From an early stagecoach stop and agricultural center, Mountain View has grown since its incorporation in 1902 to a thriving city of 74,000+ 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.
2012-13 GENERAL OPERATING FUND BUDGET: $95.8 million
POPULATION (2010): 74,066
HOUSEHOLDS (2010): 31,957
OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING (2010): 12,913
RENTER-OCCUPIED HOUSING (2010): 18,122
MEDIAN HOME-SELLING PRICE: $1,080,063 (single-family homes, December 2011 through November 2012)
$501,600 (condominiums, December 2010 through November 2011)
ESTIMATED MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME (2010): $88,244
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