Mountain View Real Estate & Homes For Sale
Mountain View is packed with all the amenities and attractions you will find in a gold-standard community. Sharing borders with Sunnyvale, Palo Alto and Los Altos, it is one of San Francisco Bay Area’s more interesting cities. Home to top technology companies like Google, Intuit and Symantec, it blends the scenic beauty of the Santa Cruz mountains with urban finesse.
Before Mountain View was a technology hub and a popular choice of professionals, it was a stage coach stop linking San Francisco and San Jose in the early 1900s, and an agricultural center in the 60’s. The latter can be verified by the fruit trees that abound in the backyards of many homes for sale in the city, in the present day.
If you were to walk through a Mountain View neighborhood, you would easily notice the variety in housing, with a selection of single-family, multi-family, townhouses and mobile homes. The architectural mix is also quite heady, with luxury homes sharing space with pre-war bungalows, farmhouses and ‘50s tract houses. A mix of old-fashioned and new lend an interesting air, with the icing on the cake being the easy access to the downtown area, public transportation (a bullet train and light rail) and key cities (San Francisco is only 40 miles to the north) that lie just outside the city limits.
As a residential area, there is a lot to like about Mountain View. Its downtown is much talked-about, housing top-class boutiques, grocery stores, restaurants and pubs. The Mountain View Center for Performing Arts and Shoreline Park are other popular cultural and recreational destinations. The city also houses some of Santa Clara County’s top-scoring schools.
One of the benefits of being an architecturally-diverse and emerging community is the varied price-range of homes for sale here. If you’re looking for alternatives to Palo Alto without the big price tag, Mountain View is a good city to explore.