baby back ribs and rotisserie chicken. Sit on the outdoor patio and listen to live music during the warm summer nights, or dine near their elegant stone fireplace inside the cozy, inviting interior.

For seafood and New American eats, visit Rustic House Oyster Bar & Grill, a cheerful spot with a rustic bar and patio serving up casual seafood fare and raw oysters. It's one of the finest seafood restaurants around, and their dishes are made with only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients. 

Open seven days a week with happy hour specials every day, The Post is a creative comfort food restaurant pairing seasonal craft cocktails and an extensive wine list with a local and responsibly sourced menu. They pride themselves on serving comfort food you can feel good about eating!

With its menu replete with elevated American fare influenced by Spanish and Italian cuisines, ASA is a chic, contemporary eatery that puts an emphasis on family. The staff dedicate themselves to sourcing only the highest-quality farm-to-table ingredients and use a range of organic, free-range products in their dishes.

Things to Do

The acclaimed Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival is a fantastic event for the entire family. The festival showcases works from craftspeople and artists hailing from all over the country and various cuisines like Mexican, Chinese, Thai, and all-American favorites. Attendees can also enjoy free concerts each day, and kids will love the many rides and activities. 

Every year, the Los Altos Rotary Club presents one of the Bay Area's finest open-air art shows, Fine Art in the Park. Held among the gorgeous Lincoln Park redwoods, Fine Art in the Park features more than 100 juried artists from California and beyond coming together to showcase their art and sell their wares. The event also features all-day entertainment and plenty of food.

Embrace the holiday season by participating in the annual Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade, produced by a nonprofit, all-volunteer community member organization. Each year, the parade comes to life with local high school marching bands, costumed characters, Santa and his reindeer, and a spectacle of lights. 

Since 1948, the Los Altos Kiwanis Pet Parade has celebrated residents and their many beloved furry (or scaly or feathery) friends. Typically held on the Saturday following Mother's Day, this special event unites hundreds of kids and their pets to participate. 


Most primary and middle school students in Los Altos attend schools in the Los Altos School District, the Bullis Charter School (K-8), or the Cupertino Union School District. The Los Altos School District includes seven elementary schools and has one of the state's highest average API scores. High school students attend Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District or Fremont Union High School District. Los Altos residents are also served by several highly regarded private schools like Pinewood School, St. Nicholas School, and Miramonte Elementary School.


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