Welcome to Los Altos
A tight-knit community to raise a family
Dotted with summer cottages and apricot orchards, Los Altos is perched in a picturesque setting. Located in northern Silicon Valley, Los Altos has plenty to offer its 30,000 residents. This bustling town serves as a major residency of commuters who work in various parts of Silicon Valley. From its lively downtown to the easy access to nature, Los Altos has it all.
The origins of Los Altos can be traced back to 1906. Los Altos started as an agricultural community on the western edge of Silicon Valley. Since its humble origins, Los Altos has transformed into a thriving and active community that is proud of its strong ties to agriculture. You can learn more about the rich history of this fascinating place at the Los Altos History Museum
Los Altos has a diverse array of architectural styles, varying from Craftsman-style to modern. Regardless of what your preference is, you can find something that’s perfect for you here!
What to Love
- Enjoying the sunshine at Rancho San Antonio Preserve
- Top-notch schools
- Exploring the vibrant downtown district
People & Lifestyle
Nestled amongst luscious, rolling green hills and a plethora of fruit orchards, Los Altos looks as if it was taken from a storybook. Laid-back, charming, and tranquil are just a few words that describe the atmosphere here.
With excellent schools, green spaces, and immaculate homes, it’s no wonder why the majority of people who reside here are families. Retirees, commuters, and nature lovers also make up the population.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Start your morning off at Manresa Bread
with a warm pastry and a cup of coffee. This acclaimed bakery is famous for its seasonal, gourmet bread and tantalizing pastries. For an upscale dining experience, head over to Los Altos Grill
. Enjoy down-home dishes, such as rotisserie chicken and baby back ribs, in an elevated dining room complete with a fireplace. Complement your dinner with a signature margarita or a glass of wine from their extensive wine list. Village Court Shopping Center
is an outdoor shopping destination that offers plenty to do. Here, you will find a plethora of international restaurants, shops, entertainment options, and services. After shopping ‘til you drop, head over to Los Altos Golf and Country Club.
Since 1923, this pristine country club has offered members resort-style amenities, exclusive services, and an exciting calendar of social events. This private club allows you to connect or reconnect with family and friends in an energizing and vibrant atmosphere.
Things to Do
Regardless of what you enjoy doing, Los Altos is sure to have something for you. From May to September, head over to the Downtown Los Altos Farmers' Market
, which takes place on Thursdays from 4 to 8 PM, allowing you to grab fresh produce or homemade goods on your way home from work.
Don’t forget to take part in the Los Altos Fall Festival! This annual two-day event features arts and crafts, a kid’s play zone, and food and drinks. This festival is just one of the many exciting events that bring the community together!
Connect with nature by exploring Rancho San Antonio Preserve
. This expansive park has hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. Spread over nearly 4,000 acres, this stunning preserve offers the perfect escape into nature.
Los Altos is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Covington Elementary School
- Georgina P. Blach Junior High School
- Los Altos High School