Mountain View

Welcome to Mountain View

A peaceful, walkable epitome of innovation
 
Welcome to a city where tranquility meets innovation: Mountain View. In the heart of Silicon Valley, Mountain View is a charming city characterized by its walkable neighborhoods and peaceful ambiance. Here, the streets are lined with lush landscapes and architectural diversity, blending modernity with subtle touches of history.
 
Mountain View fuses the fast-paced energy of Silicon Valley with a community-centered environment, promoting a lifestyle where residents enjoy the best of both worlds. From cutting-edge tech headquarters to delightful parks and recreational areas, the city embodies a unique balance, ensuring that life in Mountain View is anything but ordinary.
 

What to Love

  • Home to Google's magnificent main campus, the Googleplex.
  • Known for its innovation and start-up culture.
  • A thriving arts scene.
  • NASA Ames Research Center catalyzes space exploration triumphs.
  • Revel in computing history at the extensive Computer History Museum.
  • The Shoreline Amphitheatre hosts a stunning array of live performances.
  • A bike-friendly atmosphere.

Local Lifestyle

In Mountain View, residents find themselves amidst a hub of technological innovation. The city, housing giants like Google, attracts tech enthusiasts, fostering a climate of creativity and innovation. Besides technology and arts, the city is a sanctuary for those who adore an active lifestyle. Biking trails weave through the city, promoting a healthy and environmentally friendly mode of transport. Additionally, numerous tech meetups and networking events sprinkle the city's calendar, offering abundant opportunities for learning and professional growth.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Mountain View’s culinary landscape is as diverse as its technological innovations. Top dining spots like Amber India and Rasa transport diners through a tapestry of flavors, embodying the essence of refined Indian cuisine. For those with an adventurous palate, Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas delivers a blend of traditional and contemporary tastes with its tapas and small plates.
 
Are you in the mood for a contemporary dining experience? Venture into Eureka! or Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant, where the ambiance is vibrant and the menus are an ode to modern American cuisine. Cascal offers a plunge into Latin flavors, while Oren's Hummus promises exquisite Mediterranean dishes. Scratch stands as a landmark for its American classics, from the roasted turkey dinner to the pumpkin pie.
 

Things to Do

Mountain View is replete with activities that keep its community engaged and visitors entertained. An annual highlight is the downtown Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, a blend of artistry, music, and culinary delights.
 
Mountain View also hosts various music festivals and concert series all year round, offering a vibrant musical scene full of excitement. Among the prominent venues, the Shoreline Amphitheatre stands out as a renowned outdoor music destination, regularly showcasing musical acts and performances.
 
The yearly Silicon Valley International Film Festival highlights independent and global films, providing an influential platform for emerging filmmakers and artists to exhibit their work.
 
For a weekly dose of freshness and an exploration of 80 farmstands, the Mountain View Farmer's Market is an essential stop where the community gathers for locally sourced products. The city also hosts special events like the Diwali Festival, the Earth Day celebration, and fantastic 4th of July festivities.
 

Schools

Public Schools:
 
  • Mountain View Whisman School District (MVWSD) serves elementary and middle school students in Mountain View.
    • Bubb Elementary
    • Castro Elementary School 
    • Huff Elementary School
    • Landels Elementary School 
    • Monta Loma Elementary School
    • Theuerkauf Elementary School
    • Crittenden Middle School 
    • Graham Middle School
  • Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District (MVLA) serves high school students from both Mountain View and Los Altos.
    • Mountain View High School 
    • Los Altos High School
  • Parts of Mountain View are served by Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD).

Private Schools:
 
  • Saint Francis High School: A prominent Catholic high school
  • The Girls' Middle School: A well-rounded education for girls
  • German International School of Silicon Valley: Bilingual (German-English) education
  • Silicon Valley International School: Providing an international curriculum and multilingual education
  • Synapse School: A private, independent school serving students from preschool through middle school with a focus on neuroscience-informed education.

Overview for Mountain View, CA

82,409 people live in Mountain View, where the median age is 35.4 and the average individual income is $90,717. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

82,409

Total Population

35.4 years

Median Age

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

$90,717

Average individual Income

Around Mountain View, CA

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

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Very Walkable
Walking Score
99
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
50
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Dowling Fitness, MichRoFit, and JG Academy - Los Altos.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 0.98 miles 48 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.98 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.56 miles 51 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.18 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.14 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.81 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Mountain View, CA

Mountain View has 34,316 households, with an average household size of 2.39. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Mountain View do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 82,409 people call Mountain View home. The population density is 6,891.45 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

82,409

Total Population

High

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35.4

Median Age

52.24 / 47.76%

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Total Households

2.39

Average Household Size

$90,717

Average individual Income

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Schools in Mountain View, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Mountain View. 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
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Gabriela Mistral Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Mariano Castro Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Monta Loma Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Mountain View-Los Altos Montessori Childrens Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
St Paul Lutheran Child Development Center
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Yew Chung International School (Sv)
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
St Joseph Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Edith Landels Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Frank L. Huff Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Isaac Newton Graham Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
St Stephen Lutheran School
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Benjamin Bubb Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
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