a street view of a neighborhood in North Shoreline, Mountain View, CA

MLS North Shoreline, Real Estate in Mountain View, CA

“North Shoreline is a popular neighborhood for young families and local high-tech workers because of its entry-level prices, convenient central locale, and variety of home styles and sizes.”

Embracing multiple subdivisions, all with their own individual neighborhood ambiance, North Shoreline (MLS #203) is a district quickly rising in popularity. It offers a number of well-appointed parks, proximity to shopping and restaurants, quick and easy freeway and public transportation access, and borders the city’s North Bayshore corporate campus hub. Young families with school-aged children have access to the well-regarded Stevenson Elementary School.

Which sub-borough a potential homebuyer is drawn to depends upon one’s architectural predilections. Rex Manor’s 1950s modest, 3 bedroom California ranch homes are compact yet influenced by mid-century design as evidenced by their vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. The 178 homes in Stierlin Estates, though built a decade later, mirror the modest houses in Rex Manor. Mountain Shadows ranch dwellings were mostly constructed in the 1960s and offer more space, often multiple stories and 5 or more bedrooms.

Jackson Park, an 8 square block grid, is a charmingly jumbled borough of homes of all ages, styles, and sizes. Dwellings in this rare subdivision range in age from 10 to 100 years and architectural styles abound. From Tuscan to contemporary to tiny ‘shotgun shacks’ intermingled with condominiums and mid-rise apartment complexes, Jackson Park is the epitome of North Shoreline.

The area called Shenandoah Square offers housing for military workers stationed at nearby Moffett Field.

Whatever you desire in a home, North Shoreline can offer up at a price easily accessible to most young professionals and families.

Favorable Attributes
  • Entry level prices and an impressive assortment of architectural styles
  • Popular borough among young families and tech workers
  • Quick, easy access to major freeways, thoroughfares and public transport
  • Access to well-regarded Stevenson Elementary School
  • Conveniently located to shopping and eateries
  • Neighborhood offers a number of parks and green spaces

History of North Shoreline, Mountain View

Tucked into Jackson Park is the single surviving home from what was “Old” Mountain View. This house was constructed for Andrew Manfredi, who immigrated from Palermo, Italy in the 1880s with his brother, Victor. Known as “The Mayor of Old Mountain View”, Victor owned a general store that was located at 53 West El Camino Real (now the site of In-N-Out Burger). Andrew’s home was originally in Old Mountain View but was relocated multiple times, ending up at 1076 Wright Avenue. The 130-year-old house is now a single story (it was once two) and looks much different than in its heyday.

North Shoreline’s major period of growth began post-war in the 1950s and 1960s with large-scale residential development. In 1950, William Blackfield broke ground on Rex Manor while bordering Mountain Shadows followed suit a decade later with Stierlin Estates close on its heels.