LOS ALTOS

An ideal mix of urban energy and tranquil sophistication.

Welcome to Los Altos

Picturesque charm in this lovely Santa Clara County enclave.
 
Situated approximately an hour south of San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley, the city of Los Altos is an ideal mix of urban energy and tranquil sophistication. Lush and impeccably manicured, the largely residential hamlet features some of the most astounding estates.
 
Exclusive and affluent, “The Heights,” as it is roughly translated, is as remarkable for its abiding sense of serenity as its sweeping views of natural splendors. High-ranking schools and a scenic retail district, complete with Chinese Pistache trees, round out its allure and amplifies why it’s one of the most coveted places to live in Northern California.
 

What to Love

  • Proximity to San Francisco
  • An hour’s drive to Santa Cruz and its rugged beaches
  • An abundance of immaculate parks and trails
  • A bounty of breathtaking estates crafted by notable architects
  • A lovely district flourishing with boutiques, eateries, and galleries
 

Local Lifestyle

Given Los Altos’ prime location in the center of Silicon Valley, it serves as an oasis for those who work in the technology industry, with Google, Apple, Adobe, and more nearby. Deliberately small — the bedroom community has strict ordinances on commercial growth — Los Altos has a warm, welcoming vibe that adds to its reputation as one of the leading locations in Northern California to raise a family.
 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

 
Los Altos offers a sublime combination of casual, delectable cafes and upscale, sumptuous restaurants.
 
At Woodland Plaza, Los Altos residents have access to quaint shops, an excellent deli, and two markets featuring an array of gourmet eats and organic produce. Rancho Shopping Center crystallizes Los Altos’ alluring, small-town vibe. This is the sort of plaza where the proprietors know their patrons by name. From a cobbler to a bakery, this gathering place for the community is both vibrant and practical.
 

Things to Do

Los Altos’ temperate climate and its profusion of untouched land render it a top spot for hiking, biking, and running, while its proximity to downtown San Francisco grants residents access to all of the performances, professional games, and world-class shopping.
 
Redwood Grove Nature Preserve unfolds on more than six acres, featuring the ancient trees that made Northern California famous. It is the ideal place for a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk of Adobe Creek.
 
Shoup Park is beloved by locals for its verdant trails and ample picnic spots.
 
Woodland Branch Library frequently features activities for children and community events. Linden Tree Children’s Books is equally delightful. Here, you will discover a vast assortment of colorful tales and an always-inviting ambiance.
 

Schools

Children in Los Altos are served under the Los Altos School District. A few of the most notable schools in the area include:
 

Overview for LOS ALTOS, CA

51,221 people live in LOS ALTOS, where the median age is 45.5 and the average individual income is $110,265.57. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

51,221

Total Population

45.5 years

Median Age

High

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

$110,265.57

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for LOS ALTOS, CA

LOS ALTOS has 18,533 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in LOS ALTOS do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 51,221 people call LOS ALTOS home. The population density is 2,841.25 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

51,221

Total Population

High

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

45.5

Median Age

49.26 / 50.74%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
18,533

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$110,265.57

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in LOS ALTOS, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby LOS ALTOS. 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
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Santa Rita Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Los Altos Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Covington Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Ardis G. Egan Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
School For Independent Learners
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Green Chinese School
PRIVATE
K - 4th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Georgina P. Blach Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Oak Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Montclaire Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5

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