Mountain View Real Estate and The Community of Mountain View, CA

The Dawn Thomas Team’s intimate knowledge of the community makes them experts in Mountain View Real Estate!

Stunning views of the Santa Cruz foothills inspired the naming of Mountain View, a culturally diverse community comprised mainly of charismatic residential neighborhoods perfect for young couples, families, and retirees. Mountain View’s segregated business sector serves as headquarters to many renowned high tech companies including Google, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft, and Intuit.

The city boasts a 7-block, pedestrian-friendly downtown along Castro Street filled with an impressive variety of eateries and shops. It also offers an all-season farmers market every Sunday that’s bursting with locally grown fruits and vegetables and Deer Hollow Farm, a 160-year-old working historical farm turned educational center. Mountain View has over 40 parks, community and recreational facilities, with the 70-acre Shoreline Nature, Preserve being the largest. Shoreline offers 8 miles of paved trails, an 18-hole golf course, wildlife and recreation areas, and a 50-acre lake perfect for sailing small boats.

The arts are celebrated in Mountain View, from its ultramodern Center for the Performing Arts to its impressive Public Arts Program. Every week during summer, residents enjoy concerts under the stars featuring local bands, and free family-oriented outdoor movies topped off by the annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival in early September. Mountain View is also home to Shoreline Amphitheatre, the 22,000-seat outdoor concert venue that attracts top performers and music festivals like the Bridge School Benefit and Lollapalooza.




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Explore information about Mountain View schools, API scores, and the correlation between well-performing schools and associated real estate costs.

Mountain View has 13 public schools and 25 private schools ranging from preschool through high school. There is a district-wide college-bound focus, solidified by the teaching of core academics along with essential 21st-century skills.  High parental involvement, qualified and talented teaching staff, and a caring community all lend themselves to an overall Great Schools ranking of 7 and an average API score of 855.