What once was a brief stop on the Southern Pacific Railroad evolved after World War II to a tree-lined city providing a quiet housing enclave for Silicon Valley. Since incorporation in 1952, Los Altos has grown to a community of mostly single-family homes, rather than apricot and plum orchards, a winery and ranch land.
Known for its excellent schools and neighborhoods replete with mature trees, Los Altos supports seven commercial areas serving its close to 30,000 residents. And for those still yearning for apricot orchards, a weekly farmers market offers a chance for neighbors to interact while shopping for local produce and flowers.
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2015-16 CITY OPERATING BUDGET: $44.8 million revenues; $45.8 million expenditures
POPULATION (2010): 28,976
HOUSEHOLDS (2010): 10,701
OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING (2010): 9,152
RENTER-OCCUPIED HOUSING (2010): 1,549
MEDIAN HOME-SELLING PRICE: $2,750,000 (single-family homes, November 2014 through October 2015); $1,275,000 (condominiums, November 2014 through October 2015)
ESTIMATED MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME (2010): $149,964
LOS ALTOS NEIGHBORHOODS:
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