From an early stagecoach stop and agricultural center, Mountain View has grown since its incorporation in 1902 to a thriving city of 73,000+ 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 single-family, townhouses, multifamily and mobile homes. About 41 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.
2016-17 GENERAL OPERATING BUDGET: $128 million
MEDIAN AGE: 34.6
HOUSEHOLDS: 34, 136
OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING: 41 percent
MEDIAN HOME VALUE: $1.54 million (single-family, July 2017)
Mountain View Neighborhoods: