There is no excuse for sitting home bored in Mountain View, because the city offers a plethora of activities to enjoy. Music lovers are impressed by concerts and other performances at the outdoor Shoreline Amphitheatre and the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. There is nowhere else in the Bay Area to find such a diverse range of restaurants located within walking distance of each other. Nature lovers can lace up their athletic shoes and head to one of the city's 32 well groomed park's. It should come to no surprise, then, that its more than 70,000 residents are out and about day and night and happily abide by a work hard play hard philosophy.
Mountain View didn't always offer such an engaging atmosphere. It began as a sleepy stagecoach stop on the route connecting the Port of San Francisco to the new state capital of San Jose in the 1840's. Keeping pace with the rest of the Valley, Mountain View became an agricultural mecca in the late 1800's, and up until the 1950's and 60's, orchards and row crops dominated the landscape.Since then, Mountain View has transitioned into one of the Valley's most innovative technology centers. Major tech companies such as Google, Synopsys, Intuit, NASA & Ames Research Center, thrive in Mountain View's friendly economic climate.
Mountain View also prides itself on having a thriving downtown that has a lot to offer in terms of cuisines for every taste, as well as shops, bookstores, coffeehouses and sidewalk cafes. The hub of activity is in the beautifully landscaped Castro Street. A four block stretch of the street boasts more than 40 delis and dining spots. Crowds also gather downtown for community events such as the Art & Wine Festival, and summer concert series.
From condo dwellings atop downtown shops to single family homes built in a range of styles, Mountain View's neighborhoods are vibrant and designed to fit every lifestyle. Residents are served with parks and playgrounds, quality schools, a centrally located library and convenient shopping. A large attraction to Mountain View is its access to public transportation. The city is connected to Caltrain & VTA light rail. It is also convenient to several major freeways.
Mountain View has developed a reputation for being one of the finest recreation destinations in the Bay Area. Residents have a wealth of leisure activities at hand, including tennis, swimming, hiking, biking and jogging. The gem of Mountain View's park system is Shoreline Park, a 750-acre area that is home to a wildlife sanctuary, trails and an 18 hole golf course.
Although Mountain View is a progressive community, it keeps an eye on its past. The Computer History is the largest organization of its kind dedicated to preserving and presenting computer memorabilia. Mountain View is the perfect place to live, work, raise a family or retire in. If you would like more information on the community please call us.