Los Altos Hills

A residential-only town near Silicon Valley renowned for its natural beauty and small-town vibe.

Welcome to Los Altos Hills

A residential-only town near Silicon Valley renowned for its natural beauty and small-town vibe.

While Los Altos Hills shares zip codes and amenities with neighboring Los Altos, this exclusive, affluent area is purely residential, with no commercial or industrial zones and extensive plots of open acreage. Town inhabitants enjoy a picturesque home with scenic views of rolling hills, verdant green space, and a warm climate. 

Rustic and idyllic, Los Altos Hills boasts miles of lush acreage that provides a beautiful backdrop to its many spacious, custom-built homes. Because there are no commercialized areas, Los Altos Hills has nurtured a reputation for equestrian activities, exercise, and wellness. There are miles and miles of trails for residents to explore on foot, bike, or horseback. 


What to Love
  • Easy commute to tech hubs
  • Scenic views
  • Strictly residential
  • Upscale living
  • Excellent schools
  • Park-like environment


People & Lifestyle 

Los Altos Hills gets its name from its surroundings — the city is nestled in a group of rolling hills, granting the entire community a shroud of privacy. Because of the town's zoning regulations, which require a minimum lot size of one acre, most homes come equipped with acres of backyard land, giving homeowners breathtaking views of the surrounding Silicon Valley. 

Many tech industry titans purchase homes in Los Altos Hills, both because they can afford to (this is one of the most expensive places to live in the entire country) and because of the quick, easy commute to the tech hubs of Menlo Park and Palo Alto. Living in this bucolic city, you'll find yourself amongst an elite enclave of Silicon Valley's biggest stars.  

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Since Los Altos Hills doesn’t have any commercial zones, residents typically travel to the surrounding cities, like Los Altos, for entertainment and 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 their cozy, inviting interior.

For seafood and New American eats, visit Rustic House Oyster Bar & Grill, a cheerful spot with a rustic bar and patio for casual seafood fare and raw oysters. It's one of the finest seafood restaurants around, offering the best and freshest ingredients. 

Cetrella is a sophisticated, relaxed Californian-Mediterranean restaurant serving seafood, housemade pasta, and steak. Over the years, the eatery has received praise from outlets like Silicon Valley Magazine, Sunset Magazine, San Jose Mercury News, and more.

With its menu replete with elevated American fare influenced by Spanish and Italian heritage, ASA is a chic, contemporary eatery emphasizing 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 available 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. 


Los Altos Hills is served by the Palo Alto Unified School District and the Los Altos School District, including Gunn High School. Private schools include the pre-school and elementary Ventana School and Pinewood, a private co-ed K-12 school.

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