From an early stagecoach stop and agricultural center, Mountain View has grown since its incorporation in 1902 to a thriving city of 81,400-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 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.
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.
2017-18 GENERAL OPERATING BUDGET: $136.3 million
MEDIAN AGE: 35
OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING: 40.8 percent
MEDIAN HOME VALUE: $1.95 million (single-family, July 2018)
MOUNTAIN VIEW NEIGHBORHOODS: