Named for its view of the San Cruz Mountains, Mountain View is a diverse community centrally located in the heart of the Silicon Valley (10 miles north of San Jose and 35 miles south of San Francisco). At just over 12 square miles, the City is home to approximately 75,000 residents, many nationally and internationally known corporations, and a thriving small business base.
Mountain View prides itself on providing excellent public services and facilities that meet the needs of a caring and diverse community in a financially responsible manner. While leading the region in innovation and ideas, the City remains committed to the traditional values of strong neighborhoods and citizen involvement. Mountain View boasts strong safety and public education records and is considered one of the best places to live in the Bay Area.
Outdoor lovers will appreciate the pedestrian-friendly downtown along Castro Street filled with an impressive variety of eateries and shops, including an all-season farmers market every Sunday that’s bursting with locally grown fruits and vegetables. Mountain View has over 40 parks, community and recreational facilities, with the 70-acre Shoreline Nature Preserve being the largest. Shoreline Park offers 8 miles of paved trails, an 18-hole golf course, wildlife and
recreation areas and a 50-acre lake perfect for sailing small boats.
In addition to the lively downtown, every week during summer, residents enjoy concerts under the stars featuring local bands, free family-oriented outdoor movies topped off by the annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival in early September.Entertainment continues with the Shoreline Amphitheatre, the 22,000-seat outdoor concert venue that attracts top performers and music festivals.