Real Estate


Mountain View neighborhoods

Each neighborhood has its own story

From an early stagecoach stop and agricultural center, Mountain View has grown since its incorporation in 1902 to a thriving city of 70,000-plus residents in the heart of Silicon Valley. Internationally known corporations make Mountain View their home, swelling the daytime population to more than 100,000.

Today, Mountain View neighborhoods are as varied as the housing types, with 28 percent single-family, 11 percent townhouses, 57 percent multifamily and 4 percent mobile homes. About 42 percent are owner-occupied.

Encompassing 12 square miles, Mountain View is surrounded by Palo Alto, Los Altos and Sunnyvale. Highways 101, 85 and 237, as well as light rail and Caltrain, offer quick access to the rest of the Bay Area.

Mountain View's diversified population enjoys superb recreation and arts facilities, including Shoreline Park and the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

The stories of the people and the neighborhoods they live in make up Mountain View, and you can read about them all in the most recent Neighborhoods publication or through the links below.

The Neighborhoods publication, like Mountain View itself, is ever-evolving. If we've missed your neighborhood, or if you have additional tidbits about your neighborhood you'd like to share with the Weekly, please let us know.

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FACTS

2015-16 GENERAL OPERATING FUND BUDGET: $101.9 million

POPULATION (2010): 74,066

HOUSEHOLDS (2010): 31,957

OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING (2010): 13,332

RENTER-OCCUPIED HOUSING (2010): 18,625

MEDIAN HOME-SELLING PRICE: $1,703,000 (single-family homes, November 2014 through October 2015); $770,000 (condominiums, November 2014 through October 2015)

ESTIMATED MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME (2013): $97,338

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MOUNTAIN VIEW NEIGHBORHOODS:

Blossom Valley

Castro City

Cuernavaca

Cuesta Park

Dutch Haven

Eastern Varsity Park

Gemello

Greater San Antonio

Jackson Park

Martens-Carmelita

Moffett Boulevard

Monta Loma

North Whisman

Old Mountain View

Rex Manor/Mountain Shadows

Shoreline West

Slater

St. Francis Acres

Stierlin Estates

Sylvan Park

Wagon Wheel

Waverly Park

Whisman Station

Willowgate

Comments

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Posted by Ginger's mom
a resident of Mountain View
on Jan 19, 2011 at 2:21 am

My dog and I enjoyed many hours exploring Bayfront Park - and its ground squirrels, marine life, birds, children, grown-ups, and other dogs. In my opinion, using unannounced poison to eradicate animals who had found a home in a public park is horrifying. We have no information at all about how many other living, breathing creatures have been affected, and will continue to be affected. This is "our" government? Assigned reading for all Menlo Park elected and salaried employees - Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.


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Posted by Ohlone member
a resident of Ohlone School
on Jul 12, 2012 at 8:36 pm

At least the state has decided to be a little generous with some environment(and it's inhabitants-excluding the Natives)in the central coast. Maybe someday the state will do something for the few natives left in the west coast who do have a significant contribution to share with the general public of this state.Long Live The Ohlone People of the Central Coast Bays and all.
Shururu,
Blessings and Thank you all for your consideration to not forget about us.
Sincerely
Ema a ka uko, All my relations
Member in good standing of Rumsen Ohlone Tribe ,
A


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Posted by P. Dorst
a resident of Mountain View
on Mar 3, 2016 at 9:33 pm

concerning the Santiago Mobile Home Park. I live in the Sahara Mobile Home Park. We got a letter saying that there would be inspections of each lot but it wasn't threatening letter. The same people run both parks what are they doing? We need to keep on top of this.


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