Los Altos

Welcome to Los Altos

Where tradition meets innovation in the heart of Silicon Valley
 
Steeped in tradition and adorned with scenic beauty, Los Altos features plenty of greenery, historical elegance, and an influential tech presence. Originally home to apricot fields in its gentle terrain, Los Altos has grown into a lively city where tradition meets innovation, surrounded by lush landscapes and picturesque views.
 
As a community rich in events and vibrant festivities, Los Altos encourages an engaged lifestyle. The city entices those who value a refined atmosphere while still being at the nucleus of Silicon Valley’s magnetic energy and ingenuity.
 

What to Love

  • Outstanding school districts.
  • A family-friendly ethos and a charming downtown.
  • Proximity to Silicon Valley, making it a prime location for those working in the tech industry.
  • A deep history with its origins as apricot fields.
  • Scenic aesthetics blended with luxurious amenities.

Local Lifestyle

Los Altos thrives on a community life that resonates with fun-filled events, festivals, and a strong emphasis on connections. Thanks to its proximity to Silicon Valley, job opportunities abound, with plentiful networking events and innovative ideas being shared.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Los Altos Grill fuses tradition with contemporary flair, serving gratifying steaks, seafood, and American dishes in an environment radiating warmth and comfort.  The Enchanté Boutique Hotel Restaurant is a symphony of French-inspired elegance, where dining promises fresh ingredients. Esther's German Bakery and Café offers a delightful range of German pastries and dishes for an amazing dining experience in an atmosphere reminiscent of a genuine German bakery. Meanwhile, Dio Deka illuminates the dining scene with excellent Greek cuisine in an elegant setting.
 

Things to Do

Los Altos is a canvas of engaging activities. Don’t miss the downtown Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival, featuring art, wine, and live music. The fall season comes alive with the Los Altos Fall Festival, full of delectable food and engaging entertainment. Enjoy the summer rhythm with the Summer Concerts in the Park, a series of open-air musical events held between the Grant Park soccer field and Hillview soccer field.
 
Visit the Los Altos Farmers' Market year-round on Thursdays and Saturdays for fresh produce and local products. Experience the holiday cheer at the Los Altos Holiday Tree Lighting, a joyful community celebration downtown. Don't miss the Los Altos Pet Parade, a fun-filled annual event where residents and their pets dress up in unique costumes and parade through the streets. 
 
In addition, the Los Altos History Museum often hosts engaging exhibits, lectures, and special events offering insights into the history of Los Altos and its surroundings.
 

Schools

  • Los Altos School District (LASD) serves elementary and middle school students in the Los Altos area.
    • Almond Elementary School 
    • Covington Elementary School 
    • Gardner Bullis Elementary School 
    • Loyola Elementary School 
    • Oak Avenue Elementary School 
    • Santa Rita Elementary School 
    • Egan Junior High School
  • Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District (MVLA) serves high school students from both Los Altos and Mountain View.
    • Los Altos High School
    • Mountain View High School
  • Private Schools: Saint Nicholas Catholic School, Pinewood School, Ventana School.
  • Nearby Schools: Bullis Charter School, Kehillah Jewish High School.

Overview for Los Altos, CA

31,562 people live in Los Altos, where the median age is 45.8 and the average individual income is $124,369. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,562

Total Population

45.8 years

Median Age

High

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

$124,369

Average individual Income

Around Los Altos, CA

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

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
85
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
24
Minimal Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Essential Spirits Alambic Distilleries, Desserts for Days, and Kên Wellness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.18 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.49 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.21 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.15 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.82 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.15 miles 35 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Los Altos, CA

Los Altos has 10,805 households, with an average household size of 2.9. 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. 31,562 people call Los Altos home. The population density is 4,826.14 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,562

Total Population

High

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

45.8

Median Age

50.33 / 49.67%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
10,805

Total Households

2.9

Average Household Size

$124,369

Average individual Income

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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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